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Konkani phrasebook

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Konkani is the main language of Goa, India. It is commonly spoken in various dialects along the western coastline of India, from Damaon to Cochin. Some of the known dialects are Goan (Goa), Mangalorean (Mangalore), Karwari in North Canara, Malvani in South Konkan, and East Indian in the North Konkan districts of Thana and Ratnagiri.

Basics[edit]

Hello (Good day to you) 
Dev Boro Dis Dium
How are you? 
Koso asa?(male);Koxi asa? (female); Koxem asa? (younger female)
I Am Fine 
Hanv boro(m)/bori(f)/borem(yf) asa.
Fine, thank you. 
Boro asa
What is your name? 
Tujhe naav kitte?
My name is ______ . 
Mhaje naav ____.
Nice to meet you. 
. Tumka mellun khushi zalli/jalle
Please. 
Maashe
God Bless You. 
. Dev Borem Korum
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
. ( Vhoi/Hai)
No. 
. (Na )
Excuse me. (getting attention
(matshe aikta )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
(matshe ani ek paati/panta sang )
I'm sorry. 
Maaka Maaf Karat
Goodbye 
. Yetha (Literally- 'Will come again')
Goodbye (informal
. (bare melya aani kennai )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. (Mhaka [] ulovpak yena)
Do you speak English? 
 ? (Tumi English ulayta ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? (Hanga kon English ullovpi assat ?)
Help! 
 ! (madat kar !)
Look out! 
 ! (Palai )
Good morning. 
. (Dis Bare Zavonn )(Dev boro dis dhium)
Good evening. 
. (Sanj Bari Zavonn )(Dev bhori sanj dhium)
Good night. 
. (Raat Bari Zavonn )(Dev bori ratr dhium)
Thank you.
Dev borem korun! (Literary means God bless you)
I'm sleeping 
. (Havn Nhidta );
I don't understand. 
. ( Makka Kalna)
Is it good?. 
. (Like zale tuka?)Borem assa?
Only so much?. 
.(Itlech?)
I am very tired. 
. (Makka sustu jalla)
I am bored. 
.(Maaka bejaar yeta')
I (Me). 
. (Haav)
You . 
. (Tuu")
We . 
. (Aamhi)
He . 
. (Toh)
She . 
. (Ti)
It/That . 
. (Tein)
This . 
. (Hein)
What . 
. (Kitem)
How . 
. (Kashe')
Where . 
. (Khay")
Why . 
. (Kityaak)
Who . 
. (Konn)
Man. 
. (Monis)
Men. 
. (Monshya)
Woman. 
. (Bayl)
Women. 
. (Bailyo)
Child. 
. (Bhurge(f.)/Bhurgo(m.))
Children. 
. (Bhurgim)
Boy. 
. (Chedo/Chalo)
Boys. 
. (Chede/Chale)
Girl. 
. (Chodu/Chali)
Girls. 
. (Chodwan/Chaliyo)
It is very difficult. 
. (Te bhori kostachem)
Where is the toilet? 
 ? (Paykhano khayn asa?)
Cat 
Majjor
Dog 
Sunno/Kutro
Light 
Ujwaad
Dark 
Kaalok
Chandu 
cute

Negative Words:

Don't Want : "Naaka"

Don't Have : "Mojekoden na"

No, Not that : "Na, te nhi/nhu"

Don't know : "Kobor na"

I don't understand : "Makka kolna"

Don't go there : "Thoi voch nakka"

Don't eat that : "Te khaay naaka"

Don't drink that : "Te pi naaka"

Don't take that : "Te ghe naaka"

Don't call him/her : "Takka/Tikka aappoi nakka"

Don't talk with him/her : "Takkonem/Tikkone ulloi nakka"

Don't give him/her : "Takka/Tikka divu nakka"

Don't fight with him/her : "Takkone/Tikkone jhogod nakka"

Don't do like this/that : "Ashhi/Tashhi kor nakka"


Body Parts : (Aa-ng)

Head = "tokli"

Hair = "Kes"

Eye = "Dolo"

Ear = "Kaan"

Earings = "Kannache/Kannatle"

Nose = "Naak"

Face = "Tond"

Tongue = "Jeeb"

Cheeks = "Gaal"

Eyebrows = "Bhave"

Lips = "Onth"

Teeth = "Daanth"

Throat = "Taalo"

Neck = "Golo"

