How to conjugate a verb in Quechua

How to conjugate a verb in Quechua

You want to learn how to conjugate Quechua verbs? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Quechua lessons complete with useful examples. I speak, you speak, we all speak... we make learning Quechua verbs fun.

Quechua verb conjugation: I

Verbs are used to describe actions. Quechua verbs are conjugated for each person. The conjugation consists of an ending placed on the verb stem. For the first person singular, Quechua verbs typically use the ending '-ni'. Important to note is that pronouns are not used with the verb in Quechua except to create emphasis. This means that, unlike English, the verb is in general used without a pronoun.


Noqa liwruta munani
I want the book
noqa purini
I walk
noqa yachani
I know
noqa wich'qani
I close
noqa gustani
I like
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About Quechua

About Quechua

Quechua is spoken by about 6 million people. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Quechua would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Quechua

Learn to get by in Quechua with these useful words and phrases. We'll begin by learning some basic Quechua phrases which you can use for everyday communication.

Wayna qillaqa.
The boy is lazy.
Ch'iti huchuyqa.
The boy is small.
Wayna sinchiqa.
The boy is strong.
Ch'iti umayoqqa.
The boy is smart.
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If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Quechua in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Quechua learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Quechua in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Quechua.

Step 8 : Quechua verbs

Verbs are used to describe actions. There are 1000's of verbs that you can learn in Quechua. A good approach would be to start out by learning just three Quechua verbs by heart. We suggest you learn the Quechua verbs rikuy, munay and gustay (see, want, like). Using the nouns liwru, tiyana and punku (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each verb with each noun (I want the book, you see the chair, they like the door etc.). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Quechua verbs including useful examples. After you've learned using the three verbs rikuy, munay and gustay by heart you can move on to Step 9 (Quechua possessive pronouns).

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