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Useful phrases in Assamese

A collection of useful phrases in Assamese, an eastern Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Indian states of Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, and also in Bangladesh and Bhutan.

You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

If you can help fill in the gaps on this page, and/or if you can provide audio recordings of any of these phrases, please contact me.

English অসমীয়া (Assamese)
Welcome আদৰণি (aadaroni)
(General greeting)
নমস্কাৰ (nomoskaar)
How are you? আপুনি কেনে আছে ?
(aapuni kene aase?)
Reply to 'How are you?' ভালে আছো ধন্যবাদ৷ আৰু আপুনি?
(bhaale aasu ḍhonyobaaḍ, aaru aapuni?)
Long time no see বহুিদন েদখা নাই (bahudin dekhaa naai)
What's your name? আপোনাৰ নাম কি?
(aapunaar naam ki?)
My name is ... মোৰ নাম ...
(mur naam ...)
Where are you from? আপুনি ক’ৰ পৰা আহিছে?
(aapuni kore pora aahise?)
I'm from ... মই ... পৰা আহিছোঁ
(moi ... pora aahisu)
Pleased to meet you আপোনাক লগ পাই ভাল লাগিল
(aapunaak loge pai bhaal lagil)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
সুপ্ৰভাত (suprobhaat)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
শুভ আবেলি (subha abeli)
শুভ বিয়লি (subha biyoli)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
শুভ গধূলি (subha gadhuli)
Good night শুভৰাত্ৰী (subhoraattri)
(Parting phrases)
বিদায় (biḍai)
Good luck গুদলাক (gudalaaka)
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day িদনেটা শুুভ হওক (dinto subha haok)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Do you understand? আপুনি বুজি পায়নে? (aapuni buji paine?)
I understand মই বুজি পাওঁ (moi buji pow)
I don't understand মই বুজি নাপাওঁ (moi buji napow)
I don't know মই নাজানো (moi najanu)
Please speak more slowly আপুনি অনুগ্ৰহ কৰি লাহে লাহে কওঁক?
(aapuni anugroha kori laahe laahe kouk?)
Please say that again অনুগ্ৰহ কৰি আকৌ এবাৰ ক’ব
(anugroha kori akow ebar kobo)
Please write it down অনুগ্ৰহ কৰি লিখি দিয়ক
(anugroha kori likhi diyok)
Do you speak English? আপুনি ইংৰাজি ভাষা কব পাৰেনে?
(aapuni ingraji bhakha kobo paarene?)
Do you speak Assamese? আপুনি অসমীয়া ভাষা কব পাৰেনে?
(aapuni osomiiyaa bhakha kobo paarene?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
How do you say ... in Assamese? অসমীয়াত ... েকেনৈক কয় ? ( Akhomiyat ... kenekoi koy?)
আপুনি অসমীয়াত ... েকেনৈক কয় ? (Apuni akhomiyat ... kenekoi koy?)
Excuse me ক্ষমা কৰিব (kyoma koribo)
How much is this? এই বস্তুটোৰ দাম কিমান ? (Ei bastu tur daam kiman?)
Sorry মই দুঃখিত (moi ḍukkhita)
Please অনুগ্ৰহ কৰি (anugroha kori)
Thank you ধন্যবাদ (ḍhonyobaaḍ)
Reply to thank you  
Where's the toilet? শৌচালয় ক’ত আছে? (ksohsaaloy kote aase?)
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
I love you মই েতামাক ভালপাওঁ (moi tomaak bhaalpaao)
মই আেপানাক ভালপাওঁ (moi aaponaak bhaalpaao)
Get well soon
Go away! আঁতৰি যাওক (aatori jawok)
Leave me alone!
Help! সহায়! (sohai!)
Fire! জুই! (jui!)
Stop! ৰ’ব! (robo!)
Call the police! আৰক্ষীক ফোন কৰক (aarokkhik phone korok!)
Christmas and New Year greetings মেৰী খ্রীষ্টমাচ (merai khriṣṭamaaca)
নৱবৰ্ষৰ শুভকামনা (narabarṣara śubhakaamanaa)
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings জন্মদিনৰ শুভকামনা (janmadinara śubhakaamanaa)
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?

Phrases from Lonely Planet India Phrasebook, with corrections and additions by Axom Konwar and Nibir Borpuzari.

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