A Guide to the Guna Language

Feeling a little tongue-tied? The following glossary will help you break the ice with the Guna.
Be ready with the Guna language before your San Blas Trips.
Note: the second entry in all listings is Spanish, and third is Guna.

Getting Started

​Yes
No
Thanks
Please
OK
Good
Welcome​
​Sí
No
Gracias
Por favor
Esta bien
Bueno
Bienvenidos
​Elle
Suli
Dot nued
Uis anga saed
Nued gudii o
Nabir, nuedi
Nuegambi uese be noniki

Greetings

Hello
How are you?
Fine, thank you. And you?
Fine
What is your name?
My name is…
Nice to meet you
Where are you from?
​I am from
Goodbye
I had a good time
​I’II see you tomorrow
Good luck
Hola
Como esta usted?
Bien gracias. Y usted?
Bien
Cual es su nombre?
Mi nombre es…
Encantado
De dónde es usted?
​Soy de…
Adíos
Me divertí
​Hasta mañana
Buena suerte
Na
Bede nued guddi?
An nuedi. Bedina?
Nuedi
Igi be nuga?
An nuga…
An yeel itoe
Be bia lidi?
An… ginedi ​​
​Degli malo
An yer ittosa
​An bands be dagoe
Nuedgine, nuegan bi

Feelings

I’m hungry
I’m thirsty
I’m cold
I’m warm
I’m sleepy
I’m happy ​​
Tengo hambre
Tengo sed
Tengo frío
Tengo calor
Estoy cansado
​Estoy contento ​​
An ugur itoe
An gobie
An dambe itoe
An uerba itoe
An nue gapie
An yee ito dii ​​

Useful Expressions

Let’s go
How much does this cost?
I want to buy it
Do you speak English?
​Speak slowly, please
Come here
Look at that
Speak slowly, please
I don’t understand
I’m sorry
Foreigner ​​
Vamos
Cuánto cuesta?
Quiero comprarlo
Habla inglés?
​Hable despacio por favor
Venga aquí
Miralo
Hable despacio por favor
No entiendo
Lo siento
Extranjero ​​
Anmar nae
Qui mani?
An bag-bie
Be sumage mergi galla?
Uis binna sunmage
Uesik dage
Dake
Uis binna sunmage
Agu ittoe
An oague
​Uaga

Food & Drink

Rice
Bread
Fish
Lobster
Coconut
Coffee
Arroz
Pan
Pescado
Langosta
Coco
Café
Oros
Madu
Ua
Dulup
Goibir
Gabi

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