A collection of useful phrases in Kam (lix Gaeml), a Tai-Kadai language spoken in Guizhou, Hunan and Guangxi provinces of China. These phrases are specifically in Southern Kam.
|Hello (General greeting)||Tọi
|How are you?||Bạn hiãng mé?|
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Yáu hiãng / lải|
|Long time no see||Jẳng mé sẳng jủm|
|What's your name?||Bạ̣n guản máng?|
|My name is ...||Yáu guản ...|
|Where are you from?||Bạn dẳng dạ di fảng máng?|
|I'm from ...||Yáu dẳng dạ ...|
|Pleased to meet you||Yáu mặng kằn dũng bạn|
|Good night||Biản lải|
|Bải kùn loh|
|Good luck!||Ja yớu|
|I don't know||Yáu mé wọ|
|Do you understand?||Nyá wọ mé?|
|I understand||Yáu wọ|
|I don't understand||Yáu mé wọ|
|Please speak more slowly||Sịn wa ẳn nyỉ|
|Please say that again||Sịn èng wa ỉ dàu|
|Please write it down||Sịn xa ha, lải mé|
|Do you speak English?||Nyá wọ wa sủng Eng mé?|
|Do you speak Kam?||Nyá wọ wa sủng Gảm mé?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|How do you say ... in Kam?||... ảu sủng Gảm ỉ nhủ wa|
|Excuse me||Sịn hàm|
|How much is this?||Ỉ nhủ sín?|
|Sorry||Dùi mé qĩ|
|Where's the toilet / bathroom?||Díng nyau gó nhủ?|
|I miss you||Yáu lhiảng nyá|
|I love you||Yáu èi nyá|
|Go away!||Bải gẻ|
Phrases provided by Levi Maasen, who worked with Ngo Van Lyong, a native speaker of Southern Kam from Rongjiang, to make the translations, and the new orthography for this dialect.
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