Starting with Corsican: 15 Key Phrases for Beginners

Starting with Corsican: 15 Key Phrases for Beginners

Welcome, passionate learners and linguistic adventurers!

Delving into the rich tapestry of languages, we find Corsican (Corsu), a captivating Romance language spoken primarily on the beautiful island of Corsica.

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While it might share similarities with its neighboring Italian and French, Corsican has a unique cadence and rhythm that mirrors the island’s vibrant culture and history. For those eager to embark on this journey, this article offers a gentle introduction.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go!

15 Common Corsican Phrases

1. Hello!

Bonghjornu / Salute!

2. How are you?

Cumu va?

3. Fine, thank you.

Bè, grazie.

4. My name is…

Mi chjamu…

5. How much does it cost?

Quantu custa?

6. Please.

Per piacè.

7. Thank you.


8. Excuse me.


9. I’m sorry.

Mi dispiace.

10. I don’t understand.

Ùn capiscu micca.

11. Yes.


12. No.


13. Where is the bathroom / toilet?

Induve sò e toilettes?

14. Do you speak English?

Parlate inglese?

15. Goodbye.


As we wrap up our beginner’s guide to Corsican, remember that every language is not just a set of words and rules, but a gateway into a rich world of culture, history, and human connection.

The phrases you’ve learned today are more than just sounds—they’re a bridge to understanding the heart of Corsica and its people. Keep practicing, remain curious, and always be open to the beauty of mistakes and learning.

Here’s to your journey with the Corsican language. Avvedeci and happy learning!

For Corsican language materials, check out our post Everything You Need To Learn Corsican.