Useful phrases in Serrano

A collection of useful phrases in Serrano (Maarrênga'twich), an Uto-Aztecan language spoken in southern California in the USA.

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Phrase Maarrênga'twich (Serrano)
Hello (General greeting) Haminat
Hello (on phone) Haminat
How are you? Haminat nyihay?
Reply to 'How are you?' Nehuun 'a'ay (My heart is good)
'Emit? (and you?)
Mermerher' qac (I'm just here)
Long time no see
What's your name? Hiitiit metewan?
My name is ... Netewan ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Hakup 'a'ay taamit
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Hakup 'a'ay taamit
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night Hakup 'a'ay atuuk
(Parting phrases)
Payika'tan hiiv 'emey haypa'n
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 Werre'
No Now
Maybe Mit
I don't know Qayn 'enan
I understand Mamcayn
I don't understand Qayn 'enan
Please speak more slowly Werrawerra'n hau'pa'k
Please say that again Werrawerra'n merch 'amay
Please write it down 'Uushan 'amay
Do you speak English? 'Emit Xay'ku'cu'?
Do you speak Serrano? 'Emit Maarrênga'cu'?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Werre', kiti' werrawerra'nayn
Speak to me in Serrano Nëi'ka' werrawerra'n Maarrênga'twichi'
How do you say ... in Serrano? Haminta key ...?
Excuse me
How much is this? Hinyiki' 'ivi'?
Sorry Nehuun kesha ("My heart is bad")
Thank you Hakupvu' 'a'ay
Reply to thank you Werre'
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? 'Emit pichyi' 'ip tengek?
I miss you Naarmayn 'emey
I love you Pihan'in 'emey
Get well soon
Go away! 'Angkwa' mih!
Leave me alone! 'Angkwa' mih!
Stop! Turrux!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough Howpk werrafkt qay' haypa'n naacu'
My hovercraft is full of eels
Let's go! Na'cec mih'
What are you doing? Hiitiit nyihay?
Take care Inach nem
Did I see you? 'Emeytanu' hihii?
Did you see me? Neycham hihii?
Was I working? Ne'tanu' tehtey?
Were you working? 'Emi'cham tehtey?
Did we have money? Pwahka'ti'tichemu' 'ayyay?
Did I take care of you? 'Emeytanu' puhca'?
Did you take care of me too? Neycham puhca' waha'?
Did I marry you? 'Emeytanu' 'u'?
Did you marry me too? Neycham 'u' waha'?
Did you not abandon me? Qay'cham ney pukay?
Did I lose you? 'Emeytanu' chewpkin?
Were we happy? Cheehuntichemu hitihiti'n?

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