A collection of useful phrases in Picard, a Romance language spoken in north east France and neighbouring parts of Belgium.
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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal
|Hello (General greeting)||Bojour
Bojour mes gins (frm)
Salut ti z'aute (inf)
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Comint qu'i va ? (frm)
Cha va t'i ?
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Cha va fin bien, merchi|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Kmint qu'os vos aplez ?|
|My name is ...|
|Where are you from?|
|I'm from ...|
|Pleased to meet you|
|La boinne nuit|
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day||Eune boinne jornée !|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I understand||J' comprinds|
|I don't understand||Éj n'comprinds poin|
|I don't know||Éj n'sais mie|
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?||Parlez-vos inglé ?|
|Do you speak Picard?||Parlez-vos picard ?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Picard|
|How do you say ... in Picard?|
|How much is this?||Combin qu'cha coûte ?|
|Please||Sins vos komander (frm)
Sins t' komander (inf)
|Reply to thank you|
|Where's the toilet?||D'ousqu'il est ech tchioér ?|
|This gentleman will pay for everything|
|This lady will pay for everything|
|Would you like to dance with me?|
|I miss you|
|I love you|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|Christmas and New Year greetings|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels
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Aragonese, Aromanian, Asturian, Catalan, Corsican, Extremaduran, French, Friulian, Galician, Gascon, Italian, Jèrriais, Ladino, Latin, Occitan, Monégasque, Portuguese (Brazlian), Portuguese (European), Romanian, Romansh, Sardinian, Sicilian, Spanish, Venetian, Walloon