Naso Language

The multi-lingual visual dictionary offers the reader an opportunity to learn key words and phrases of the Naso language.  The vocabulary will be presented in Naso, English, Spanish, French and Chinese followed by the pronunciation of the Chinese symbol in parentheses.  Please continue to visit this page as we make updates and include an audio option.

El mundo que nos rodea.  The world around us.

di–water–el agua–l’eau–水(Shuǐ)

Diga—river—río

Kä doyo—cocoa tree—árbol de cacao

kjok–land–tierra

mok—the moon—la luna

nana—flower—la flor

Obala–star–estrella

Conversation Starters—Como empezar una conversación

Miga—hello—hola  

Cobe–hello–hola (response to Miga)

¿Pja yonde?— How are you?– ¿Cómo estás?    

Yone—good/well–bien

bonja–See you tomorrow.  Hasta mañana.

Horo Horo—See you later.–Hasta luego.

¿Pja co shë?—What’s your name?  ¿Cómo te llamas?

Tja co shë______—My name is____________.  Me nombre es______________.

Borkoë__________.—My name is___________.  Me nombre es_____________.

The family–La familia

Boy—wife—esposa

Chida—baby—bebé

Data—dad—papá

Kegue—father-in-law

Kégue—tío

Kjllara–hermano

Mekë–mom—mamá

Tjër—grandmother/grandchild—abuela/nieto/nieta–Goddess

Wa—daugther/son—hijo/hija

 

Animals—Los animales

Arwo-parrot–loro

Bip—monkey—mono

Chä—turkey–pavo

Darka—duck-pato

Dbong tjang tjang—leopard–leopardo

dgä—caterpillar–oruga

dgur–snake–culebra

Dö—monkey—mono

Donggwo—squirrel–ardilla

Dupkwo—armadillo–armadillo

Rakun—racoon—mapache

Sek—snake—culebra

Shjiti—dog—perro

Shjuskro—earthworm—gusano/lombriz

so–tapir–tapir

Yayga—monkey—mono

 Pronouns–Los pronombres

 Tja–I–yo

Pja–you–tú

kwe–he–él

kwe–you–usted

kwebga–they–ellos/ellas/ustedes

tjawa/shi–we–nosotros

 

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