Shoulders = "Bhuj"

Arms = "Ratte/Haath"

Hand = "Haat"

Leg = "Paaye"

Fingers = "Bot"

Nails = "Naakut"

Stomach = "Pot"

Back = "Faat"

Chest = "Hadde"

Waist = "Koortu/Kamar"

Knee = "Deembi/Dhopar"

Thigh = "Jaang"

Elbow = "Komporu/Kopor"


Relationships:

Mother = "Aavoy"

Father = "pai/Baapuy"

Elder Sister = "Vodli Bhoin"

Younger Sister = "Dakti Bhoin"

Brother/Sister = "Bhaav/Bhoin"

Elder Brother = "Vodlo Bhaav"

Younger Brother = "Dakto Bhaav"

Maternal Grandma ="Aaji/Ammamma"

Maternal Grandpa = "Ajja/Aajo"

Paternal Grandma = "Bapamma/Anamma"

Paternal Grandpa = "Aabu/Ajja"

Maternal Uncle/Aunty (Mom's Brother and Wife) = "Mama/Mayi"

Maternal Aunty/Uncle (Mom's Elder Sister and Husband) = "Mhaav/Mhantu"

Maternal Aunty/Uncle (Mom's Younger Sister and Husband) = "Mousi/Appappa", " Maushi/Bhaoji"

Paternal Uncle/Aunty (Dad's Elder Brother and Wife) = "Mhantu/Mhav", "Kaka/Kaki"

Paternal Uncle/Aunty (Dad's Younger Brother and Wife) = "Appappa/Mousi"

Paternal Aunty/Uncle (Dad's Sister and Husband) = "Akka/Bhavaji", "Atya/Bhaoji"


Common Signs (Chinne):

Open = "Ugde"

Closed = "Bond"

Entrance = "Bhittar Vochpachi waat"

Exit = "Bhair Vochpachi waat"

Push = "Lakai/Dhukol"

Pull = "Oad"

Press = "Dhaam"

Problems[edit]

Don't Touch me.

   Makka apadnakka

Leave me alone

   Makka ekle sodi (female)/Makka eklo sodi (male)

I lost my bag

   Magele bag por gele/bag shenle.

Can I use your phone?

   Haav tugele phone vaparet ve?/Hav tujo phone Vaapru?

I am sick

   Makka araam na/Maka Bare disna Jeevak

I don't know where I am

   Haav khai assa mhonu makka gotna/Hav khai asa maka Khoborna

My hand is injured. Its bleeding!

  Megele haathaka ghavo jalla. Ragat yetta!

I want to go to the Hospital

  Makka Aaspatre vachunk zai

I am in need of some money

  Makka thode duddva(poishe) garaj/agatya assa

I will call the Police!

  Haav Police'ak appeta!

Numbers[edit]

1 = "Ek"

2 = "Donn"

3 = "Teen"

4 = "Char"

5 = "Panch"

6 = "Sah"

7 = "Saat"

8 = "Aatt"

9 = "Nav"

10 = "Dha"

11 = "eekra"

12 = "Bara"

13 = "Tera"

14 = "Choudah"

15 = "Pandrah"

16 = "Sol-ah"

17 = "Satrah"

18 = "othra"

19 = "EkouNis"

20 = "Vis"

21="Ek-Vis"

22="Ba-Vis"

23="Te-Vis"

24="Chou-Vis"

25="Panch-Vis"

26="Sa-Vis"

27="Satta-Vis"

28="Attha-vis"

29=ekun-tis"

30="Tis"

40="Chalis"

50="ponnas"

60="Saath"

70="Sottor"

80="Ainshi"

90="Novvad"

100="Shumbur"

200="Don-Shi"

300="Tin-Shi"

400="Char-Shi"

500="Paach-Shi"

Time[edit]

Now = "Atta"

Before = "Surveka/Paile"

Morning = "Sakali/ sakal"

Afternoon = "Dhanpara"

Evening = "Sanje"

Night = "Ratti"

CLOCK TIME[edit]

