Useful phrases in Picard

A collection of useful phrases in Picard (picard / ch’ti), a Romance language spoken in north east France and neighbouring parts of Belgium.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

Phrase picard / ch’ti
Hello (General greeting) Bojour
Bojour mes gins (frm)
Salut ti z'aute (inf)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Comint qu'i va ? (frm)
Cha va t'i ?
Reply to 'How are you?' Cha va fin bien, merchi
Long time no see
What's your name? Kmint qu'os vos aplez ?
My name is ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
La boinne nuit
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day Eune boinne jornée !
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
I understand J' comprinds
I don't understand Éj n'comprinds poin
Yes Oui
I don't know Éj n'sais mie
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English? Parlez-vos inglé ?
Do you speak Picard? Parlez-vos picard ?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Picard
How do you say ... in Picard?
Excuse me
How much is this? Combin qu'cha coûte ?
Sorry Pardon
Please Sins vos komander (frm)
Sins t' komander (inf)
Thank you Merchi
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet / bathroom? D'ousqu'il est ech tchioér ?
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!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

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