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Useful Tétum phrases

Hello Elo 1 Ida
Good morning Bon dia 2 Rua
Good afternoon Botarde 3 Tolu
Good evening/good night Bonoite 4 Haat
Goodbye Hau ba lai or Adeus 5 Lima
Please Favór ida 6 Neen
Thank you Obrigadu (m), Obrigada (f) 7 Hitu
Excuse me Kolisensa 8 Walu
I'm sorry! Deskulpa! 9 Sia
How are you? Diak ka lai? 10 Sanulu
Fine, thank you Diak, obrigadu (m) obrigada (f) 11 Sanulu-resin-ida
What is your name? Ita nia naran saida? 20 Ruanulu
My name is Hau nia naran 21 Ruanulu-resin-ida
What is this? Nee saida? 30 Tolunulu
How far is it? Dook ka lae? 100 Atus ida
Where is? iha nebee? 200 Atus rua
How much does this cost? Nee folin hira? 1000 Rihun ida
That's too expensive! Karun los! 5000 Rihun lima

 

Source: Discover Dili.

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