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Penan phrasebook

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Penan is the language of the Penan people in Sarawak, a state of Malaysia.

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

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Basics

Common signs

OPEN 
BUKA
CLOSED 
TUTUP
ENTRANCE 
MASEK
EXIT 
MUSIT
PUSH 
MEJUK
PULL 
MENAT
TOILET 
JABAN
MEN 
LAKEI
WOMEN 
REDO
FORBIDDEN 


Hello. 
. ( )
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
Kineu akam ko'? (Kih-noo ah-kahm koh?).
(This is the direct translation however "Ineu rengah ko?" meaning "What is your news?" is used in place of this phrase.
Fine, thank you. 
Akeu jian. (Ahko jih-ahn)
What is your name? 
Ineu ngaran ko'? (Ih-noo nah-rahn koh?)
My name is ______ . 
Ngaran ké' ______ . (Nah-rahn keh _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
Jian temeu. (Jih-ahn tuh-moh)
Please. 
. ( )
Thank you. 
Jian kenin. (Jih-ahn ku-nihn)
You're welcome. 
Kua' kua'. (Koo-ah Koo-ah)
Yes. 
O'o. (Oh)
No. 
Bé'. (Beh)
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Menyat jian. (Mehn-yaht jih-ahn)
I'm sorry. 
. (Menyat jian)
Goodbye 
Jian lakau. (Jih-ahn lah-kow)
Goodbye (informal
. ( )
I can't speak Penan [well]. 
Akeu bé' jam ha Penan [mu'un]. (Ah-kow beh jahm hah peh-nahn [moo-oon])
Do you speak English? 
Jam ka'au ha puteh? (Jahm kah-ow hah poo-tee?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Séé jam ha puteh siteu? (Seh-eh jahm hah poo-tee sih-tow?)
Can I help you? 
Omok akeu nolong ka'au? (Oh-mohk ah-kow noh-lohng kah-ow!)
Look out! 
Jaga Jaga! (Jahgah Jahgah!)
Good morning. 
Jian ngivun. (Jih-ahn nee-voon )
Good evening. 
Jian dau kuba'. (Jih-ahn dahoo koo-bah)
Good night. 
Jian merem. (Jih-ahn meh-rehm)
I go sleeping. 
Akeu tai pegen. (Ah-kow tah-ih peh-gehn)
I don't understand. 
Bé' akeu jam. (Beh ah-kow jam)
Where is the toilet? 
Semah pu'un jaban? (Seh-mah poo-oon jah-bahn?)

Problems

Leave me alone. 
Mai ke ngasau akeu. ( .)
Don't touch me! 
Mai ngamit akeu! ( !)
I'll call the police. 
Akeu tebai polis. ( .)
Police! 
Polis! ( !)
Stop! Thief! 
Moko! Nekau! ( ! !)
I need your help. 
. (.)
It's an emergency. 
. ( .)
I'm lost. 
Akeu tawang. ( .)
I lost my bag. 
Akeu ngetat beg ke. (.)
I lost my wallet. 
Akeu ngetat rigit ke. ( .)
I'm sick. 
Akeu sakit. (Ah-kow sah-kiht.)
I've been injured. 
Akeu sakit. ( .)
I need a doctor. 
Akeu perlu dokto. ( .)
Can I use your phone? 
Omok akeu pakai ampon ko? ( ?)

Numbers

jah(jah)
duah(doo-ah)
teleu(teh-low)
pat(paht)
lemah(leh-mah)
nem(nehm)
tuju(tu-joo)
ayah(aih-yah)
pi'en(pih-ehn)
10 
polo(poh-loh)
11 
polo jah(poh-loh jah)
12 
Jah polo duah( )
13 
Jah polo teleu( )
14 
Jah polo pat ( )
15 
Jah polo lemah ( )
16 
Jah polo lemah ( )
17 
Jah polo tuju ( )
18 
Jah polo ayah ( )
19 
Jah polo pi'en( )
20 
duah polo(doo-ah poh-loh)
21 
duah polo jah(doo-ah poh-loh jah)
22 
Duah polo duah( )
23 
Duah polo teleu ( )
30 
Teleu polo ( )
40 
Pat polo ( )
50 
Lemah polo ( )
60 
Nem polo ( )
70 
Tuju polo( )
80 
Ayah polo( )
90 
Pi'en polo ( )
100 
jah ato(jah ah-toh)
200 
duah ato(doo-ah ah-toh)
300 
teleu ato(teh-low ah-toh)
1,000 
jah ibu(jah ih-bow)
2,000 
duah ibu(doo-ah ih-bow )
1,000,000 
( )
1,000,000,000 
( )
1,000,000,000,000 
( )
number _____ (train, bus, etc.) 
lubun (tren, bas, etc.) ( )
half 
Setengah ( )
less 
Kurang ( )
more 
Lebih ( )

