Lesson 5: Drills

What would you say?

  1. If you want to tell someone that you want very much to learn Maya, you can say:
    1. Tin tʾaan ich mayaʾ.
    2. Kin naʾatik mayaʾ.
    3. Taak in kanik maya.
  2. If you want to ask someone how old he is, you can say:
    1. Jay pʾéel años yaan teech.
    2. Yaan wáa teech tsíimin.
    3. Jay pʾéel jaʾab yaan teʾex.
  3. If you want it explained to you how something is, you can say:
    1. Tuʾux ka bin.
    2. Tsol teen bixij.
    3. Kʾáat teen bixij.
  4. If you have a bad headache, you can report the fact by saying:
    1. Jach tun chiʾibal in pool.
    2. Tun chiʾibal in koj.
    3. Minaʾan taakʾin.
  5. If you want someone to go with you for a drink, you can say:
    1. Koʾox taak in ukʾul.
    2. Koʾox teneʾ taak in wenel.
    3. Koʾox taak in janal.
  6. If you want to know what's on the agenda for today, you can say:
    1. Baʾax k bin j beet bejlaʾeʾ.
    2. Baʾax uts ta wich bejlaʾeʾ.
    3. Taak wá a wenel bejlaʾeʾ.
  7. If you want more language study, you can say:
    1. Koʾox ukʾik saʾ bejlaʾeʾ.
    2. Koʾox kanik u maasil maya.
    3. Koʾox kʾáatik tíʾ Juan un pʾéel baʾal.
  8. If you want someone identified for you, you can say:
    1. Máax le jeʾeloʾ.
    2. Baʾax le jeʾeloʾ.
    3. Bix le jeʾeloʾ.
  9. If you want to remark on the beauty of a horse, you can say:
    1. Jach uts le tsíiminoʾ.
    2. Jach chichan le tsíiminoʾ máasimaʾ.
    3. Jatsʾuts le tsíiminoʾ máasimaʾ.
  10. If you want to remark on the beauty of a girl, you can say:
    1. Máax lelaʾ.
    2. Baʾax u kʾaabaʾ lelaʾ.
    3. Máax tíʾal lelaʾ.
  11. If you want to ask who owns something, you can say:
    1. U tiʾaʾal in kiik.
    2. U tiʾaʾal in wíitsʾin.
    3. U tíʾal in sukuʾun.
  12. If you want to say something belongs to your sister, you can say:
    1. Jay túul le x-chʾúupaloʾoboʾ.
    2. Jay túul le mejen úulumoʾ.
    3. Jay túul le mejen kaaxoʾ.
  13. If you want to inquire as to the number of chicks present, you can say:
    1. Chéen kaʾa túul.
    2. Chéen cinco.
    3. Chéen óox túul.
  14. If you want to know how to say "horse" in Maya, you can ask (an English-speaking Maya):
    1. Bix a tsʾíibtik horse ich maya.
    2. Bix a waʾalik horse ich maya.
    3. Bix a waʾalik Chicago ich maya.
  15. He would likely reply:
    1. Toʾoneʾ tsíimin k aʾalik.
    2. Toʾoneʾ úulum k aʾalik.
    3. Toʾoneʾ kaax k aʾalik.
  16. If you want to ask someone where his horse is, you could say:
    1. Tuʾux yaan a sukuʾun.
    2. Tuʾux yaan a tsiimin.
    3. Tuʾux yaan a najil.
  17. He might reply:
    1. Teneʾ yaan teen taakʾin.
    2. Teneʾ yaʾab in najil.
    3. Teneʾ minaʾan teen tsíimin.
  18. If you would like to buy him a horse, you might say:
    1. Koʾox ilik kaʾa túul tsíimin.
    2. Koʾox ilik un túul tsíimin.
    3. Koʾox bisik un túul tsíimin.
  19. If you want to say you're sleepy, you can say:
    1. Teneʾ taak in bin j xíimbal.
    2. Teneʾ jach taak in wenel.
    3. Teneʾ tun chiʾibal in koj.

How would you say it?

  1. I have a horse.
  2. Juan has a horse, too.
  3. Do you have any children?
  4. How many children do you (pl.) have?
  5. I have two boys and one girl.
  6. He has a baby.
  7. How old are you?
  8. How old is your cousin?
  9. How old is your cousin's baby?
  10. She's ten weeks old.
  11. I'm twenty-two.
  12. I'm sleepy (anxious to sleep).
  13. Are you hungry?
  14. Give me a little atole!
  15. Bring me that flashlight of mine!
  16. Whose flashlight is this?
  17. It's theirs; it's not mine nor yours.
  18. Tell me, is it ours?
  19. Buy [you (pl.)] a house!
  20. I don't have any money.
  21. Give me a little money or another flashlight.
  22. Does he have either a flashlight or some money?
  23. I think he has no money.
  24. Ask him what this is called, then!
  25. Is he married?
  26. What's wrong with him, then?
  27. He has a bad toothache.