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Useful Occitan phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Occitan, a Romance language spoken in southern France, northern Spain, Monaco, and parts of Italy.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, pl = said to more than one person.

English Occitan
Welcome Benvengut!
Hello (General greeting) Bonjorn!
How are you? Va plan?
Cossí va?
Cossí vas?
Cossí anatz?
Qué de nòu? (What's new?)
Reply to 'How are you?' Va plan, mercés. E tu? (inf)
Va plan, mercés. E vos? (frm/pl)
Aital aital. Sens mai. Cal far anar (so-so)
Tot es vièlh!
Tot es vièlh amai s'esquiça!
Long time no see Fa bèla pausa!
What's your name? Cossí te dison? (inf)
Cossí te sonas? (inf)
Cossí vos dison? (frm)
Cossí vos sonatz? (frm)
My name is ... Me dison ...
Me soni ...
M'apèli ...
Where are you from? D'ont siás?
d D'ont sètz?
I'm from ... Soi de ...
Pleased to meet you Encantat!
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Bon vèspre
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night Bona nuèch
(Parting phrases)
A lèu!
Good luck! Bon astre!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
A la bona santat!
A la nòstra!
Have a nice day Bona jornada!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon apetís!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Bon viatge!
I understand Compreni
I don't understand Compreni pas
Please speak more slowly Pòdes parlar mens aviat? (inf)
Podètz parlar mens aviat? (frm)
Please say that again O pòdes tornar dire? (inf)
O podètz tornar dire? (frm)
Please write it down Escriu-me-lo, se te plai (inf)
Escrivètz-me-lo, se vos plai (frm)
Do you speak Occitan? Parlas occitan? (inf)
Parlatz occitan? (frm)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Òc, un pauc
Òc, una mica
How do you say ... in Occitan? Cossí se ditz ... en occitan?
Excuse me Perdon?
How much is this? Quant es?
Sorry Perdon!
Thank you Mercés
Reply to thank you Amb plaser!
Where's the toilet? Ont son los comuns?
This gentleman will pay for everything Aqueste òme o pagarà tot
This lady will pay for everything Aquesta femna o pagarà tot
Would you like to dance with me? Vòles dançar amb ieu? (frm)
Volètz dançar amb ieu? (inf)
I love you T'aimi
Would you marry me? Me vòls maridar? (inf)
Me volètz maridar? (frm)
Reply Òc, o vòli (Yes, I will)
Jamai de la vida! (In your dreams!)
Get well soon Remet-te lèu!
Remetètz-vos lèu!
Leave me alone! Daissa-me estar!
Daissatz-me tranquil!
Help! Ajuda!
Fire! Al fuòc!
Stop! Estòp!
Be careful! Atencion!
Call the police! Sona la polícia! (inf)
Sonatz la polícia! (frm)
Christmas and New Year greetings Polit Nadal e bona annada
Easter greetings Bonas Pascas
Birthday greetings Aürós aniversari!
One language is never enough Una soleta lenga basta pas jamai
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Mon aerolisador es plen d'anguilas

Translations and audio files provided by Micaèl Gabrièl Belièr Mesnièr

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