Guarani 101

Guarani Word List

The purpose of this list is to give a rough idea of the Guarani language. The words listed below are not the most common words, but a broad sampling of words. See the Word Lists page for more details.

English

Guarani
(avañe'ẽ)
I

che
you (singular)

nde
he

ha'e
we

ñande *(inclusive)*, ore *(exclusive)*
you (plural)

peẽ
they

ha'ekuéra
this

ko
that

pe
here

ko'ápe
there

upépe
who

mávapa *(interrogative)*
what

mba'épa *(interrogative)*
where

mamópa *(no movement, interrogative)*
when

araka'épa *(interrogative)*
how

mba'éichapa *(interrogative)*
not

ani …
all

pa
many

eta
few

mbovy
other

ambue
one

peteĩ
two

mokõi
three

mbohapy
four

irundy
five

po
big

tuicha, guasu
long

puku
wide

pe
thick

kyra
heavy

pohýi
small

michĩ
short

mbyky
narrow

po'i
thin

pererĩ
woman

kuña
man (adult male)

kuimba'e
man (human being)

tekove
child

mitã'i
wife

tembireko
husband

ména
mother

sy
father

ru, túva
animal

mymba, tymba
fish

pira
bird

guyra
dog

jagua
snake

mbói
worm

taso
tree

yvyra
forest

ka'aguy
stick

pokoka
fruit

yva
seed

ta'ỹi
leaf

togue
root

tapo
flower

yvoty
grass

ka'a, ñana
rope

skin

pire
meat

so'o
blood

tuguy
bone

kangue
fat (noun)

ñandy
egg

tupi'a
horn

jepoka
tail

tuguái
feather

tague
hair

áva
head

akã
ear

nambi
eye

tesa
nose

mouth

juru
tooth

tãi
tongue (organ)

fingernail

pyapẽ
foot

py
leg

tetyma
hand

po
wing

pepo
guts

py'akue
neck

ajúra
back

ape
breast

káma
heart

ñe'ã
liver

py'akue
to drink

-'u
to eat

karu, -'u
to bite

su'u
to suck

pyte
to spit

ndyvu
to blow

peju
to breathe

pytuhẽ
to laugh

puka
to see

hecha
to hear

hendu
to know

kuaa
to think

mo'ã
to smell

hetũ
to fear

kyhyje
to sleep

ke
to live

kove
to die

mano
to kill

juka
to hit

japete
to cut

kytỹ
to scratch

karãi
to dig

jo'o
to swim

yta
to fly

veve
to walk

guata
to come

ju
to lie (as in a bed)

ty *(action)*
to sit

guapy *(action)*
to stand

pu'ã *(action)*
to turn (intransitive)

pyryrỹi
to fall

-'a
to give

me'ẽ
to hold

reko
to squeeze

jopy
to rub

kyty
to wash

johéi
to wipe

ky'a'o
to pull

nohẽ
to push

muaña
to throw

ty
to tie

ñapytĩ
to sew

mbovyvy
to count

papa
to say

-e
to sing

purahéi
to play

ñembosarái
to flow

syry
sun

kuarahy
moon

jasy
star

mbyja
water

y
rain

ama
river

ysyry
lake

ypa
sea

para
salt

juky
stone

ita
sand

yvyku'i
dust

yvytimbo
earth

yvy
cloud

arai
fog

tatatína
sky

yvága
wind

yvytu
snow

yrypy'a
ice

yrypy'a
smoke

tatatĩ, timbo
fire

tata
ash

kusugue, tanimbu
road

tape
mountain

yvaty, yvyty
red

pytã
green

sa'yky
yellow

sa'yju
white

morotĩ
black

night

pyhare
day

ára
year

ary
warm

haku
cold

ro'y
full

enyhẽ
new

pyahu
old

tuja
good

porã, pupu
bad

vai
rotten

tuju
dirty

ky'a
round

apu'a
sharp (as a knife)

haimbe
smooth

sỹi
wet

hykue
dry

near

aguĩ
far

mombyry
right

akatúape

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