Useful phrases in Daloa Bete

A collection of useful phrases in Daloa Bete (Bété), an Eastern Kru language spoken in western Ivory Coast.

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Phrase Daloa Bete
Welcome Pa-yi
Hello (General greeting) Ayo
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Na di djamou?
Reply to 'How are you?' I djamou
Long time no see Yiri yap li
What's your name? Sê na h'li?
My name is ... Na h'li a ...
Where are you from? Gbeu ma mou han boa?
I'm from ... Han gbeu ba ...
Pleased to meet you Won-ni waa libalé
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night Zigbadré
(Parting phrases)
Dji na sui
Good luck! Lagô gnin mou djôro
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
A di amou
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Na you o youo
Yes Aan
No Beuh beuh
Maybe Lagô yê ou mnou
I don't know I nié dji
nsê dji
Do you understand? N'haali?
I understand N'noua
I don't understand
Please speak more slowly Gba yôrôza
Please say that again Pêni gnimou
Please write it down Pê ri
Do you speak English? N'dji o anglais gbou?
Do you speak Daloa Bete? N'dji o bêti gbou?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Do you speak a language
other than
Daloa Bete?
Speak to me in Daloa Bete
How do you say ... in Daloa Bete?
Excuse me Kôfani yé
How much is this? Yaa ni?
Sorry Kôfani pa mouan
Bêri pa mouan
Please Kôfani yé
Thank you Ayo ka
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Koukoua h'na?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me? A sô aho djé?
Do you come here often? N'dji o maa komou
I miss you N'djiba n'kamou yéré
I love you Djiba han djibameu ba
Get well soon
Go away! Tati ni dji!
Leave me alone! Saa h'le dji!
Help! Aa dji ooh!
Fire! Kossou ooh!
Stop! I ga tchê!
Call the police! A wazi polici
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings Yôrô ba lilé
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
Congratulations! M'bali ooh!
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

Phrase provided by Charles L. Riley

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