Time

now 
Hun iteu ( )
later 
Da'ap ( )
before 
Be' Jak ( )
morning 
ngivun(nih-woon)
afternoon 
kuba'(koo-bah)
evening 
tahup(tah-hoop)
night 
merem(meh-rehm)

Clock time

one o'clock AM 
Pukun jah(Poo-koon jah)
two o'clock AM 
Pukun duah(Poo-koon doo-ah)
noon 
Dau pejek ( )
one o'clock PM 
pukun jah tahup ( )
two o'clock PM 
pukun du'ah tahup ( )
midnight 
Lepok merem(leh-pohk meh-rehm)

Duration

_____ minute(s) 
Minit ( )
_____ hour(s) 
Jam ( )
_____ day(s) 
Dau( )
_____ week(s) 
Migu ( )
_____ month(s) 
Laseh ( )
_____ year(s) 
Ta'un ( )

Days

today 
Dau iteu ( )
yesterday 
Malem ( )
tomorrow 
Sagam ( )
this week 
Migu iteu ( )
last week 
Migu lepah ( )
next week 
Migu bau ( )
Sunday 
Dau migu ( )
Monday 
Dau jah ( )
Tuesday 
Dau duah ( )
Wednesday 
Dau teleu ( )
Thursday 
Dau pat ( )
Friday 
Dau lemah ( )
Saturday 
Dau nem ( )

Months

January 
Laseh jah ( )
February 
Laseh du'ah ( )
March 
Laseh teleu ( )
April 
Laseh pat ( )
May 
Laseh lemah )
June 
Laseh nem ( )
July 
Laseh tuju ( )
August 
Laseh ayah ( )
September 
Laseh pi'en( )
October 
Laseh polo' ( )
November 
Laseh jah polo' jah ( )
December 
Laseh jah polo' du'ah ( )

Writing time and date

it is same like bi and bm.

Colors

black 
Padeng ('pha' 'deng')
white 
Mebeng ('mhe' 'beng')
gray 
kelabu ('khe' la'bu')
red 
(bala )
blue 
Marung ('mha ' 'rung
yellow 
Lete'e ( )
green 
(marung )
orange 
( oren)
purple 
(unggu )
brown 
(coklat )

Transportation

Bus and train

How much is a ticket to _____? 
Kura' regah tiket tai? ( )
One ticket to _____, please. 
Jah tiket tai ( )
Where does this train/bus go? 
Tai kemah tren/bas iteu? ( )
Where is the train/bus to _____? 
Mah bas/tren tai? ( )
Does this train/bus stop in _____? 
Bas/tren iteu moko' tong? ( )
When does the train/bus for _____ leave? 
Hun mah bas/tren tai----lakau? ( )
When will this train/bus arrive in _____? 
Hun mah tren/bas ave'e tong? ( )

Directions

How do I get to _____ ? 
Kineu ku omok tai? ( )
...the train station? 
Retek tren? ( )
...the bus station? 
Retek bas? ( )
...the airport? 
Padang bilun? ( )
...downtown? 
Pasen?( )
...the youth hostel? 
asrama anak jaau ( )
...the _____ hotel? 
hotel ( )
...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate? 
( )
Where are there a lot of... 
Semah retek reh pina ( )
...hotels? 
hotel ( )
...restaurants? 
Jalan kuman ( )
...bars? 
( bar)
...sites to see? 
retek reh naat ( )
Can you show me on the map? 
Omok kepetaan kuk peta kah? ( )
street 
Jalan ( )
Turn left. 
pusing Sa' kabeng ( )
Turn right. 
pusing Sa' na'au ( )
left 
kabeng ( )
right 
na'au ( )
straight ahead 
Pejek ( )
towards the _____ 
( )
past the _____ 
Lapah ( )
before the _____ 
Be' Jak ( )
Watch for the _____. 
naat ( )
intersection 
( )
north 
(utara )
south 
(selatan )
east 
('timur' )
west 
(barat )
uphill 
Mukat tokong ( )
downhill 
Ra'ho tokong ( )

