A repertoire of helpful phrases in Lakota Sioux, a Siouan language talked in components of the USA and also Canada.

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Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said come one person); pl = plural; m = masculine (said by men); f = woman (said by women).

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English Lak'ota (Lakota Sioux)
Welcome Taŋyáŋ yahí (sg) Taŋyáŋ yahípi (pl)
Hello (General greeting) Hau (m)
How space you? Tókheškhe yaúŋ he? Toníktuha he? Taŋyáŋ yaúŋ he?
Reply come 'How are you?'  Wašté
Long time no see Théhaŋ waŋčhíŋyaŋke šni
What's her name? Táku eníčiyapi he?
My name is ...  ... Emáčiyapi
Where room you from? Tukténitaŋhaŋ he?
I'm from ...  
Pleased to satisfy you Wíyuškiŋyaŋ waŋčhíŋyaŋke ló (m)Wíyuškiŋyaŋ waŋčhíŋyaŋke (f)
Good morning (Morning greeting) Híŋháŋni Híŋhaŋni laȟči Híŋhaŋni wašté
Good afternoon (Afternoon greeting)  
Good evening (Evening greeting)  
Good night Hanhepi wašté
Good luck! Tókhi wániphika ní!
Cheers! good Health! (Toasts supplied when drinking)  
Have a pretty day Aŋpétu wašté yuhá yo (m>sg) Aŋpétu wašté yuhá ye (f>sg) Aŋpétu wašté yuhá po (m>pl) Aŋpétu wašté yuhá pe (f>pl)
Bon appetit / have a quite meal  
Bon trip / have a good journey Taŋyáŋ ománi (m>sg) Taŋyáŋ ománi ye (f>sg) Taŋyáŋ ománi po (m>pl) Taŋyáŋ ománi pe (f>pl)
I don't understand Owákaȟniǧe šni
Please speak much more slowly Ȟ’ahíya wóglaka yo (m>sg) Ȟ’ahíya wóglaka ye (f>sg) Ȟ’ahíya wóglaka po (m>pl) Ȟ’ahíya wóglaka pe (f>pl)
Please say the again Akhé eyá yo (m>sg) Akhé eyá ye (f>sg) Akhé eyá po (m>pl) Akhé eyá pe (f>pl)
Please create it down Owá yo (m>sg) Owá ye (f>sg) Owá po (m>pl) Owá pe (f>pl)
Do girlfriend speak ? …iyá wóyaglaka he?
How execute you speak ... In Lakota? … tókhel Lakȟótiya ehápi he?
Excuse me Émičiktuŋža yo (m>sg) Émičiktuŋža ye (f>sg) Émičiktuŋža po (m>pl) Émičiktuŋža pe (f>pl)
How much is this? Lé mázaska tóna he?
Please Yé Ičhé
Thank you Philámayaye
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Otȟáŋkaye kiŋ tuktél úŋ he?
This gentleman will pay because that everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance v me? Wayáčhi yačhíŋ he?
I love you Thečhíȟila Iyótaŋčhila Čhaŋtóčhignake
Get fine soon Ečháŋni aníčisni kte ní!
Leave me alone! Amáyuštaŋ yo (m>sg) Amáyuštaŋ ye (f>sg) Amáyuštaŋ po (m>pl) Amáyuštaŋ pe (f>pl)
Help! Ómakiya yo (m>sg) Ómakiya ye (f>sg) Ómakiya po (m>pl) Ómakiya pe (f>pl)
Fire! Pȟéta!
Stop! Ayúštaŋ yo (m>sg) Ayúštaŋ ye (f>sg) Ayúštaŋ po (m>pl) Ayúštaŋ pe (f>pl)
Call the police! Čhaŋksáyuhá kiŋ wičhákiyuȟla yo (m>sg) Čhaŋksáyuhá kiŋ wičhákiyuȟla ye (f>sg) Čhaŋksáyuhá kiŋ wičhákiyuȟla po (m>pl) Čhaŋksáyuhá kiŋ wičhákiyuȟla pe (f>pl)
Christmas greetings  
New Year greetings
Easter greetings  
Birthday greetings Nitȟá-aƞpétu Wašté
One language is never ever enough Tóhaŋni waŋžíla iyápi iyóhi šni Tóhaŋni waŋžíla iyápi iyóhi šni yeló
My hovercraft is full of eels Iyéčhiŋkiŋyaŋka čha kiŋyáŋ mitȟáwa kiŋ hoká ožúla! Iyéčhiŋkiŋyaŋka čha kiŋyáŋ mitȟáwa kiŋ hoká ožúla yeló!

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Lakota translations detailed by jan Ullrich, etymological Director of the Lakota Language Consortium, with additions by Michael Katalenich, and also recordings native Jared Woods.

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