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(New page: '''Creole''' is the main language of Guinea Bissau. ==Pronunciation guide== ===Vowels=== ===Consonants=== ===Common diphthongs=== ==Phrase list== ===Basics=== ; Hello. : . ('' '...)
 
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; How are you? :  Kuma ku bu sta? ('' ?'')
 
; How are you? :  Kuma ku bu sta? ('' ?'')
 
; How are you? :  I kuma? ('' ?'')
 
; How are you? :  I kuma? ('' ?'')
; Fine, thank you. :  . ('' '')
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; Fine, thank you. :  Sta bom, obrigado. ('' '')
 
; What is your name? : Kuma ku bu nome? ('' ?'')
 
; What is your name? : Kuma ku bu nome? ('' ?'')
 
; My name is ______ . : Nha nome i ______ . (''  _____ .'')
 
; My name is ______ . : Nha nome i ______ . (''  _____ .'')
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; Please. :  . ('' '')
 
; Please. :  . ('' '')
 
; Thank you. :  Obrigado. ('' '')
 
; Thank you. :  Obrigado. ('' '')
; You're welcome. : . ('' '')
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; You're welcome. : Nada. ('' '')
; Yes. : . ('' '')
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; Yes. : Si. ('' '')
; No. : . ('' '')
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; No. : Não. ('' '')
 
; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . ('' '')
 
; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . ('' '')
 
; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  . ('' '')
 
; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  . ('' '')
; I'm sorry. :  . ('' '')
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; I'm sorry. :  skulpa. ('' '')
; Goodbye :  . ('' '')
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; Goodbye :  tchau. ('' '')
 
; Goodbye (''informal'') : Na bai. ('' '')
 
; Goodbye (''informal'') : Na bai. ('' '')
; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. : [ ]. ('' [ ]'')
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; I can't speak creole [well]. : N ka ta papia kriol [bem]. ('' [ ]'')
; Do you speak English? :  ? ('' ?'')
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; Do you speak English? :  Bu ta papia inglés? ('' ?'')
;  Is there someone here who speaks English? : ? ('' ?'')
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;  Is there someone here who speaks English? : Alguem li ta papia inglés? ('' ?'')
 
; Help! :  ! ('' !'')
 
; Help! :  ! ('' !'')
 
; Look out! :  ! ('' !'')
 
; Look out! :  ! ('' !'')
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; Good night. :  Boa noite. ('' '')
 
; Good night. :  Boa noite. ('' '')
 
; Good night (''to sleep'') :  Boa noite. ('' '')
 
; Good night (''to sleep'') :  Boa noite. ('' '')
; I don't understand. : . ('' '')
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; I don't understand. : N ka persibi. ('' '')
; Where is the toilet? : ? ('' ?'')
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; Where is the toilet? : Nunde i kasa de banho? ('' ?'')
  
 
===Problems===
 
===Problems===

Revision as of 12:22, 29 November 2007

Creole is the main language of Guinea Bissau.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
. ( )
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
Kuma ku bu sta? ( ?)
How are you? 
I kuma? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
Sta bom, obrigado. ( )
What is your name? 
Kuma ku bu nome? ( ?)
My name is ______ . 
Nha nome i ______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. ( )
Thank you. 
Obrigado. ( )
You're welcome. 
Nada. ( )
Yes. 
Si. ( )
No. 
Não. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
skulpa. ( )
Goodbye 
tchau. ( )
Goodbye (informal
Na bai. ( )
I can't speak creole [well]. 
N ka ta papia kriol [bem]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
Bu ta papia inglés? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Alguem li ta papia inglés? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
Bom dia. ( )
Good afternoon. 
Boa tarde. ( )
Good night. 
Boa noite. ( )
Good night (to sleep
Boa noite. ( )
I don't understand. 
N ka persibi. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
Nunde i kasa de banho? ( ?)

Problems

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