Useful phrases in Chuukese

A collection of useful phrases in Chuukese (Trukese), a Micronesian language spoken on the islands of Chuuk in the Caroline Islands in Micronesia.

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Phrase Chuukese
Hello (General greeting) Ran annim
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Ifa usum?
Reply to 'How are you?' Pechekun, kinisou
Long time no see
What's your name? Ifa itom?
My name is ... Itei ...
Where are you from? En chon ia?
I'm from ... Ngang seni ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Nesor annim
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Neonowas annim
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Nekkunion annim
Good night Nepong annim
(Parting phrases)
Kene nom (speaker leaving)
Kene no (speaker staying)
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Uu
No Aapw
I don't know
Do you understand? Ka wewe?
I understand Ngang mei wewe
I don't understand Use wewe
Please speak more slowly Kose mochen amanga omw kapas
Please say that again Eniwini
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Chuukese? Kose sine fosun chuuk?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Uu, ekis
Speak to me in Chuukese
How do you say ... in Chuukese?
Excuse me Tirow
How much is this? Ifa ukukun?
Fite niwinin?
Please Kose mochen
Thank you Kinisou
Kinisou chapur
Reply to thank you Kote pwan affani
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Ifa imwen ngaseno?
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 Ia pwosituk
Ewer pwal am tong ngoluk pwipwi (I miss you so much)
I love you Ai tong ngonuk (frm)
U pe reom (inf)
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings Neekirissimas annim
New Year greetings Iyer seefe feyiyeech
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels Nei hovercraft mi fon ren nopwut


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