Introducing yourself in Ateso

Ateso

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Idau bo ijo apak naetia ai kane?

How long have you been here for?

Adau kwana eong aparasia akanyape kane.

I have spent/stayed here for six days.

Adau kwana eong ilapio/ikaru ikanyape kane.

I have spent six months/years.

Ipupi bo ijo biai ko Uganda/Kenya?

How do you find Uganda/Kenya?

Erai akwap na’ajokan

It’s a good country

Idauni bo ijo apak na etia ai kane?

How long will you be here for?

Iboye bo ijo kakai?/Ai bo iboyo ijo?

Where do you live?

Ingai bo iboyotor ijo/ Ingai bo iboyete ka ijo?

Whom do you stay with?

Eboyete eong kede ipapero.

I live together with my friends.

Mam ijo ikuriana aiboi bon kore?

Are you not afraid staying alone at home?

Mam eong akuriana, asilikinit bon acepaarasia.

I don’ get scared, but I get lonely at times.

Marital status and children in Ateso

Idukokina ijo(male/female). Imanyakina/Imanyitai ijo(Female only)?

Are you married?

Mam eong adukokina (male and female). Mam eong amanyakina/ kamanyitai (for female only).

I’m not married.

Amanyakina eong(Male/Female). Kamanyitai/adukokina eong(Male /Female).

I’m married.

Akoto eong amanyakin/ aimany/ adukokin

I want to get married.

Mam eong akoto amanyakin/ adukokin.

I don’t want to get married.

Mam eong etemokina or akapakina amanyakin/adukokin

I am not ready to get married

Adaun aitodiar/abilakin eong

I’m engaged.

Ebeit aitodiar/abilakin eong

I’m about to get engaged.

Ajaasi eong kede apai/epai.

I have a girl/boyfriend.

Mam eong akoto ace/ece

I don’t want another one

Edaunit/Edolit eong adiope/ediopet

One partner is enough for me

Eyuarit eong ekatuan noi. Or Epipilikit ekatuan ka eong noi

My man is very protective.

Ikudeana ekatuan/ Epol ekatuan ekude.

My man is jealous.

Amameete eong kede idwe

I don’t have children.

Mam ber eong adumunit idwe

I have not got children yet.

Ajaas eong kede idwe iyare/iare

I have two children