Marshallese Basics: 3

Here is the 3rd video on Marshallese basics by Amber Bates.   This video covers meals of the day, times of the day, family names, and basic words and phrases.  Many thanks to Amber for sharing this with us.

Marshallese Basics 3 video 

(Source: Amber Bates, Youtube

  • Bar iọkwe, eta in Amber im ej ijin ňan jipoň kwo kon
kajin Ṃajeḷ
  • Good morning:     iọkwe in jibboň
  • good afternoon:    iọkwe in raelep
  • good evening:    iọkwe in jota
  • morning:    jibboň
  • afternoon:    raelep
  • evening:    jota
  • breakfast:    ṃôňā in jibboň
  • lunch:    ṃôňā in raelep
  • dinner:    ṃôňā in jota
  • mother:    ṃaṃa
  • father:    baba
  • grandmother (and grandchildren):    bubu
  • grandfather:    jiṃṃa
  • come:    itok
  • go:    etal
  • (I want to go to the store:    inaaj etal ňan môn wia)
  • give me:    letok
  • give you:    lewaj (I will give you a book: inaaj lewaj juon bok)
  • crazy/stupid:    bwe bwe (bwe bwe ripelle)
  • to chat:    bwebwenato
  • Marshallese person:    riṂajeḷ
  • Marshallese language:    kajin Ṃajeḷ
  • People other than the Marshallese:    ripelle
  • sleep:    kiki
  • lie down:    babu (lie down and sleep: babu im kiki)
  • shower/bathe/swim:    tutu
  • men:    eṃṃaan
  • my husband:    leo ippa
  • your husband:    leo ippaṃ
  • congratulations:    jeraaṃṃan
  • happy birthday:    jeraaṃṃan in rainin am
  • God bless you:    Anij ka jeraaṃṃan kwe
  • your friend:    jeram
  • see you later:    bar lo iọk