Useful phrases in Mon

A collection of useful phrases in Mon, an Austroasiatic language spoken in parts of Burma/Myanmar and Thailand

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase ဘာသာ မန် (Mon)
Hello (General greeting) ဟာဲ (hāai)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? ေဗွ ္မံင္စမိပ္ မံင္ဟာ?
Reply to 'How are you?' အဲ မံင္စမိပ္မံင္ရ။
Long time no see
What's your name? ယၞဳေဗွ ္ဗုီလုဪေရာ?
My name is ... ... သရဏ။
Where are you from? ေဗွ ္ကႜဳင္နဴလု ဪေရာ?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you ဂြံဆုဪေဗွ ္မိပ္မံင္စုိတ္ရ။
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
မၝဳဪအခိင္ေဒါ၀္ တၝဲရ။
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night မၝဳဪအခိင္ဗၱံရ။
(Parting phrases)
ါ႓ဲါ။ တန္ဆ၀ြံကႜာရ။ ေကတ္ကႜာရ။
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
I don't know
I understand
I don't understand
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Mon?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Mon
How do you say ... in Mon?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Thank you တင္ဂုန္ရ။
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet / bathroom?
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
I love you
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

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