Useful phrases in Norfuk

A collection of useful phrases in Norfuk, an English and Taihitian-based creole language spoken on Norfolk Island in the Pacific.

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Phrase Norfuk
Welcome Welkam
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 morning
(Morning greeting)
Guud mornen
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Guud desnait
Good night Guud nait
(Parting phrases)
Guud bai
See yorlye morla (see you all tomorrow)
Yorlye kum baek sun (you all come back soon)
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 Ye
No Noe
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
Speak to me in Norfuk
How do you say ... in Norfuk?
Excuse me Skyuus me
How much is this?
Sorry I es sohri
Please Pliis
Thank you Thaenks
Thaenk yuu
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
Go away!
Leave me alone! Lub ai b'!
Help! Haelp!
Stop! Stoep!
Call the police! Kaul t' poliis!
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

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