Useful Konkani Phrases

ENGLISH — KONKANI — (KONKANI PRONUNCIATION)

BASIC PHRASES

Hello/good morning  — Deu boro dis dium — (Deo Boro dees dhee-oo)

My name is (your name) — Mojem naum (your name) — (Mu-jay now .. your name)

I come from (your place) — Mau zo gao (your place) — (Mo zo gaa-oh .. your place)

What is your name? —  Tujem naum kitay? — (Tu-jay naa-oh kidh -ay)

Good evening — Deu bori sanz dium — (Dhee-oh bori sanj dhee-oo)

Good night —  Deu bori raat dium — (Dhee-oh bori raat dhee-oo)

Can you tell me? — Maka saangshi? — (Maa-kaa Sah-ng shee)

How are you?  (male) — Tum Ko so asa? — (Thoo ko so asa)

Can you help me? —  Maka mozot korshi? — (Maa-ka mo-zoh-t k-oh-rshi)

How are you? (female) — Tu Ko shem asa? —  (Thoo Ko shay ah-sa)

Sorry — maka maaf kor — (Maa-ka maaf kor)

Why — Kiteak —  (ki-dhi-aak)

Thank you  —  Deu borem korum — (Dhee-oo bo-ray ko-roo)

Where — Khuim (kwee)

Please — Upkar kor — (Oop-car K-oh-r)

What  — Kitem — (Kidh-ay)

Yes/no —  Hoei/Na — (Wo-ee/ Na)

I feel sick — Mhojea jivak borem dissonam — (Mo-jea ji-vaak bo-ray this-so-na)

I am happy — Aoo tsaud kooshi — (Ah-oo saw-ed Kooshi)

I am tired  —  Aoo tokla — (Ah-oo th-awk-la)

Good  Borem — (Bo-ray)

What is the time? — Kitlim voram zaleant? — (Kit-lee vo-ra za-li-ahnt)

Goodbye —  Miochay — (Mi-oh-chay)

Do you speak English — Tum Inglez uloitai? — (Tu English oo-low-ee-thai)

I speak a little Konkani — Aoo thodee Konkani ooloyta – (Ah-oo tho-dee Konkani oo-loy-tha)

 

PHRASES FOR TRANSPORTATION

Can you get me a taxi? —  Maka ek taxi haadshi?– (Maa-kaa ek taxi haad-shi)

Where is the (Police Station)? — (Police Station) khuim assa? — (Police Station kwee ah-sa)

How do I go there? — Thuim hao kosso vossoonk? — (Thoo-ee haa-oo co-so vo-saw)

When is the bus leaving/ going? — Bus kednam voita ? — (Bus ken-na vo-ee-tha)

How much does a taxi charge? — Taxi kitley bhaadem ghetaam? — (Taxi kith-lay Bha-day ghe-tha)

How far is the bus stop? —  Bus stop kitley pois assa? — (Bus stop Kith-le poh-ees assa)

How long will it take? — Kitlo vogoth laagtolo? — (Kith-lo vo-go-th laag-tho-lo)

Does this bus go to (Panjim)? —  Ee bus (Panjim) voi ta? – (Ee bus Panjim vo-ee tha ?)

Which bus goes to (Calangute)? — Khui chi bus Calangute vetaa? (Kwee chi bus Calangute ve-tha )

Have we arrived in (Candolim)? — (Candolim) pau lay? — (Candolim Paa-oh lay)

What is the fare to go to (Baga)? — (Baga)vossoonk kitlay pot ollay? — (Baga voss-oonk kith-lay  Pot-ay-lay)

Where can I catch the bus to (Panjim) —  (Panjim) bus dhorun khuim ravun zai? — (Panjim bus dho-roon kwee raa-voon zai?)

Do you have a room/house to rent? — Tu jay shee room/ghor asa? — (Tu jay shee room/gh-or asa?)

Turn left/right —  Dai an / Ooj an wot  — (Dh-ai ah-n / Ooj ah-n watts )

Where can I make a phone call? — Maka phone koroonc khuim meltolem? — (Maka phone k-oh-roonc kwee Mee-oh-thay-lay)

I would like a single / double room —  Maka single / double room zai — (Maa-ka single / double room zai)

How many kilometers is it to (Calangute)? — (Calangute) kitlay kilometres  pois asa? — (Calangute kith-lay kilometres  po-ees ah-sa)

What is the charge per day? —  Eke dissak kitley poi shay? — (Eh-ka dhi-ssak kith-lay poi shay)

I want a room for a day — Maka eke dissak room zai — (Maka Eh-ka dissak room zai)

 

PHRASES FOR FOOD

I am thirsty —  Maka taan lagleah — (Maa-ka thaan laag-lee-ah)

I am hungry —  Maka bhook lagleah — (Maa-ka bhook laag-lee-ah)

Water — Oodok — (Oo-dhok)

I do not want it spicy — Maka tik naka — (Maa-ka th-eek naa-ka)

Where can I get some snacks? — Maka  ‘snacks’ khuim meltolem? — (Maa-ka snacks kwee mee-oh-thay-lay)

No sugar — Saakor naka — (Saa-kor naa-ka)

No ice — Borof naka — (b-aw-rof naa-ka)

The food is good — Jevon borem — (J-eh-von bo-ray)

 

PHRASES FOR SHOPPING 

Do you sell cashew nuts? —  Tumi kaju bhieo viktaat? — (Thoo-mee kaa-joo bee-oh wik-t-ah-t)

Have you got another one like this?  —  Oslem aneek assa? — (Aw-s-lay ah-neek ah-sa )

Too expensive! —  Ekdom mar rog! — (ay-k-dhum maar r-aw-g)

Do you take credit card? — Tu credit card ghetam? — (Thoo credit card ghe-tha)

How much? — Kitlem? — (Kith-lay)

I want — Maka zai — (Maa-ka zai)

I’ll take this —  Haon hem ghetam — (aa-oo yay ghe-tha)

Can I pay in dollars/pounds? —  Mhojean pounds ani/  dollaraani faarik koroonc zata? — (Mo-jee-ah pounds ah-ni/ dollar ah-ni faar-ik k-oh-roonc zaa-tha)

I don’t want it — Maka naka — (Maa-ka naa-ka)