languagesoftware.net - which is the best language course or software - compare

Useful phrases in Cherokee

A collection of useful phrases in Cherokee. You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: >sg = singular (said to one person), >dl = dual (said to two people) >pl = plural (said to more than three people)

English ᏣᎳᎩ / Tsalagi (Cherokee)
Welcome ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ (Ulihelisdi)
Hello ᎣᏏᏲ (Osiyo)
'ᏏᏲ (Siyo)
How are you? ᏙᎯᏧ? (Dohitsu?)
Fine thanks, and you? ᎣᏍᏓ. ᏂᎯᎾ/ᎢᎯᎾ (Osda, nihina/ihina)
Long time no see  
What's your name? ᎦᏙ ᏕᏣᏙᎠ? (Gado, detsadoa)
My name is ... ... ᏓᏆᏙ (dagwado)
Where are you from? ᎭᏢ ᏖᎬᎢ? (Hatlv tegvi)
I'm from ... ... ᏗᎨᎬ. (Digegv)
Pleased to meet you ᎦᎵᎡᎵ ᏥᏕᎾᎸ (Galiheli tsidenalv)
Good morning ᎣᏍᏓ ᏑᎾᎴᎢ (Osda sunalei)
ᎣᏍᏓ ᏒᎾᎴᎢ (Osda svnalei)
Good afternoon  
Good evening ᎣᏍᏓ ᏒᎯᏰ (Osda svhiye)
ᎣᏍᏓ ᏒᎯᏰᏱ (Osda svhiyeyi)
Good night ᎣᏍᏓ ᏒᏃᏱ (Osda enoyi)
Goodbye ᏙᎾᏓᎬᎰᎢ (Donadagvhoi) >sg
ᏙᏓᏓᎪᎲᎢ (Dodadagohvi) >pl
Good luck  
Cheers/Good health!  
Have a nice day  
Bon appetit  
Bon voyage  
I understand ᎪᎵᎦ (Goliga)
I don't understand Ꮭ ᏱᎪᎵᎦ (Tla yigoliga)
ᎨᏍᏗ ᏱᎪᎵᎢᎦ (Gesdi yigoliga)
I don't know ᎨᏍᏗ ᏱᏥᎦᏔ (Gesdi yitsigata)
Ꮭ ᏱᏥᎦᏔ (Tla yitsigata)
Please speak more slowly ᎤᏍᎦᏃᎵ ᎯᏬᏂᎯ (Usganoli hiwonihi)
Please say that again ᎠᏏᏇ ᎭᏓ (Asique hada)
Please write it down ᎰᏪᎸᎦ (Hohwelvga) >sg
ᏍᏙᏪᎸᎦ (Sdowelvga) >dl
ᎢᏦᏪᎸᎦ (Itsowelvga) >pl
Do you speak English?  
Do you speak Cherokee? ᏣᎳᎩᏍ ᎯᏬᏂᏍᎩ? (Tsalagis hiwonisgi) >sg
Yes, a little ᎥᎥ, ᎢᎦᏛ (V'v, igadv)
ᎥᎥ ᎦᏲᏟ (Vv, gayotli)
How do you say ... in Cherokee? ᎯᎳᎪ ᎤᏘᏗ ... ᏣᎳᎩᏱ? (Hilago utidi... tsalagiyi?)
Excuse me  
How much is this? ᎯᎳ ᎢᎦᎢ? (Hila igai?)
Sorry ᎤᏲ ᎠᏰᎶᏗ (Uyo ayelodi)
Please ᎰᏩᏧ (Howatsu)
Thank you ᏩᏙ (Wado)
You're welcome ᎬᎵᎡᎵᎦ (Gvlieliga)
Where's the toilet? ᎭᏢ ᏙᏯ ᎤᎾᏨᏍᏗ ᏱᎩ (Hatlv doya unatsvsdi yigi)
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything  
Would you like to dance with me?  
I miss you  
I love you ᎬᎨᏳᎢ (Gvgeyu'i)
Get well soon  
Go away! ᏪᎾ! (Wena!)
Leave me alone!  
Help!
Fire! ᎠᏥᎸ (Atsilv)
Stop!
Call the police!  
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
ᏓᏂᏍᏔᏲᎯᎲ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ ᎢᏤ ᎤᏕᏘᏴᎠᏌᏗᏒ
(Danistayohihv ale alihelisdi itse udetiyv'asadisv0
Happy Easter ᏥᏌ ᏕᎴᎯᏌᏅ (Tsisa delehisanv)
Happy Birthday ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ ᏂᏣᏕᏘᏯ (Ulihelisdi nitsadetiya)
One language is never enough ᏌᏊ ᎦᏬᏂᏍᏗ ᎥᏝ ᏰᎵᏊ
(Saquu gawonisdi vtla yeliquu)
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
 

Some Cherokee phrases provided by EE, Mary M. Revis (ᏎᎷ) and Tyson LaDale (ᎦᎴᏴᏍᎬ ᎤᎨᏓᎵᏴ) Taylor-Gerstner

If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

Information about Cherokee | Cherokee phrases | Cherokee numbers | Cherokee learning materials

Links

Other collections of Cherokee phrases
http://public.csusm.edu/public/raven/cherokee.dir/cherlexi.html
http://mypeoplepc.com/members/cherlyn/onefeather/id7.html
http://www.ctc.volant.org/cherokee/Mirror/cherokeewords.html
http://www.manataka.org/page122.html

Phrases in other languages


Learn Chinese Characters with the Omniglot Chinese app | Language Jobs at Jobseeker.co.uk
Hosted by Kualo