Basic Konkani Words and Sentences That You Must Know

Written by Barry Allen

December 1, 2022

Basic Konkani Words and Sentences That You Must Know

Introduction

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:

  1. 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?’

Boro asa

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. 

 Makka Kalna

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

Conclusion

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.

 

 

Author

  • Barry Allen

    Barry Allen is a Technical writer at Layman Solution. He is an expert in writing How To and Fixes articles.

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