In this lesson you will learn the vocabulary of basic colors and the numbers 0-20, which are the most used in Nahuatl. You will answer basic questions with these terms in order to learn them better.
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Quen moillia ixnezcayotl (How to say the names of basic colors)
Tlahtlaniliztli ica ixnezcayotl (Questions with the colors)
¿Tlen iixnezca amatl?
What color is your paper?
Its color is…
¿Tlen ixnezcayotl ticamati?
What color do you like?
Na nicamati ixnezcayotl…
I like the color…
¿Tlen iixnezca mopantalon?
What color are your pants?
Their color is…
¿Tlen iixnezca mocoton?
What color is your shirt?
Its color is…
¿Tlen iixnezca xihuitl?
What color is the leaf?
Its color is…
¿Tlen iixnezca xochitl?
What color is the flower?
Tlapohualiztli itocah, yonce — mahtlactli (The numbers, 0-10)
Tlahtlaniliztli ica tlapohualiztli (Questions with the numbers)
¿Quezqui tlaxcalli etloc pan comalli?
How many tortillas are on the pan?
Eltoc ce tlaxcalli.
There is one tortilla.
¿Quezqui chichiquilli oncah huan tlen iixnezca?
How many tamales are there and what is their color?
Oncah ome chichiquilli huan iixnezca xoxoctic.
There are two tamales and their color is green.
¿Quezqui tecciztli eltoc huan tlen iixnezca?
How many eggs are there and what is their color?
Eltoc eyi tecciztli, ce iixnezca tzictic
There are three eggs, and their color is blue.
¿Quezqui ahahuilli eltoc?
How many toys are there?
¿Quezqui cuaxilotl eltoc huan tlen iixnezca?
How many bananas are their and what is their color?
Eltoc macuilli cuaxilotl huan iixnezca coztic.
There are five bananas and their color is yellow.
¿Quezqui alaxox oncah huan tlen iixnezca?
How many oranges are there and what is their color?
Oncah chicuace alaxox huan iixnezca achilcoz.
There are six oranges and their color is orange.
¿Quezqui manzanaz eltoc pan cuamezah?
How many apples are on the table?
Eltoc chicome manzanaz.
There are six apples.
¿Quezqui chalchocotl oncah huan tlen iixnezca?
How many guava are there and what is their color?
Oncah chicueyi chalchocotl huan iixnezca coztic.
There are eight guavas and their color is yellow.
¿Quezqui amoxtli eltoc pan ixcopincayotl?
How many books are in the photo?
Eltoc chiucnahui amoxtli.
There are nine books.
¿Quezqui ezferaz tiquitta?
How many bells do you see?
Niquitta mahtlactli ezferaz.
I see ten bells.
Tlapohualiztli: mahtlactli huan ce — cempohualli (The names of the numbers, 11-20)
Hueyi tlapohualiztli (Big numbers)
ompohualli “fourty” (2 x 20)
Xicnanquili tlahtlaniliztli (Respond to these questions)
|¿Quezqui xihuitl ticpiya?||How old are you?|
|¿Quezqui tlicolli nicpiya?||How many pencils/pens do I have?|
|¿Tlen iixnezca tlicolli?||What color is the pencil/pen?|
|¿Quezqui xochitl quipiya?||How many flowers does she have?|
|¿Tlen iixnezca xochitl?||What color is the flower?|