1. Religion & Spirituality
Send to a Friend via Email
Indian Languages Primer
English to Hindi / Bengali / Marathi

Here's a list of common words, phrases and sentences in major Indian languages - Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada - translated into English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic and Cantonese. Knowing these can prove very useful for people visiting India.

English Hindi Bengali Marathi
Yes Ha Ha Hoye/ Ho
No Nahi Na Nako
Thank You Dhanyavaad Dhanyabad Dhanyavaad
Thank you very much Aapakaa bahut bahut dhanyavaad Tomake onek dhanyabad Tumcha Khup Dhanyavaad
You're welcome Aapakaa svaagat hai Swagatam Suswagatam
Please Kripyaa Anugrah kore Krupya
Excuse me Shamma kare Maaf  korben Maaf Kara
Hello Namaste Nomoskar Namaskar
Goodbye Alavidha (namaste) Accha - Aashi Accha Yetho
So long Phir milengay Abar dekha hobe Evada ved
Good morning Shubha prabhaat Suprovat Suprabhat
Good afternoon Namaste Subha aparannah Namaskar
Good evening Namaste Subha sandhya Namaskar
Good night Shubha raatri Subha ratri Shubh Ratri
I do not understand Mai nahii samajta hu Ami bujhte parchi na Mala samjat nahi
How do you say this in [English]? Aap ise angrezi mei kaise bolengay? Apni eta engraji te ki bolben? Heey engraji madhye Kase mhanaiche?
Do you speak ... Kyaa aap...bolate hain? Apni ki bolte paren? Tumhi ...boltat?
English Angrejii Engraji Engraji
French Phransisi Pharasi Phransisi
German German Germani German
Spanish Spanish Spanish Spanish
Chinese Cheeni Chinese Cheeni
I Mai Aami Me
We Hum Amra Aamhi
You (singular) Tum Tumi Tu
You (formal) Aap Apni Tumhi
You (plural) Aap sab Tomra/Apnara Tumhi
They Vo sab Onara Thyani / Tey
What is your name? Aapka naam kya hai? Aapnar naam ki? Tumche nav kai aahe?
Nice to meet you. Aapse milkar khushii huyii Aapnar sathe dekha kore bhalo laglo Tumhala bhetun anand Jhala
How are you? Aap kaise hai? Apni kemon achen? Tumhi kashe ahat?
Good Achchhey Bhalo Chaangle
Bad Buray Baaje/Kharap Wayit
So so Thik thak Motamuti Thik Thak
Wife Patni Sthree/Bou Baiko
Husband Pati Swami/Bor Navra
Daughter Beti Kannya/Meye Mulgi
Son Beta Putra/Chele Mulga
Mother Mataji Maa Aei
Father Pitaji Baba Vadil
Friend Dost, mitra Bondhu Mitr

<< Languages Index

Subscribe to the Newsletter
Name
Email

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.