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Nisga'a Phrases Dictionary

  • Norahl n̓aam ga’ay̓

    I want to see Nora

  • Aam dim dip amg̱oohl wilaa loohl g̱aniye’etgum̓

    Let's remember how our forefathers lived

  • Aamhl hli nax̱n̓adit

    It sounded nice

  • Abaḵ'askw n̓iiy̓

    I'm excited

  • Aguhl ga’an?

    What do you see?

  • Aguhl gibin?

    What are you eating?

  • Aguhl hasag̱an?

    What do you want?

  • Aguhl hooyin?

    What are you using?

  • Aguhl jijabin?

    What are you doing?

  • Aguhl jijabis Ted?

    What is Ted doing?

  • Aguhl n̓aam gibin?

    What would you like to eat?

  • Aḵhl ang̱alaaḵ’ay̓

    I have nothing to play with

  • Aḵhl gibiy̓

    I have nothing to eat

  • Aḵhl hooyiy̓

    I have nothing to wear

  • Aḵhl jabiy̓

    I have nothing to do

  • Aḵhl silg̱alaaḵ’ay̓

    I have nobody to play with

  • Amaam̓as n̓iin

    You are pretty or beautiful

  • Be'e

    Excuse me

  • Dax̱gat’inhl g̱oodin

    Do not be discouraged

  • Dim hii Terrace n̓iiy̓

    I'm going to Terrace

  • Dim hii Terrace n̓iiy̓ t’aahlakw

    I'm going to Terrace tomorrow

  • Dim hii Terrace n̓uum̓ g̱ans nigwoodiy̓

    We're going to Terrace with my dad

  • Dim hlimoomiy̓ n̓iin

    I will help you

  • Dim hlimoomiy̓ t nigwoodiy̓

    I will assist my father

  • Dim huxw ga’am̓ n̓isim̓

    We will see you again.

  • Dim k'ax̱ lamjax̱ n̓isim̓

    Come in for a while

  • Dim k’ax̱ ts’ilaaywiy̓ n̓iin

    I will visit with you awhile

  • Dim luu-k’il̓tdinhl g̱oodin

    Think positvely

  • Dim sak'dinhl hli naahlg̱an

    To take a deep breath

  • Dim sdiliy̓ n̓iin

    I will accompany you

  • Dim tḵ’alw̓adiy̓ n̓iin

    I will meet up with you

  • Dim wiliy̓

    I will do it

  • Giy̓t n̓iiy̓

    I'm here

  • G̱anii g̱asg̱oot kw’ihl hlimoomiy̓

    S/he helps me a lot

  • G̱anii wilaa dip haxhooxhl ayuug̱am̓

    We still practice our laws

  • Hii Terrace n̓iiy̓ k’yoots

    I went to Terrace yesterday

  • Hii g̱aldimwoot’ n̓iiy̓

    I'm going to the store

  • Hlaa hliskwhl hahlal̓sina?

    Are you done working?

  • Hlaa yukwsa

    It is evening

  • Hlooḵ n̓iiy̓ hiihlukw daw̓ihl

    I got up early this morning

  • Hlooḵhl sit’aama’ay̓

    I started early today

  • Ji luu-ts’ipkw n̓iin

    Make sure you dress warmly

  • Ḵ’ag̱ahl pdo’o

    Open the door

  • K’anin tguni?

    Is this yours?

  • Ḵ’oom̓ax̱gum̓hl dim t’il̓t mootgwin

    We hope you get better soon

  • Lukw'il aam

    Very good

  • Luu-aamhl g̱oodiy̓

    I am happy

  • Luu-giis n̓iiy̓

    I made a mistake

  • Luu-g̱etkwhl g̱oodiy̓

    I am sad

  • Luu’aamhl g̱oodiy̓ ni wil huxw g̱aks ga’an

    I am happy to finally see you again

  • Naahl dim ga’an?

    Who will you see?

  • Naahl ga’an?

    Who do you see?

  • Naahl k’anit as guni?

    Who does this belong to?

  • Naahl n̓aam ga’an?

    Who would you like to see?

  • Nda wil jog̱an?

    Where do you live?

  • Nda wil joḵs nibibin?

    Where does your uncle live?

  • Nda wil t’aan?

    Where are you staying?

  • Ndahl wilaa wilin?

    How are you doing?

  • N̓aam aks n̓iiy̓

    I want a drink of water

  • N̓aam ksaxw n̓iiy̓

    I want to go out

  • N̓aam siwilaaḵsiy̓hl Sim'algax̱

    I want to learn to speak Nisga'a

  • N̓aam yuux̱kw n̓iiy̓

    I want to eat

  • Sa'aamhl wilin

    Keep up the good work

  • Saḵhl lax̱ha

    The weather is cold

  • Sg̱at’ishl pdo’o

    Close the door

  • Sim amg̱oogithl ts’im-t’intgum̓

    Our valley is very beautiful

  • Sim malx̱ n̓iiy̓

    I'm in a hurry

  • Simgit wilin

    Be steadfast

  • Simgit wilsim̓

    Be steadfast

  • T’ooyaḵsiy̓ n̓iin

    I thank you.

  • T’ooyaḵsiy̓ n̓isim̓

    I thank you.

  • Yeen as gun

    Come over here

  • Y̓ihoo’o

    I don't know