Useful phrases in Cuyonon

A collection of useful phrases in Cuyonon, a Philippine language spoken mainly in the Cuyo Islands in the Philippines.

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English Cuyonon
Welcome Malipayeng pagabot!
Hello (General greeting) Komosta?
How are you? Komosta?
Komosta imong pagkabetang?
Reply to 'How are you?' Mayad da
Long time no see Bago kita reman agbagatan
What's your name? Anono imong aran?
My name is ... Ako si ...
Where are you from? Taga sadin kaw?
I'm from ... Ako taga ...
Taga ... ako
Pleased to meet you Alilipay ako nga akilala ta kaw
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Mayad nga timprano
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Mayad nga apon
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Mayad nga gabi
Good night Mayad nga sirem ("Good dusk")
(Parting phrases)
Amblig (Be careful)
Good luck! Soirtien ka ra andan!
Have a nice day Mayad nga adlaw kanimo!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Makaen kita!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Maambeng nga pagbiahi!
Yes E'en
No Beken
Maybe Saben
I don't know Ilam
Do you understand? Aintindian mo?
I understand Aintindian ko
I don't understand Indi ko maintindian
Please speak more slowly Paglimeg lamang i' maloay, patigayon
Please say that again Anono dato? (What was that?)
Oliten mo, patigayon
Please write it down Solatan, patigayon
Do you speak English? Ako indi kalimeg i' Inglis?
Do you speak Cuyonon? Agalimeg kaw i' Cuyonon?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
E'en, maite lamang
Do you speak a language
other than
Poira sa Cuyonon, anono pa ang linggoahi nga imong naelaman?
Speak to me in Cuyonon Paglimeg i' Cuyonon
How do you say ... in Cuyonon? Anono ang ... sa Cuyonon?
Excuse me Ikskios anay
Maagi ako anay
Tabi lamang
How much is this? Tagpira dia?
Sorry Pasinsia!
Please Patigayon
Thank you Salamat
Matamang Salamat
Reply to thank you Ara sapayan
Ara anoman
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Adin ang kasilias?
This gentleman will pay for everything Ang lalaki nga dia ang magabayad i' ang tanan
This lady will pay for everything Ang babai nga dia ang magabayad i' ang tanan
Would you like to dance with me? Maliag kaw agsaot?
Mabaili kita!
Do you come here often? Madangmit imong pakon digi?
I miss you Naidlaw ako kanimo
I love you Inggegegman ta kaw
Ingmamal ta kaw
Get well soon Magpaayad kaw
Take care! Amblig!
Go away! Pagalin digi! (Go away!)
Pagalin sa akeng atobangan! (Get out of my sight!)
Leave me alone! Pabayai ako!
Help! Tabang!
Fire! Sonog!
Stop! Pagtadeng!
Call the police! Pagtawag i' polis!
Christmas greetings Malipayeng Paskoa!
New Year greetings Maambeng nga Bagong Dagon!
Easter greetings Malipayeng adlaw i' ang pagkabanaw ni Cristo!
Si Cristo nabanaw den! (Christ has risen!)
Birthday greetings Malipayeng kinabata!
Malipayeng adlaw imong kinatao!
(Happy/Joyful/Merry Wishes on your Birthday)
Tawan kaw andan i' ang Ginoong Dios i' malabeg nga kaboi
(May God bless you with many more birthdays to come)
Congratulations! Malipayeng pagtamiaw!
One language is never enough Ang saka linggoahi beken pa enged bastanti

Cuyonon translations by Ryan D. Ibañez

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