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English Breton
Hello Demat
Hello Devezh mat deoc'h !
Good evening Noz vat
Good evening Nozezh vat deoc'h !
Goodbye Kenavo
See you later Ken emberr
See you later A wech all
Yes Ya
No Ket
No Tamm ebet
Please! Mar plij ganeoc'h
Thanks Trugarez deoc'h
Thanks a lot Trugarez vras
Thank you for your help Trugarez deoc'h evit ho sikour
Don't mention it Mann ebet !
Don't mention it Netra ebet !
Ok Mat eo
How much is it? Pegement eo, mar plij ?
Sorry! Ma digarezit !
Sorry! Digarezit ac'hanon !
I don't understand Ne gomprenan ket
I get it Komprenet em eus
I don't know N'ouzon ket
I don't know N'ouian ket
Forbidden Arabat
Forbidden Difennet eo
Excuse me, where are the toilets? Pelec'h emañ ar privezioù mar plij ?
Happy New Year! Bloavezh mat !
Happy New Year! Bloavezh mat deoc'h !
Happy birthday! Deiz-ha-bloaz laouen !
Happy holiday! Gouelioù laouen
Congratulations! Gourc'hemennoù
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Here you will find all the words that your memory seems to have stored permanently. However, they will only stay there if you keep them in contact with them regularly, through conversations, reading, listening to radio programs or watching films, series or television programs. You can also consult this list from time to time and randomly test whether you remember the words offered to you. If not, you can remove the words you forgot from this list.
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How to learn Breton by yourself? Start with an easy and free online course!

We have adopted an objective and efficient approach to learn how to speak a language easily and quickly: we suggest you to start by memorizing words, phrases and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and that will be useful when traveling.
Getting used to pronounce words out loud, numbers for instance, is an easy exercise that you can practice often and at anytime throughout the day.
It will help you to get used to the sounds of your chosen language and thus make it more familiar.

Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It enables you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.

Why speak Breton?

Although this language is in danger, it is fiercely defended, and new generations are picking it up once again, more and more naturally, in some parts of Brittany.
Celtophile? Learn Breton and discover another Brittany, its monuments and its culture. Chañs vat! 

Celtic heritage 

Celtic heritage is visible in many archaeological sites that have many menhirs, dolmens and covered walkways which intrigue inhabitants and tourists from all over the world. 
The Celtic roots of the region are also recognizable in its oral tradition which includes many songs - called gwerzioù - and folk legends which are often populated by magical and malicious beings like the Korrigans and Morgans. Some regional tales are also written into the Arthurian legends. Breton dance and music are the focus of many festivals, including the fest-noz (night festival) and Celtic Circles. Many contemporary artists, such as Alan Stivell, have been hugely successful in mixing traditional music with rock or Celtic pop.
Breton gastronomy is unmissable. Specialties such as galettes, kir breton or Muscadet wines are appreciated across the whole of Europe, indeed across the whole world. While passing through the region, you can also enjoy kouigns, a typical sweet bread.
A destination for your future holidays. Looking for a holiday which combines coast and countryside, alongside historical sites and a vibrant culture of traditional dances and gourmet gastronomy? Think of Brittany! 
The long Breton coast - traditionally called Armor - has many islands and a geography which favors dune landscapes, cliffs and estuaries. The interior areas - called the Argoat - are rich in forests, peat bogs and groves. 
Spoken in Brittany by about 170 thousand people, Breton is a regional minority language of France considered endangered by UNESCO.

How to succeed in having good pronunciation within a week to a month?

Written in a 25-letter Latin alphabet, Breton shares several orthographic and phonetic phenomena with other modern Celtic languages, such as consonantal mutations (modification of the first letter of a word). 
In fact, the pronunciation of Breton is marked by the variation in use of one letter, depending on the context. One of the most remarkable cases of variation is the C'H trigram whose pronunciation varies from an aspirated H, to the Spanish jota. The letter Ñ is also present and marks the nasalization of vowels.

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Antonia :  What a beautiful language. I have wanted to learn Breton since listening to the music of Alan Stivell, which I love. I have Welsh blood and it's fascinating to see similarities in these two ancient Celtic languages.
Liam Byrne :  The woman speaking as if she was speaking French, this can not be the right ,I know the bretons have an inferiority complex, but there must be a woman that can speak without a french brouge

Loecsen: https://br.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Bouzec-Cassagnou. The mother tongue of Mona Bouzec is "Breton vannetais". (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breton_vannetais)
Bleuenn  :  Fantastic website, thank you!
Yulia :  Hello! I need to contact someone who knows Breton for an unusual task. I made a transcription of one famous text in Breton with its translation word by word, so I would be glad to know whether my interpretation is correct or not. Anyway I think that text can be a good example of a dialect of Breton, and can be usefull for linguists and historians.
fanis :  i have no idea what is this language but i can say the numbers have simularities with greek my language wow!