A Nonlen course

In this section you'll find the usual phrases that you also find in a travel guide. So you can easily get a feeling how Nonlen works. You may send me greetings in Nonlen ;-)

Getting to know someone

Senbon! Non demi ga ...
polite-good! name of-me equal
Friendly! My name equals ...
Hello! My name is ...

Yeke tu jause?
manner-which you sense-self
Which way do you feel yourself?
How are you?

Mi jause bon yejun.
me sense-self good manner-middle
I feel myself moderately well.
I am ok.

Tu belau yeke?
you verb-old manner-which
You are old how?
How old are you?

Mi belau ... tenri.
me verb-old ... time-sun
I am-old ... year.
I am ... years old.

Tu yohau loke?
you have-house place-which
You have your house at which place?
Where do you live?

Tu gon ronke?
you work represent-which
In which role do you work?
What do you do?

Tu baige muke mon?
you trade-get much-which money
You receive how much money?
How much do you earn?



How are you?
you feel-self which-manner
Tu kinse keye?

I'm fine.
me feel-self good
Mi kinse bon.

I'm not so fine.
me feel-self not this-manner good
Mi kinse bu tiye bon.

Good day! (general greeting)
day good
Dai bon!

Good morning!
start-day good
Kaidai bon!

Good midday!
middle-day good
Jondai bon!

Good afternoon!
after-middle-day good
Hinjondai bon!

Good evening!
end-day good
Findai bon!

Good night!
opposite-day good
Nadai bon!

to see-again
Di wire!

See you soon!
see you time-opposite-long
Wi tu tennalon!

Ganmankun! Kis!


I love you!
me like-like you
Mi lailai tu!

Basic conversation

Yes! / No!
equal / no
Ga! / Bu! or Yes! / Niet!

Thank you (very much)!
polite-for (manner-much)
Sengai (yemu)! Mersi (yemu)!

Senwen! Pliz!

You're welcome!
not must polite-for
Bu bi sengai!

Excuse me!
Sentewaihu! Pardon!

I'm sorry!
me feel-self-bitter
Mi kinsexo! Sórri!

Sabon! Okei!

Here it is!
this-place it
Tilo la!

No problem!
no question-heavy
Ka wenton! Ka problem!


You are right!
you say abstract-real
Tu xu cujen!

Eating and drinking

I am hungry / thirsty.
me sense-want-eat / sense-want-drink
Mi jauyauman / jauyaucai.

Cheers! (to your health)
to ity-body-good
Di conbabon!

Enjoy your meal! (Bon appétit!)
eat sense-good
Man jaubon! Apetit bon!

I would like to have a ...
me want eat ...
Mi yau man ...

a soup, meat, fish, salad, vegetarian, a dessert
one eat-warm-liquid, body-animal, animal-sea, plant-opposite-cold, opposite-with-animal, one eat-sweet
wa manfaili / sup, badon, donhai, jinafai / salad, nakundon / vegetarian, wa manhon

Where is it?

Excuse me, I am looking for ...
polite-take-away-bad, me state try-see ...
Sentewaihu, mi tai rinwi ...

Where is ...?
... which-place
... kelo?

It's near / far.
it opposite-far / far
La naya / ya.

Go straight / right / left / back.
must go to-line / side-hand-do / side-hand-get / to again
Bi fau dilin / saihandun / saihange / di re.

You must take the tram number 6 to Moscow Square and get out at the Parliament.
you must use car-metal-settle-way number six to settle-place Moscow conjunction-and go-outside place house-control-land
Tu bi yun cejincaru (/tram) nunxon di Calo (/Plas) Moskva junhe fauwai lo Haukonlan (/Parlament).

bus, tram, subway, train, ship, taxi
cegi/bus, cejincaru/tram, cejinsupon/metro, cejin/tren, celi/xip, cemen/taksi