Useful phrases in Aklan

A collection of useful phrases in Aklan, a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken mainly in the province of Aklan on the island of Panay in the Philippines.

To see these phrases in many other languages click on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase Inakeanon (Aklan)
Welcome Mayad-ayad nga pad-abot
Hello
(General greeting)
Kamusta
Hay
Hello
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Kamusta ka?
Reply to 'How are you?' Mayad man, saeamat, ag ikaw?
Long time no see
What's your name? Ano ro ngaean mo?
My name is ... Ro ngaean ko si ...
Where are you from? Taga-siin ka?
I'm from ... Taga-... ako
Pleased to meet you Guinakalipay ko ro pakipagkita kimo
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Mayad nga agahon
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Mayad nga hapon
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Mayad nga gabi-i
Good night
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Mayad nga gabi-i
Hasta sa masunod atong pagkita
Good luck Mayad lang nga swerte!
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
I understand
I don't understand Indi ako ka-intyende
Yes Huo
No Indi
Maybe Basi
I don't know Owa ako kasayod
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again Kon mahimo, umana
Please write it down Kon mahimo isueat mo
Do you speak English? Makahambae ka it English?
Do you speak Aklan?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Aklan
How do you say ... in Aklan? Paalin mo maihambae ... sa Akeanon?
Excuse me Pasensyaha ako
How much is this? Pila ra?
Sorry Guinakasubo ko
Please Kon mahimo
Thank you Saeamat
Saeamat gid
Saeamat nga abu
Abu'ng saeamat
Saeamat kimo
Reply to thank you Owa it ano man
Indi mo eon pagmitla-ngon
Where's the toilet?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
I miss you
I love you
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone! Kon mahimo pabay-i ako nga mag-isaeahonon
Help! Tabang!
Fire! Sunog!
Stop!
Call the police! Tawag it pulis!
Christmas and New Year greetings Maayad-ayad nga Paskwa
Mahigugmaon nga Bag-ong Dag-on kinyo tanan!
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
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Information about Aklan | Aklan phrases | Aklan numbers

Links

Other collections of Aklan phrases
http://wikitravel.org/en/Akeanon_phrasebook
http://www.nscb.gov.ph/ru6/aklanon.htm
http://www.oocities.org/si-agnon/phrases.html
http://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Akeanon_phrasebook

Phrases in Austronesian languages

Aklan, Banjar, Cebuano, Chamorro (Guam dialect), Chamorro (North Marianas dialect), Cuyonon, Fijian, Hawaiian, Iban, Iloko, Indonesian, Javanese, Kiribati, Malagasy, Malay, Māori, Samoan, Sundanese, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tetum, Tuvaluan

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