Welcome to the first of our ‘lyvrow lavarow’ (phrase books). Over the coming months, we will publish useful words and phrases to get you chatting in Cornish.

First up, here are some basic greetings. Click on the links below to hear the spoken audio.

Hello Dydh da
How’s it going with you? Fatla genes?
How are you? Fatel os ta?
Okay Da lowr
Good Da
Very good Pur dha
Very well Yn poynt da
Splendid Splann
And you? Ha ty?
Good bye Duw genes
See you Dha weles
Thank you Meur ras
Please Mar pleg

If you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to learn the Cornish language, check out our Go Cornish course on the Decks by Memrise website.


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