Rohayhu Paraguai: AFS Semester Exchange from WI, USA to Pilar, Paraguay, and everything afterwords.
29 March 2009
I'm starting to put my pictures on ShutterFly, check them out at usatoparaguay.shutterfly.com If it asks you, the password is "pilar". It's a slow process, so check throughout the week for more updates.
I spent a semester in Pilar, Paraguay with AFS in 2009, and I returned in 2011 and 2013 for research and travel.
I also spent summer 2010 in Turkey with a NSLI-Y scholarship, hosted an AFS student from Japan in 2009-2010, and studied abroad in Mexico during college. I'm happy to help answer any questions students, parents, or teachers have about exchange, Paraguay, AFS, or anything related!
Mba'éichapa nde koẽ- Good Morning Mba'éichapa nde ka'aru- Good Afternoon Mba'éichapa nde pyhare- Good Night Jajoecha peve- See you later! Ikatúpa- Please Aguije- Thank You Mba'éichapa nde réra?- What's your name? Che réra..- My name is... Mba'éichapa oje'e...-How do you say... Che aikotevẽ...- I want Che aipota...- I need Nde gusta pa...- Do you like... Che vare'a- I'm hungry Che uhéi- I'm thirsty Che ro'y- I'm cold Che mbyry'ái- I'm hot
ch- as the English 'sh' nd- prenazalized 'd' mb- prenazalized 'b' ñ- as Spanish 'ñ', 'caNYon' j- as English 'y' or German 'j' y- pronounce 'ooh' in your throat ã- nasal 'a' ẽ- nasal 'e' ĩ- nasal 'i' õ- nasal 'o' ũ- nasal 'u' ỹ- nasal 'y' (Guaraní pronunciation)
The last syllable is always stressed unless there's a written accent somewhere else.