Useful phrases in Monégasque

A collection of useful phrases in Monégasque, a dialect of Ligurian spoken in Monaco.

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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 Munegascu (Monégasque)
Welcome Benvegnüu
Hello (General greeting) Ciau
Bon girunu
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Cuma stai? (inf)
Cuma stè? (frm)
Reply to 'How are you?'
Long time no see
What's your name?
My name is ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you Üncantau
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Bon girunu
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Bon girunu
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Bona sera
Good night Bona sera
(Parting phrases)
A se revede
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
Yes Sci
No Nun
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 Monégasque?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Monégasque
How do you say ... in Monégasque?
Excuse me Scüse-me
How much is this? Qantu ?
Sorry Desulau
Please Per pieijè
Thank you Merçi
Merçi tantu
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Unde é a tualeta?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
I miss you
I love you
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help! Agiütu !
Call the police!
Christmas greetings Festusu Natale
Bon Natale
New Year greetings Bona ana noeva
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels


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