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Important words and phrases in Marathi (For beginners)

Learning a new language can be difficult. But with constant practice and learning it can be easy. Starting to talk in the language you are trying to learn needs a lot of courage and support. Learn these phrases and words and use them in your everyday conversation.

Falguni
14 Sep 2021
Important words and phrases in Marathi (For beginners)
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Marathi is a member of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. Marathi is one the 22 official languages of India. Marathi is derived from Sanskrit and Prakrit and is spoken by around 72 million people as their first language. It is a language spoken majorly in Maharashtra. The other states where Marathi is spoken are Goa, Karnataka and some parts of Madhya Pradesh. 

Learning Marathi

Learning a new language is always fun and exciting. It can get a little challenging for beginners at first, but with constant practice and hard work, this language is not very difficult. Marathi is considered as a flexible language. If you ever get stuck while talking or fail to find an appropriate word, you can always use English words. 

This article will help you with your everyday use of words and phrases and give you some confidence to also speak in public. 

Here are some of the words and phrases you can use

Try to memorize these phrases and use them while you are trying to have a conversation with someone in Marathi.

English

Marathi

Pronunciation

Hello नमस्कार 

Namaskar

(Nuh - mas - kar)

Welcome

(This “welcome” is used when you invite someone to your house).

सुस्वागतम / तुमचं स्वागत असो

Suswagatam / Tumcha swagat aso

(Sus - wa - ga - tam) / (Tum - cha - swaa - gat - aso)

How are you?

(This is used for males of your age or someone who is younger.)

तू कसा आहेस?

 

Tu kasa aahes?

(Tu - ka - saa - aa - heys) 

How are you?

(This is used for females of your age or someone who is younger.)

तू कशी आहेस?

Tu kashi aahes? 

(Tu - ka - shi - aa - heys) 

How are you?

(This is used for someone who is older to you and when you want to give them respect.)

आपण कसे आहात?

Apan kase aahat?

(Apan - ka - say - aa - haat) 

I’m fine. 

 

मी ठीक आहे / मस्त / मी मजेत आहे

Me thik aahe / Mast / Me majet aahe.

Me - theek - aa - hey / Mast / Me - ma - jet - aa - hey

What is your name?

(Use this when you are talking to someone informally).

तुझं नाव काय आहे?

Tujha naav kai aahe?

Tu - jha - naav - kaay - aahe

What is your name?

(Use this when you are talking to someone formally).

आपले नाव काय आहे?

Aaple / Tumcha naav kai aahe?

Aap - ley / Tum - cha - naav - kaay - aahe

My name is ______.

 

माझं नाव ______ आहे

Majha naav ______ aahe

Maa - jha - naav - ______ - aa - hey

Do you speak Marathi?तुम्हाला मराठी बोलता येते का?

Tumhala Marathi bolta yeta ka?

Tumha - la - Marathi - bol - taa - ye - ta - ka

Excuse me.क्षमा करा

Kshama kara.

Ksha - maa - ka - ra

Thank you.आभारी आहे / धन्यवाद

Aabhari aahe / Dhanyawaad 

Aa - bha - ri - aa - hey / Dha - nyaa - waad.

Long time no see.खूप दिवसात भेटलो नाही / बरेच दिवस झाले भेट नाही

Khup divasat bhetla nahi / Barech diwas zhale bhet nahi.

Khoop - divas - aat - bhet - la - naa - he / Barey - ch - di - vas - zaa - le - bhet - naa - he




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