Monday, 8 November 2010

Some more useful Mayan to English Phrases

Some extra useful phrases if you are taking a cruise that has port visits in the Mayan Riviera and/or Cozumel, Mexico.  

You never know when the following might come in handy:
·         Tuxan ? ---- Which means:  Where is the beach? ---- Pronounced:  Too shan ha?  (ha is pronounced as in Harry)

·         Tuxan le sis ha? ---- Which means:  Where is the bar? ---- Pronounced:  Too shan le sis ha?

·         Ma machik! ---- Which means:  Don’t touch me there! ---- Pronounced:  Ma mash eek!  (Ma as in Mandarin)

·         Yaan cheeba? ---- Which means:  Is there beer here? ---- Pronounced:  Jan sh e ba?

All of the above phrases, words and pronunciations’ are for Yucatec Maya, which mainly spoken in Western Yucatán, Northern Campeche and Central Quintana Roo, Mexico.  As you can see, the bare necessities.

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