Colloquial Breton Chapter 1 & 2

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Colloquial Breton Chapter 1 & 2
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Breton - English vocab Lessons 1 & 2
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  1. bezañ/bout
    to be
  2. en em gav/out gant
    to meet, 'to find oneself with'
  3. tud
    people, parents, family
  4. penaos
    how
  5. em
    is (is situated, with def. subj.)
  6. ez eus
    is (there is/are, with indef. subj.)
  7. kont, f.
    account
  8. eo
    is (cop. used mostly to introduce new information)
  9. (a) zo
    is (used when preceded by the subject or object)
  10. mat
    good
  11. traoù
    things
  12. setu
    here/there is/are
  13. ma/vas
    my
  14. mignon, m.
    friend (male)
  15. mignonez, f.
    friend (female)
  16. mont, a
    to go
  17. aL
    • 1. prep. from, of
    • 2. verbal particle/ relative pron.
  18. tre
    very
  19. me
    I
  20. c'hoar, f.
    sister
  21. hop
    your (2pl./pol.)
  22. skolaer, m.
    primary school teacher
  23. ivez
    also
  24. c'hwi
    you (2pl./pol.)
  25. petra
    what (lit. what thing)
  26. micher, f.
    profession, job
  27. n'eus ... ebet
    there isn't any
  28. piv
    who
  29. neL... ket
    not
  30. demat
    hello, good day
  31. bed, m.
    world, universe
  32. eus ar c'hentañ
    splendid, excellent (lit. from the first)
  33. dispar, dreist
    excellent
  34. Mont a ra (mat)?
    Does it go well?
  35. Mat an traoù (ganeoc'h)?
    Are things fine (with you)?
  36. Penaos emañ kont?
    How are things? (lit. How is account?)
  37. Penaos emañ ar bed (ganeoc'h)?
    How's the world (with you)?
  38. Sell 'ta? / Sell 'ta piv?
    Hi! (lit. Look (who's) there?)
  39. Mat ar jeu?
    How are things?
  40. C'hoari 'ra?
    How's it going? (lit. Playing goes?)
  41. Ya, mat(-tre)
    Yes, (very) well
  42. Mat-kenañ
    Very well
  43. Mat a-walc'h
    Quite well (lit. Good enough)
  44. Mat an traoù
    Things are fine (lit. fine the things)
  45. Disteñget
    No problem
  46. Evelseik / Well-wazh / Tamm pe damm / Mui pe vui / Pas re-hol
    So-so, more or less
  47. Ha ganeoc'h/ganit?
    And with you?
  48. Emaon o vont da bokat deoc'h, memes tra!
    I'm going to kiss (to) you, memes tra!
  49. mersi, bennozh, trugarez
    thanks
  50. Glav 'zo ganti, 'm eus aon!
    Looks like rain, I'm afraid!
  51. Echu an devezh?
    Is the day over? (lit. finished the day?)
  52. Kenavo!
    So long!
  53. Ken emberr/bremaik!
    See you soon!
  54. Ken arc'hoazh!
    'Till tomorrow!
  55. Ken fenoz!
    'Till tonight!
  56. Devezh mat!
    (Have a) good day!
  57. Nozvezh mat!
    Good night (when one goes to bed)!
  58. Noz vat!
    Good evening!
  59. Piv oc'h-c'hwi?
    Who are you?
  60. Linus on-me
    I am Linus
  61. Pe anv oc'h?
    What is your name?
  62. Linus eo va anv-bihan ha Band va anv-familh
    Linus is my first name and Band my family name
  63. Ur vicher plijus eo
    It's a pleasant job
  64. alvokad, m.
    lawyer
  65. apotiker, m.
    chemist
  66. kazetenner, m.
    journalist
  67. martolod, m.
    sailor
  68. rener, m.
    director, boss, manager
  69. stalier
    shopkeeper
  70. medisin
    doctor
  71. labourer-douar, m.
    agricultural worker, farmer
  72. sekretour, m.
    secretary
  73. pesketaer, m.
    fisherman
  74. keginer, m.
    cook
  75. kelenner, m.
    teacher
  76. kiger, m.
    butcher
  77. skolaer, m.
    primary school teacher
  78. klañvdiour, m.
    male nurse
  79. pe liv?
    what colour?