1:00 ek

1:15 savai ek

1:30 ded

1:45 pavne doni

2:00 doni

2:15 savai doni

2:30 addech

2:45 pavne teen

3:00 teen

3:15 savai teeni

3:30 sadi teeni

3:45 pavne chari

4:00 char

4:15 savai char

4:30 saadi char

4:45 pavne panch

5:00 paanch

5:15 savai paanch

5:30 saadi paanch

5:45 pavne sah ghante

6:00 sah ghante

7:00 saat ghante

7:15 savai saat ghante

7:30 saadi saat ghante

8:00 aath ghante

8:15 savai aath ghante

8:30 saadi aath ghante

8:45 pavne nau ghante

9:00 nau ghante

9:15 savai nau ghante

9:30 saadi nau ghante

9:45 pavne dha ghante

10:00 dha ghante

10:15 savai dha ghante

10:30 saadi dha ghante

10:45 pavne ikra ghante

11:00 ikra ghante

11:15 savai ikra ghante

11:30 saadi ikra ghante

11:45 pavne baara ghante

12:00 baara ghante

12:15 savai baara ghante

12:30 saadi baara ghante

12:45 pavne ek ghanto

Duration[edit]

Minute = "nimish"

Hour = "Ghanto"

Day = "Dis"

Week = "Aathvado"

Month = "Mhaino"

Year = "Varsa"

Days[edit]

Days of the Week:

Sunday : Aiytaaru

Monday : Somaaru

Tuesday : Manglaaru

Wednesday : Budhwaaru

Thursday : Gurwaaru/Brastaaru

Friday : Shukraaru

Saturday : Shanwaaru


Representing Days:

Today = "Aaji"

Yesterday = "Kaali"

Tomorrow = "Phayi/Phalle/Phalyak"

Day Before Yesterday = "Pairi"

Day After Tomorrow = "Parank"

Week = "Vaaru"

This Week = "He Vaaru"

Last Week = "Gelele Vaaru"

Next Week = "Mukavailo Vaaru"

Two Weeks = "Doni Vaaru"

Months[edit]

next month mukavailo mahino

previous month gelel mahino

coming month yevcho mahino

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

Color = "Bannu"

Red = "Tambde"

Black = "Kaale"

White = "Dhavve"

Blue = "Nillo"

Yellow = "Pivllo/Halduvo"

Green = "Pachvo/Harro"

Violet/Purple = "Jaambli"

Orange = "Kesari"

Pink = "Gulabi"

Gray = "Boodi"

Transportation[edit]

Aeroplane = "Vimaan"/"Aviao"


FLOWERS[edit]

MOGRA ********************* MOGARE Anona Hexapetala********************* CHAAMPE BEETEL NUT FLOWER********** BHINGAARU ROSE*********************** GULABU MARIGOLD******************* GONDO JASMINE******************** JASWANDU LILY*********************** DURVO

Directions[edit]

Right = "Ujwo"

Left = "Daawo"

Up = "Vairi"

Down = "Toggu"/"Sakkal"

Right Side = "Ujwyan"

Left Side = "Daawyan"

Centre = "Madde"

Straight = "Neet"

North = "Uttar"

South = "Dakshin"

East = "Poorv"

West = "Paschim"

Uphill = "Vaile Balen/ sadnhi"

Downhill = "Toggu Balen/devnhi"

Turn Left = "Davyak ghoova"

Turn Right = "Ujwyak ghoova"

Taxi[edit]

Taxi = "Bhadya gaadi"

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Money- ("Paiso/Duddu") Rupee- ("Rupai")

Eating[edit]

Meal - Jeavonn

Hot(Temperature)- Hunn Cold-Thand

to Drink- Pivpak/Pivchak

to Eat- Khavpak/Khavchak

I want to eat (Makka Khavchak Zai)

Vegetarian-Shakahari

I want a vegetarian meal-(Makka Vegetarian/ Shakahari Jeavonn Zai)

It is too spicy-hot(Taste) - Heh Chadd Tikk assa

I want it less spicy- Makka Unne/Kammi Tikk zai

I want it more spicy- Makka Chadd tikk zai

Milk- Duddh

Water- Udak

Bottled Water- Baatlen udak or Bisleri(Brand)

Fish- Masoli / Nuste / Jhalke

Prawn- sungata

Vegetables- Randhe-kai/bhaji

Cashew-Kaju

I do not eat meat- Havn Mavns Khai- na.

I do not eat eggs- Havn tanti Khai-na.

Is this water boiled? (Heh Udak Ukadlale/Tappelele assa?)

Please heat it again- (Chikke anek panta Hunn Korun Haddta ve?)

Can I heat milk for a child? -Sann/Lann cheldak/cherdak- khatri duddh hun korka.

