Quechua words

Quechua 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!

Kusa – very good

Sacha – tree

Caca – rock

Wawa Wasi – Kindergarden

Pacha Mama – Mother Earth

Cuchi – Pig

Raymi – Festival

Michi – cat

risunmanchu mulapi – can I go on a mule

killa – moon

Unu – Water

Miqhuna – Food

Howcudchu – come on

Mulapi – mule

Ini- milk

challwa- fish

maymantan kanki- where are you from?

iman sutiki- what’s your name?

puriy- hiking

musika- music

Killachau (Monday), atipachau, qoyllurchau, illapachau, chaskachau, k’uychichau, intichau (Sunday)

Uk – one, Iskai – two, kinsa- 3, tawa- 4, phisqa- 5, sojta-6, quan chis- 7, posaj- 8

chuwa- plate

tiana- chair

Pay hawa runan- she’s/he’s a foreigner

Pitaq kanki?- Who’s calling?

tusuy- dancing

wayk’uy- cooking

Sayay kaypi- stop here

ama- no

paq’arin kama- see you tomorrow

ari – yes

puriy – to walk

vera- thank you

ruay- do it (que haga)

ama ruay chu- don’t do it

imainalla- good morning

banoma vita munani- can I go to the bathroom?

su paipaipac guagua- son of the devil

yana- girlfriend

qusa- husband

uma- head

rumi- stone

punkuta wasquay- close the door

wakar- to cry

papar- to carry