Various Useful Cebuano Phrases
Here is a collection of various everyday phrases that may be applicable just about anytime, anywhere.
I don't understand. - Wâ ko kasabot.
Can I ask you a question? - Pwede mangutana?
Can you understand English? - Makasabot ka ug Ininglis? or 'Kasabot ka ug English?
Please say it in English. - Palihug Ininglisa lang. or English lang Palihug.
Please. - Palihug.
Thanks. - Salamat.
Speak slowly please. - Hinaya'g sulti palihug.
Sorry. - Sorry.
(The bisaya word "pasayloa ko" (forgive me) has a deeper meaning and is not used for a casual sorry, or excuse me)
Excuse Me. - Excuse Me.
Yes. - O.
No. - Dilï or Diï
Maybe. - Tingali.
For a while... - Kadalï sä... or Kadiyot sä...
Wait... - Huwat...
I don't know... - Wä ko kahibaw... or Ambot... (a bit impolite)
What took you so long? - Nganong nadugay man ka?
You're too early! - Sayoha sad nimo uy! (slightly sarcastic)