Kichwa words

Kichwa is the indigenous language spoken in our communities. Here are some random words (excuse the spelling, we have tried to make it phonetic!) we come across and we will add more so keep checking back!

kunu – rabbit

achi taita – best man (padrino)

Kayacama – til tomorrow

Yachana wasi – school

upashi – shut up

shamoi – get over here

Uma nanan – headache

Imanalla – How are you?

Tamya – rain

mishky mishky – tasty (like dulce!)

ucho – aji / chili

Lulun – egg

Sami – vital universal femine energy

ñukapash – me too

chuchaki – hungover

shunku – heart

Rinakushunchikikllatapacharmari – we continued to walk in spite of everything

Shupunshakama – see you in a few days

Kushi kushi kan – I am happy

Miti – miti – half and half

Ruru – Fruit

Allipacha – very good

wawapishypish – baby’s done a wee

Uru – tarantula

wañuy – dead

hallu – tongue

shimi – mouth

ñuka shutimi – my name is

ukucha – mouse

mashi – friend

kawana – to sing

Kulla – January

imapash tiyanchu – Anything new?

waranka sukta, patsak ishkay, pichka chunka – 6250 (amount in dollars raised for ecuadorian challenge)

kapari – to shout

wango – bunch, hand of

Ispiyuyu – spinach

Pupu – belly button

Randhi randhi – to give and take

Allipachamí – Excellent

Tiyaripay – sit down

Haykuykuy – Welcome

Imatachanijhi – No worries!

mayu – river

Tsini – nettle

Tanda – pan

cusci – silver

Achachak – how horrible

Yachachik – Profesor

Wakra – cattle

Kachi kachi – to call cattle

sumak – good

Alli puncháta charipaychik  – have a good day

Sonsa – stupid

ashago – little

shamoishi mikungapa – Come and eat!

Kuchi – Chicken

yaya – potato

shimita mallay – brush your teeth

pushkuna – to emit foam