2.1: Vocabulary - Words and Phrases

Learn the following Hul'q'umi'num' words and phrases.

Some Polite Phrases:

Qw'aqw'ul'ux. Excuse me.
Qw'aqw'ul'ux ch. You excuse me.
Qw'aqw'ul'ux tseep. You (pl.)excuse me.

Some Useful Classroom Phrases:

'Uwu*. Ni' ch s'ey'q*. No. You are wrong.
Hwi' nuwus. Now you (do it).
Ni' tst huy. We are finished / done.

Note that qw'aqw'ul'ux can also mean "shy away from, give plenty of distance".

*Note:   The Cowichan Tribes use the following alternate spellings:

However, we will spell these words as in the table above throughout these lessons.