A collection of useful phrases in Aymara, an Aymaran language spoken mainly in Boliva and Peru, and also in Argentina and Chile.
Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).
|Phrase||Aymar aru (Aymara)|
|Hello (General greeting)||Laphi!
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Kamisaraki?
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Waliki, jumasti?
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Kunas sutimaj?
|My name is ...||Sutijara ...
Nayan sutinhaxa ...
|Where are you from?||Cauquitaatasa?
|I'm from ...|
|Pleased to meet you|
Ccarurucama (see you tomorrow)
|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|
|I don't understand||Janiwa entindkti|
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Aymara?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Aymara|
|How do you say ... in Aymara?|
|How much is this?||Kawkhasa manuma?|
|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?|
|I miss you|
|I love you||Munsmawa|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|Christmas greetings||Sooma Nawira-ra|
|New Year greetings|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
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