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Useful phrases in Bhojpuri

A collection of useful phrases in Bhojpuri, a Bihari language spoken mainly in parts of north-central and eastern India.

Key to abbreviations: m = said by men, f = said by women

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English भोजपुरी (Bhojpuri)
Welcome आईं ना (aain naa)
Hello
(General greeting)
प्रणाम (prannam)
How are you? का हाल बा? (kaa haal ba?)
Reply to 'How are you?' सब बढ़िया बा (sab badhiya ba)
Long time no see बड़ी दिन से भेंट ना भईल ह (badi din se bhent na bhayil ha)
What's your name? तोहार नाव् का ह? (tohar naav kaa ha?)
My name is ... हमार नाव् ... ह (hamaar naav ... ha)
Where are you from? तु कहाँ से हव? (tu kahaan se hava?)
I'm from ... हम......से हईं (hum....se haiin)
Pleased to meet you तोसे मिल कर अच्छा लगल (tose mil kar achchha lagal)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
राम राम (raam raam)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
राम राम (raam raam)
Good luck किस्मत बढ़िया रहे (kismat badhiya rahe)
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
बढ़िया सेहत के वास्ते (badhiya sehat ke vaaste)
Have a nice day बढ़िया दिन रहे (badhiya din rahe)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
मज़े से खा (maze se khaa)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
सफ़र बढ़िया रहे (safar badhiya rahe)
Yes हाँ (haan)
No ना (naa)
Maybe शायद (shaayad)
I don't know हमके नइखे मालूम (humke naikhe maaloom)
I understand हम समझतनि (hum samjhatani)
I don't understand नइखे समझ में आवत (naikhe samajh mein aavat)
Please speak more slowly तनि आहिस्ता आहिस्ता बोल (tani aahista aahista bola)
Please say that again तनि दुबारा कह (tani dubaara kaha)
Please write it down एहके लिख ल ता (ehke likh la ta)
Do you speak Bhojpuri? तु भोजपुरी बोले ल? (tu bhojpuri bole la?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
हाँ, तनि तनि (haan, tani tani)
Speak to me in Bhojpuri हमसे भोजपुरी में बात कर
( Ihumse bhojpuri mein baat kara)
How do you say ... in Bhojpuri? .... के भोजपुरी में कैसे बोला जाए ला?
(... ke bhojpuri mein kaise bolaa jaaye la?)
Excuse me माफ़ करीं (maaf karin)
How much is this? इह केतना ह? (eeh ketna ha?)
Sorry माफ़ करीं (maaf karin)
Please मेहरबानी करके (meharbani karke)
Thank you धन्वाद (dhanvaad)
Reply to thank you कोई ना (koi naa)
Where's the toilet? पैखाना केन्ने बा? (paikhana kenne ba?)
This gentleman will pay for everything इह आदमी हर चीज़ के बदे चुकइन्हें
(eeh aadmi har chhez ke bade chukainhe)
This lady will pay for everything इह मेहरारू हर चीज़ के बदे चुकइन्हें
(eeh mehraru har cheez ke bade chukainhe)
Would you like to dance with me? हमरा साथे नाचे के चाहतड़? (hamra saathe naache ke chahata?)
हमरा साथे नाचे के चाहतडु? (hamra saathe naache ke chaahatRu?)
I miss you तोहार बड़ी याद आवे ल (tohaar badi yaad aave le)
I love you हम तोहसे प्यार करेनी (hum tohse pyaar kareni)
Get well soon जल्दी से ठीक हो जा (jaldi se theek ho ja)
Leave me alone! हमके अकेले छोड़ द (humke akele chhod da)
Help! मदद कर (madad kara)
Fire! आग (aag)
Stop! रूक (rook)
Call the police! पुलिस को बुलाव (pulis ko bulaava!)
Christmas and New Year greetings बड़ा दिन आ नया साल मुबारक हो
(bada din aa naya saal mubarak)
Easter greetings ईस्टर मुबारक (eestar mubarak)
Birthday greetings जनमदिन मुबारक (janamdin mubarak)
One language is never enough एक भाखा कभो जादा ना होवे ला
(ek bhakha kabho jaada na hove la)
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
हमार मंडराये वाली जहाज़ सर्पमीनन से भरी है
(hamaar mandaraye waali jahaz sarpmeenan se bhari hai)

Bhojpuri phrases provided by पीयूष कुमार मौर्य (Piyush Kumar Maurya)

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