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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

½ - giiwe

0 - oola

1 - iila

2 - et

3 - uumi

4 - mik

5 - bok

6 - wu

7 - wuiili

8 - wuet

9 - wuuma

10 - wumike

11 - wumikehiiila

13 - wumikehiuumi

14 - wumikehimik

16 - wumikehiwu

19 - wumikehiwuuma

20 - etwakae

28 - etwakaehiwuet

30 - etwakaehi wumike

40 - etwakaehi etwakae

50 - ubokee

60 - ubokeehi wumike

70 - ubokeehi etwakae

80 - miwukeehi

90 - wuumaaowumike

100 - jawi

500 - bokojawi

600 - wuojawi

1000 - yeeku

8000 - wuetoyeeku

10000 - wumikeyeeku

1000000 - iina iimilwon

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Money

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