Learn Konkani

Konkani is the most widely spoken mother tongue of people in each and every part of Goa. It is easy to learn Konkani as one can find a lot of Konkani to English and English to Konkani translations. Listed below are some of the basic words and phrases a visitor would like to know while in Goa so as to not lose the way around and feel at home instantly. In fact one can begin speaking Konkani like a local after knowing some of the words and phrases used in a daily conversation.

Words and phrases used for everyday conversation
Hello/good morning/ ----------------------------------- Deu boro dis dium
Good evening -------------------------------------------- Deu bori sanz dium
Good night ----------------------------------------------- Deu bori raat dium
What is your name? ----------------------------------- Tuchem naum kitay?
My name is (name) ------------------------------------- Mojem naum (name)
Where do you come from? ---------------------------- Tu koyee-sau yet-ai?
I come from (place) ------------------------------------- Mau zo gao (place
How are you (male)? ----------------------------------- Tum Ko-so-asa?
How are you (female)? --------------------------------- Ko-shem-asa?
Thank you ------------------------------------------------ Deu borem korum
Please ----------------------------------------------------- Upkar koroonc
Sorry ------------------------------------------------------- Maaf kor
What ------------------------------------------------------- Kitem
Where ----------------------------------------------------- Khuim
Why -------------------------------------------------------- Kiteak
Can you help me? --------------------------------------- Mhojem modot korshi?
Can you tell me? ----------------------------------------- Maka saangshi?
May I have? ----------------------------------------------- Maka meutolem?
Do you know where he is? ----------------------------- Tu zaanoi toh khoi assa?
When will he be back? ---------------------------------- Toh kednaam porot yet-olo?
May I take a photograph? ------------------------------ Au eek foto kaadum?
Yes/no ------------------------------------------------------ Hoei/Na
Good -------------------------------------------------------- Borem
I am tired -------------------------------------------------- Aoo tsod tokla
I feel sick -------------------------------------------------- Mhojea jivak borem dissonam.
I am happy ------------------------------------------------ Aoo tsaud kooshi
I love Goa -------------------------------------------------- Maka Goemcho mog asa
I don't understand --------------------------------------- Hanv soz-mog-nam
Do you speak English ------------------------------------ Tum Inglez uloitai?
I speak a little Konkani ---------------------------------- Aoo thodee Konkani ooloyta
What is the time? ---------------------------------------- Kitlim voram zaleant?
I have to go ----------------------------------------------- Maka vos-oonk zai
Goodbye --------------------------------------------------- Miochay / Adeus

Useful phrases for finding accommodation and getting around
Can you get me a taxi? --------------------------------- Maka ek taxi haadshi?
How much does a taxi charge? ----------------------- Taxi kitley bhaadem ghetaam?
Where is the (Police Station)? ------------------------ (Police Station) khuim assa?
Where can I catch the bus to (Panjim) -------------- (Panjim) bus ko-ee tamta?
How far is the bus stop? ------------------------------- Bus stop kitley pois assa?
How do I go there? ------------------------------------- Thuim hao kosso vossoonk?
Does this bus go to (Panjim)? ------------------------- Ee bus (Panjim) voi-ta?
Which bus goes to (Calangute)? --------------------- Khui-chi bus Calangute vetaa?
How long will it take? ----------------------------------- Kitlo vogoth laagtolo?
When does the bus leave? ---------------------------- Bus kitley-anc so-ta?
Have we arrived in (Candolim)? ---------------------- (Candolim) pau-lay?
How much to (Baga) ----------------------------------- (Baga)vossoonk kitlay pot-ollay?
How many kilometers is it to (Calangute)? --------- (Calangute) kitlay pois asa?
Turn left/right -------------------------------------------- Dai-an/ Ooj-an wot
Drive more slowly! --------------------------------------- Sossegarde solay!
Where can I make a phone call? ---------------------- Maka phone koroonc khuim meltolem?
Do you have a room/house to rent? ----------------- Tu jay shee room/ghor asa?
I want a room for a day -------------------------------- Maka eke dissak room zai
I would like a single / double room ------------------ Maka single / double room zai
What is the charge per day? -------------------------- Eke dissak kitley poi-shay?

