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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.

You can see the phrases in many other languages by clicking 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?
Ene, e tue? (sg)
Ene, e bois? (pl)
Stèu bèni, grazie. e tùi?
Long time no see    
What's your name?
My name is ...
Comment ti jamas? Cumènti ti tzèrrias?
(Eu so) ... Mi tzèrriu ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
De inne ses? De aùndi bènis?
Eu so de ... Bèngu de ...
Pleased to meet you Piaghere  
Where do you live?
I live in ...
  Aùndi bìvis?
  Bìvu in ...
How old are you?   Càntu ànnus tènis?
Morning greeting(s) Bon jiorno Bòna di
Afternoon greeting(s) Bona sera  
Evening greeting(s) Bona sera Bòna sèra
Nighttime parting phrase(s) Bona notte Bòna nòtti
Parting phrase(s) A si bìri
Good luck    
Toasts used when drinking Salute!  
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?
Yes, a little
Faeddas su sardu?  
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  
De nudda  
Where's the toilet? Ainue est su bagnu?  
This gentleman/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!  
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.

If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

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