A collection of useful phrases in Kokborok, Kokborok / Tripuri (ককবরক), a Brahmaputran language spoken in India, Bangladesh and Burma.
Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).
|Hello (General greeting)||Khulumkha|
|Hello (on phone)||Helo|
|How are you?||Nwng bahai tong?
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Ang kahamno (sg)
Chwng kahamno (pl)
|Long time no see||Nuklaiya balukkha|
|What's your name?||Nini bumung tamo?
Nini mung tamo?
|My name is ...||Ani bumung ...
Ani mung wngkha ...
|Where are you from?||Nwng boroni?|
|I'm from ...||Ang ... ni|
|Pleased to meet you||Nwngbai malai tongthokkha|
|Good night||Hor kaham|
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day||Nini sal kaham-kwrwng wngthung!|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Mai chanani chengsidi!|
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|Thanglaisu kaham-kwrwng wngthung!|
|I don't know||Ang saimanya
|Do you understand?||Nwng buda buchikha?|
|I understand||Ang buchikha|
|I don't understand||Ang buchiliya|
|Please speak more slowly||Doh kisa twrwk twrwkkhe kok sajadi|
|Please say that again||Doh haino hai sajadi|
|Please write it down||Doh swijadi|
|Do you speak English?||Nwng ingraji sauida man?|
|Do you speak Kokborok?||Nwng Kokborok sauida man?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
En, kisa kisa
|Do you speak a language
other than Kokborok?
|Nwng Kokborok no karwi tei kubuni kok da saui man?|
|Speak to me in Kokborok||Angbai Kokborok o kok sadi|
|How do you say ... in Kokborok?||Kokborok o ... no bahaikhe sa?|
|Excuse me||Kisa Khwnajadi|
|How much is this?||Obo bwswk?|
|Reply to thank you||Kok kwrwi
|Where's the toilet / bathroom?||Khithainok boro?
|This gentleman will pay for everything||Oh borom gwnang borok bebakno sui rwbainai|
|This lady will pay for everything||Oh borom gwnangjwk bebakno sui rwbainai|
|Would you like to dance with me?||Nwng angbai mwsanada?|
|Do you come here often?||Nwng oro urum urum da phai?|
|I miss you|
|I love you||Ang nono hamjakgo|
|Get well soon||Daktino hamdi|
|Go away!||Oroni kutuldi!
|Leave me alone!||Ano saichung yakardi!|
|Call the police!||Naimwthangno ringdi!|
|New Year greetings||Tongthok bisi kwtal|
|Birthday greetings||Tongthok Achaima Sal|
|One language is never enough||Kaisa kokbai jephruphano wngya|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
Phrases provided by Khapang Debbarma
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