I'm finished - Megele jalle

Food was delicious - Javan mast/Bhari laik ashile

Food was not good - Javan kai laik nashile

Food was worst - Javan mast vait ashile


Taste Buds:

Salty = "Mitshe" / Khaar

Sour = "Amshe" / Aambot

Spicy = "Tikshe" / Teek

Hot = "Hunn"

Cold = "Thand"

Sweet = "God"

Bitter = "Kodu"

Astringent = "Chagaru"

Tasty = "Ruchi"/ Ruchik

Tasteless = "Sappag"/ Chep-pay


Some Eatables:

Mango = "Aambo"

Unripe Mango = "Aambuli" /tarno aambo (tender mango)

Apple = "Saparchand"

Watermelon = "Kalingan/Kalingad/Bacchangayi"/ Kaaling

Pomegranate = "Dalimb"

JackFruit = "Panosu" / Ponos

Raw Jackfruit = "Kadagi"

Banana = "Kele"

Dates = "Khajuru"

Cashew = "Kajjubi"

Sweet Potato = "Kananga"/ Kanngi

Coconut = "Naarlu"

Tender Coconut = "Shiyale" / Bondo

Grated Coconut = "Soi" / Kanntlo Naarl

Sugarcane = "Kabbu" / Kobu

Unripe JackFruit = "Kadagi"

Seed of JackFruit = "Bikkanda" / Bhikna

Tamarind = "Chinchaamba" / Cheench

Guava = "Pyar"

Custard Apple = "Sita Phal"

Soursop = "Ram Phal"

Grapes = "Draaksh"

Orange = "Sonnarling"

Sweet Lime = "Musumbi"

Gooseberry = "Aavalo"

Pineapple = "Ananas" / Aannas

Fig = "Anjeer"

Lady's Finger = "Bhend"

Brinjal = "Vaingan" / Vainge

Potato = "Batato"

Onion = "Kando"

Chilli = "Mirsang"

Bitter Gourd = "Karate" / Kaarle

Little Gourd = "Tendle"

Snake Gourd = "Poddale" / podwal

Bottle Guard = "Gardudde" / Bhoble

Drumstick = "Mashinga Sang/Mashinga Dento"/ Saango

Mushroom = "Aalaambo"

Pumpkin = "Dudde"

Ginger = "Aalle"

Garlic = "Losun"

Coriander = "Kotambari" / Kanpir

Lemon = "Limbiyo" / Limbo

Mustard = "Saasam" / Sasanv

Seasme = "Tilu"

Ajwain = "Vonvo"

Cardomom = "Yela kan"

Clove = "Lavang"

Pepper = "Mire" /Miri

Sugar = "Sakkar"

Salt = "Meet"

Salad = "Pachadi/Kosambari"

Pickle = "Nonche" / Lonche

Curry(liquid) = "Kolombo/Randai/Ambut" / Kadhi

Curry(solid) = "Upkari/Sukke"

Noodles = "Shevayi"

Curd = "Dhay"

Butter Milk = "Taak"

Butter = "Loni"

Ghee = "Toop"

Tea = "Cha"

Coffee = "Capi"

Lemon Grass = "Taakka Tan"

sweet potatoes= kanang

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

How Much Is this? ("Hakka Kitle Paiso/duddu?")

That's too expensive ("He mast/muito mharag")

Expensive = ("Mharag")

Cheap = ("Sourag") ("Sovai")

Reduce the cost to a reasonable amount- ("Chike Unne Kari Re")

I do not want it at this price- ("Makka Hain Mollak nakka")

I am going-("Havn Vatta")

I don't want this ("He makka nakka")

I have seen this cheaper elsewhere-("Havn Hain unne mollak dusra zageri palleaila")

Price-("Moll")

I am not interested to take it ("Makka he ghevchaka ist na")

Ok, I will take it ("Jayt, haav he ghetta")

Please provide me with a carrier-bag ("Makka chike plastic totto/khotto ditta ve?")

I need a toothbrush ("Makka daant ghasuche brush jayi")

I need soap ("Makka sabun jayi")

I need an umbrella ("Malla satte/chatri jaayi")

I need writing paper ("Malla baroche kagad jaayi")

Driving[edit]

1)i m driving at the moment ....(hav gadi chaleta asa) 2)i m sitting in the car........(hav gadintu basli ***female*** baslo ***male***

Authority[edit]

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