Useful Manx phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Manx. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

Key to abbreviations: inf = informal, sg = singular, frm = formal, pl = plural.

English Gaelg (Manx)
Welcome Failt, Failt royd
Hello Dy bannee diu, Ta shiu/oo cheet!
How are you?

I'm fine, thanks. And you?
Kys t'ou? Kanys ta shiu? (frm/pl)
Braew/Feer vie, gura mie ayd, as oo hene? (inf)
Braew/Feer vie, gura mie eu, as shiu hene? (frm/pl)
Long time no see She tammylt liauyr neayr's honnick mee oo/shiu
What's your name?


My name is ...
Cre'n ennym t'ort? (inf/sg)
Cre'n ennym t'erriu? (frm/pl)
Ta'n ennym orrym ...
Ta ... yn ennym orrym
... mish
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Cre voish t'ou? (inf) Cre voish ta shiu? (frm/pl)
Ta mee çheet voish ...
Pleased to meet you S'mie lhiam çheet dty whail
S'taittin lhiam çheet dty whail
Good morning Moghrey mie
Good afternoon/evening Fastyr mie
Good night Oie vie
Goodbye Slane lhiat, Bannaght lhiat/lhium, Hee'm oo/shiu
Good luck Aigh vie! Noorey vie ort/erriu! Oorey vie ort/erriu!
Sonnys ort/erriu!
Cheers/Good health! Slaynt! (health) Slaynt vie! (good health)
Slaynt vie, bea veayn, beeal fliugh as baase ayns Mannin
(Good health, a long life, a wet mouth, and death in Mann)
Bon appetit Gow dty vee dty fondagh!
Bon voyage Cair Vie! (Fair winds)
I don't understand Cha nel mee toiggal
Please speak more slowly Loayr-shiu ny smelley, my sailliu (frm/pl)
Loayr ny smelley, my sailt (inf)
Please say that again Abbyr shen areesht, my sailliu (frm/pl)
Abbyr shen areesht, my sailt (inf)
Please write it down Veagh eh dt'oi shen y screeu?
Do you speak Manx?
Yes, a little
Vel Gaelg ayd?
Ta, beggan
How do you say ...
in Manx?
Cre'n aght t'ou gra ... 'sy Ghaelg?
Excuse me Gow my leshtal! Jean my leshtal!
How much is this? Quoid ta shoh?
Sorry S'doogh lhiam! S'treih lhiam! S'olk lhiam! Gow my leshtal!
Thank you

Response
Gura mie ayd (inf/sg) Gura mie eu (frm/pl)
Gura mie mooar eu/ayd
She dty vea
Where's the toilet? C'raad ta'n thie-veg / premmee-deiney/mraane / shamyr-oonlee?
Would you like to dance with me? By vie lhiat daunse lhiam?
I love you Ta graih aym ort
Leave me alone! Lhig yn raad dou!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Cooin lhiam!
Aile!
Fark ort!
Call the police! Cur fys er ny poleenyn!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa
Happy Easter Caisht sonney dhyt
Happy Birthday Laa-ruggyree sonney dhyt
One language is never enough Cha nel un çhangey dy liooar rieau
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Ta my haagh crowal lane dy astan