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Useful phrases in Marathi

A collection of useful phrases in Marathi, an Indo-Aryan language spoken mainly in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

To see these phrases in many other languages click on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: m = said by men, f = said by female, >m = said to men, >f = said to female

English मराठी (Marathi)
Welcome स्वागत आहे (svāgat āhe)
Hello
(General greeting)
नमस्कार (namaskār)
How are you? तू कसा आहेस? (thū kasā āhes) >m
तू कशी आहेस? (thū kashī āhes) >f
आपण कसे आहात? (āpaN kashe āhāth) frm
Reply to 'How are you?' मी ठीक आहे (mī ṭīk āhe)
Long time no see खूप दिवसात भेटलो नाही (khup divasāt bhetalo nāhi)
What's your name? तुझं नाव काय आहे?
(thujha nāv kāy āhe) inf
आपले नाव काय आहे?
(āpale nāv kāy āhe) frm
My name is ... माझं नाव ... आहे
(māzha nāv ... āhe)
Where are you from? आपण कुठून आलात?
(āpaṇ kuthōn ālāt?)
I'm from ... मी ...हून आलो
(mi ...hōn ālo) m
मी ...हून आले
(mi ...hōn āle) f
Pleased to meet you तुम्हाला भेटून आनंद झाला (thumhālā bhetūn ānandha jhālā)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
सु-प्रभात (su-prabhāt)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
शुभ-संध्या (shubh-sandhyā)
Good night शुभ रात्री (shubha rāthrī)
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
येतो (yeto) m
येते (yete) f
पुन्हा भेटू (pūnhā bhetū)
Good luck कल्यान होअओ! (kalyān hoao!) भले होअओ! (bhale hoao!)
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
आयुरारोग्य लाभो (āyurārogy labho)
प्रकृती ठीक असो (prakruti thik aso)
Have a nice day सुखी रहा (sukhi rahā) / आनंदी रहा (anandi rahā)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
रूचकर जेवण (ruckar jevaṇ)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
आपला प्रवास सुखाकॅं होअओ! (āpalā pravās sukhacā hoao!)
I understand मला समजत (malā samajatha)
I don't understand मला समजत नाही (malā samajatha nāhī)
Please speak more slowly कृपया जरा हळु बोला (kṛupayā jarā haḷu bolā)
Please say that again पुन्हा सांगा (punhā sāngā)
Please write it down कृपया लिहून घ्या (krupayā lihun ghya)
लिहून दाखवा (lihun dākhavā)
उतरवून घ्या (utaravun ghyā)
Do you speak Marathi? तुम्हाला मराठी येते का? (thumhāīā marāṭī yethe kā?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
How do you say ... in Marathi? आपण मराठी बोलता काय? (āpan marathi bolata kaay?)
Excuse me क्शमा करा (kshamā karā)
How much is this? किती? (kitī?)
Sorry माफ करा (māf karā)
Please क्रुपया (krupayā)
Thank you आभारी आहे (ābhārī āhe)
धन्यवाद (dhanyāvad)
Reply to thank you आपले स्वागत आहे (āpale svāgatha āhe)
Where's the toilet? संडास कुठे आहे? (sandas kuthe āhe?)
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything हया बाई सर्व देणं देतील (hya bāī sarva denaṅ detīl)
हया साहेब सर्व देणं देतील (hya sāheb sarva denaṅ detīl)
Would you like to dance with me? तुम्हाला माझ्या सोबत नाचायला आवडेल का?
(tumhālā mājhyā sobat nācāyalā āvḍel kā)
I love you माझ तुइयावर प्रेम आहे (Mājha tuiyāvar prem āhe)
Get well soon लवकर बरी व्हा (lavakar barē vhā!)
Leave me alone! एकांत हवाय मला! (ekānta havāy malā!)
Help! मदत! (madat!)
Fire! आग! (āga!)
Stop! थांबा! (thāmbā!)
Call the police! पोलिसाला बोलवा (polisālā bolavā)
Christmas and New Year greetings शुभ नाताळ (śubh nātāḷ)
नवीन वर्षच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा (navīn varṣacyā hārdik śubhecchā)
Easter greetings शुभ ईस्टर (śubh īsṭar)
Birthday greetings वाढदिवसाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा
(vāḍhivsācyā hārdik śubhecchā)
One language is never enough एकच भाषा कधीही पुरेशी असत नाही
(ekach bhasha kadhihi pureshi asat nahi!)
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
माझी होडी मासळयांनी भरली आहे
(Majhī hoḍi māsaḷyaṅni bharlī āhe)

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Links

Other collections of Marathi phrases
http://www.engoi.com/en/mr/index.html
http://iguide.travel/Marathi_phrasebook/Phrase_List/Basics
http://mumbai.explocity.com/Mumbai/visitor_guide/marathi-phrases/
http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/extra/languages/bl-lang_eng1.htm

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