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Provençal phrasebook

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Provençal (Provençau) is one of several dialects of Occitan spoken by a minority of people in southern France and other areas of France and Italy.

In the English-speaking world, "Provençal" is often used to refer to all dialects of Occitan, but actually refers specifically to the dialect spoken in the former province of Provence as well as south of Dauphiné and the Nîmes region in Languedoc and the upper valleys of Piedmont, Italy (Val Maira, Val Varacha, Val d'Estura, Entraigas, Limon, Vinai, Pignerol, Sestriera). Outside Europe, the language in spoken mainly in the Northern Californian counties of Tehama, Siskiyou, Napa, Alpine and Mono counties, especially in the Mono County town of Chalfant Valley. A small community in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties also exists in Southern California.

Provençal is also the customary name given to the older version of the langue d'oc used by the troubadours of medieval literature, as opposed to Old French or langue d'oïl (from the native word for yes) of the northern areas of France.

Phrasebook

Provençal-speaking nations

France 
França
Italy 
Itàlia
Spain 
Espanha
Monaco 
Mónegue
United States
Estats Units (Es-tats-oo-nits)

Essentials

Greetings

Good morning. 
Bona matin. (Bo-nuh-ma-tin)
Good evening. 
Bon vèspre. (Bon-vees-pre)
Good afternoon. 
Bonser. (Bon-ser)
Hello. 
Adieu. (Ad-dieu)
What is your name? (formal) 
Cossí te dison? (Cuss-ee-te-di-sun?)
What is your name? (familiar) 
Cossí te dises? (Cuss-ee-te-di-ses?)
My name is... 
Mon nom est... (Mon-nom-ess-t)
Delighted. 
Encantat. (En-can-ta)
Likewise. 
Agradarsatge. (Ag-ra-dar-sagi)
Pleased to meet you. 
Content vos rencontrar. (Con-tent-voo-re-con-trar)
Mister (Mr.) 
Monsen (M.)
Madam (Mrs.) 
Madòna (Mdm.)
Miss (Ms.) 
Madomaisèla (Mla.)
How are you? (familiar) 
Cossí vas? (Coss-ee-vas?)
How are you (formal) 
Cossí va? (Coss-ee-va?)
What's happening? 
Qué passa? (Keh-pas-sa?)
How are you 
Cossí anatz? (Coss-ee-anat-ss?)
well 
ben (ben)
Thank you. 
Mercé. (mer-ceh)
Good-bye. 
Adieu. (A-deu)
Good-bye. (formal) 
Adieussiatz. (Ad-dieu-si-as)
See you later. 
Adieussiatz. (As-dieu-si-as)
See you tomorrow. 
Adieu-deman. (Ad-dieu-de-man)
See you. 
A reveire. (Arre-vea-re)

Numbers

One (1) 
Un (un)
Two (2) 
Dos (dos)
Three (3) 
Tres (th-re-ss)
Four (4) 
Quatre (quat-r)
Five (5) 
Cinc (zinc)
Six (6) 
Sièis (seei-s)
Seven (7) 
Sèt (seet)
Eight (8) 
Uèit (wait)
Nine (9) 
Nòu (noou)
Ten (10) 
Dix (dix)
Eleven (11) 
Onze (on-ze)
Twelve (12) 
Dotze (dot-ze)
Thirteen (13) 
Trètze (thret-ze)
Fourteen (14) 
Catòrze (ca-toor-ze)
Fifteen (15) 
Quinze (kin-ze)
Sixteen (16) 
Setze (set-ze)
Seventeen (17) 
Dètz-e-sèt (deet-ze-seet)
Eighteen (18) 
Dètz-e-uèch (deet-ze-huee-ch)
Nineteen (19) 
Dètz-e-nòu (deet-ze-noou)
Twenty (20) 
Vint (veint)
Twenty-one (21) 
Vint-e-un (veint-e-un)
Thirty (30) 
Trenta (th-rain-ta)
Forty (40) 
Quaranta (qua-ran-ta)
Fifty (50) 
Cinquanta (cin-quan-ta)
Sixty (60) 
Seissanta (seis-san-ta)
Seventy (70) 
Setanta (set-tan-ta)
Eighty (80) 
Ochanta (o-chan-ta)
Ninety (90) 
Nonanta (no-nan-ta)
One hundred (100) 
Cent (cent)

Body parts

Head 
Tèsta (tes-tuh)
Eye 
Uèlh (uu-ei)
Nose 
Nas (nas)
Mouth 
Boca (bo-cuh)
Arm 
Braç (bra-sh)
Hand 
Man (mann)
Finger 
Det (det)
Stomach 
Ventre (ven-tre)
Leg 
Camba (cam-ba)
Foot 
Pè (pei)

School objects

Pen 
Estilo (es-ti-lo)
Folder 
Dorsièr (door-si-ee)
Notebook 
Quasèrn (qua-seer)
Student 
Estudiant (es-tu-di-an)
Paper 
Papièr (pa-piee-)
Pencil 
Gredon (gre-don)
Book 
Libre (lee-brae)
Teacher (male) 
Professor (pro-fes-soo)
Teacher (female) 
Professora (pro-fes-sooro)
Desk 
Taula (tau-la)
Classroom 
Sala de classa (sa-la-de-class-a)

The calendar

Year 
An (aun)
Day 
Jorn (gsh-orn)
Week 
Setmana (set-ma-na)
Sunday 
Dimenge (di-menje)
Monday 
Diluns (di-luns)
Tuesday 
Dimarts (di-marts)
Wednesday 
Dimèrcres (di-meer-crees)
Thursday 
Dijòus (di-joou)
Friday 
Divendres (di-ven-dres)
Saturday 
Dissabte (dis-ab-te)
January 
Genièr (jen-neer)
February 
Febrièr (feb-reer)
March 
Març (marsh)
April 
Abrial (ab-ri-al)
May 
Mai (mai)
June 
Junh (june)
July 
Julhet (jull-het)
August 
Agost (aw-gost)
September 
Setembre (se-tem-brae)
October 
Octòbre (ot-too-brae)
November 
Novembre (no-vem-brae)
December 
Decembre (de-sem-brae)
Today 
Uèi (oo-way)
Tomorrow 
Deman (de-man)

Note: In Provençal, days of the week and months are only capitalized when they are in the beginning of a sentence.

Weather conditions

Sunny
Solelhós (so-leel-oh-s)
Hot
Caud (cod)
Cold
Freg (freech)
Windy
Vent (ven)
Rainy
Plòure (pl-oou-re)
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