Useful phrases in Sardinian (Logudorese)

A collection of useful phrases in the Logudorese dialect of Sardinian (sardu logudoresu), which is spoken in northern Sardinia.

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Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person), m = masculine, f = feminine, frm = formal, inf = informal.

English sardu logudoresu
(Logodorese Sardinian)
Welcome Bene benidu (sg/f)
Bene benida (sg/f)
Bene benidos (pl/m)
Bene benidas (pl/f)
Hello (General greeting) Bona die (frm)
Salude (inf)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Coment'istas? (sg)
Coment'istades? (pl)
Coment'istazis? (pl)
Reply to 'How are you?' De nudda
Long time no see Faghet meda tempus!
Cantu tempus!
What's your name? Comente ti jamas?
Comente ti cramas?
Comente ti narras?
My name is ... (D)eo so(e) ...
Mi narro ...
Su nomen meu est ...
Where are you from? De inue/ue/unde/umbe ses/benis?
I'm from ... (D)eo so(e) de ...
Benzu de ...
Where do you live? Inue/ue/unde/umbe vives?
I live in ... Vivo in ...
How old are you? Cantos annos tenes?
Cantos annos has?
Pleased to meet you Piaghere
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Bona die
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Bona tarde
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Bona sera
Bona sero
Good night Bona notte
(Parting phrases)
Good luck! Bona sorte!
Bona fortuna!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day Bona diada!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Bonu iazu!
I don't know Non isco
Non d'isco
Do you understand?
I understand Happo cumpresu
Happo cumprendidu
I don't understand No happo cumpresu
No happo cumprendidu
No cumprendo
Please speak more slowly Faedda pius abbellu pro piaghere
Faedda prus abbellu, pro praghere
Faedda pius allentu, pro piaghere
Faedda prus allentu, pro praghere
Faedda pius allenu, pro piaghere
Faedda prus allenu, pro praghere
Please say that again Repeti-lu galu, pro piaghere
Repeti-lu galu, pro praghere
Please write it down Iscrie-lu, pro piaghere
Iscrie-lu, pro praghere
Do you speak English? Faeddas s'inglesu?
Faeddas s'ingresu?
Do you speak Sardinian? Faeddas su sardu?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Emmo, unu pagu
Do you speak a language
other than
Speak to me in Sardinian
How do you say ... in Sardinian? Comente si narrat ... in sardu?
Excuse me Iscusa-mi
How much is this? Cantu costat?
Sorry Mi dispiaghet
Mi dispraghet
Please Pro piaghere
Pro praghere
Thank you Gratzias
Gratzias meda
Reply to thank you De nudda
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Inue/ue/unde/umbe est su bagnu?
This gentleman will pay for everything Custu segnore hat a pagare tottu
This lady will pay for everything Custa segnora hat a pagare tottu
Would you like to dance with me? Cheres ballare?
Cheres baddare?
Cheres dansare?
Boles ballare?
Boles baddare?
Boles baddare?
Do you come here often?
I miss you Mi mancas
I love you T'amo
Get well soon Sana debresse!
Sana abbiatzu!
Sana chito!
Go away! Andadicche!
Leave me alone! Lassa-mi in paghe!
Help! Sirvone!
Fire! Fogu!
Stop! Sirvone!
Call the police! Jama sa polizia!
Crama sa polizia!
Christmas greetings Bon nadale
New Year greetings Bon'annu
Easter greetings Bona pasca
Birthday greetings A chent'annos
One language is never enough Una limba no bastat mai
My hovercraft is full of eels Su hovercraft meu est pienu de ambidas
Su hovercraft meu est prenu de ambidas

Phrases supplied by Elena Piras, from Sassari in northen Sardinia, with corrections and additions by Andrei Marchis.

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