Useful phrases in Cheyenne

A collection of useful phrases in Cheyenne (Tsėhesenėstsestotse), a Plains Algonquian language spoken in Montana and Oklahoma in the USA.

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Key to abbreviations: m = said by men, f = said by women

Phrase Tsėhesenėstsestotse (Cheyenne)
Welcome Vá'ôhtáma ((Sit in) the place-of-honor)
Hello (General greeting) Haáahe (m)
Héehe (f)
Náho'êho'öhtse (I've come visiting)
Ného'nâho'ôhtsevâtse (I'm (come) visiting you)
Ného'héve'hoomâtse (I've come to see you)
Epêhéva'e tséxho'êhneto (It is good you came - reply)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Népâhávomóhtâhehe?
(Are you feeling good?)
(Are you feeling good?)
Reply to 'How are you?' Héehe'e, nápâhávomóhtahe
(Yes, I'm feeling good)
Héehe'e, nápêhévomóhtahe
(Yes, I'm feeling good)
Long time no see
What's your name? Né-tonėševehe?
My name is ... ... ná-heševehe
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
É-peve-vóona'a (It's a good morning)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Pâháveéšeeva (Good day)
Pêhéveéšeeva (Good day)
Epâhávatamáno'e (It is a good day)
Epêhévatamáno'e (It is a good day)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Náto'seévâhóó'óhtse (I'm going back home)
Nêstaévâhósevóomâtse (I'll see you again - reply)
Né'évâhósêho'êhneo'o (Come again - reply)
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 Héehe'e
No Hová'ȧháne
I don't know
I understand
I don't understand
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again Hósenêhešeha
Please write it down Môxe'oöhtse
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Cheyenne? Nétsêhésenêstsehe?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Héehe' nátšêške'tsêhésenestse
Speak to me in Cheyenne Néstsêhésenêstovêstse
How do you say ... in Cheyenne? Etónêšêtsêhéseóxôhestohe ...
Excuse me
How much is this? Étónetoeme
Thank you Hahoo
Néá'êšemeno (We thank you)
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? Néto'sėho'sóehe (Are you going to dance?)
Nétâhého'sóema (Let's go dance)
Do you come here often?
I miss you
I love you Nemehotȧtse
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings Hoesenestotse
New Year greetings Aa'eEmona'e
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

Some phrases and recordings from Let's Talk Cheyenne: An Audio Course

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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