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Useful phrases in Comanche

A collection of useful phrases in Comanche (nʉmʉ tekwapʉ̱), an Uto-Aztecan language spoken in parts of Oklahoma and New Mexico.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), dl = dual (said to two people), pl = plural (said to three or more people).

Phrase nʉmʉ tekwapʉ̱ (Comanche)
Hello (General greeting) Marʉ́awe (sg)
Marʉ́awebu̱kwu̱ (dl)
Haa marʉ́awe (pl)
Haa marʉ́awe (Hi)
Marʉ́awekwai (Tell me all about it)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Ʉnha hakai nʉʉsuka?
Reply to 'How are you?' Tsaatʉ̱, ʉntse?
Long time no see
What's your name? Ʉnha hakai nahniaka?
My name is ... Nʉ nahnia tsa ....
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Noo nʉ pʉetsʉ̱ku ʉ punine (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 Haa
No Kee
I don't know
I understand Ʉ naki̱supanaʔitʉ nʉ
I don't understand Ke nʉ ʉ naki̱supanaʔitʉ
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Comanche? Ʉnha nʉmʉ tekwaʔeyu?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Comanche
How do you say ... in Comanche? Hakai ... nʉmʉ nahniaka̱?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Please Haamee
Thank you Ʉra
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?
Do you come here often?
I miss you
I love you
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas and New Year greetings Tsaa Nʉʉsukatʉ̱ Waa Himarʉ
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
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