Useful phrases in Elfdalian

A collection of useful phrases in Elfdalian, a North Germanic language spoken in central Sweden.

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 Övdalsk / Övdalską (Elfdalian)
Welcome
Hello
(General greeting)
Hej
Høj
Góðdag
Hello (on phone)
How are you?
Reply to 'How are you?'
Long time no see
What's your name? Hvur heittir þú?
Hvenn ir þet namn?
My name is ... Ig heitter ...
Met namn ir ...
Where are you from? Hvar kumb þú ... frâ?
I'm from ... Ig kumb frâ ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Góðmorgun
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Góð kveld
Good night Góðnát
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Good luck
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
Yes
No
Maybe
I don't know
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Elfdalian?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Elfdalian
How do you say ... in Elfdalian? Hvur segir þu ... í Dalskum?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Sorry
Please
Thank you Tákk
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet? Hvar ir skalhúsað?
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! Lat wårå mig!
Leave me alone! Lat wårå mig!
Help! Hjälp!
Fire!
Stop!
Call the police!
Christmas and New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
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