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Odia (formerly known as Oriya) is an Indian language, belonging to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. There are about 40 million Odia speakers, mainly in the Indian state of Odisha. The language is also one of the many official languages in India.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

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Basics[edit]

Common signs

KING 
raja
QUEEN 
rani
OPEN 
khola खुला
CLOSED 
bond
ENTRANCE 
prabesha
EXIT 
prasthana
PUSH 
khulantu खोलिए
PULL 
banda karantu
TOILET 
shouchalaya
MEN 
purusha
WOMEN 
mahila
FORBIDDEN 

nishedh

Hello. 
. (namaskar )
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
 ? ( tume kemiti acha?)
Fine, thank you. 
. ( bhala achi,dhanyabada)
What is your name? 
 ? ( tuma nama kana?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( mora nama _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. (tuma sahita sakhyata kari bhala lagila )
Please. 
. (dayakari )
Thank you. 
. ( dhanyabada)
You're welcome. 
. (Su shwagatham )
Yes. 
. ( han)
No. 
. (na )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. (aangya )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( khyama karibe)
I'm sorry. 
. (mun duhkhita )
Goodbye 
. (Bidaay namaskar)
Goodbye (informal
. ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])mu ye bhasha nahi kohi pari
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( tume english kahipara?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)eithi kehi engraji kohi paronti?
Help! 
 ! ( sahajya!)
Look out! 
 ! ( dekha!)
Good morning. 
. (suprabhata )
Good evening. 
. ( susandhya)
Good night. 
. ( subha ratri)
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. ( mun bujhi paruni)
Where is the toilet? 
 ? (souchalaya kauthi ?)

Problems[edit]

Leave me alone. 
. (mate ekutia chadi dia .)
Don't touch me! 
 ! (mate chuan nahin !)
I'll call the police. 
. ( mun pulis dikibi.)
Police! 
 ! (pulis !)
Stop! Thief! 
 ! ! (rahija! chora ! !)
I need your help. 
. ( mate tuma sahajya darkar.)
It's an emergency. 
. (eha eka apadkalina paristhiti .)
I'm lost. 
. ( .)mu haji jauchi
I lost my bag. 
. (mo bastani haji gala .)
I lost my wallet. 
. ( mo purse haji gala.)
I'm sick. 
. (mun asustha achi .)
I've been injured. 
. ( .)moro chot laguchi
I need a doctor. 
. (dakatara ku daka .)
Can I use your phone? 
 ? (mun tuma phone byabahara karipare ki ?)

Numbers[edit]

(aek)
(dui)
(tini)
(chari)
(panch)
(chha)
(sata)
(atha)
(nao)
10 
(daus)
11 
(egaara)
12 
(baara)
13 
(tera)
14 
(chaudha)
15 
(panara)
16 
(sohala)
17 
(satara)
18 
(athara)
19 
(uneyis)
20 
(kodie)
21 
(ekuisi)
22 
(baeesi)
23 
(teyeesi)
30 
(tirisi)
40 
(chalisi)
50 
(pachaas)
60 
(saathiye)
70 
(saturi)
80 
(asi)
90 
(nabe)
100 
(aek-saw)
200 
(dui-saw)
300 
(tini-saw)
1,000 
(hajaar)
2,000 
(dui-haazar)
1,000,000 
(dasa lakhya )
1,000,000,000 
( )soto koti
1,000,000,000,000 
( )lakhya koti
number _____ (train, bus, etc.) 
( )
half 
(adhaa )
less 
(kawm )
more 
(besi )

Time[edit]

now 
(ebe )
later 
(pare )
before 
(purbaru )
morning 
(sakala )
afternoon 
(mdhyanha )
evening 
(sndhya )
night 
(rati )

Clock time[edit]

one o'clock AM 
(rati gote )
two o'clock AM 
(rati duita )
noon 
(madhyahna )
one o'clock PM 
(aparahna gote )
two o'clock PM 
( aparahna duita)
midnight 
(madhyaratri )

Duration[edit]

_____ minute(s) 
(muhurta )
_____ hour(s) 
(ghanta )
_____ day(s) 
(dina )
_____ week(s) 
(saptaha )
_____ month(s) 
(maasah )
_____ year(s) 
(barsah )

Days[edit]

today 
(Aaji )
yesterday 
(Gata kali )
tomorrow 
(Asnta Kali )
this week 
(ehi saptaha )
last week 
(purba sptaha )
next week 
(pra saptaha )
Sunday 
(Rabibar )
Monday 
(Somabar )
Tuesday 
(Mangalbar )
Wednesday 
(Budhabar )
Thursday 
(Gurubar )
Friday 
(Sukrabar )
Saturday 
(Sanibar )

Months[edit]

January 
( )
February 
( )
March 
( )
April 
( )
May 
( )
June 
( )
July 
( )
August 
( )
September 
( )
October 
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November 
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December 
( )

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

black 
(kala )
white 
(dhala )
gray 
(dhusara )
red 
(naali )
blue 
(nila )
yellow 
(haladia )
green 
(sabuja )
orange 
(kamala )
purple 
(baigani )
brown 
(badami )

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

How much is a ticket to _____? 
( _____ku ticket kette paisa?')
One ticket to _____, please. 
( 'gote ticket _______ku diantu')
Where does this train/bus go? 
( ye train/bus kouthiki jaye ?)
Where is the train/bus to _____? 
( kana ye train/bus _____ku jibaki?)
Does this train/bus stop in _____? 
(ye train/bus _____re ruhe ki ? )
When does the train/bus for _____ leave? 
(Ketebele ye train/bus _____pain chhadiba ? )
When will this train/bus arrive in _____? 
(ketebele ye train/bus ____re pahanchiba? )

Directions[edit]

