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Aymara is the language of the Aymara people in the Andes. It has over 2.5 million speakers, in the country of Bolivia (official language), Chile, Argentina and Peru (official language).

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Common signs


OPEN
CLOSED
ENTRANCE
EXIT
PUSH
PULL
TOILET
MEN
WOMEN
FORBIDDEN
Hello.
Kamisaraki
Hello.
Laphi(informal), jay.
How are you?
kamisaki?(formal). Kamisakisktasa?(informal)
Fine, thank you.
Waliki, jusphajaraña.
What is your name?
Kunas sutimaj?
My name is ______ .
Sutijara ______ .
Nice to meet you.
. ( )
Please.
Mirà.
Thank you.
Jusphajarkätam.
You're welcome.
. ( )
Yes.
Jisa .
No.
janiwa.
Excuse me. (getting attention)
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
. ( )
I'm sorry.
. ( )
Goodbye
jakisiñkama
Goodbye
ccarurucama(informal)
I can't speak name of language [well].
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English?
? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
? ( ?)
Help!
! ( !)
Look out!
! ( !)
Good morning.
. ( )
Good evening.
. ( )
Good night.
. ( )
Good night (to sleep)
. ( )
I don't understand.
Janiwa entindkti.
Where is the toilet?
? ( ?)

Problems[edit]

Leave me alone.
. ( .)
Don't touch me!
! ( !)
I'll call the police.
. ( .)
Police!
! ( !)
Stop! Thief!
! ! ( ! !)
I need your help.
. ( .)
It's an emergency.
. ( .)
I'm lost.
. ( .)
I lost my bag.
. ( .)
I lost my wallet.
. ( .)
I'm sick.
. ( .)
I've been injured.
. ( .)
I need a doctor.
. ( .)
Can I use your phone?
? ( ?)

Numbers[edit]

0
ch'usa ( )
1
maya ( )
2
paya ( )
3
kinsa ( )
4
pusi ( )
5
phisqa ( )
6
suxta ( )
7
paqalqu ( )
8
kinsalqu ( )
9
llätunka ( )
10
tunka ( )
11
tunka mayani ( )
12
tunka payani( )
13
tunka kinsani ( )
14
tunka pusini ( )
15
tunka phisqani( )
16
tunka suxtani( )
17
tunka paqalkuni ( )
18
tunka kinsaqalkuni ( )
19
tunka llätunkani ( )
20
pä tunka ( )
21
pä tunk mayani ( )
22
pä tunk payani ( )
23
pä tunk kinsani ( )
30
kinsa tunka ( )
40
pusi tunka ( )
50
phisqa tunka ( )
60
suxta tunka ( )
70
paqalq tunka( )
80
kinsa paqal tunka ( )
90
llätunk tunka ( )
100
pataka ( )
200
pä pataka ( )
300
kinsa pataka ( )
1,000
waranka ( )
2,000
pä waranka ( )
1,000,000
milluna ( )
1,000,000,000
millarduna ( )
1,000,000,000,000
billuna ( )
number _____ (train, bus, etc.)
( )
half
( )
less
( )
more
( )

Time[edit]

now
( )
later
( )
before
( )
morning
( )
afternoon
( )
evening
( )
night
( )

Clock time[edit]

one o'clock AM
( )
two o'clock AM
( )
noon
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one o'clock PM
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two o'clock PM
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midnight
( )

Duration[edit]

_____ minute(s)
( )
_____ hour(s)
( )
_____ day(s)
_____ uru.urunaka
_____ week(s)
( )
_____ month(s)
( )
_____ year(s)
Mara

Days[edit]

today
jichhüru ( )
yesterday
wasüru ( )
tomorrow
qharüru ( )
this week
( )
last week
( )
next week
( )
Sunday
( )
Monday
( )
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Months[edit]

January
chinuqa ( )
February
anata ( )
March
achuqa ( )
April
qasawi ( )
May
llamayu ( )
June
mara t'aqa ( )
July
willka kuti ( )
August
llumpaqa ( )
September
sata qallta ( )
October
taypi sata ( )
November
lapaka ( )
December
jallu tallka ( )

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

black
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white
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gray
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red
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blue
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yellow
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green
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orange
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purple
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brown
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Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

How much is a ticket to _____?
( )
One ticket to _____, please.
( )
Where does this train/bus go?
( )
Where is the train/bus to _____?
( )
Does this train/bus stop in _____?
( )
When does the train/bus for _____ leave?
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When will this train/bus arrive in _____?
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Directions[edit]

