A collection of useful phrases in Karuk (araráhih), a Hokan language spoken along the Klamath river in northwestern California in the USA.
See these phrases in any combination of two languages in the Phrase Finder. If you can provide recordings, corrections or additional translations, please contact me.
Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).
|Hello (General greeting)||Ayukîi|
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Hûut íim?
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Vúra yav (I'm fine)
Naa yéeshiip (I'm very good)
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Hûut mí'thvuy?|
|My name is ...||... níthvuuytih|
|Where are you from?||Hôoy ti’aramsîipriv?|
|I'm from ...||... ni'aramsîiprivtih|
|Pleased to meet you|
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't know||Manâa
|I don't understand|
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Karuk?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Karuk|
|How do you say ... in Karuk?|
|How much is this?|
|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?|
|Do you come here often?|
|I miss you|
|I love you|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
|I'm going to leave||Chí nivâarameesh|
|What are you doing?||Iim fâat ikupavêenatih?|
|What are you guys doing?||Fâat iimkun kukupavêenatih?|
|Nothing (reply to 'What are you doing?')||Purafâat|
|What are you saying?||Hûut ipítih?|
|What did you say?||Hûut tée piip?|
|What do you know?||Fâat i'aapúnmutih?|
Karuk phrases provided by Mark Levinson
If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.
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