Vocabulary of Breton (brezhoneg)

Nouns, definite articles, plurals
Adjectives masculine, feminine

1.    mother           mamm, ar vamm, mammoù
2.    father           tad, an tad, tadoù
3.    sister           c’hoar, ar c’hoar, c’hoarezed


Rak kement en deus Doue karet ar bed ken en deus roet e Vab unganet evit nan
aio ket da goll an neb a gred ennañ, hogen m’en devo buhez peurbadus.


For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

The Bible, John, 3, 16

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1.    water           dour, an dour
2.    fire           tan, an tan, tanioù
3.    sun           heol, an heol


Roit dimp hizio bara hor bevañs.

Give us today our daily bread.
The Bible, Matthew, 6, 11

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1.    cat           kazh, ar c’hazh, kizhier
2.    dog           ki, ar c’hi, chas
3.    horse           marc’h, ar marc’h, mirc’hed


Deroù keloù mat Jezuz Krist, Mab Doue.

The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
The Bible, Mark, 1,1

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1.    white           gwenn, wenn
2.    black           du, zu
3.    red           ruz, ruz


Evel ma karit e rafe deoc’h an dud, evel-se ivez grit dezho.

Do to others as you would have them do to you.
The Bible, Luke, 6,31

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Da dad, da vamm a enori hag ivez da nesañ a gari eveldout da-unan.

Honour your father and mother; and love your neighbour as yourself.
The Bible, Matthew, 19,19

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National languages in bold

Early Breton

Recent Breton (pre-1941)
Recent Breton (1707)
Middle Breton (1100 - 1659)
Old Breton (750 - 1100)

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