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Greetings

Kaqchikel English
Saqar Good Morning
Xqa q'ïj Good Afternoon
Xoqo q'a' Good Evening
- Saqar!
- Saqar!
- Utz awach?
- Utz maltiox.
- K'a yet utz awach?
- Jani'la utz, maltiox.
- Utz k'ara'!
- Ëy!

Questions

Kaqchikel English
Nwäch? (Naq?) What?
Naq q'ïj? When?
Naq chi? Who?
Nwach pe'? How?
Kewa'? Where?
Che'el? Why?
Jaru' raqan? How many?
Naq hora koma' rï'? (What time is it?)
Jaru' raqan xkoya k'o'? (How many tomatoes?)
Ja ru' rajil xkoya? (What is the price of a tomato?)
Kewa' k'owa awochöch? (Where is your house?)
Naq chi rikïl na wäj? (What food do you want?)

Winaq (eng. People)

Kaqchikel English
Achi' Man
K'ajöl Son
Mi'äl Daughter
Xtan / Q'apöl Miss
Ixoq Woman

Pa jäy (eng. In house)

  • Ch'ät (eng. Bed)
  • Pöp (eng. Carpet)
  • Wix (eng. Cat)
  • Ch'akat (eng. Chair)
  • Tz'e' (eng. Dog)
  • Jäy (eng. House)
  • Su't (eng. Napkin)
  • Xajab' (eng. Shoes)
  • Xab'ön (eng. Soap)

Chuwa jäy (eng. Backyard)

  • Sütz' (eng. Cloud)
  • Kotz'el (eng. Flower)
  • Ïk' (eng. Moon)
  • Nimaq'ïj (eng. Fairy)
  • B'ëy (eng. Road)
  • T'öt' (eng. Snail)
  • Q'ïj (eng. Sun / Day)
  • Chë' (eng. Tree)

Nouns

Kaqchikel English
Alxib'al Christmas
Po't Blouse
Xän Brick
Q'äq' Fire
Tziyaq Clothes
Wüj Paper / Notebook
B'i'aj Name

Wi'aj (eng. Head)

Kaqchikel English
Päj Face
Wachaj Eye
Chï' Cheek
Tzamaj Nose
Xkinäj Ear
Chi'aj Mouth
Aq'aj Tongue
? Tooth
Skanchi' Сhin

(eng. Body)

Kaqchikel English
Wi'aj Head
? Shoulder
Q'ab'äj Hand
Ruwi' q'ab'äj Finger
Muxu'x Belly button
Pamaj Stomach
Aqanaj Foot

Colors

Kaqchikel English
Rax Green
Xär Blue
Kaq Red
Q'aq Black
Saq White
Q'en Yellow

Rikïl (eng. Food)

Naq chi rikïl na wäj? (What food do you want?)
Kaqchikel English
Arenxex Orange
Öj Avocado
Ïk Chili
Lumnix Lemon
Xnakat Onion
Saqwach Potato
Xkoya' Tomato
Kaqchikel English
Kina'q' Beans
Sajmolö' Eggs
Ch'ü' Fish
Ya' Water
Wäy Tortilla
Kaqchikel English
Ki' Sweet
K'ey Bitter
Poqon Spicy
Tze'y Salty
Sajki' Tasteless
Ch'am Sour

Time

Chuwaq yi b'ana' pa tinamit.
Kaqchikel English
Kab'ajïr Before yesterday
Iwïr Yesterday
Koma' Today
Koma rï' Now
Chuwaq Tomorrow
Kab'ïj After tomorrow
Kaqchikel English
Jan taq na' Sometimes
Jun mëj One time
K'a jan taq na' From time to time
Xnaj Always
Nejel mëj Every time
Nojel q'ïj Every day
Nk'ota jun mëj Never

Verbs

Kaqchikel English
Ajwanëm Want
Atinëm Wash
Atz'anëm Play
B'anoj Do
B'inëm Go
B'ïx Sing
Ch'ajoj Wash
Chaponëm Touch
Jaqonëm Open
K'amoj anim Run
K'istanëm Walk
Kojonëm Use
K'ulunëm Celebrate
Mesoj Sweep
Mistäj Forget
Qumüj Drink
Samäj Work
Sik'inëm Read
Tijonëm Study
Come
K'utuj Teach
Tz'apinëm Close
Tz'itonëm Watch
Tz'ib'anëm Write
Tzij Speak
Uxlanëm Rest
Wa'ïm Eat
Waräm Sleep
Xajöj Dance

Adjectives

  • K'ajöl (eng. Young) - Re'j (eng. Old)
  • K'atan (eng. Hot) - Tëw (eng. Cold)
  • Ko'ol (eng. Small) - Nim (eng. Big)
  • Utz (eng. Good) - Itzël (eng. Bad)

K'amb'al tzïj (eng. Story)

Phrases

  • Xin mistäj - I forgot
  • Naq la' - I don't know
  • Nwotaq ta' - I don't know
  • Mala' xa - Maybe
  • Ma junan tat - Different (not same)
  • Xa ayön yet - Only you
  • Ejqälna' - Slowly

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