How do I get to _____ ? 
( )
...the train station? 
( )
...the bus station? 
( )
...the airport? 
( )
...downtown? 
( )
...the youth hostel? 
( )
...the _____ hotel? 
( )
...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate? 
( )
Where are there a lot of... 
( )
...hotels? 
( )
...restaurants? 
( )
...bars? 
( )
...sites to see? 
( )
Can you show me on the map? 
( )
street 
( )
Turn left. 
( )
Turn right. 
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left 
( )
right 
( )
straight ahead 
( )
towards the _____ 
( )
past the _____ 
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before the _____ 
( )
Watch for the _____. 
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intersection 
( )
north 
( )
south 
( )
east 
( )
west 
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uphill 
( )
downhill 
( )

Taxi[edit]

Taxi! 
( )
Take me to _____, please. 
(Mate _____ ku niyantu )
How much does it cost to get to _____? 
(______ ku jiba paeen kete paisa laage? )
Take me there, please. 
(Mate seitthiki neijantu. )

Lodging[edit]

Do you have any rooms available? 
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How much is a room for one person/two people? 
( )
Does the room come with... 
( )
...bedsheets? 
( )
...a bathroom? 
( )
...a telephone? 
( )
...a TV? 
( )
May I see the room first? 
( )
Do you have anything quieter? 
( )
...bigger? 
( )
...cleaner? 
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...cheaper? 
( )
OK, I'll take it. 
( )
I will stay for _____ night(s). 
( )
Can you suggest another hotel? 
( )
Do you have a safe? 
( )
...lockers? 
( )
Is breakfast/supper included? 
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What time is breakfast/supper? 
( )
Please clean my room. 
( )
Can you wake me at _____? 
( )
I want to check out. 
( )

Money[edit]

Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars? 
( )
Do you accept British pounds? 
( )
Do you accept Euros? 
( )
Do you accept credit cards? 
( )
Can you change money for me? 
( )
Where can I get money changed? 
( )
Can you change a traveler's check for me? 
( )
Where can I get a traveler's check changed? 
( )
What is the exchange rate? 
( )
Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)? 
( )

Eating[edit]

A table for one person/two people, please. 
( )
Can I look at the menu, please? 
( )
Can I look in the kitchen? 
( )
Is there a house specialty? 
( )
Is there a local specialty? 
( )
I'm a vegetarian. 
( )
I don't eat pork. 
( )
I don't eat beef. 
( )
I only eat kosher food. 
( )
Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard
( )
fixed-price meal 
( )
a la carte 
( )
breakfast 
( )
lunch 
( )
tea (meal
( )
supper 
( )
I want _____. 
( )
I want a dish containing _____. 
( )
chicken 
( )
beef 
( )
fish 
( )
ham 
( )
sausage 
( )
cheese 
( )
eggs 
( )
salad 
( )
(fresh) vegetables 
( )
(fresh) fruit 
( )
bread 
( )
toast 
( )
noodles 
( )
rice 
(bath )
beans 
( )
May I have a glass of _____? 
( )
May I have a cup of _____? 
( )
May I have a bottle of _____? 
( )
coffee 
( )
tea (drink
( )
juice 
( )
(bubbly) water 
( )
(still) water 
( )
beer 
( )
red/white wine 
( )
May I have some _____? 
( )
salt 
( )
black pepper 
( )
butter 
( )
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)
( )
I'm finished. 
( )
It was delicious. 
( )
Please clear the plates. 
( )
The check, please. 
( )
I am leaving. 
(" Mu Jaavuchi")

Bars[edit]

Do you serve alcohol? 
( )
Is there table service? 
( )
A beer/two beers, please. 
( )
A glass of red/white wine, please. 
( )
A pint, please. 
( )
A bottle, please. 
( )
_____ (hard liquor) and _____ (mixer), please. 
( )
whiskey 
( )
vodka 
( )
rum 
( )
water 
( )
club soda 
( )
tonic water 
( )
orange juice 
( )
Coke (soda
( )
Do you have any bar snacks? 
( )
One more, please. 
( )
Another round, please. 
( )
When is closing time? 
( )
Cheers! 
( )

Shopping[edit]

Do you have this in my size? 
( )
How much is this? 
( )
That's too expensive. 
( )
Would you take _____? 
( )
expensive 
( )
cheap 
( )
I can't afford it. 
( )
I don't want it. 
( )
You're cheating me. 
( )
I'm not interested. 
(..)
OK, I'll take it. 
( )
Can I have a bag? 
( )
Do you ship (overseas)? 
( )
I need... 
( )
...toothpaste. 
( )
...a toothbrush. 
( )
...tampons. 
. ( )
...soap. 
( )
...shampoo. 
( )
...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen
( )
...cold medicine. 
( )
...stomach medicine. 
... ( )
...a razor. 
( )
...an umbrella. 
( )
...sunblock lotion. 
( )
...a postcard. 
( )
...postage stamps. 
( )
...batteries. 
( )
...writing paper. 
( )
...a pen. 
( )
...English-language books. 
( )
...English-language magazines. 
( )
...an English-language newspaper. 
( )
...an English-English dictionary. 
( )

Driving[edit]

I want to rent a car. 
( )
Can I get insurance? 
( )
stop (on a street sign
( )
one way 
( )
yield 
( )
no parking 
( )
speed limit 
( )
gas (petrol) station 
( )
petrol 
( )
diesel 
( )

Authority[edit]

I haven't done anything wrong. 
('mun kichhi bhul karini' )
It was a misunderstanding. 
( )
Where are you taking me? 
( )
Am I under arrest? 
( )
I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen. 
( )
I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate. 
( )
I want to talk to a lawyer. 
( )
Can I just pay a fine now? 
( )

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