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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
(General greeting)
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
Morning greeting(s) Moghrey mie
Afternoon greeting(s)/evening Fastyr mie
Nighttime parting phrase(s) Oie vie
Parting phrase(s) Slane lhiat, Bannaght lhiat/lhium, Hee'm oo/shiu
Good luck Aigh vie! Noorey vie ort/erriu! Oorey vie ort/erriu!
Sonnys ort/erriu!
Toasts used when drinking 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 /
Have a nice meal
Gow dty vee dty fondagh!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
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

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!
Cooin lhiam!
Fark ort!
Call the police! Cur fys er ny poleenyn!
Christmas and New Year greetings Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa
Easter greetings Caisht sonney dhyt
Birthday greetings 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

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