Useful phrases in Choctaw

A collection of useful phrases in Choctaw (Chahta'), a Western Muskogean language spoken mainly in south east Oklahoma in the USA.

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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? Chi̱ hohchifo yʋt nanta?
My name is ... Sʋ hohchifo yʋt ...
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)
Chi pisa lachike (I'll see you soon)
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 A
No Keyu
I don't know Ak ikhano
Do you understand? Chi anukfo̱kka ho̱? (sg)
Hʋchi anukfo̱kka ho̱? (pl)
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?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Thank you Chi̱ yakōkilih chi̱toh (frm)
Yakokih (inf)
Reply to thank you Ome
Where's the toilet / bathroom?
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
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

Corrections and additions by Terri Hayes

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