More

Guam Trip Builder

You have the following items saved in your itinerary. View Trip
Go
Go
menu icon close menu icon

Language

Although English is spoken throughout the island, the local people continue to speak their own Chamorro language. Some, particularly older residents who lived on Guam during the World War II period of Japanese occupation, speak Japanese, as well.

As in other destinations, the fastest way to make friends on Guam is to learn a bit of the local language. Here are a few of the popular expressions you'll hear every day.

Chamorro

Håfa Adai!
Håfa lai!
Håfa tatatmanu hao?
Håfa?
Hayi na'ån-mu?
Buenas dihas
Buenas noches
Gof mauleg
Esta agupa'
Adios
Si Yu'os Ma'åse'
Hello!
Hello friend!
How are you?
What's up?
What's your name?
Good Morning
Good evening
Very good
Until tomorrow
Good bye
Thank you