S7ílhen Sníchim – Food Terms in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

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Do you want to go eat?A stl’í7 ú kwis nam̓ í7lhen?

 

I want to go eat.En stl’í7 kwins nam̓ í7lhen.

 

Are you thirsty?Nú chexw tisḵwú7ḵwu?

 

Are you hungry?Nú chexw kw’ákw’ay̓?

 

I am thirsty.Chenkw tisḵwú7ḵwu.

 

I am hungry.Chenkw kw’ákw’ay̓.

 

Eat. –  ílhen

 

Drink. –  Taḵw

 

FoodS7ílhen

 

BreadSeplín

 

Home made BreadSp’áyaḵim̓

 

Fish/Salmon Sts’úḵwi7

 

Berries Sḵw’elám

 

Duck/Any edible bird that is eatenX̱wíliḵw

 

SoupLhum̓

 

WaterStaḵw

 

CoffeeKapí

 

TeaTi7

 

I wish to eat duck/birdEn stl’i7 kwins ílhen ta x̱wíliḵw.

 

I wish to drink coffeeEn stl’i7 kwins taḵw ta kapí.

(Replace “X̱wíliḵw with any other food and “Kapí with any other drink and the same sentences will work.)

 

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