Some fundamental Konkani 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 Konkani phrases covered in this post will help you communicate better if you’re just beginning to learn Konkani or are already fluent.
If you’re soon traveling to a Konkani-speaking place, these will be especially useful to you.
Basic Konkani Words and Sentences That You Must Know
The following are the basic Konkani words and sentences that you must know:
- My name is …
Mhaje naav ____.
Use this phrase to tell someone your name.
2. What’s your name?
Tujhe naav kitte?
Use this phrase to ask someone his/her name.
3. How are you?
Koso asa?(male);Koxi asa? (female); Koxem asa? (Younger female)
Use this phrase to ask someone how he or she is?
4. Pleased to meet you
. Tumka mellun khushi zalli/jalle
Use this phrase to tell how pleased you are to meet someone.
5. Reply to ‘How are you?’
Use this phrase to tell someone that you are fine.
6. Do you speak English?
Tumi English ulayta
Use this phrase to tell someone to speak in English.
7. I can’t speak in Konkani
Mhaka Konkani] ulovpak yena
Use this phrase to ask how to say something in Konkani
8. Where’s the toilet/bathroom?
Paykhano khayn asa?
Use this phrase to ask where the washroom is.
9. I don’t understand.
Use this phrase to tell someone that you don’t understand something.
Basic Konkani words that you should know:
- I – Haav
- You – Tuu
- We – Aamhi
- He – Toh
- She – Ti
- Who – Konn
- Man – Monis
- Men – Monshya
- Woman – Bayl
- Women – Bailyo
- Child – Bhurgi(f.)/Bhurgo(m.))
- Children – Bhurgim
- Boy – Chedo/Chalo
- Boys – Chede/Chale
- Girl – Chodu/Chali
- Girls – Chodwan/Chaliyo
- It/That -Tein
- This – Hein
- What – Kitem
- How – Kashe
- Where – Khay
- Why – Kityaak
We hope these foundational words and phrases will improve your ability to speak Konkani confidently.
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.