A arsenal of beneficial phrases in the Guam language of Chamorro, one Austronesian language talked mainly on the island the Guam, and also in the Marianas Islands.

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Key come abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal


EnglishChamoru(Guam dialect)
Welcome Bien binidu Buen binidu
Hello (General greeting) Håfa ådaiBuenas
How room you? Håfa tatamanu hao? (frm) Kao mamaolek ha' hao? (inf)
Reply to 'How space you?' Maolek ha yuTodo maolek
Long time no see Åpmam tiempo ti hu li'e hao (It's a long time due to the fact that I've viewed you) Åpmam tiempo ti umali'e' fight (It's a long time because we've checked out each other)
What's your name? Håyi nå'ån-mu?
My surname is ... Nå'ån-hu si ...
Where space you from? Taotao månu hao?
I'm from ... Taotao ... Yo'
Pleased to meet you Magof yo' sa' umali'e' hit(not commonly used)
Good morning (Morning greeting) Buenas dias Buenas dihas
Good afternoon (Afternoon greeting) Buenas tåtdes
Good night (Evening greeting) Buenas noches
Goodbye (Parting phrases) Ådios Esta Åsta (inf)
Good luck! Buena suette
Cheers! good Health! (Toasts offered when drinking) Biba!
Have a pretty day Puedi ha' todu maolek (not commonly used)
Bon appetit / have actually a quite meal Ta fañocho (let's eat)
Bon trip / have a an excellent journey Buen biåhe
I understand Hu po komprede
I don't understand Ti hu komprende
Please speak more slowly Pot fabot kuentos ladespasio
Please create it down Pot fabot tuge' pan påpa'
Do girlfriend speak Chamorro? Kao siña hao fumino'Chamoru?
Yes, a little(reply to 'Do girlfriend speak ...?') Hunggan, didide' ha' Ha'a, didide' ha'
How perform you speak ... In Chamorro? Håfataimanu un sångan ... Gi fino'Chamoru? Håftaimanu un sångan ... Gi fino'Chamoru? Taimanu un sångan ... Gi fino'Chamoru?
Excuse me Dispensa yo'
How much is this? Kuånto båli-ña este?
Sorry Dispensa yo'
Thank you Si Yu'us Må'åse' (God have mercy)
Reply to give thanks to you Buen probechu
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Månu na gaige i kemmon? Mångge i kemmon?
This gentleman/lady will pay because that everything Para guiya u åpåsi todu
Would you prefer to dance v me? Kao malago' hao bumaila yan guåhu?
I love you Hu guiaya hao
Get fine soon Puedi homlo' hao ti åpmam Ohala homlo' hao ti åpmam
Leave me alone! Sotta yo'! (Release me!) Ritira hao! (Begone!) Litira hao! (Begone!) Båsta må'estotba yo'! (Stop bothering/pestering me!) Båsta må'åtbarota yo'! (Stop bothering/pestering me!)
Help! Ayuda!
Fire! Guafe!
Stop! Båsta! Påra!
Call the police! Ågang ns polisia!
Christmas greetings Felis Nåbidåt Felis Påsgua
New Year greetings Magof na Åñu Nuebu Magof na Åñu Nuebu
Easter greetings Felis Påsgua
Birthday greetings Felis Kumpliåños Biba Kumpliåños
One language is never enough Ni ngai'an nahong un linguåhe
My hovercraft is full of eels Bula hasuli eyo-ku hovercraft Bula titugi eyo-ku hovercraft

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Information around Chamorro | phrases (Guam dialect) | paragraph (North Marianas dialect)

Links

Collections of Chamorro unit volume (some with audio) http://www.chamoru.info/language-lessons/chamorro-words-common-phrases/ https://wikitravel.org/en/Chamorro_phrasebook http://www.chamoru.info/category/language-lessons/chamorro-phrases/

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