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Useful phrases in Aymara

A collection of useful phrases in Aymara, an Aymaran language spoken mainly in Boliva and Peru, and also in Argentina and Chile.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase Aymar aru (Aymara)
Hello (General greeting) Laphi!
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Kamisaraki?
Reply to 'How are you?' Waliki, jumasti?
Waliquitua, jumasti?
Long time no see
What's your name? Kunas sutimaj?
Cunasa sutimaja?
My name is ... Sutijara ...
Sutixax ...wa
Nayan sutinhaxa ...
Where are you from? Cauquitaatasa?
Cauquitsa juta?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Ccarurucama (see you tomorrow)
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Jisa
No Janiwa
I don't know
I understand
I don't understand Janiwa entindkti
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Aymara?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Aymara
How do you say ... in Aymara?
Excuse me
How much is this? Kawkhasa manuma?
Please Mira
Thank you Juspajaraña
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
I miss you
I love you Munsmawa
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas and New Year greetings Sooma Nawira-ra
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?

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