Marathi 101 – Basic Marathi words and sentences

For all those living in Mumbai, or coming to Mumbai as tourists, learning Marathi along with Hindi will make your stay in this city easier and much more fun! Speak the language of the locals while in Bombay!

Here are some basic words and sentences that should help you out!

  1. Hello = Namaskaar (नमस्कार)
  2. Yes = Hoy (होय)
  3. No = Naahi (नाही)
  4. Thank you = Aabhaar/Dhanyavaad (आभार/धन्यवाद)
  5. Sorry (for a mistake) = Maaf karaa (माफ करा)
  6. What is your name? = Tumche naav kaay aahe? (तुमचे नाव काय आहे?)
  7. My name is ___ = Maazha naav ___ aahe (माझं नाव __ आहे)
  8. How much is this for? = Hey kitila aahe? (हे कितीला आहे?)
  9. Can you help me? = Aapan malaa madat karu shakaal kaa? (आपण मला मदत करू शकाल का?)
  10. Where are you from? = Aapan kuthun aahaat? (आपण कुठून आहात?)
  11. Go straight! then turn left/right = Saral jaa! Nantar daavikade/ujavikade valaa (सरळ जा! नंतर डावीकडे/उजवीकडे वळा)
  12. Less spicy = Kami tikhat (कमी तिखट)
  13. Can you say it again? = Aapan te punha mhanu shaktaa kaa? (आपण ते पुन्हा म्हणू शकता का?)
  14. What time is it? = Kiti vaazle aahet? (किती वाजले आहेत?)
  15. Can you speak slowly? = Aapan zaraa halu bolu shaktaa kaa? (आपण जरा हळू बोलू शकता का?)
  16. Can you talk in English/Hindi? = Aapan Ingrajit/Hindi-madhye bolu shaktaa kaa? (आपण इंग्रजीत/हिंदीमध्ये बोलू शकता का?)
  17. Where is the washroom? = Bathroom kuthe aahe? (बाथरूम कुठे आहे?)
  18. I love you! = Mee tujhyaavar prem karato (if you are male) / karate (if you are female)! (मी तुझ्यावर प्रेम करतो/करते!)
  19. Happy birthday! = Vaadhdivsaachyaa shubhechha! (वाढदिवसाच्या शुभेच्छा!)
  20. Our Mumbai! = Aamchi Mumbai! (आमची मुंबई!)
  21. See you again = Punhaa bhetu (पुन्हा भेटू)
PC: Manali Jain

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