Useful phrases in Samogitian

A collection of useful phrases in Samogitian (žemaitiu kalba), an Eastern Baltic language spoken in the Samogitia region in western Lithuania.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

Phrase žemaitiu kalba (Samogitian)
Welcome Svēkė atvīkė̄!
Hello (General greeting) Svēks (inf)
Svēkė (inf)
Labdėin (frm)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Kāp gīvenė?
Kāp laikuotėis?
Reply to 'How are you?' Gerā, diekau
Diēkou, gerā. Diēkou, gers yr?
Long time no see Ėlgā nesimatiem!
What's your name? Kāp tavė vadėn?
Kuoks tāva vārds?
Kuoks tamstas vārds? (frm)
My name is ... Mona vards ...
Mōna vārds yr ...
Where are you from? Iš kor to ėsi?
I'm from ... Aš iš ...
Pleased to meet you Maluonu tàvėm matyt
Maluono tavi susitėktė
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Lab vakar
Laba vakara
Good night Laba vakara
Saldiū sapnū
(Parting phrases)
Vėsa gera
Baibai (inf)
Good luck! Siekmies!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day Geruos dėinuos!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Skanē panjiestė!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Je
No Ne
I don't know Nežėnau
Do you understand? A to suprūnti?
I understand Soprontu
I don't understand Nesopronto
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English? Ruokounaties onglėškā?
Vuo tamsta ruokounatėis onglėškā?
A muoki ānglėškā?
Do you speak Samogitian? Ruokounaties žemaitėškā?
A muoki žemāitėškā?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Biškilieli muoko
Do you speak a language
other than
Speak to me in Samogitian
How do you say ... in Samogitian?
Excuse me Atsėprašau
How much is this? Kėik?
Vuo kėik tas kaštou?
Sorry Atsėprašau
Please Prašau
Thank you Diēkou
Reply to thank you Prašuom
Ì sveikāta
Ėsi laukāms arba
Užvažiouk kumet nuorės
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Kor īr tolets?
Kor īr ėšvėitė?
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 Aš tavi mylo
Aš tavi mylio
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone! Ēk šalėn!
Help! Ratavuokėt!
Stop! Stabdīket!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

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