How do I get to _____ ?
( )
...the train station?
( )
...the bus station?
( )
...the airport?
( )
...downtown?
( )
...the youth hostel?
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...the _____ hotel?
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...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate?
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Where are there a lot of...
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...hotels?
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...restaurants?
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...bars?
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...sites to see?
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Can you show me on the map?
( )
street
( )
Turn left.
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Turn right.
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left
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right
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straight ahead
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towards the _____
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past the _____
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before the _____
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Watch for the _____.
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intersection
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north
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south
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east
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west
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uphill
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downhill
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Taxi[edit]

Taxi!
( )
Take me to _____, please.
( )
How much does it cost to get to _____?
( )
Take me there, please.
( )

Lodging[edit]

Do you have any rooms available?
( )
How much is a room for one person/two people?
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Does the room come with...
( )
...bedsheets?
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...a bathroom?
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...a telephone?
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...a TV?
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May I see the room first?
( )
Do you have anything quieter?
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...bigger?
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...cleaner?
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...cheaper?
( )
OK, I'll take it.
( )
I will stay for _____ night(s).
( )
Can you suggest another hotel?
( )
Do you have a safe?
( )
...lockers?
( )
Is breakfast/supper included?
( )
What time is breakfast/supper?
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Please clean my room.
( )
Can you wake me at _____?
( )
I want to check out.
( )

Money[edit]

Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars?
( )
Do you accept British pounds?
( )
Do you accept euros?
( )
Do you accept credit cards?
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Can you change money for me?
( )
Where can I get money changed?
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Can you change a traveler's check for me?
( )
Where can I get a traveler's check changed?
( )
What is the exchange rate?
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Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)?
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Eating[edit]

A table for one person/two people, please.
( )
Can I look at the menu, please?
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Can I look in the kitchen?
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Is there a house specialty?
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Is there a local specialty?
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I'm a vegetarian.
( )
I don't eat pork.
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I don't eat beef.
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I only eat kosher food.
( )
Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard)
( )
fixed-price meal
( )
a la carte
( )
breakfast
( )
lunch
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tea (meal)
( )
supper
( )
I want _____.
( )
I want a dish containing _____.
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chicken
( )
beef
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fish
( )
ham
( )
sausage
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cheese
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eggs
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salad
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(fresh) vegetables
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(fresh) fruit
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bread
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toast
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noodles
( )
rice
( )
beans
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May I have a glass of _____?
( )
May I have a cup of _____?
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May I have a bottle of _____?
( )
coffee
( )
tea (drink)
( )
juice
( )
(bubbly) water
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(still) water
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beer
( )
red/white wine
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May I have some _____?
( )
salt
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black pepper
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butter
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Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)
( )
I'm finished.
( )
It was delicious.
( )
Please clear the plates.
( )
The check, please.
( )

Bars[edit]

Do you serve alcohol?
( )
Is there table service?
( )
A beer/two beers, please.
( )
A glass of red/white wine, please.
( )
A pint, please.
( )
A bottle, please.
( )
_____ (hard liquor) and _____ (mixer), please.
( )
whiskey
( )
vodka
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rum
( )
water
( )
club soda
( )
tonic water
( )
orange juice
( )
Coke (soda)
( )
Do you have any bar snacks?
( )
One more, please.
( )
Another round, please.
( )
When is closing time?
( )
Cheers!
( )

Shopping[edit]

Do you have this in my size?
( )
How much is this?
Kawkhasa nanuma?
That's too expensive.
( )
Would you take _____?
( )
expensive
( )
cheap
( )
I can't afford it.
( )
I don't want it.
( )
You're cheating me.
( )
I'm not interested.
(..)
OK, I'll take it.
( )
Can I have a bag?
( )
Do you ship (overseas)?
( )
I need...
( )
...toothpaste.
( )
...a toothbrush.
( )
...tampons.
. ( )
...soap.
( )
...shampoo.
( )
...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen)
( )
...cold medicine.
( )
...stomach medicine.
... ( )
...a razor.
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...an umbrella.
( )
...sunblock lotion.
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...a postcard.
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...postage stamps.
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...batteries.
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...writing paper.
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...a pen.
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...English-language books.
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...English-language magazines.
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...an English-language newspaper.
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...an English-English dictionary.
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Driving[edit]

I want to rent a car.
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Can I get insurance?
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stop (on a street sign)
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one way
( )
yield
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no parking
( )
speed limit
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gas (petrol) station
( )
petrol
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diesel
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Authority[edit]

I haven't done anything wrong.
( )
It was a misunderstanding.
( )
Where are you taking me?
( )
Am I under arrest?
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I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen.
( )
I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate.
( )
I want to talk to a lawyer.
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Can I just pay a fine now?
( )
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