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Quechua Lesson

Here's a small sampling of Quechua words. It won't make you fluent, but people appreciate the effort when you learn a few of words of their language.

Words:

House—wasi

Mother—mama

Father—papa, tayta

Son—wawa

Daughter—wawa

Yes—arí

No—mana

Please—allichu

Hello—rimaykullayki, napaykullayki

Phrases:

What is your name?—Imataq sutiyki?

My name is... —Nuqap... sutiymi

Good-bye—rikunakusun

Good morning—windía

How are you?—Ima hinalla?

Thank you—añay

Numbers:

Zero—ch'usaq

One—huq, huk

Two—iskay

Three—kinsa, kimsa

Four—tawa

Five—pishqa, pisqa, pichqa

Six—soqta, suqta

Seven—qanchis

Eight—pusaq, pusac

Nine—isqun

Ten—thunka

Updated: 06-2013

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