Useful phrases in Karuk

A collection of useful phrases in Karuk (araráhih), a Hokan language spoken along the Klamath river in northwestern California in the USA.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase araráhih (Karuk)
Hello (General greeting) Ayukîi
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Hûut íim?
Hûut kich?
Reply to 'How are you?' Vúra yav (I'm fine)
Naa yéeshiip (I'm very good)
Long time no see
What's your name? Hûut mí'thvuy?
My name is ... ... níthvuuytih
Where are you from? Hôoy ti’aramsîipriv?
I'm from ... ... ni'aramsîiprivtih
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Chími kuyâapkuh
Good luck! Íshkiit
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Hãã
Maybe Áta
I don't know Manâa
I understand
I don't understand
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Karuk?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Karuk
How do you say ... in Karuk?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Thank you Yôotva
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
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
I'm going to leave Chí nivâarameesh
What are you doing? Iim fâat ikupavêenatih?
What are you guys doing? Fâat iimkun kukupavêenatih?
Nothing (reply to 'What are you doing?') Purafâat
What are you saying? Hûut ipítih?
What did you say? Hûut tée piip?
What do you know? Fâat i'aapúnmutih?

Karuk phrases provided by Mark Levinson

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