Useful phrases in Atikamekw

A collection of useful phrases in Atikamekw, which is a variety of Cree, an Algonquian language, and is spoken in southwestern Quebec in Canada.

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Phrase Atikamekw
Welcome Miro peicak
Miro takocini
Hello (General greeting) Kwei
Kit arimikatin
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Ki miro matisin ia?
Tan e totaman?
Tan e ici matisiin?
Reply to 'How are you?' Ni miro matisin
Long time no see
What's your name? Tan e icinikasowin?
My name is ... ... nit icinikason
Where are you from? Tante wetciin?
I'm from ... ... ni otcin
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Miro pimatisi!
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Miro mitciso!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
I understand
I don't understand
Yes Ehe
No Nama
Maybe Pot
I don't know Nama ni kiskerimaw
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again Kiapatc peikwa ite
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Atikamekw?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Atikamekw
How do you say ... in Atikamekw?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Thank you Mikwetc
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet / bathroom?
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 Ki micta sakihitin
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help! Witcihici.
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

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