  80. karr, m.
    carr
  81. ruz
    red
  82. daL
    your
  83. tad, m.
    father
  84. start
    hard, difficult, firm
  85. abred
    early
  86. kalz
    a lot; much, many
  87. baraer, m.
    baker
  88. sevel, sav
    to get up
  89. labour/at
    to work
  90. Pelec'h
    where
  91. ti-kêr
    town hall
  92. ti-post
    post office
  93. bugel, m. pl. bugale
    child
  94. aod, f.
    coast, shore, sea-front
  95. Petra
    what? (what + thing)
  96. polis
    police, policeman
  97. poliser, m.
    policeman
  98. poliserez, f.
    policewoman
  99. polised
    policemen
  100. poliserien
    policemen
  101. poliserezed
    policewomen
  102. kador, f.
    chair
  103. penn, m.
    head
  104. bag, f. pl. bigi
    boat
  105. malizenn, f.
    suitcase
  106. gwetur, f.
    car
  107. taol, f.
    table
  108. pajenn, f.
    page
  109. golc'hed, f.
    duvet
  110. bolenn, f.
    bowl
  111. darnenn, f.
    slice (of meat, fish, etc.)
  112. da echuiñ
    to finish
  113. krennlavar, m.
    proverb, saying
  114. bed, m.
    world
  115. evel-se
    like that
  116. a-dreuz hag a-hed
    wildly; all over the place
  117. Evel-se ar bed: a-dreuz hag a-hed
    That's life (lit. like that the world: all over the place)
  118. e kêr
    in town
  119. diwar-benn
    about, concerning
  120. pourmen
    to walk, take a walk
  121. pell
    far, distant; long (time)
  122. ostaleri, f.
    bar, bistro; hotel
  123. neuze
    then
  124. e-kichen
    near
  125. a gav din
    it seems to me, I thing
  126. o(c'h)
    verbal particle for creating an -ing form
  127. sell/et
    to look ('at' = ouzh)
  128. sur a-walc'h
    certainly, indeed (lit. sure enough)
  129. komz
    to talk
  130. a-benn ar fin
    at last (lit. headly of the end)
  131. timbr, m.
    (postage) stamp
  132. er gêr
    at home
  133. plasenn, f.
    square
  134. ki, m.
    dog
  135. -se
    that
  136. war (/àr)
    on
  137. gouzout
    to know (facts, things)
  138. ivez
    also, too
  139. tourist, m.
    tourist
  140. marc'had, m.
    market
  141. gourmarc'had, m.
    supermarket, hypermarket
  142. liorzh, f.
    garden
  143. liorzh-kêr, f.
    park (lit. city garden)
  144. stal, f.
    shop
  145. ispisiri, f.
    grocer
  146. ostaleri, f.
    pub, café, bistro
  147. ti-debriñ, m.
    restaurant
  148. brenañ
    to buy
  149. debriñ
    to eat
  150. evañ ur banne
    to drink a drop (i.e. to have a drink)
  151. evañ
    to drink
  152. diskuizhañ
    to rest
  153. emañ / a zo + a + VN (verbal noun)
    progressive form of the verb (e.g. I am going)
  154. chom
    to live
  155. skriv/añ
    to write
  156. bale
    to take a walk
  157. c'hoari
    to play
  158. pren/añ
    to buy
  159. dont
    to come
  160. lenn
    to read
  161. kousk/et
    to sleep
  162. gortoz
    to wait
  163. gwerzh/añ
    to sell
  164. kalz
    much, many
  165. gwenn
    white
  166. melen
    yellow
  167. izel
    low
  168. dervenn, f.
    oak-tree
  169. -hont
    that (over there)
  170. pep
    each, every
  171. gwel/et
    to see
  172. an hini
    the one
  173. pesketaer, m.
    fisherman, trawlerman
  174. bleunioù
    flowers
  175. glas
    blue, green
  176. uhel
    high, tall
  177. delioù
    leaves
  178. gwezenn, f.
