A collection of useful phrases in Shawnee (Sawanwa), an Algonquian language spoken in Oklahoma in the USA.
See these phrases in any combination of two languages in the Phrase Finder. If you can provide recordings, corrections or additional translations, please contact me.
|Hello (General greeting)||Hi ho
Bezon (general greeting)
Bezon nikanaki (general greeting to a friend)
Ho (southern dialect)
Hiteto (northeastern dialect)
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Hike howaselisimimo?
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Niwisilasimamo
Ne hoawselisimino, miqikeli?
(I'm fine, and you?)
Tape wasi (good enough)
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Nahewa ketasefo?|
|My name is ...||... netasefo|
|Where are you from?||ti ne wa wi ya ge ke ho ge pe yi?|
|I'm from ...|
|Pleased to meet you|
|Silinoke kanola (we'll see each other again)|
|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||Ko qa|
|Do you understand?|
|I don't understand|
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Shawnee?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Do you speak a language
other than Shawnee?
|Speak to me in Shawnee|
|How do you say ... in Shawnee?|
|How much is this?|
|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||Ninasaywelamay|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Help!||Ni ti mi we lo|
|Call the police!|
|New Year greetings|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
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Information about Shawnee | Phrases | Numbers
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