A collection of useful phrases in Norfuk, an English and Taihitian-based creole language spoken on Norfolk Island in the Pacific.
See these phrases in any combination of two languages in the Phrase Finder. If you can provide recordings, corrections or additional translations, please contact me.
|Hello (General greeting)||Watawieh
Watawieh all yorlye (general greeting to a group)
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Wat a wieh yu?
Watawieh orl yorlye? (How are you all?)
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Fain, thaenk yuu, en yuu?|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Waa es yus neim?|
|My name is ...||Mais neim es ...|
|Where are you from?|
|I'm from ...|
|Pleased to meet you||Nais tu kechap|
|Good night||Guud nait|
See yorlye morla (see you all tomorrow)
Yorlye kum baek sun (you all come back soon)
|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|
|Do you understand?||Yu andastean?|
|I understand||I andastean|
|I don't understand||I dunt andastean|
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?||Yu tork Inglish?|
|Do you speak Norfuk?||Yu tork Norfuk?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Do you speak a language
other than Norfuk?
|Speak to me in Norfuk|
|How do you say ... in Norfuk?|
|Excuse me||Skyuus me|
|How much is this?|
|Sorry||I es sohri|
|Reply to thank you||Yuu're welkam|
|Where's the toilet / bathroom?||Wesaid es daa kloshet?|
|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|
|Leave me alone!||Lub ai b'!|
|Call the police!||Kaul t' poliis!|
|New Year greetings|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.
Information about Norfuk | Phrases | Numbers
Other collections of Norfuk phrases
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