A collection of useful phrases in Lule Sámi, a Western Sámi language spoken in Norway and Sweden.
Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, >1p = said to one person, >2p = said to two people. >2+p said to more than two people.
|English||julevsámegiella (Lule Sámi)|
|Hello (General greeting)||Buoris|
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Maktas vieso?
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Buoragit mujna|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Mij la duv namma?|
|My name is ...||Muv namma le ...|
|Where are you from?||Gåsstå la?
Gånnå dån åro?
|I'm from ...||Mån boadáv ...|
|Pleased to meet you|
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't understand||Iv dádjada|
|I don't know|
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again||Máhtá gus nuppádis javllat?|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Lule Sámi?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Lule Sámi|
|How do you say ... in Lule Sámi?|
|How much is this?|
|Reply to thank you|
|Where's the toilet / bathroom?|
|This gentleman/lady will pay for everything|
|Would you like to dance with me?||Sidák gärssulit?|
|I miss you|
|I love you||Mån æhtsáv duv|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|Christmas greetings||Buorre javla|
|New Year greetings||Buorre ådåjahke|
|Birthday greetings||Vuorbbe biejvijn!|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels
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