Taxi

Taxi! 
teksi ( )
Take me to _____, please. 
Omok mihin ku tai ( )
How much does it cost to get to _____? 
Kura' regah tai ( )
Take me there, please. 
Mihin ku ketai ( )

Lodging

Do you have any rooms available? 
Pu'un tilong kosong keto? ( )
How much is a room for one person/two people? 
Kura regah tilong ngan jah/duah usah kelunan? ( )
Does the room come with... 
Tilong nah pu'un ( )
...bedsheets? 
Sala' tilem ( )
...a bathroom? 
Jalan mero ( )
...a telephone? 
Telifon ( )
...a TV? 
TV ( )
May I see the room first? 
Omok ku na'at tilong tenah? ( )
Do you have anything quieter? 
( )
...bigger? 
Ja'au ( )
...cleaner? 
Bersih ( )
...cheaper? 
Murah ( )
OK, I'll take it. 
O, akeu ala' eh ( )
I will stay for _____ night(s). 
Akeu moko' ---- merem ( )
Can you suggest another hotel? 
Omok ke bara' retek(hotel) eh jah? ( )
Do you have a safe? 
( )
...lockers? 
( )
Is breakfast/supper included? 
Pekulup kuman ngivun? ( )
What time is breakfast/supper? 
Pukun kura' kuman ngivun? ( )
Please clean my room. 
Omok ngejian tilong ke' ( )
Can you wake me at _____? 
Omok ke' peto'ot akeu pukun---? ( )
I want to check out. 
Akeu juk musit ( )

Money

Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars? 
TERIMA KO RIGIT AMERICAN/AUSTRALIAN/CANADIAN? ( )
Do you accept British pounds? 
TERIMA KO RIGIT IRAH PUTIH ( )
Do you accept Euros? 
( )
Do you accept credit cards? 
( )
Can you change money for me? 
OMOK KE NGELIWAH RIGIT KE? ( )
Where can I get money changed? 
SEMAH KU OMOK NGELIWAH RIGIT? ( )
Can you change a traveler's check for me? 
(omok kaau ngeliwah cek pengembara iteu ngan akeu kh? )
Where can I get a traveler's check changed? 
(tong semah akeu omok ala cek pengembara eh lepah pekeliwah? )
What is the exchange rate? 
( )
Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)? 
SEMAH JALAN ALA RIGIT (ATM)? ( )

Eating

A table for one person/two people, please. 
Mija ngan jah usah/du'ah usah ( )
Can I look at the menu, please? 
Omok akeu na'at ineu ka'an? ( )
Can I look in the kitchen? 
Omok akeu na'at aveu? ( )
Is there a house specialty? 
( )
Is there a local specialty? 
( )
I'm a vegetarian. 
Akeu be' kuman sayur ( )
I don't eat pork. 
Be' akeu kuman babui ( )
I don't eat beef. 
(bek akeu kuman sin sapi )
I only eat kosher food. 
(akeu kuman penguman eh halal awah )
Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard
( )
fixed-price meal 
( )
a la carte 
( )
breakfast 
Kuman ngivun ( )
lunch 
Kuman dau pejek ( )
tea (meal
( )
supper 
(kuman dau merem )
I want _____. 
Akeu kelo' ( )
I want a dish containing _____. 
( )
chicken 
Yap ( )
beef 
(sapi )
fish 
Seluang ( )
ham 
( )
sausage 
(hotdog )
cheese 
( )
eggs 
Ilo yap ( )
salad 
(salad )
(fresh) vegetables 
(dapi eh segar )
(fresh) fruit 
(bua eh segar )
bread 
( bred)
toast 
( )
noodles 
Mi ( )
rice 
Lubi( )
beans 
Kacang ( )
May I have a glass of _____? 
omok akeu ala jah awan kebit .... ( )
May I have a cup of _____? 
(omok akeu ala jah sawan ....)
May I have a bottle of _____? 
(omok akeu ala jah gutun... )
coffee 
Kupi ( )
tea (drink
Teh ( )
juice 
(jus )
(bubbly) water 
( )
(still) water 
Ba' matai ( )
beer 
( )
red/white wine 
( )
May I have some _____? Omok akeu ala jeluak ( )
salt 
Usen ( )
black pepper 
( )
butter 
( )
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)
( )
I'm finished. 
Maolah akeu ( )
It was delicious. 
Jian mu'un kuman eh ( )
Please clear the plates. 
tolong mohee pigan nah ( )
The check, please. 
(tolong nak akeu cek )

