Some fundamental Gujarati 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 Gujarati phrases covered in this post will help you communicate better if you’re just beginning to learn Gujrati or are already fluent.
If you’re soon traveling to a Gujarati-speaking place, these will be especially useful to you.
Basic Gujarati Words and Sentences That You Must Know
The following are the basic Gujarati words and sentences that you must know:
1.Hāya huṁ chuṁ….
Hi! I am [your name].
This is a basic greeting when you meet someone new to introduce yourself.
2.Tamē kēma chō
How are you?
When you run into friends, family, or anyone you want to start a discussion with, you usually do it this way.
3.Huṁ tamanē sārō chuṁ
I’m good, you?
You can use this phrase to tell them that you are fine and ask about them in return.
4. Tamanē maḷīnē ānanda thayō
Nice to meet you.
This phrase can be used to tell someone how nice you feel about meeting someone.
5. Huṁ dilagīra chuṁ
If you are looking to apologize, you can say ‘I’m sorry’.
6. Phōna nambara śuṁ chē
What is your phone number?
If you want to have someone’s phone number, you can use the above phrase.
7. Tamē kyānthī chō
Where are you from?
You can use this phrase to know where a person is.
8. Tamē śuṁ karō chō?
What do you do?
You can use this phrase to find out someone’s profession.
9. Manē samajātuṁ nathī
I do not understand.
You can use this phrase if you do not understand something.
10. Tamē śu vicārō chō, tamanē śu lāgē chē
What do you think?
If you want to know someone’s opinion, you can use this phrase.
11. Tamē vadhu dhīmēthī bōlī śakō chō
Could you speak a little slower?
If you want someone to speak slowly, you can use this phrase.
12. Śuṁ tamē tēnuṁ punarāvartana karī śakō chō
Could you repeat that?
If you didn’t understand something that someone said, and you want him or her to repeat something. You can use the above phrase.
13. Pharī maḷyā
See you soon
To tell someone you’ll meet or see someone soon, you can use the above phrase.
14. Huṁ kyāṁ śōdhī śakuṁ…….?
Where can I find …….?
For instance, if you are looking for a place, a hotel, a restaurant, or anything else, you can use this phrase.
For example: Where can I find a medical store/ tea shop/ general store?
15. Tamāruṁ nāma śuṁ chē?
What’s your name?
You can use this phrase to know someone’s name.
16. Tamē manē madada karī śakō chō?
If you need/ want to help someone, you can use this phrase.
- Ānō kharca kēṭalō chē?
How much does this/that cost?
To know the cost of something, use this phrase.
- Huṁ gujarātī nathī jāṇatō
I don’t know Gujrati.
If you want to tell someone you are not good at Gujrati, use this phrase. This will be helpful if you have just started learning Gujrati and are still not comfortable communicating fluently.
- Manē bhūkha lāgī chē
I am hungry.
If you are hungry and you want to tell someone, use this phrase.
- Huṁ tarasyō chuṁ
Use this phrase to tell someone you are thirsty.
- Huṁ khōvā’i gayō
- Kēṭalā vāgyā?
What time is it?
- Namaste – Hello
- Suprabhata – Good morning
- Shubh sandhya – Good evening
- Avajo – Goodbye
- Shubhakamna – Good wishes
- Tame kema cho – How are you?
- Tarum nama su che – What’s your name?
- Maru nama…chhe – My name is…
- Tamane maline ananda tha’i – Pleased to meet you
- Meherbani – Please
- Mane khabara nathi – I don’t know
- Mapha karajo – Pardon me (excuse me)
- Dhanyavaad – Thank you
- Manane mapha karo – Sorry
- Batharuma kyam che – Where is the bathroom?
- Tamarum nama su che? – What is your name?
- Ketala vagya che? – What time is it?
- Ha – Yes (informal)
- Na – No (informal)
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.