Useful Venetian phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Venetian, a Romance language spoken mainly in Venice in Italy.

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).

English vèneto (Venetian)
Welcome Benvignùo
Benvegnù / Benvegnesto (sg-m)
Benvegnùa / Benvegnesta (sg-f)
Benvegnùi / Benvegnesti (pl-m)
Benvegnùe / Benvegneste (pl-f)
Hello
(General greeting)
Ciao!
How are you? Come xeƚa?
Come vaƚa?
Reply to 'How are you?' Stago ben, grassie. E ti?
Long time no see Quanto tenpo che no se vedemo!
What's your name? Che nòme gasto?
My name is ... Me ciamo...
Gò nòme ...
Where are you from? De dove (indove) sito?
I'm from ... Vegno da...
Sò da ...
Pleased to meet you Piasser de conosserte!
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Bondì / Bongiorno
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Bondì / Bongiorno
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Bona sera
Good night Bonanote
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Adìo
Good luck Bona fortuna!
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Saƚute! Cin cin!
Have a nice day Pàsite na bèƚa xornada / Pàsite na bona xornada
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon apetito!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Bon viaxo!
I don't understand No capisso! No go capio!
Please speak more slowly Parla più lento par piaser
Parla più lento par cortexìa
Please say that again Dime da novo, par piaser
Dime oncora
Ripèti(me) par piaser
Please write it down El pol scriverlo? (frm) Ti pol scriverlo? (inf)
Scrìveƚo (sg) Scrivéƚo (pl)
Do you speak Venetian? Pàrlistu venesian?
Si, un fià
How do you say ... in Venetian? Come se dìselo ... in venessian?
Excuse me Scuxéme (pl) Scùxeme (sg) El me scuxa
How much is this? Cuanto cósteƚo? Cuanto cuesto?
Sorry Scuxéme (pl) Scùxeme (sg) El me scuxa
Please Per piasser
Thank you Grassie
Reply to thank you De niente / Gninte
Where's the toilet? Dove xeƚo el bagno? Indove xeƚo el bagno?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Sto sior el paga par tuto (gentleman)
Sta siora ƚa paga par tuto (lady)
Would you like to dance with me? Vustu bałar co mi?
I love you Te vògio ben
Get well soon Guarissi presto
Leave me alone! Ƚàsime in pase! Ƚàsime in paxe! Va via!
Help! Aiuto!/td>
Fire! Al fogo!/td>
Stop! Stop!/td>
Call the police! Ciama ea Poissia! Ciama ła Poissia / łe guardie!
Christmas and New Year greetings Bon Nadal e bon ano
Easter greetings Bona Pasqua
Birthday greetings Bon compleano
Tanti auguri
One language is never enough Na ƚengua soƚa no ƚa xé mai bastansa
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
El me "hovercraft" el/'l xe pien de bisati
El me barchin el/'l xe pien de bisati

Phrases provided by Marcello Gianola and Paolo Sartori, with corrections, additions and recordings by Fabio "el Galepin"

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