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Breton (Brezhoneg) is a regional language of Brittany, France, spoken mainly in western, or "Lower" Brittany (Breizh-Izel in Breton, Basse-Bretagne in French). The number of people speaking Breton is diminishing, though still estimated to be around 200,000, including almost 15,000 schoolchildren. Breton is not closely related to French or any other Romance language; rather it is a Celtic language in the same family as Welsh, Cornish and, more distantly, Irish.

Everyone in Brittany also speaks French, and this is a much more useful language to have, but if Celtic culture is your thing and you want to impress the locals, this phrasebook should be a handy source.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Hello.
Demat dit.
Hello. (informal)
Brav eo an amzer.
How are you?
Penaos eo ar bed ganit ?
Fine, thank you.
Dreist, trugarez dit.
What is your name?
Pe anv ho peus ?
My name is ______ .
Va anv 'zo _____ .
Nice to meet you.
Plijus eo daremprediñ.
Please.
Mar plij.
Thank you.
Trugarez.
You're welcome.
Da netra.
Yes.
Ya
No.
Nann
Excuse me. (getting attention)
Digarezit ac'hanon.
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Digarezit ac'hanon.
I'm sorry.
.
Goodbye
Kenavo ar wech all.
Goodbye (informal)
Kenavo
I can't speak Breton [well].
Brezhoneg ne gomzan ket [, nemet un tammig]
Do you speak English?
Komz a rit saozneg ?
Is there someone here who speaks English?
Tud 'zo amañ evit komz saozneg ?
Help!
D'am sikour !
Look out!
Sell 'ta !
Good morning.
Mintin vat.
Good evening.
Nozvezh vat.
Good night.
Noz vat.
Good night (to sleep)
Kouskit vat.
I don't understand.
Ne gomprenan ket.
Where is the toilet?
Pelec'h emaint ar privezioù ?

Problems[edit]

Numbers[edit]

one
unan
two
daou (male)/ div (female)
three
tri (male)/ teir (female)
four
pevar (male)/ peder (female)
five
pemp
six
c'hwec'h
seven
seizh
eight
eizh
nine
nav
ten
dek
eleven
unnek
twelve
daouzek
thirteen
trizek
fourteen
pevarzek
fifteen
pempzek
sixteen
c'hwezek
seventeen
seitek
eighteen
eitek/triwec'h
nineteen
naontek
twenty
ugent
twenty-one
unan warn-ugent
twenty-two
daou warn-ugent
thirty
tregont

... Daou ugent ... Hanter kant ... Tri ugent ... pevar ugent ...

hundred
kant

... Mil ...

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

Monday
dilun/Lun
Tuesday
dimeurzh/Meurzh
Wednesday
dimerc'her/Merc'her
Thursday
diriaou/Yaou
Friday
digwener/Gwener
Saturday
disadorn/Sadorn
Sunday
disul/Sul

Months[edit]

January
Genver
February
C'hwevrer
March
Meurzh
April
Ebrel
May
Mae
June
Mezheven
July
Gouere
August
Eost
September
Gwengolo
October
Here
November
Du
December
Kerzu

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

white
gwenn
black
du
yellow
melen
red/pink
ruz
green (artificial)
gwer
green/blue (natural)
glas
silver
arc'hant

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Eating[edit]

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

Learning more[edit]

Wikiversity Breton courses

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