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Useful phrases in Sardinian

A collection of useful phrases in Sardinian, a Romance language spoken in Sardinia. These phrases are in the Logudorese dialect, which is spoken in northern Sardinia, and in the Campidanese dialect, which is spoken in southern Sardinia.

To see these phrases in many other languages click on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

English sardu/saldu
Welcome Ennidos Bèni benìu (sg)
Bèni benìus (pl)
(General greeting)
Bone die  
How are you? Coment'istas? (sg)
Coment'istades? (pl)
Cumènti stàis?
Reply to 'How are you?' Ene, e tue? (sg)
Ene, e bois? (pl)
Stèu bèni, grazie. e tùi?
Long time no see    
What's your name? Comment ti jamas? Cumènti ti tzèrrias?
My name is ... (Eu so) ... Mi tzèrriu ...
Where are you from? De inne ses? De aùndi bènis?
I'm from ... Eu so de ... Bèngu de ...
Pleased to meet you Piaghere  
Where do you live?   Aùndi bìvis?
I live in ...   Bìvu in ...
How old are you?   Càntu ànnus tènis?
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Bon jiorno Bòna di
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Bona sera  
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Bona sera Bòna sèra
Good night Bona notte Bòna nòtti
(Parting phrases)
A si bìri
Good luck    
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day    
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon appetito  
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Bonu iazzu  
I understand Appo cumpresu  
I don't understand No appo cumpresu nutta  
I don't know Non d'isco  
Please speak more slowly Faedda pianu / Pius pianu  
Please say that again    
Please write it down Iscrielu (pro piaghere)  
Do you speak English? Faeddas s'inglesu?  
Do you speak Sardinian? Faeddas su sardu?  
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Emmo, nu pagu  
How do you say ... in Sardinian? Comente si narata ... ni sardu?  
Excuse me  
How much is this? Cantu costat?  
Sorry Mi dispiaghet (meda)  
Please Pro piaghere  
Thank you Grazie / Grazie meda  
Reply to thank you De nudda  
Where's the toilet? Ainue est su bagnu?  
This gentleman will pay for everything    
This lady will pay for everything    
Would you like to dance with me? Cheres ballare?  
I miss you Mi mancas  
I love you T'amo  
Get well soon    
Go away! Andadicche!  
Leave me alone! Lassami in paghe!  
Help! Agguidu!  
Fire! Focu!  
Stop! Sirvone!  
Call the police! Jama sa polizia!  
Christmas and New Year greetings Bon nadale e bon annu  
Easter greetings Bona pasca  
Birthday greetings Auguri  
One language is never enough    
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Su hovercraft est penu de ambidas  

Logudorese phrases supplied by Elena Piras, from Sassari in northen Sardinia. Campidanese phrases provided by Massimiliano Monagheddu.

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