Useful phrases in Yucatec Maya

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Useful phrases in Yucatec Maya

A collection of useful phrases in Yucatec Maya, a Mayan language spoken in Mexico and Belize.

You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

English Màaya t'àan (Yucatec Maya)
Welcome Kíimak 'oolal
Hello Ba'ax ka wa'alik?
How are you?

Fine thanks, and you?
Bix yanikech?
Ma'alob. Kux tech?
Hach ma'aloob'. Kux tech?
What's your name?

My name is ...
Bix a k' a'aba'?
In k'aaba'e ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Tux a kaajal?
In kajalé ...
Pleased to meet you Jach ki'imak in wóol in wilikech
Good morning Ma'lob Ja'atskab K'iin
Good afternoon Ma'lob chi'inil K'iin
Good evening Ma'lob ak'ab
Goodbye K'a'ak'ate / Taak saama (see you tomorrow)
Taak ulak k'iin (see you later)
Good luck Ka xi'ik teech utsil
Have a nice day Ka manseché ma'lob kiin / Ka'ajxi'ikte'ex utsil / Ka'aj xi'iktech utsil
Bon appetit Ku méejtech uutsil
Bon voyage Xíiktech uutsil
I understand Tene Tin na'atik
I don't understand Má tin naátik
I don't know Má in woojel
Please speak more slowly Je' u beytal a táan chambel
Please say that again Ka a'alé
Please write it down Je'u beytal a tsiib
Do you speak English? Teeche' a tsiikbal inglés?
Do you speak Yucatec Maya?
Yes, a little
Teeche' a tsiikbal maaya?
Chen jumpit
How do you say ... in Yucatec Maya? Bix u yaálal ich maaya táan
Excuse me Pa'atiki'
How much is this? Bahúux? Bahúux leti'?
Sorry Ma'taali'teeni'
Please Meent' uts
Thank you
Response
Dios bo’otik
Mixba’al.
Where's the toilet? Tu'ux yan u kuuchi T'uuchtaj
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Le ma'ak yan u bootik tulaka
Would you like to dance with me? Co'ox óok' ot
I miss you Ma'ach in túukulkech
I love you In k'áatech
Go away! Xe!
Leave me alone! P'atéen tíin juunaj!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Áantení!
K'a'ajale'!
 
Call the police! T'aan le kaanano'!
One language is never enough Jun t'aan ma'u tsook t'aano'obi
I am hot Tene K'ilkaben
Are you hot? K'ilkabech?
I am cold Tene ke'elen
Are you cold? Ke'elech?
I am hungry Wi'ijen
Are you hungry? Wi'ijech?
What would you want to eat? Ba'ax tak a jantik?
I'd like to eat ... Tak in jana ...
Where are you from? Tu'ux a kajal?
I am from ... In kajalé ...
Take care of your self Kanantabáa
Please wait for me Pa'atení
How was your day? Bix uch a maansik le ki'ina?
How do you feel? Bix a u'uykabáa?

Yucatec Maya phrases provided by Pedro of Na'atik, Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas

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Links

Other collections of Yucatec Maya phrases
http://www.mostlymaya.com/yucatec_maya_intro_.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tum7UWov0rI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucatec_Maya_language http://www.yucatanliving.com/culture/mayan-language-for-beginners-2.htm

Na'atik, Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas - courses in Spanish and Yucatec Maya in Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, Mexico: http://www.naatikmexico.com

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