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Esperanto/Appendix/Common phrases

Translation Phrase IPA Literal meaning
hello saluton /sa'luton/ (I give you) greeting
good-bye ĝis revido /ʤis re'vido/ until (a) re-seeing
Please bonvolu /bon 'volu/ goodwill (for me - soft imperative)
thank you dankon /'dankon/ (I give my) thanks
you're welcome nedankinde /nedan 'kinde/ (my action was performed) not-thank-worth-ly
that/they/them tiu /'tiu/
How much? kiom /'kiom/
English angla /'angla/
yes jes /jes/
no ne /ne/
I am sorry mi bedaŭras /mi be'daʊ̯ɾas/ I am-regretting
I don't understand mi ne komprenas /mi ne kom'prenas/
Where is the toilet? kie estas la necesejo? /'kie 'estas la neʦe'sejo/ where is the necessity-place?
To your health (generic toast) Je via sano /je 'via 'sano/ to your health
Do you speak English? Ĉu vi parolas la anglan? /ʧu vi pa'rolas la 'anglan/ Is-it-true-that you speak the English (language)?
Excuse me, I do not speak Esperanto well Pardonu min, mi ne bone parolas Esperanton /par'donu min mi ne 'bone pa'rolas espe'ranton/
I don't know Mi ne scias /mi ne 'sʦias/