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Saami is the language of the Saami people who dwell in the Lapland. This region consists of northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Komi peninsula in Russia. Northern Saami, the most spoken Saami language and one used in this phrasebook, is spoken mainly in Northern Norway, Sweden, and parts of Finland. It is used often in cities and towns such as Kiruna (Giron) and Karasjok (Karasjohká). It is a Finno-Ugric language which some linguistic similarities with Finnish and Karelian, though these languages are not muturally understandable with Saami. Kildin Saami, the language spoken in the Russian Lapland, is similar to the Komi language which is also a Finno-Ugric language spoken near the Russian Lapland.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
Bures. ( )
Hello. (informal
Bures bures. ( )
How are you? 
Mot manná? (Got manná?)( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
Dat manná bures, giitu. ( )
What is your name? 
Mii du namma lea? ( ?)
My name is ______ . 
Mu namma lea ______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
Leage buorre. ( )
Thank you. 
Giitu. ( )
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
Juo. ( )
No. 
Ii. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
Ándagassii. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Ándagassii. ( )
I'm sorry. 
Ándagassii. ( )
Goodbye 
Báze dearvan (to one person). ( )
Goodbye 
Báhcci dearvan (to two people) ( )
Goodbye 
Báhcet dearvan (to more than two people) ( )
Goodbye (informal
Dearvan. ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Mon in hála dan giela [bures]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
Veahket! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
Buorre iđit. ( )
Good afternoon 
Buorre beaivvi ( )
Good evening. 
Buorre eahket. ( )
(Reply to above) 
Ipmel atti ( )
Good night. 
Buorre idjá. ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
Mon in ádde. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
Gos hivsset lea? ( ?)

Problems

Numbers

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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