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Quechua Day

It is three months now that I am learning Quechua, and just a few weeks ago I was told that the national day of this language is celebrated today, may 27th. Quechua is Peru’s second official language. In addition, it … Continue reading

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My First Attempt to Speak Quechua

First of all, I admit that I am glad of being a spanish-speaking person because I did not have to memorize the dozen patterns of verb tenses. On the contrary, it is still a real challenge for me to remember … Continue reading

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Some Greetings in Quechua

As my Quechua lessons go on at the Qheswa Simi Hamut`ana Kuraq Suntur (the official school), I have learned a few greetings. Napaykuy means greeting in Quechua and, as I told you before, if you add the suffix -kuna at … Continue reading

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The Quechua Consonants

Allillanchu kashanki? My yachachik (teacher) talked about the consonants on my second class of Quechua. Like Spanish alphabet, Quechua has ñ, ch and ll. On the other hand, it lacks the letters b, c, d, g, v, x, and z. … Continue reading

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My first Quechua Lesson

Today it was my first Quechua lesson at the Real Academia de la Lengua Quechua in Cusco. I learned there are up to three ways to ask “how are you?”: – Allillanchu? – Allillanchu kashanki? – imaynallan? If you want … Continue reading

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