Eating and Drinking
I am hungry ----------------------------------------------- Maka bhook lagleah
I am thirsty ------------------------------------------------ Maka taan lagleah
Where can I get some snacks? ----------------------- Maka khaunk 'snacks' khuim meltolem?
Water ------------------------------------------------------ Oodok
No ice ------------------------------------------------------- Borof naka
No sugar --------------------------------------------------- Saakor naka
I do not want it spicy ------------------------------------ Maka tik naka
The food is good ------------------------------------------ Jevon borem

Shopping
Do you sell cashew nuts? ------------------------------- Tumi kaju bhieo viktaat?
How much? ------------------------------------------------ Kitlem?
Too expensive! ------------------------------------------- Ekdom mar-rog!
I don't want it -------------------------------------------- Maka naka
I want... ---------------------------------------------------- Maka zai...
Have you got another one like this? ------------------ Oslem aneek assa?
I'll take this ------------------------------------------------ Haon hem ghetam
Do you take credit card? -------------------------------- Tu credit card ghetam?
Can I pay in dollars / pounds? ----------------------- Mhojean pounds voh dollaraani faarik koroonc zata?

Relationships
Father ----------------------------------------------------- Pai(Christian), Bapui(Hindu)
Mother ---------------------------------------------------- Mai(Christian), Avoi(Hindu)
Son -------------------------------------------------------- Poot
Daughter ------------------------------------------------- Dhoo
Grandfather -------------------------------------------- Shapai(Christian),Aazoh(Hindu)
Grandmother ------------------------------------------ Shamai(Christian),Aajee(Hindu)
Grandson ------------------------------------------------- Naathu
Granddaughter ------------------------------------------ Naath
Father-in-law -------------------------------------------- Saasupai
Mother-in-law ------------------------------------------- Saasumai
Son-in-law ----------------------------------------------- Zaavaim
Daughter-in-law ---------------------------------------- Soon
Wife ------------------------------------------------------- Baile/ Gorkarn
Husband ------------------------------------------------- Ghov/ Gorkar
Child (male) --------------------------------------------- Bhurgoh
Child (female) ------------------------------------------ Bhurguem
Children ------------------------------------------------- Burgim
Man ------------------------------------------------------ Dadlo
Woman -------------------------------------------------- Baile / Naari / Ostori
Boy ------------------------------------------------------- Chedoh
Girl ------------------------------------------------------- Cheduu
Adopted boy ------------------------------------------- Posko
Adopted girl -------------------------------------------- Poskem
Relative (boy) ------------------------------------------ Soiro
Relative (girl) ------------------------------------------- Soiri / soirem
Human being ------------------------------------------- Moonis
Proprietor ----------------------------------------------- Paatranv
Land owner -------------------------------------------- Baatkaar


Time
Now ------------------------------------------------------ At-ants
Later on ------------------------------------------------- Maagir
Today ---------------------------------------------------- Aiz
Yesterday ----------------------------------------------- Kaal
Tomorrow ----------------------------------------------- Fal-yam
The day before yesterday --------------------------- Poi-r
The day after tomorrow ------------------------------ Porvaam
Morning ------------------------------------------------- Sokalim
Afternoon ----------------------------------------------- Donpara
Evening ------------------------------------------------- Sanje
Night ---------------------------------------------------- Raat

Days
Monday ------------------------------------------------- Somaar
Tuesday ------------------------------------------------ Munglar
Wednesday -------------------------------------------- Boodhwar
Thursday ----------------------------------------------- Brestar
Friday --------------------------------------------------- Sookrar
Saturday ----------------------------------------------- Shenvar
Sunday ------------------------------------------------- Aeetar

Months
January ------------------------------------------------- Janer
February ----------------------------------------------- Febrer
March --------------------------------------------------- Mars
April ----------------------------------------------------- Aabril
May ----------------------------------------------------- Mai
June ---------------------------------------------------- June
July ----------------------------------------------------- July
August ------------------------------------------------- Aagost
September -------------------------------------------- Setembr
October ------------------------------------------------ Otubr
November --------------------------------------------- Novembr
December --------------------------------------------- Dezembr

Numbers
1 -------------------------------------------------------- Ek
2 -------------------------------------------------------- Donn
3 -------------------------------------------------------- Teen
4 -------------------------------------------------------- Char
5 -------------------------------------------------------- Panch
6 -------------------------------------------------------- Sow
7 -------------------------------------------------------- Sath
8 -------------------------------------------------------- Aatt
9 -------------------------------------------------------- Nau
10 ------------------------------------------------------ Dha
20 ------------------------------------------------------ Vees
30 ------------------------------------------------------ Tees
40 ------------------------------------------------------ Cha-lish
50 ------------------------------------------------------ Pon-nas
60 ------------------------------------------------------ Satt
70 ------------------------------------------------------ Sottar
80 ------------------------------------------------------ Voishim
90 ------------------------------------------------------ Novot
100 ---------------------------------------------------- Shem-bor
150 ---------------------------------------------------- Ded-shem
200 ---------------------------------------------------- Don-sheem
500 ---------------------------------------------------- Paanshim
1000 -------------------------------------------------- Ek-hazar
2000 -------------------------------------------------- Donn-hazar

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