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Carolinian phrasebook

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Carolinian is the main language of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

===Basics=== ( Oceanian languages mixed )

Hello. 
. (Ififi)
Hello. (informal
. (Ikhiki)
How are you? 
 ? (Fee kolowokau ?)
Fine, thank you. 
. (Fek kuoka )
What is your name? 
 ? (Kaah maaeli kafo ?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . (Ho mala kafa kifu _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. (Ee fhaa totorup )
Please. 
. (Saafa )
Thank you. 
. (Kii oosumu )
You're welcome. 
. (Kahala meeki )
Yes. 
. (Heha)
No. 
. (Siho )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. (Mohoko sibika kah )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. (Mohku sebbaka )
I'm sorry. 
. (Keuhu bo kafoka )
Goodbye 
. (Saukahaa )
Goodbye (informal
. (Sa hakha )
I can't speak English. 
[ ]. (Ofok okurah kahikalak Angliks.)
Do you speak English? 
 ? (Faak hau kofu kalak Angliks ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? (Meh kakalo foku kokifiraa kufakslaa dalo Anglisok?)
Help! 
 ! (Boksa !)
Look out! 
 ! (Kiboo kukuh !)
Good morning. 
. (Kee sawaayanga )
Good evening. 
. (Kee beanga )
Good night. 
. (Kee praenga )
Good night (to sleep
. (Kee preen samaa )
I don't understand. 
. (Kuuh kurah makika )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? (Toowalata kaboka ?)

Problems

Numbers

System in mixed English and Tok Pisin.

Number's

½ - helfa

0 - ziroo

1 - waang

2 - tuung

3 - treng

4 - foura

5 - fihung

6 - sehoa

7 - sawaeng

8 - sawaeng waang

9 - sawaeng tuung

10 - deen

11 - deenawan

12 - deenatua

13 - deenatra

14 - deenafo

15 - deenafih

16 - deenase

17 - deenasawaeng

18 - deenasawaeng waanga

19 - deenasawaeng tuunga

20 - tuatah

21 - tuatawan

22 - tuatatua

23 - tuatatra

24 - tuatafo

25 - tuatafih

30 - trefeh

31 - trefewan

32 - trefetua

33 - trefetra

34 - trefetafo

35 - trefetafih

40 - fokhaf

41 - fokhawan

42 - fokhatua

43 - fokhatra

44 - fokhafo

45 - fokhafih

50 - fikheen

51 - fikhuwan

52 - fikhutua

53 - fikhutra

54 - fikhufo

55 - fikhufih

60 - sedahe

61 - sedawan

62 - sedatua

63 - sedatra

64 - sedafo

65 - sedafih

70 - sawaenafaaoh

71 - sawaenafaawan

72 - sawaenafaatua

80 - sawaenawaang edeeng

81 - sawaenawaang edeenwan

90 - sawaenatuung etheng

91 - sawaenatuung ethenwan

100 - stalu

200 - tungkhalo

300 - trengstalu

400 - fostalaa

500 - fihengastala

600 - sehoastalu

700 - sawaengastalu

800 - sawaeng waangastalu

900 - sawaeng tuungastalu

1000 - tanusoh

2000 - tuung tanusoh

10000 - deen tanusoh

1000000 - waang milyonnag

Time

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Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

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