Useful phrases in Blaan

A collection of useful phrases in Blaan (B’laan), a Philippine language spoken southern Mindanao in the Philippines.

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Phrase B’laan
Hello (General greeting) Sàlamàt
Kamusta gè nan?
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Kamusta gè nan?
Reply to 'How are you?' Fye sà, man i gè?
Long time no see
What's your name? Det Dagit am?
My name is ... Ye dagit gu ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Fye flafus
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Fye flabi
Fyē flabe
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Fyē kifu
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Mingat (take care)
Sitē telo karang (see you later)
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Kmaan ata! (Let's eat!)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Ae
No Nang
I don't know La fulong agu
Do you understand?
I understand Gare gu
I don't understand La gare gu
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again Na kun fakay nulit am
Please write it down
Do you speak English? Gare am talu english?
Do you speak Blaan? Gare am talu b’laan?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Do you speak a language
other than
Speak to me in Blaan
How do you say ... in Blaan?
Excuse me
How much is this? Man kat filè?
Please Bèg fakay o tabya
Thank you Bong falèl
Bong sàlamàt
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet / bathroom?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
Do you come here often?
I miss you
I love you Bong nawa ta gè
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Fire! Lifo!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings Fyé ksút!
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

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