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Learn the most important words in Shanghainese


Here you can find the translation of the 50 most important words and expressions into Shanghainese.
If you are about to travel to Shanghai, this is exactly what you are looking for!
 
We will teach you:

  • How to say Hello! and Goodbye in Shanghainese!
  • To say please and thank you in Shanghainese!
  • How to say yes and no in Shanghainese!
  • How do you say “My name is ...” in Shanghainese?
  • To translate “I'd like to pay, please.” into Shanghainese?
  • What does “I don't speak Shanghainese” mean?
  • Learn to count to ten in Shanghainese.
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Greetings

 
Hello! 侬好!---Nóng hō!
侬好!
Nóng hō!
Hello!
Good morning! (sg/pl) 早晨好!---Zō lǎng hō!
早晨好!
Zō lǎng hō!
Good morning! (sg/pl)
Hello! (sg/pl) 侬好!---Nóng hō!
侬好!
Nóng hō!
Hello! (sg/pl)
Good evening! (sg/pl) 夜里相好!---Yà lī xiāng hō!
夜里相好!
Yà lī xiāng hō!
Good evening! (sg/pl)
Good night! (sg/pl) 晚安!---Wö ä!
晚安!
Wö ä!
Good night! (sg/pl)
Bye! (infml) 再喂!---Zä wēi!
再喂!
Zä wēi!
Bye! (infml)
Good bye! (fml.) 再喂!---Zä wēi!
再喂!
Zä wēi!
Good bye! (fml.)

Important vocabulary

 
yes 是额---zǐ e
是额
zǐ e
yes
no 弗是额---fé zǐ e
弗是额
fé zǐ e
no
maybe 有可能---jǒu kū nēng
有可能
jǒu kū nēng
maybe
OK 好额---hō e
好额
hō e
OK
Thank you! 谢谢!---Yá yà!
谢谢!
Yá yà!
Thank you!
You're welcome! (m/f) 弗用客气!---Fé yōng kē qì!
弗用客气!
Fé yōng kē qì!
You're welcome! (m/f)
Excuse me, … (sg/pl) 对弗起。。。---Dēi fé qì ...
对弗起。。。
Dēi fé qì ...
Excuse me, … (sg/pl)
I'm sorry. (m/f) 对弗起。---Dēi fé qì.
对弗起。
Dēi fé qì.
I'm sorry. (m/f)
I (don't) have ... 吾有(么)。。。---Wú yóu (mé) ...
吾有(么)。。。
Wú yóu (mé) ...
I (don't) have ...
We (don't) have … 阿拉有(么)。。。---ā lā yóu (mé) ...
阿拉有(么)。。。
ā lā yóu (mé) ...
We (don't) have …
There is ... 阿里的有。。。---Ā li de yóu ...
阿里的有。。。
Ā li de yóu ...
There is ...

Introducing yourself

 
My name is ... 吾叫。。。---Wú jiō ...
吾叫。。。
Wú jiō ...
My name is ...
I'm from ... 吾从。。。---Wú zóng ...
吾从。。。
Wú zóng ...
I'm from ...
I'm ... years old. 吾有。。。岁。---Wú yóu ... sēi.
吾有。。。岁。
Wú yóu ... sēi.
I'm ... years old.
I am (not) married. (m/f) 吾(么)结婚了。---Wú (mé) jīe hùn le.
吾(么)结婚了。
Wú (mé) jīe hùn le.
I am (not) married. (m/f)
I'm (not) traveling alone. 吾(弗是)一嘎陡旅游。---Wú (fé zí) yē gā dóu lǔe yóu.
吾(弗是)一嘎陡旅游。
Wú (fé zí) yē gā dóu lǔe yóu.
I'm (not) traveling alone.
I'm traveling with ... 吾帮。。。一道旅游---Wú bāng ... yē dāo lǔe yóu
吾帮。。。一道旅游
Wú bāng ... yē dāo lǔe yóu
I'm traveling with ...

Comprehension

 
I don't speak any Wu. 吾弗讲中文/上海闲话。---Wú fe gāng zōng wén / sǎng hä ä wú.
吾弗讲中文/上海闲话。
Wú fe gāng zōng wén
sǎng hä ä wú.
I don't speak any Wu.
I don't understand that. (m/f) 吾弗懂。---Wú fé dōng.
吾弗懂。
Wú fé dōng.
I don't understand that. (m/f)
Do you speak … ? (m/f) 侬讲。。。?---Nóng gāng ...?
侬讲。。。?
Nóng gāng ...?
Do you speak … ? (m/f)
Does anyone here speak ... ? 格的有额宁讲。。。?---Gé de yóu e níng gāng ...?
格的有额宁讲。。。?
Gé de yóu e níng gāng ...?
Does anyone here speak ... ?
English  英文---yīng vēn
英文
yīng vēn
English
French  法文---fā vēn
法文
fā vēn
French
Could you write that down please. (m/f) 请侬写下来。---Qǐng nóng xiā wū lä.
请侬写下来。
Qǐng nóng xiā wū lä.
Could you write that down please. (m/f)
Could you please repeat that. (m/f) 请侬重复一趟。---Qǐng nóng zóng fō yē tāng.
请侬重复一趟。
Qǐng nóng zóng fō yē tāng.
Could you please repeat that. (m/f)
Just a moment please. 侬稍等。---Nóng sō dēng.
侬稍等。
Nóng sō dēng.
Just a moment please.

Numbers

 
zero 零---líng

líng
zero
one 一---yē

one
two 俩---liáng

liáng
two
three 三---sä

three
four 四---sī

four
five 五---n

n
five
six 六---ló

six
seven 七---qīe

qīe
seven
eight 八---be

be
eight
nine 九---jǐu

jǐu
nine
ten 十---zé

ten
eleven 十一---zé yē
十一
zé yē
eleven
twelve 十二---zé ní
十二
zé ní
twelve
thirteen 十三---zé sä
十三
zé sä
thirteen
fourteen 十四---zé sī
十四
zé sī
fourteen
fifteen 十五---zé n
十五
zé n
fifteen
sixteen 十六---zé lō
十六
zé lō
sixteen
seventeen 十七---zé qīe
十七
zé qīe
seventeen
eighteen 十八---zé be
十八
zé be
eighteen
nineteen 十九---zé jīu
十九
zé jīu
nineteen
twenty 二十---nä
二十
twenty
twenty-one 二十一---nä yē
二十一
nä yē
twenty-one
thirty 三十---sä se
三十
sä se
thirty
forty 四十---sì se
四十
sì se
forty
fifty 五十---n se
五十
n se
fifty
sixty 六十---lò se
六十
lò se
sixty
seventy 七十---qīe se
七十
qīe se
seventy
eighty 八十---be se
八十
be se
eighty
ninety 九十---jīu se
九十
jīu se
ninety
one hundred 一百---yē be
一百
yē be
one hundred
one thousand 一千---yē qī
一千
yē qī
one thousand
one million 一百万---yē be vä
一百万
yē be vä
one million
some / a couple 一对---yē dēi
一对
yē dēi
some / a couple
 

 
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