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Saami phrasebook

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Sami is a group of languages spoken by some of the Sami peoples who dwell in Northwestern Europe. This region consists of the central and northern parts of Norway and Sweden, Northwestern Finland, and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. There are nine living Sami languages. Northern Saami, the most spoken Sami 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 has some linguistic similarities with Finnish and Karelian, though these languages are not muturally understandable. In general, the nine Sami languages are not mutually intelligible, which is why they are different languages, not dialects.

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
Bures. ( )
Hello. (informal
Bures bures. ( )
How are you? 
Mo dat 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. 
Leage buorre. ( )
Yes. 
Juo/Joo. ( )
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) ( )
See you! 
Oaidnaleabmai!( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Mon in hála dan giela [bures]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
Hálatgo Eaŋgalasgiela? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Hállágo giige dáppe eaŋgalasgiela? ( ?)
Help me! 
Veahket mu! ( !)
Look out! 
Várut! ( !)
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. 
Mun in ádde/Mun in ipmir. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
Gos hivsset lea? ( ?)

Problems

Numbers

½ - beal

0 - nolla

1 - okta

2 - guokte

3 - golbma

4 - njeallje

5 - vihtta

6 - guhtta

7 - čiežá

8 - gavcci

9 - ovcci

10 - logi

11 - oktanuppelohkái

12 - guoktenuppelohkái

20 - guoktelogi

21 - guoktelogiokta

30 - golbmalogi

40 - njealljelogi

50 - vihttalogi

100 - čuođi

200 - guoktečuođi

300 - golbmačuođi

400 - njeallječuođi

500 - vihttačuođi

1000 - duhat

2000 - guokteduhat

3000 - golbmaduhat

4000 - njealljeduhat

5000 - vihtaduhat

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Mánnodat- Monday

Disdat- Tuesday

Gaskavahkku- Wednesday

Duorastat- Thursday

Bearjadat- Friday

Lávvordat- Saturday

Sotnabeaivi- Sunday

Months

Ođđajagimánnu- January

Guovvamánnu- February

Njukčamánnu- March

Cuoŋománnu- April

Miessemánnu- May

Geassemánnu- June

Suoidnemánnu- July

Borgemánnu- August

Čakčamánnu- September

Golggotmánnu- October

Skábmamánnu- November

Juovlamánnu- December

Writing time and date

Colors

Ruoksat

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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