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Useful Cornish Phrases

Phrases

English Word

Cornish Translation

Hello

Dydh da

Good Morning

Myttin da

Please

Mar Plek

Thank You

Merasta

Good health!

Yeghes da!

Cheers!

Sowyn!

Can you speak Cornish?

A wre'ta kewsel Kernewek?

A little

Nebes

Where do you come from?

A bleth os ta devedhys?

I come from ...

Devedhys ov a ...

I come from Wales

Devedhys ov a Kembra

I come from Scotland

Devedhys ov a Alban

I come from Ireland

Devedhys ov a Iwerdhon

I come from France

Devedhys ov a Pow Frynk

I live in Penzance

Trigys ov yn Pennsans

Why?

Prog?

Yes, I do

Gwrav

Why Not?

Prog na?

Good Night

Nos dha

Goodbye

Dyw genes

See you!

Dha weles!

Good Night

Nos dha

I am pleased to see you

Da yu genef dha weles

How are you?

Fatla genes?

OK, and you?

Da lowr, ha ty?

In good health

Yn poynt da

Very Good!

Pur Dha!

Okay

Da lowr

Good Luck!

Chons da!

(I feel) in a bad way

Yn studh drog

(I feel) terrible

Yn studh euthek

What is your name?

Pyth yw dha hanow?

My name is Michael

Ow hanow yw Mighal

He is my friend

Ev yw ow howeth

What is this?

Pyth yw hemma?

What is that?

Pyth yw henna?

Lovely pint this, William!

Pinta hweg yw hemma, Wella!

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