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At va'ge [ad] et ijtu ata dat Ivan.
I'd like you to meet my friend, Ivan. [Lit: "I'd like that you be acquainted with..."]
Ce gla if ijter et.
Very pleased to meet you. [Lit: "It is a great pleasure to..."]
Od ce eta d'un?
What's your name?
Ata d'un ce Maria.
My name is Mary.
Odmu et tome?
Where do you live?
At tome New Yorku/eroz'aki udma.
I live in New York/two kilometers from here.
Et tome idmu ji od?
How long have you lived there? [Lit: "You live there since what?"]
At tome ida d
omu ji alo jabi.
Od ce eta 'es? What do you do for a living? [Lit: "What is your work?"]
At 'ese ge biktut. A' ev et?
I work as a nurse. And you?
At eju ke'e 'es.
I am currently looking for work.
Ev et a'e aga tod?
Do you have a big family?
Ata tedeti ce odjaga?
How old are your children? [Lit: "What-aged are..."]
Gajagat ce ale jaga a' gajogat ce 'u jaga.
The elder is twelve years old and the younger is nine. [Lit: "...is 12 of age...is 9 of age."]
Ev et ge' ce tadca (or: tada'a)?
Are you also married?
Vo. At ce tadokca/tad'onca/tado'a.
No. I'm widowed/divorced/unmarried. [Lit: "mate-lost/mate-separated/mate-less"]
Odmu et tija?
Where were you born?
At tija 'ub udem.
I was born near here.
Odju et emk'ala udmu?
When did you move here. [Lit: "....change location..."]
At pua ji e jabi.
I arrived four years ago. [Lit: "...since four years"]
Common Mirad phrases used in conversation.