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Greenlandic (Kalaallisut) is the main language of Greenland.

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? ( ?)

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