Some fundamental Bhojpuri phrases are more valuable than others.
Why not concentrate on mastering these words first? We chose to write this post for you specifically for that reason.
The essential Bhojpuri phrases covered in this post will help you communicate better if you’re just beginning to learn Bhojpuri or are already fluent.
If you’re soon traveling to a Bhojpuri-speaking place, these will be especially useful to you.
The following are the basic Bhojpuri words and sentences that you must know:
- My name is …
Hamaar naav … ha
Use this phrase to tell someone your name.
- What’s your name?
Tohar naav kaa ha?
Use this phrase to ask someone his/her name.
- How are you?
kaa haal ba?
Use this phrase to ask some how he or she is?
- How much does this cost?
Eeh ketna ha?
Use this phrase to know the cost of something.
- Pleased to meet you
Tose mil kar achchha lagal
Use this phease to tell how much pleased you are to meet someone.
- Reply to ‘How are you?’
Sab badhiya ba
Use this phrase to tell someone that you are fine.
- I’m from …
Use this phrase to tell someone from where you are.
- Where are you from?
Tu kahaan se hava?
Use this phrase to ask someone from where they are.
- Speak to me in English
Ihumse English mein baat kara
Use this phrase to tell someone to speak in English.
- How do you say … in Bhojpuri?
ke bhojpuri mein kaise bolaa jaaye la?
Use this phrase to ask how to say something in Bhojpuri
- Where’s the toilet / bathroom?
Paikhana kenne ba?
Use this phrase to ask where the washroom is.
- Have a nice day
Use this phrase to wish someone nice day.
- Bon appetit / Have a nice meal
Maze se khaa
Use this phrase to tell someone to enjoy meal.
- Bon voyage /Have a good journey
Safar badhiya rahe
Use this phrase to tell someone to have good journey.
- Please speak more slowly – Tani aahista aahista bola
- Please say that again – Tani dubaara kaha
- Please write it down – Ehke likh la ta
- Excuse me – Maaf karin
- Sorry – Maaf karin
- Please – Meharbani karke
- Welcome – Aain naa
- Hello (General greeting) – Prannam
- Long-time no see – Badi din se bhent na bhayil ha
- Good morning – Raam raam
- Good evening – Raam raam
- Good luck! – kismat badhiya rahe
- Cheers! Good Health! – Badhiya sehat ke vaaste
- Have a nice day – Badhiya din rahe
- Bon appetit / Have a nice meal – Maze se khaa
- 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 – Naikhe samajh mein aavat
- Thank you – Dhanvaad
- Reply to thank you – Koi naa
- Yes, a little – हाँ, तनि तनि (haan, tani tani)
The first few times won’t be simple, so practice is the only and best option.
And always remember to prioritize the most important terms first rather than attempting to memorize all the phrases we shared with you today.