A collection of useful phrases in Chokwe (Wuchokwe), a Bantu language spoken in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.
|Hello (General greeting)||Kuchi
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Nuahinduka? (How are you?)
Kuchi nuli? (What's up?)
Kanawa? (You good?)
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Nguli kanawa (I'm okay)
Nguli kwami kanawa (I'm great)
Hamwe ha kehe (I'm so so)
Chishi kwanawa (I'm not good)
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Ungweji upema|
|My name is ...||Jina liami ...
|Where are you from?||Kuli wa twama?|
|I'm from ...||Yami nathuama mu ...|
|Pleased to meet you|
|Good night||Ufuku upema|
|Salenu kanawa (goodbye)
Ndo shimbu yikehe (See you)
Ndo shimbu yikwo (See you later)
Ndo hamene (See you tomorrow)
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day||Tangwa lipema|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't know||Chanyingikele|
|Do you understand?||Wevwa ko?
|I understand||Nevwa ko|
|I don't understand|
|Please speak more slowly||Hajikenu hake ake?|
|Please say that again||Hilukilenuho nawa?|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?||Wakuhaji Inglês?|
|Do you speak Chokwe?||Wakuhaji Ucôkwe?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Do you speak a language
other than Chokwe?
|Speak to me in Chokwe|
|How do you say ... in Chokwe?|
|How much is this?||Chingahi wunalanjisa?|
|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?|
|Do you come here often?|
|I miss you|
|I love you||Yami nakukuzanga|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|New Year greetings|
|Birthday greetings||Txiseke muli yena ha mwaka wa takanisa!|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
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