Useful Gascon phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Gascon, the variety of Occitan spoken in Toulouse, Bordeaux and Bayonne.

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

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, pl = said to more than one person.

English Gascon
Welcome Adiu
(General greeting)
How are you? Com vas ?
E vas plan ?
Reply to 'How are you?' Que vau plan, Merci. E là ?
Long time no see Que ha temps que n's'em pas vist
What's your name? Com t'apèras (inf) ? Com v's aperats ? (frm)
My name is ... Que m'apèri ...
Where are you from? D'on vinis ? (inf) D'on vinets (frm)
I'm from ... Vini de ...
Pleased to meet you Que m'hè gai de t'veder
de v's veder
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Bon jorn
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Bon vrèspe
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Bona nueit
Good night Bone nueit
(Parting phrases)
A Diu siats
Good luck
(Toasts used when drinking)
A la santat !
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon apétit
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Bon biadje
I don't understand Ne compreni pas
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down Que v's pregui l'escriber ?
Do you speak Gascon?
Yes, a little
E parlats lo gascon ?
O, un chic
How do you say ... in Gascon? Com se dit … en gascon ?
Excuse me Escusats-me (frm)
How much is this? Quant es aco ?
Sorry Escusats-me
Please Si vos plat
Thank you
Where's the toilet? On se pot lavar las mans ?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Aquet omi que va pagar per lo tot (gentleman)
Aquera hemna que va pagar per lo tot (lady)
Would you like to dance with me? E volets dança dat jo ?
I love you Que t'aimi
Que v's aimi
Leave me alone! Dashe me (inf)
Dashats me (frm)
Au huec !
Arrestats !
Call the police! Aperats la poliça !
Christmas and New Year greetings Gaujos Nadau è bona annada
Easter greetings Bonas Pascas
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough Ua lenco n'è pas jamè pro
My hovercraft is full of eels
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