    tree
  179. seurt, m.
    sort, kind
  180. korn, m.
    corner
  181. straed, f.
    street
  182. diwar
    from
  183. mor, m.
    sea
  184. o paouezh bezañ
    to have just
  185. an devezh-pad
    the whole day long
  186. banne, m.
    drop
  187. etrezek
    towards
  188. sur
    sure, certain
  189. a-raok
    before
  190. pesketa
    to fish
  191. fars/al
    to joke
  192. bras
    big
  193. fall
    bad
  194. kreñv
    strong
  195. hegarat, plijus
    kind, pleasant
  196. yac'h
    healthy
  197. kaer
    beautiful
  198. tev
    fat
  199. yaouank
    young
  200. brav
    fine
  201. laouen
    happy, satisfied
  202. gwenn
    white
  203. brun, liv-kistin
    brown
  204. roz
    pink
  205. gwan
    weak
  206. dihegar, displijus
    unkind, unpleasant
  207. klañv
    ill
  208. divalav
    ugly
  209. moan, tanav, treut
    slim, thin,slender
  210. kozh, oadet
    old
  211. trist
    sad
  212. du
    black
  213. gwer
    green (man-made)
  214. (liv-)orañjez
    orange
  215. gris, laouet
    grey
  216. E pelec'h emaoc'h o chom?
    Where do you live?
  217. Da belec'h emaint o vont?
    Where are they going to?
  218. Eus pelec'h emañ o tont?
    Where is he/she coming from?
  219. Eus pelec'h oc'h?
    Where are you from?
  220. sal, f. ar gouelioù
    village hall
  221. arsav, m.
    bus stop
  222. kigerdi, f.
    butcher's
  223. stal-gouignoù, f.
    cake-shop
  224. stal-vutun, f.
    bureau de tabac
  225. tavarn, f.
    café, bistro, bar
  226. karrdi, m.
    garage
  227. klinikenn, f.
    clinic, health center
  228. bali, f.
    venue, boulevard
  229. baraerdi, m.
    baker's
  230. stal-levrioù, f.
    bookshop
  231. servijlec'h, m.
    petrol station
  232. klañvdi, m.
    hospital
  233. skol, f.
    school
  234. lise, m.
    lycée
  235. a-hed
    along
  236. hent, m.
    road
  237. petra a vez graet eus/aL...?
    What is ... called?
  238. kerc'h/at
    to fetch, go and look for
  239. poent eo
    it's time (lit. it's point)
  240. kenderv, m.
    cousin
  241. eL
    his, him
  242. anv, m.
    name
  243. diwezhat
    late
  244. porzh, m.
    yard, courtyard; port; playground
  245. kuit
    away, off
  246. dilhad, m.
    clothes
  247. di
    there, to that place (not visible)
  248. kemer
    to take
  249. redek
    to run
  250. lezel
    to let, allow
  251. boueta
    to eat
  252. lakaat
    to put
  253. reiñ, ro
    to give
  254. digeriñ, digor
    to open
  255. gervel/gelver, galv
    to call
  256. ober, gra
    to do
  257. klask
    to seek, try
  258. diskenn
    descend
  259. treiñ
    to turn
  260. displegañ
    to explain
  261. ali
    to advise
  262. koll
    to lose
  263. kregiñ
    to begin
  264. azezañ
    to sit (down)
  265. echuiñ
    to finish
  266. c'hoarvezout
    to happen
  267. dihuniñ
    to wake up, awaken
  268. selaou
    to listen to
  269. kerzhet
    to walk
  270. pignat
    to climb
  271. kouezhañ
    to fall
  272. diskouez
    to show
  273. pediñ
    to ask, invite
  274. prestañ
    to lend
  275. serriñ
    to close
  276. kaozeal
    to chat, speak
  277. gwellaat
    to get better
  278. sevel
    to raise, rise, get up, create
  279. maouez, f.
    woman
  280. du-hont
    over there
  281. erru
    arrived
  282. hep mar
    without doubt, probably
  283. avat
    however, but
  284. e-tal
    near
  285. war-lerc'h
    after (lit. on trail (of))

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