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GET BY IN CORNISH: ESSENTIAL BANK HOLIDAY PHRASES

It’s a beautiful language and the number of people speaking it again is growing rapidly every year, thanks to organisations like MAGA. If you’re coming to Cornwall, or you’re lucky enough to already be here, you may find these Cornish holiday phrases useful in tricky situations.

Are we there yet? 
Eson ni ena hwath?

Only 296 miles to go now.
Dew kans hwetek ha peswar ugens mildir dhe vos hwath

My feet hurt.
Ow dewdros a shynd

I need a drink.
Yma edhomm dhymm a dhiwes

Where’s the toilet? 
Ple’ma an bisva?

Oh splendid, a pub!
Ogh bryntin, diwotti!

How much is this?
Pygemmys yw hemma?

Cheers! 
Yeghes da!

After a few drinks, or if you need to appear knowledgeable about rural life, we recommend the following conversational gambits:

I love you a thousand times more than my cows.
My a’th kar milweyth moy es ow bughes

One tractor is never enough!
Nyns yw unn jynn-tenna nevra lowr!