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Breton phrasebook

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Breton is the regional language of Bretagne, France, spoken by only few remaining people. The number of people speaking Breton is diminishing, and everyone in Bretagne speaks French.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Hello. 
. (Demat dit)
Hello. (informal
. (Brav eo an amzer)
How are you? 
 ? (Penaos eo ar bed ganit ?)
Fine, thank you. 
. (Dreist, trugarez dit )
What is your name? 
 ? (Pe anv ho peus ?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . (Va anv 'zo _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. (Plijus eo daremprediñ )
Please. 
Mar plij.
Thank you. 
. (Trugarez )
You're welcome. 
. (Da netra )
Yes. 
Ya
No. 
Nann
Excuse me. (getting attention
. (Digarezit ac'hanon )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. (Digarezit ac'hanon )
I'm sorry. 
. ( )
Goodbye 
. (Kenavo ar wech all )
Goodbye (informal
. (Kenavo )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. (Brezhoneg ne gomzan ket [, nemet un tammig])
Do you speak English? 
 ? (Komz a rit saozneg ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? (Tud 'zo amañ evit komz saozneg ?)
Help! 
 ! (D'am sikour !)
Look out! 
 ! (Sell 'ta !)
Good morning. 
. (Mintin vat )
Good evening. 
. (Nozvezh vat )
Good night. 
. (Noz vat )
Good night (to sleep
. (Kouskit vat )
I don't understand. 
. (Ne gomprenan ket )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? (Pelec'h emaint ar privezioù ?)

Problems[edit]

Numbers[edit]

one 
unan
two 
daou (male)/ div (female)
three 
tri (male)/ teir (female)
four 
pevar (male)/ peder (female)
five 
pemp
six 
c'hwec'h
seven 
seizh
eight 
eizh
nine 
nav
ten 
dek
eleven 
unnek
twelve 
daouzek
thirteen 
trizek
fourteen 
pevarzek
fifteen 
pempzek
sixteen 
c'hwezek
seventeen 
seitek
eighteen 
eitek/triwec'h
nineteen 
naontek
twenty 
ugent
twenty-one 
unan warn-ugent
twenty-two 
daou warn-ugent
thirty 
tregont

... Daou ugent ... Hanter kant ... Tri ugent ... pevar ugent ...

hundred 
kant

... Mil ...

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

Monday 
dilun/Lun
Tuesday 
dimeurzh/Meurzh
Wednesday 
dimerc'her/Merc'her
Thursday 
diriaou/Yaou
Friday 
digwener/Gwener
Saturday 
disadorn/Sadorn
Sunday 
disul/Sul

Months[edit]

January 
Genver
February 
C'hwevrer
March 
Meurzh
April 
Ebrel
May 
Mae
June 
Mezheven
July 
Gouere
August 
Eost
September 
Gwengolo
October 
Here
November 
Du
December 
Kerzu

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

white 
gwenn
black 
du
yellow 
melen
red/pink 
ruz
green (artificial) 
gwer
green/blue (natural) 
glas
silver 
arc'hant

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Eating[edit]

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

Learning more[edit]

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