Sentences for Teachers and Students
This is a translation resource which can be used to aid in communication between teachers and a
nangu students. The chosen sentences are highly practical for stressful situations such as sickness or injury.
Here is a list of sentences that the teacher might use, and also a list of sentences that the student might use.
Are you sick?
Are you getting worse?
Yaaltji pika patja
Where are you hurting?
Did you fall?
Where did you get hit?
Are you getting better?
Are you upset?
Are you upset?
Kutjupangku nyuntunya uu
Was someone mean to you?
Nyuntu kapiku mukuringanyi?
Would you like some water?
Nyuntu bandaid-ku mukuringanyi?
Do you need a bandaid?
Nyuntu ngurakutu yankunytjaku?
Do you need to go home?
Nyuntu mukuringanyi classroom-kutu yankunytjaku?
Do you feel ready to go back to class?
Nyuntu mukuringanyi ngayulu ring-amilantjaku nyuntumpa ngunytju mama?
Would you like me to call your parents?
Nyuntu mukuringanyi tjungu yankunytjaku office-kutu?
Would you like to come to the office with me?
Nyuntu maiku mukuringanyi?
Would you like something to eat?
Nyuntu mukuringanyi doctor nyakunytjaku?
Do you need to see a doctor?
Nyuntu putu nintiringanyi kuulangka?
Are you having trouble with your studies?
ru alatjika waakaringanyi!
You're doing a great job!
Ngayulu tjuni pikatjara.
I feel sick.
My head hurts.
My stomach hurts.
Ngayulu arkai patangarangu.
Kutjupangku ngayunya pungu.
Someone hit me.
Kutjupangku ngayunya uu
Someone was mean to me.
Ngayulu mukuringanyi ngurakutu yankunytjaku.
I want to go home.
Ngayulu palya yananyi classroom-kutu.
I can go back to class now.
I feel better.
I feel worse.
Ngayulu kapiku mukuringanyi.
I want a drink of water.
I want something to eat.
Nyangangka ngayulu mukuringanyi nyinantjaku.
I want to stay here.
I feel sad.
I'm confused. I don't understand.
Ngayulu mukuringanyi ngayuku ngunytjukutu wangkanytjaku.
I want to speak with my mum.
NOTE: The word for
mum is ngunytju and the ending -kutu means with. If you wanted to substitute another family member in the above sentence, simply exchange ngunytju in the sentence. For example, I want to speak with my would be grandmother Ngayulu mukuringanyi ngayuku kamikutu wangkanytjaku.