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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