Useful phrases in Iloko

A collection of useful phrases in Iloko (Ilocano), a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken mainly in Luzon and Mindanao in the Philippines..

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English Iloco (Iloko / Ilocano)
Welcome Naragsak nga Isasanbay
Naragsak nga Idadanon
Hello (General greeting) Kablaaw
How are you? Kumusta?
Reply to 'How are you?' Nasayaat met, agyamanak!
Mayat met (inf)
What's your name? Ania ti naganmo?
Aniat' naganmo?
My name is ... Ti naganko ket ...
... ti naganko
Where are you from? Tagaanoka?
Sadino ti gapuanam?
I'm from ... Taga-...ak
Naggapuak diay ...
Pleased to meet you Naragsakak a maamammoka
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Naimbag a bigat
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Naimbag a malem
Good day Naimbag nga aldaw
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Naimbag a sardam
Good night Naimbag a rabii
(Parting phrases)
Kasta pa
Good luck! Naimbag a gasat kenka
Dios ti agngina (lit: "God bless")
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day Mayeg ti naimbag nga aldaw kenka
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Naragsak a biahe
I don't understand Diak maawatan
Please speak more slowly Ibaybayagmo man ti agsarita
Please say that again Ulitemman ti imbagam
Ibagam man manen
Please write it down Isuratmo man
Do you speak Iloko? Makasaoka iti Ilocano?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Wen, bassit laeng
How do you say ... in Iloko? Kasanom ibaga ti ... iti Ilocano?
Excuse me Maawan-dayawen
How much is this? Sagmamano daytoy?
Sorry Agpakawanak
Thank you Agyamanak
Reply to thank you Awan ania man
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Sadino ti banio?
Ayanna ti banio?
This gentleman will pay for everything Bayadan amin daytoy a nadayaw a lalaki
This lady will pay for everything Bayadan amin daytoy a nadayaw a babai
Would you like to dance with me? Kayatmo nga agsalata?
Agsalata man
I love you Ayayatenka
Get well soon Agpalaingkan
Leave me alone! Bay-annak!
Help! Tulong!
Fire! Uram!
Stop! Sardeng!
Be careful! Alluad!
Be quiet! Ulimek!
Call the police! Awaganyo ti pulis!
Christmas greetings Naragsak a Paskua
New Year greetings Narang-ay a Baro a Tawen kadakayo amin!
Easter greetings Naragsak a Pascua ti Panagungar
Birthday greetings Naragsak a panagkasangay
Naragsak a kasangay
One language is never enough Madi pulos umanay ti maymaysa a sao
My hovercraft is full of eels Napno iti igat ti hovercraftko
Napno iti igat ti lugantapawko

Iloko phrases from Eugene Carmelo Pedro and Trixie Anne Carlos

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