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Survival holiday language! F - B - UK


Hi! During your summer holidays you may be planning a visit to the Basque country in France, Flanders in Belgium or Wales in the UK.



















What you might not be aware of is that all these areas have their own language, which they use proudly on a day to day basis. To get to know the locals better it is always useful to know a few of theses words or phrases - so here are some.

English

Basque (Biarritz, Bayonne, south west France)

Dutch (Flanders, northern Belgium)

Welsh (Wales, west of England)

Hello, Good Day

Egunon (egoohnohn)

Dag

(Dakch)

Helo

(Helloh)

How are you?

Zer moduz?

(Sehr mohdooohs)

Hoe gaat het?

(hooh kghat heht)

Shw mae?

(choomaai)

Well

Ondo

(ohndoh)

Alles goed

(ahlughs kghoht)

Iawn

(eeehahoohn)

Yes

Bai

(Baheeeh)

Ja (yah)

Ie

(eeeheh)

No

Ez

(ehs)

Nee

(neh)

Na

(nah)

Thank you

Mila esker

(meeehlah eshkehr)

Dank u

(dahnk ooh)

Diolch

(deeehohlkh)

Please

Mesedez-arren

(meshehdes-arrehn)

Alstublieft (Ahlstoohblieehf)

Os gwelwch yn dda

(ohs hoohehlooohkh ughn tha)

Excuse me

Barkatu (barkatoooh)

Excuseer

(ekskuseer)

Esgusodwch fi (ehsgeehsodooohkh vee)

Goodbye

Ikusi arte

(ikooohsheeeh arteh)

Tot ziens

(tot seehns)

Hwyl

(hoooheeehl)

one

Bat (baht)

Één (ehn)

Un (eeehn)

two

Bi (beeh)

Twee (toooheh)

Dau (daheeeh)

three

Hiru(heehroooh)

Drie (drieeeh)

Tri (tree)

four

Lau (lahoooh)

Vier (veeehr)

Pedwar (pehdooohar)

five

Bost (bohsht)

Vijf (vehf)

Pump (pimp)

 

The words in brackets are to help with your pronunciation, (based on English).

Enjoy your trip!



Lisa, Chloe, James, Stien and Anwen.



 
 

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