Phrases in Kakchiquel 

Ninety-six percent of the population of the department of Sololá is descended from indigenous peoples. The languages spoken by these people are Kakchiquel, Tz'utujil and K'iche'. On the north side of the lake, where the Reserve is located, the vast majority speak Kakchiquel and Spanish. Almost all of our collaborators speak this language. Here are some useful phrases in this Kakchiquel

Vocabulario clave

Bienvenido

¿Cómo está?

Bien, gracias

Super bien

 

Gracias

 

Buenos días

Buenos días señor / señora

 

Buenas tardes

Buenas noches

Adíos

 

Pase adelante

 

El sendero es por aquí

De aquí para arriba

 

Aquí están las casas

 

Quiero agua

Quiero café

Quiero comer

 

Se cuida

Esperamos que vuelva pronto

Aquí lo esperamos

 

Aquí se paga la entrada

Kakchiquel

Ütz apetïk

Ütz awäch

Ütz, matiöx

Ütz pin pin,

 

Matiöx

 

Sekër

Sekër tato / nana

 

Xqa’ q´ij

Xo’ka ‘a

 Ch'ab'ej chik

 

Katök pa´

 

Kere´ naba´ wa´

Kere yajote´

 

Wawe´ k´owa jay

 

Nwäjo' ya'

Nwäjo'  kapa'

Nwäjo' nküwa'

 

Tana´ kuent

Xkatzolïn tpa chïk 

 

Wawe yit k’ayobej wa´

 

Wawe´ ntojwa´

Key vocabulary

Welcome

How are you?

Well, thank you

Super wow

 

Thanks

 

Good morning

Good morning sir, lady

 

Good afternoon

Good night

Good bye

 

Come on in

 

The path is this way

From here up

 

Here are the houses

 

I would like water

I would like coffee

I would to eat

 

Take care

Hope you come back soon

We will wait for you

 

The entrance fee is paid here

 

Note: X is pronounced as “sh” and j is pronounced as "h"