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Useful phrases in Navajo

A collection of useful phrases in Navaj, an Athabaskan language spoken in Arizona and New Mexico in the USA.

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English Diné Bizaad (Navajo)
Welcome Yá'át'ééh
Hello
(General greeting)
Yá'át'ééh
How are you? Ąąʼ? (lit. "Well?")
Ąąʼ haʼíí baa naniná? (lit. "What are you doing?")
Reply to 'How are you?' ʼÁh nístsʼííd
Long time no see
What's your name? Haash yinilyé?
My name is ... Shí éí ... yinishyé
Where are you from? Háadish nitsʼééʼ łeeʼ sitą́?
(lit. "Where is your umbilical cord buried?")
Ąąʼ háádę́ę́ʼ?
Háádę́ę́ʼísh íiyisíí naniná?
I'm from ... ... naashá
Pleased to meet you Nizhónígo ałhééhosiilzįįd
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Yá'át'ééh abíní
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Yá'át'ééh
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Yá'át'ééh ałní'íní
Yáʼátʼééh iʼííʼą́
Good night Yá'át'ééh hiiłchi'į'
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Hágoónee’ ("okay/alright then")
Hágooshį́į́
Yá’át’ééh (reply)
Á'aa, hágoónee’ (reply)
Good luck
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Ahóá!
Have a nice day Nizhónígo Nee Ado’ááł
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Nizhónígo adííyį́į́ł
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Nizhónígo ch’aanidíínaał
I understand
I don't understand Doo ndiists'a' da
Yes Aoo'
No Dooda
Maybe
I don't know Doo shił bééhózin da
Please speak more slowly Háázhó’ógo bee ádíní
Please say that again Ánáádí'ní
Please write it down
Do you speak English? Bilagáana bizaadísh dinitsʼaʼ?
Do you speak Navajo? Diné bizaadísh dinitsʼaʼ?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Bééhózin da
I don't speak Navajo Diné bizaad doo shił bééhózin da
Speak to me in Navajo?
How do you say ... in Navajo?
Excuse me Shoohá
How much is this? Díkwíí bą́ą́h ’ílį́?
Sorry Dooládó’ dooda da
Please T'aa shoodi
Thank you Ahéhee'
Tʼáá íiyisíí ahéheeʼ
Reply to thank you Ahéhee'
Where's the toilet? Háadish yah anída'aldah góne'?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
I love you Ayóó ánííníshí
Ayóó ánóshí
Get well soon
Leave me alone!
Help! Shíká anilyeedá!
Fire!
Stop!
Call the police! Siláo shá bich i' holne'!
Christmas and New Year greetings Laanaa yáʼátʼéehgo Késhmish, nił hózhǫ́ǫgo chʼídoohah
Easter greetings Nizhónígo Damóotsoh
Birthday greetings Baa hózhǫ́ǫgo niʼdizhchį́
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
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