The Corsican language is one of the traditions that the island of beauty intends to preserve!
On the island of beauty, the Corsican is learned from the youngest age to the university course, the goal being to make it last as long as possible!
To allow you to soak up the Corsican culture, we offer you a little lesson, then to your notebooks and pens! 😊
Like many languages there is a difference between oral and written and Corsica does not escape this rule!
Indeed, the last vowel of the words is often swallowed … Example: in Corsica bon appétit is written: “good appetitu” but will be spoken orally: “good apetit” you understood? Perfect, we can go to the second step! 🙂
At the level of pronunciation you will need to know the basic rules like:
The letter “U” will pronounce “OR”, the “T” will pronounce “D” and the “V” in the north of the island will tend to pronounce “B”. You follow ?
Now you are ready to learn some very simple words!
Corsica I learn it: U Corsu ampargu
- Hello: Bonghjornu
- Good evening: Bona Sera
- Good night: Bona Notte
- Goodbye: Avvèdaci
- Thank you: Ti ringraziu
- Delighted: Mi Face Piacè
- To your health: (A) Salute
- Please: By Piaceri
- The week: Settimana
- The day: (A) ghjurata
- The day: (u) ghjornu
- Village or Country: Paesi
- Peace and health: Pace é Saluta
- Nothing: di nunda
- I am there: Sò Quì
- The right: (A) drita
- The left: (A) manca
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday:
Luni, Marti, Marcuri, Ghjovi, Venneri, Sabbatu, Duminica
Here you are, now you can start practicing all these little words during your stay in Corsica!
If you wish to learn more know that there are several Corsican / French dictionaries available online or in print!
- Environment : Corsica
Why it’s nice !
- A rich language
- Cultural wealth
- To learn a new language
- Parlemu Corsu