Useful phrases in Piteå Westrobothnian

A collection of useful phrases in Piteå (båonshka), a variety of Westrobothnian Swedish spoken in northern Sweden.

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Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase båonshka (Piteå)
Welcome Välkömmen
Hello (General greeting) Häi
Hello (on phone) Hallå
How are you? Vure jär he?
Reply to 'How are you?' Itt åodumt
Long time no see He var lääng seda
What's your name? Wo häit du?
My name is ... I häit ...
Where are you from? Woda kom du?
I'm from ... I jär fra ...
I jär borti ...
Pleased to meet you Trevligt å träffes
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Gåo mårran
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Gåo midda
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Gåo kwel
Good night Gåo nått
(Parting phrases)
Ve håires!
Good luck! Löcke dell
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day Ha ne! (sg)
Höven he! (pl)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Vören sö gååod
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Trevlig rääis
No Näi
Maybe Kanske
I don't know I väit itt
Do you understand? Förstå du?
I understand I förstå
I don't understand I förstå itt
Please speak more slowly Tåla langsammare
Please say that again Kond du seg he igen?
Please write it down Skriv ne henn, jär du snäll
Do you speak English? Tåla du engeshka?
Do you speak Piteå? Tåla du båonshka?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Jå, en gröut
Do you speak a language
other than
Tåla du naje anne än båonshka?
Speak to me in Piteå Tåla vä me oppa måle
How do you say ... in Piteå? Vure seg man ... oppa måle?
Vure seg man ... oppa båonshka?
Excuse me Ursäkta mäg
How much is this? Mått mötje kost heina?
Sorry Förlåt
Please Jär du sö snäll
Thank you Tack
Reply to thank you He var sö lite
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Wors jär klon?
This gentleman will pay for everything Haina bjeud oppa ållt
This lady will pay for everything Hoina bjeud oppa ållt
Would you like to dance with me? Vell du daansh vä mä?
Do you come here often? Jär du teid jena?
I miss you I saken dä
I love you I älshk dä
Get well soon Kroi oppa dä
Go away! Hev dä onda!
Leave me alone! Låt mä våra!
Help! Hjölp!
Fire! He brinn!
Stop! Stann!
Call the police! Reng polisen!
Christmas greetings Gåo jul
New Year greetings Gott noitt år
Easter greetings Gla påsk
Birthday greetings Gratuler oppa dajen denn!
Congratulations! Grattis
One language is never enough He räck åller vä eitt mål
My hovercraft is full of eels Fleugmaskin menn jär full åv ålom


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