A collection of useful phrases in Choctaw, a Western Muskogean language spoken mainly in south east Oklahoma.
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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||Chahta Anumpa (Choctaw)|
|Hello (General greeting)||Halito|
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Chim achukma?|
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Amachukmahoke. Chisnato?|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Chi hohchifo nanta?|
|My name is ...||Sa hohchifo ut ...|
|Where are you from?|
|I'm from ...|
|Pleased to meet you|
|Chi pisa lachike (I'll see you soon)|
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't know|
|I understand||Akostininchi li|
|I don't understand||Ak akostinincho|
|Please speak more slowly||Sala̱ha hosh anumpoli|
|Please say that again||Miha moma|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Choctaw?||Chahta imanumpa ish anumpola hinla ho?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Chahta iskitini anumpuli li|
|Speak to me in Choctaw|
|How do you say ... in Choctaw?|
|How much is this?|
|Thank you||Chi̱ yakōkilih chi̱toh (frm)
|Reply to thank you||Ome|
|Where's the toilet?|
|This gentleman will pay for everything|
|This lady will pay for everything|
|Would you like to dance with me?|
|Do you come here often?|
|I miss you|
|I love you||Chi hollo li|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|Christmas and New Year greetings||Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels
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