Cooljugator: The Smart Conjugator in Quechua

This is a very simple Quechua verb conjugator. Our goal is to make Quechua conjugation easy, smart and straightforward.

You can input verbs into the Cooljugator bar above in any form, tense or mood in both Quechua and English. The Quechua Cooljugator can currently do around 667 verbs. We suggest you try it out.

You can also click here to browse the list of Quechua verbs that we can conjugate.

Common Quechua verbs

If you run out of ideas, some Quechua verbs according to their frequency of use on Cooljugator are:

The Quechua language

Quechua is a native American language with approximately 10 million speakers in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru (but mostly in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia). Quechua used to be the language of the Inca empire, which was invaded by the Spanish in the 16th century. While it is often also being phased out by the use of Spanish, this trend is not universal: for example, in Peru, a quarter of the population speaks Quechua, and about a third of the Quechua speakers do not speak Spanish.

Quechua has been spoken in the region for hundreds of years, although its history is hard to detail, as written records and linguistic interest appeared quite late (and even now are quite sparse). Some interesting speculation exists in regards to Quechua's early writing system. The Inca used knotted strings known as 'quipu' for communication: the shape and number of knots and colours of strings helped remind the messages as to the messages' contents. However, it has been recently suggested that the quipu served not only as mnemonic tools but also as a phonetic record of Quechua. Be it as it may, the first non-speculative writing of Quechua appeared in 1560 in the shape of a dictionary by Domingo de Santo Tomás.

Quechua is agglutinative (it sticks various endings onto words), regular in verbs and nouns, and it also has interesting system of participles that convey mood, certainty, etc.

Quechua has influenced not only local Spanish languages in South America but also English, by providing it words like coca, llama, quinoa, Inca and many others. It is also the most widely spoken non-Romance language in South America right now.

Quechua conjugation

Quechua has a very detailed but extremely regular conjugation system. In Quechua conjugation, even verbs like 'to be' are regular (which is extremely rare among language). Interesting, it could be said that Quechua has a conjugation system that reminds of Turkish in many instances - even uses pretty much the same number and types of personal endings.

In the Quechua Cooljugator, we try to provide you as many of these conjugation factors as possible, although we also try to focus on the most important parts of conjugation too. Our Quechua Cooljugator is still under development and more verbs will be added in the future. If you would like to see it expanded, get in touch to let us know so we prioritise it! And if you’d like to help up with it, get in touch too!

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