Useful phrases in Pig Latin

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A collection of useful phrases in Pig Latin, a constructed language game where words in English are altered according to a simple set of rules. Pig Latin takes the first consonant (or consonant cluster) of an English word, moves it to the end of the word and suffixes an ay, or if a word begins with a vowel you just add way to the end. For example, pig becomes igpay, banana becomes ananabay, and aadvark becomes aadvarkway. There are slightly different versions as well.

The idea is to conceal the meaning of the words. It has nothing to do with Latin but does sound strange and foreign, like Latin and other languages do to English speakers.

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.

English Igpay Atinlay (Pig Latin)
Welcome Ellcomeway
Hello (General greeting) Ellohay
How are you? Owhay arehay ouyay?
Reply to 'How are you?' Inefay anksthay, andway ouyay?
Long time no see Onglay imetay onay eesay
What's your name? Atwhay isway ouryay amenay?
My name is ... Ymay amenay isway ...
Where are you from? Erewhay areway ouyay romfay?
I'm from ... Iway amway romfay ...
Pleased to meet you Leasedpay otay eetmay ouyay
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Oodgay orningmay
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Oodgay afternoonway
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Oodgay eveningway
Good night Oodgay ightgay
(Parting phrases)
Oodgay yebay
Good luck! Oodgay ucklay
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day Avehay away icenay ayday
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Onbay appetitway
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Onbay oyagevay
Avehay away oodgay ourneyjay (Have a good journey)
I understand Iway understandway
I don't understand Iway on'tday understandway
I don't know Iway on'tday nowkay
Please speak more slowly Leasepay peaksay oremay lowlysay
Please say that again Leasepay aysay atthay againway
Please write it down Leasepay riteway itway ownday
Do you speak English? Oday ouyay peaksay Englishway?
Do you speak Pig Latin?> Oday ouyay peaksay Igpay Atinlay?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Esyay, away ittlelay
Speak to me in Pig Latin Peaksay otay emay inway Igpay Atinlay
How do you say ... in Pig Latin? Owhay oday ouyay aysay ... inway Igpay Atinlay?
Excuse me Excuseway emay
How much is this? Owhay uchmay?
Sorry Orrysay
Please Leasepay
Thank you Ankthay ouyou; Ankthay ouyou eryvay uchmay
Reply to thank you Our'eyay elcomeway
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Erewhay isway ethay oilettay?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Isthay entlemangay illway aypay orfay everythingway
Isthay adylay illway aypay orfay everythingway
Would you like to dance with me? Ouldway ouyou ikelay otay anceday ithway emay?
I miss you Iway issmay ouyou
I love you Iway ovelay ouyou
Get well soon Etgay ellway oonsay
Go away! Ogay awayway
Leave me alone! Eavelay emay aloneway
Help! Elphay!
Fire! Irefay!
Stop! Topsay!
Call the police! Allcay ethay olicepay!
Christmas greetings Errymay Ristmaschay
New Year greetings Appyhay Ewnay Eearyay
Easter greetings Appyhay Easterway
Birthday greetings Appyhay Irthdaybay
One language is never enough Oneway anguagelay isway evernay enoughway
My hovercraft is full of eels Ymay overcrafthay isway ullfay ofway eelsway


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