A collection of useful phrases in Oʼodham (O’odham Ñeoki), an Uto-Aztecan language spoken mainly in Arizona in the USA, and also northern Mexico.
Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).
|Hello (on phone)||Hello|
|How are you?||Shap kaij?
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Maña sape, api hig?|
|What's your name?||Shap cehgig?|
|My name is ...||B añ cehgig ...|
|Where are you from?||Bap ud amjedkam?|
|I'm from ...||Añ ud ... amjedkam|
|Pleased to meet you||Añi añ skegig emnam|
|Good night||Sap g o koks|
|Oi g him|
|Have a nice day||Pt o stahad id i tashkaj|
|I don't know||Pi iñ mac|
|Do you understand?||Nap a s’amicud|
|I understand||Amic ant|
|I don't understand||Pi int amic|
|Please speak more slowly||Sbagi g ñeok|
|Please say that again||B g ep ce:i|
|Please write it down||N g o’ohan|
|Do you speak English?||Nap ñeok miliganaj?|
|Do you speak Oʼodham?||Nap ñeok O'odham Ñeoki?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Hau’u, nt ha smac O’odham Ñeoki|
|Do you speak a language
other than Oʼodham?
|Nap api ñeok gavul Ñeoki?|
|Speak to me in Oʼodham||Ñeokiñ o’odhamaj ñvem|
|How do you say ... in Oʼodham?||Shapt masma hab o cei o'odhamaj?|
|How much is this?||K he’ekia namkig ida?|
|Where's the toilet / bathroom?||Ba o g bitkud?|
|Do you come here often?||No cum hekid jijivha mu’ikko?|
|I miss you||Añi añ pi medagi|
|I love you||Ant o snohohoid|
|Go away!||Himto gm hu!|
|Leave me alone!||Ndagitoñ!|
|Call the police!||Cicililihi hihnad|
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