Useful phrases in Cheyenne

A collection of useful phrases in Cheyenne (Tsėhesenėstsestotse), a Plains Algonquian language spoken in Montana and Oklahoma in the USA.

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Key to abbreviations: m = said by men, f = said by women

Phrase Tsėhesenėstsestotse (Cheyenne)
Hello (General greeting) Haáahe (m)
Héehe (f)
Hello (on phone)
How are you?
Reply to 'How are you?'
Long time no see
What's your name? Né-tonėševehe?
My name is ... ... ná-heševehe
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
É-peve-vóona'a (It's a good morning)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
(Parting phrases)
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 Héehe'e
No Hová'ȧháne
I don't know
I understand
I don't understand
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Cheyenne? Nétsêhésenêstsehe?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Cheyenne
How do you say ... in Cheyenne?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Thank you Néá'eše
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? Néto'sėho'sóehe (Are you going to dance?)
Do you come here often?
I miss you
I love you Nih mih hohtz
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings Hoesenestotse
New Year greetings Aa'eEmona'e
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

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