Esperanto | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Can you help me, please?
Bonvolu helpi min.
Asking for help
Do you speak English?
Ĉu vi parolas la anglan?
Asking if a person speaks English
Do you speak _[language]_?
Ĉu vi parolas la _[lingvo]_an?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
I don't speak_[language]_.
Mi ne parolas la _[lingvo]_an.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
I don't understand.
Mi ne komprenas.
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Standard greeting
Informal greeting
Good Morning!
Bonan matenon!
Greeting used in the morning
Good Evening!
Bonan versperon!
Greeting used in the evening
Good Night!
Bonan nokton!
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
How are you?
Kiel vi fartas?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Good, thank you.
Bone, dankon.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
What’s your name?
Kiel vi nomiĝas?
Asking the other person's name
My name is ___.
Mia nomo estas ___.
Telling someone your name
Where are you from?
De kie vi estas?
Asking about someone's origin
I am from___.
Mi estas el___.
Answering about your origin
How old are you?
Kiom vi aĝas?
Asking about someone's age
I am___years old.
Mi havas____jarojn.
Answering about your age
Positive reply
Negative reply
Filler word to add polite touch
Here you go!
Used when giving something to someone
Thank you.
Thanking someone
Thank you very much.
Multan dankon.
Thanking someone very warmly
You're welcome.
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
I am sorry.
Mi bedaŭras.
Apologizing for something
Excuse me.
Getting the attention of someone
It's OK.
Estas bone.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
No problem.
Ne dankinde.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Watch out!
Making someone aware of a danger
I am hungry.
Mi malsatas.
Used when feeling hungry
I am thirsty.
Mi soifas.
Used when feeling thirsty
I am tired.
Mi lacas.
Used when feeling tired
I am sick.
Mi malsanas.
Used when feeling sick
I don't know.
Mi ne scias.
You don't know the answer to a question
It was nice meeting you.
Estis agrable renkonti vin.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

I would like to make a complaint.
Mi ŝatus plendi.
Polite way of starting your complaint
Who is in charge here?
Kie estas la respondeculo ĉi tie?
Finding out who is responsible
This is totally unacceptable!
Tiu estas plene neakceptebla!
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
I want my money back!
Mi volas rehavi mian monon!
Asking for a refund
We have been waiting for over an hour.
Ni atendis dum pli ol horo.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

This food tastes like crap!
Tiu manĝaĵo gustas kiel feko!
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
This drink tastes like piss!
Tiu trinkaĵo gustumas kiel piso!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
This place is a shithole!
Tiu estas fekloko!
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
This car is a wreck!
Tiu aŭto estas vrako!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
The service sucks!
La servo estas aĉa!
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
This is a total rip-off!
Tiu estas ĉarlatanaĵo!
Rudely complaining about a high price
That is bullshit!
Tiu estas feka!
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
You are a stupid moron!
Vi estas stulta idioto!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
You don't know shit!
Vi komprenaĉas nenion ajn!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Piss off!
Diablo manĝu vin!
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Let's settle this outside!
Ni aranĝu tion ekstere!
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment