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UniLang Basic Phrasebook

This is a phrasebook containing all sorts of useful basic phrases you can use in everyday situations

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English English
Mauritian (Morisyen) Mauritian (Morisyen)

Most common expressions

Parol tou lé zour

2
Yes
2
Oui
3
No
3
Non
4
Please
4
Siouplé
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Here you are
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Ala ou la
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Thank you | Thanks
6
Merci!
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You're welcome
7
Dérien
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Excuse me
8
exkise-moi
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Perhaps | Maybe
9
Kittfoie
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Hello | Hi
10
Alo!
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Good bye!
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Salam!
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Good day!
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Bonzou!
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Good morning!
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Bonzou!
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Good evening!
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Bonsoir!
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Good night!
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bon' nuit!
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Welcome!
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Mo conten ou la!
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Have a good trip!
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Promné bien!

Understanding each other

Pou comprend les ott

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Do you speak ..... ?
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Ou coz...?
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I speak .....
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Mo coz...
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I don't speak .....
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Mo pa coz...
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I speak a little .....
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Mo coz ein pé...
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English
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Anglais
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French
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Français
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German
25
Allemand
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Spanish
26
Espagnol
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Portuguese
27
Portiguais
28
Arabic
28
Arabe
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Chinese
29
Sinois
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Hindi
30
Hindi
31
Russian
31
Risse
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Italian
32
Italien
33
Dutch
33
Hollandais
34
Norwegian
34
Norvézien
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Swedish
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Siédois
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Danish
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Danois
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Polish
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Polonais
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Urdu
38
Urdu
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Farsi
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Farsi
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Japanese
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Zaponais
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Indonesian
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Indonesien
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Malay
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Malay
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Do you understand?
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Ou comprend?
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Do you understand me?
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Ou pé comprend moi?
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I understand
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Mo comprend
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I understand you
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Mo comprend ou
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I don't understand
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Mo pa comprend
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I don't understand you
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Mo pa comprend ou
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Could you please repeat that?
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Ou capav répét ça siouplé?
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Could you please speak more slowly?
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Ou capav coz pli doucema siouplé?
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Could you write it down please?
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Ou capav écrir ça siouplé?
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I don't know how to say that
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Mo pa coné couma dir ça
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I don't know the right word
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Mo pa conn mot la
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What did you say?
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Ki ou finn dir?
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How do you say that in ...... ?
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Couma ou dir ça en...?
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How do you write that?
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Couma ou écrir ça?
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How do you pronounce that?
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Couma ou prononce ça?
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Can you translate this for me?
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Ou capav tradir ça pou moi?
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Did I say that right?
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Mo finn bien dir ça la?

Basic Conversation

Coz cozé

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How are you doing?
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Ki dir?
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I'm doing great!
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Mari correc!
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I'm fine
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Correc!
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I'm alright
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Coum ci coum ça
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I'm not so well
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Pas tro bien
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How old are you?
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Ki laz ou éna?
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I am ... years old
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Mo éna...ans
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I don't know
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Mo pas coné...
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I don't like that
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Mo pa content ça
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I'm ready
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Monn fini paré
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Let's go!
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Anou alé!
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I'm sorry
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Sori

Business & Finance

Larzan

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Can I pay cash?
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Mo capav paye en likid?
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Can I pay by credit card?
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Mo capav paye are carte crédit?
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Do you accept ...?
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Ou dacor...?
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Can you change these traveler's checks?
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Ou capav sanz ça bann sek la?
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Can you change this into ...?
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Ou capav sanz ça en...?
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Can you give me an estimate of the cost?
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Ou capav dir moi a pé pré comié li pou couté?
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Here is my card.
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Ala mo carte
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How much commission do you charge?
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Comié commission ou prend?
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I want to change some dollars/euros/pounds.
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Mo oulé sanz ein pé dollar/euro/ livre
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What is the exchange rate?
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Ki to lésanz?
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What is the inflation rate?
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Ki to linflation?
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Where can I change my money?
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Kott mo capav sanz mo cass?
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Where can I make photocopies?
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Akott mo capav faire photocopie?
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Where is the nearest bank?
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Ki la banque pli pré?
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Where should I sign?
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Kott mo bizin signé?
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Do you have a catalog?
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Ou éna catalog?
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I have an appointment with .....
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Mo éné ène rendez-vou avec...
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How much is the entrance fee?
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Comié bizin payé pou rentrer?
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How much does it cost per day?
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Comié ça couté par zour?
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How much does it cost per hour?
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Comié ça couté par lère
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How much does it cost per week?
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Comié ça couté par séméne?
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Is it free?
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Li gratuit?

Computers & Internet

Lordinatère

97
Do you have a computer?
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Ou éna lordinatère?
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The hard drive is full
98
Disque dir la rempli
99
Do you have a modem?
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Ou éna ène modem?
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Do you have an internet connection?
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Ou éna internet?

Authors & Translators

Serafín, Anusha