Basic Marathi Words and Sentences That You Must Know

Written by Barry Allen

November 28, 2022

Basic Marathi Words and Sentences That You Must Know

Introduction

Some fundamental Marathi 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 Marathi phrases covered in this post will help you communicate better if you’re just beginning to learn Marathi or are already fluent.

If you’re soon traveling to a Marathi-speaking country, these will be especially useful to you.

Basic Marathi Words and Sentences That You Must Know

The following are the basic Marathi words and sentences that you must know:

  1. Namaskāra mī ……..

Hi! I am [your name].

This is a basic greeting when you meet someone new to introduce yourself.

 2. Kasa Aahes?

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. Mi thik ahe
I’m good.

You can use this phrase to tell them that you are fine and ask about them in return.

4. Dhan’yavāda

Thank you

You can use this phrase to thank someone.

5. Tumhālā bhēṭūna ānanda jhālā

 Nice to meet you.

This phrase can be used to tell someone how nice you feel about meeting someone.

6. Malā māpha karā

I’m sorry

If you are looking to apologize, you can say ‘I’m sorry’.

7. Tumacā phōna nambara kāya āhē?

What is your phone number?

If you want to have someone’s phone number, you can use the above phrase.

8. Tumhī kuṭhūna āhāta

Where are you from?

You can use this phrase to know where a person is.

9. Tumhī kāya karatā

What do you do?

You can use this phrase to find out someone’s profession.

10. Tulā kāya mhaṇāyacē āhē

What do you mean?

If you are looking to know the meaning of what someone said, you can use this phrase.

11. Malā tē samajata nāhī

I do not understand.

You can use this phrase if you do not understand something.

12. Tulā kāya vāṭata

What do you think?

If you want to know someone’s opinion, you can use this phrase.

13. Tumhī thōḍē haḷū bōlū śakatā

Could you speak a little slower?

If you want someone to speak slowly, you can use this phrase.

14. Tumhī tyācī punarāvr̥ttī karū śakatā?


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.

15. Lavakaraca bhēṭū

See you soon

To tell someone you’ll meet or see someone soon, you can use the above phrase.

16. Malā kōṭhē sāpaḍēla……..?

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?

17. Tujhaṁ nāva kāya āhēWhat’s your name?

You can use this phrase to know someone’s name.

18. Tumhī malā madata karū śakatā

Can you help me?

If you need/ want to help someone, you can use this phrase.

19. Tyācī kīmmata kitī


How much does this/that cost?

To know the cost of something, use this phrase.

20. Malā marāṭhī yēta nāhī


I don’t know Marathi.

If you want to tell someone you are not good at Marathi, use this phrase. This will be helpful if you have just started learning Marathi and are still not comfortable communicating fluently.

21. Malā bhūka lāgalī āhē

I am hungry.

If you are hungry and you want to tell someone, use this phrase.

22. Malā tahāna lāgalī āhē

I’m thirsty.

Use this phrase to tell someone you are thirsty.

Basic Marathi words that you should know:

  • Ho – Yes
  • Nav – Name
  • Nahi/Nakko – No
  • Tu Ja – You go
  • Kaka – Uncle
  • Kaku – Aunty
  • Susvagatam – Welcome
  • Vadani Kawal Gheta – Have a nice meal
  • Mitra – Friend
  • Maaf Kara – Sorry
  • Tai – Elder sister
  • Aaji – Grandmother
  • Kuthe – Where?
  • Dada – Elder brother
  • Basa – Sit down
  • Barr Ahey – Looking good
  • Thamba – Stop
  • Kiti Vajle – What’s the time?
  • Barobar -Exactly/Correct
  • Jevan – Food
  • Mala samajate – I understand
  • Mala samajata nahi – I don’t understand
  • Punha Sanga – Please say that again

Conclusion

We hope these foundational words and phrases will improve your ability to speak Marathi 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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