Office Reception Phrases

  • Tasataoyát  – come on in (enter)
  • Shekoli  skʌna’kó: kʌ́  – hello, are you at peace?
  • ʌwatú:kʌ  akuya’takenha̲’  – can I help you?
  • Wakatshanu:ní tsi’ weswake:tóhte̲  – I am happy that you all arrived here
  • Náhte’ tesatuhútsyoni̲   – what do you need?
  • Yah te waki  – I don’t have any
  • Satnutút nyá:lekw̲e̲  – wait a minute
  • isi’ yonhakalú:te̲  – there is the door
  • Nʌki’wah  – see you again
  • Uhka’ náhte’ íselhe’ asé:hkʌ̲  – who do you want to see?
  • yah kʌ teyʌ́hse̲  – she is not here
  • yah kʌ telehse̲  – he is not here
  • lotina’kwʌhati  – they are mad coming in
  • yakona’kwʌhati  – she is mad coming in
  • lona’kwʌhati  – he is mad coming in
  • luwatiya’takenhas  – he or she is helping them
  • kheya’takenhas ukwe:hu:we̲  – helping the original people
  • íselhe’ kʌ asatlí:wayʌ̲  – do you want to leave a message?
  • yawʌ’ko  – a big thank you
  • yo  – your welcome