Bars

Do you serve alcohol? 
( )
Is there table service? 
( )
A beer/two beers, please. 
( )
A glass of red/white wine, please. 
( )
A pint, please. 
( )
A bottle, please. 
( )
_____ (hard liquor) and _____ (mixer), please. 
( )
whiskey 
( )
vodka 
( )
rum 
( )
water 
( )
club soda 
( )
tonic water 
( )
orange juice 
( )
Coke (soda
( )
Do you have any bar snacks? 
( )
One more, please. 
( )
Another round, please. 
( )
When is closing time? 
( )
Cheers! 
( )

Shopping

Do you have this in my size? 
Pu'un iteu sais ke? ( )
How much is this? 
Kura regah iteu? ( )
That's too expensive. 
Inah ma'an mu'un ( )
Would you take _____? 
Omok ke ala ( )
expensive 
Ma'an ( )
cheap 
Murah ( )
I can't afford it. 
Be' ku omok ( )
I don't want it. 
Be' akeu kelo eh ( )
You're cheating me. 
Ka'au kenyo akeu ( )
I'm not interested. 
bek akeu minat tong inah(berminat) (..)
OK, I'll take it. 
O, akeu ala eh ( )
Can I have a bag? 
Omok akeu pu'un beg?( )
Do you ship (overseas)? 
( )
I need... 
Akeu perlu ( )
...toothpaste. 
Kolget ( )
...a toothbrush.Berus jipen 
( )
...tampons. 
Modes. ( )
...soap. 
Sabun ( )
...shampoo.shampoo 
( )
...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen
( )
...cold medicine. 
tawan eh genin( )
...stomach medicine. 
Tawan sakit bore ... ( )
...a razor. 
( )
...an umbrella. 
Payung ( )
...sunblock lotion. 
(losyen jaga jin maten dau )
...a postcard. 
( poskad)
...postage stamps. 
( )
...batteries. 
Bateri ( )
...writing paper. 
kertas jalan reh tulis ( )
...a pen.
pen ( )
pencil
pisin
...English-language books. 
Buku ha' putih ( )
...English-language magazines. 
buku majalah hak putih ( )
...an English-language newspaper.Surat rengah ha putih 
( )
...an English-English dictionary. 
kamus ha putih tai hak putih( )

Driving

I want to rent a car. 
( )
Can I get insurance? 
( )
stop (on a street sign
( )
one way 
( )
yield 
( )
no parking 
( )
speed limit 
( )
gas (petrol) station 
( )
petrol 
( )
diesel 
( )

Authority

I haven't done anything wrong. 
BE' AKEU PU'UN MANEU SALA' ( )
It was a misunderstanding. 
INAH SALA' NGERETI AWAH ( )
Where are you taking me? 
TAI KEMAH KE' MIHIN KU? ( )
Am I under arrest? 
KENAMIT POLIS KU TUK? ( )
I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen. 
AKEU IRAH AMERICAN/AUSTRALIAN/BRITISH/CANADIAN ( )
I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate. 
AKEU JUK PANE' NGAN AMERICAN/AUSTRALIAN/BRITISH/CANADIAN/ EMBASSY/ CONSULATE ( )
I want to talk to a lawyer. 
AKEU JUK PANE'NGAN LAWYER ( )
Can I just pay a fine now? 
OMOK KU BAYAN UKUM KE HUN ITEU? ( )

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