Some common expressions in うちなーぐち!

  1. 7 years ago

    Zachary

    Jan 2012 Administrator
    Edited 6 years ago by Zachary

    General Okinawan Expressions

    Hello! Hey!
    はいさい haisai (for males) はいたい haitai (for females)

    Hello! Good day!
    ちゅーがなびら chuuganabira or ちゅーをぅがなびら chuu wuganabira

    Nice to meet you! I'm pleased to meet you! (for the first time)
    はじみてぃをぅがなびら hajimiti wuganabira
    はじみてぃやーさい hajimiti yaasai (casual, for males) はじみてぃやーたい hajimiti yaatai (for females)

    My name is... I'm...
    わんねー〇〇(やいびーん) wannee ... (yaibiin)

    Pleased to meet you! It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance! (Said after introducing oneself)
    ゆたしくうにげーさびら yutashiku 'unigee sabira

    Good morning! You're finally awake!
    うきみそーちー ukimisoochii

    Good night!
    ゆくいみそーれー yukuimisooree

    Let's eat! Dig in! (Said right before eating)
    くゎっちーさびら kwatchii sabira

    That was good! Thanks for the meal! (Said after eating)
    くゎっちーさびたん kwatchii sabitan

    How have you been doing?
    ちゃーがんじゅーやいびーみ chaa ganjuu yaibiimi

    Do your best! Good luck!
    ちばりよー chibariyoo

    Sorry for intruding! (Said when entering a room)
    ちゃーびらさい chaabirasai (for males) ちゃーびらたい chaabiratai (for females)

    I'll be back, see you later!
    んじちゃーびら nji chaabira

    Thank you!
    にふぇーでーびる nifeedeebiru

    I love you!
    (うんじょー)かなさんどー (unjoo) kanasan doo
    (うんじょー)かなさっさー (unjoo) kanasassaa

    Sorry, I have to go! Bye! (lit. "Pardon my discourtesy", "Please excuse me")
    ぐぶりーさびら guburii sabira

    Happy New Year!
    いーそーぐゎちでーびる yii soogwachi deebiru

  2. Zachary

    Jan 2012 Administrator
    Edited 6 years ago by Zachary

    Some Youtube Videos

    Learn Uchinaaguchi with Byron Fija!

    Lesson 1:


    Lesson 2:

    Lesson 3:

    Lesson 4:

    Let's sing Uchinaaguchi!

    Lesson 1:


    Lesson 2:

    Aloha Uchinaaguchi! Full Channel:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/AlohaUchinaaguchi/videos

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