India: Important Phrases.



Hello! = NA-MA-SKAR or NA-MA-STE

Good, see, Okay, Oh, really?, Listen up, Oh, well well! = ACH-HA

Goodbye! = NA-MA-SKAR or NA-MA-STE (same as hello)

please = KRIPAYA

cold = thanda

hot = garam

Thank you = DHAN-YA-VAD or SHU-KHRI-YA

It is nice to meet you. = AAP SE MIL KE KHU-SHI HUI

Where is the bathroom? = BATH-ROOM KID-HAR HAI

How much does this cost? = YEH KIT-NE KA HAI

How are you? = Aap Kaise Hain (respectful) KYA HAAL HAI

to make a phone call = PHONE KAR-NAA

Where's the phone? = PHONE KA-HAAN HAIN

What time is it? = KYA SA-MAY HAI

Where can I find... = KA-HAN MILAY-GEE

I want drinking water. = Mujhe pine ka paani chahiye

I want water. = Mujhe paani Chahiye

I want a ticket. = Mujhe ticket chahiye

Are you open tomorrow? = (insert English word: store/ shop/ office) kal khula hai?

How much is this? = ye kitne ka hai

This is too expensive. = ye bahut mehenga hai / bahut jada dam hai

Make your price less. = bhaav (daam) kam karo

Help! = BACHAO (BA-CHOW)

How far is this hotel? = ye hotel kitne dur hai?

This costs twenty rupees = iska dam bish rupia hai

I do not wish to go to that place. = main udhar jana nehi chahta

I do not know... = mujhe malum nehi

doctor = DOCTOR

police = PU-LIS

pharmacy = CHEM-IST / DA-WAI KHANA

taxi = TAXI

train = TRAIN / RELGARI

subway = Metro

bus = BUS

street = SA-DAK / RASTA

left = BA-YEN

right = DA-YEN

middle = BEECH

under = NEE-CHE

beef = GO-MAANS

chicken = CHIC-KEN

lamb = LAMB, Mutton

fish = MACH-LI

pork = PORK

veal = GO-MAANS

ham = HAM

broil = BHOON-NA

bake = SEK-NA

boil = U-BA-AL-NA

fry = TAL-NA

vegetable = SUB-ZI

salad = SA-LAD

Indian circular bread = RO-TEE

bread = bread

cottage cheese = PA-NEER

rice = CHA-WAL

potato = A-A-LU

soup = SOUP

chocolate = CHOCOLATE

dessert = MIT-HAI

coffee = COFFEE

tea = TEA or CHAI (Indian tea made in milk)

milk = DOODH

beer = BEER

water = PA-A-NEE

cheese = PANEER

Kannada phrases

Hello! = NA-MA-SKARA

Goodbye! = SI-GO-NA

cold = TH-AN-IGE

hot = BEE-SEE

How are you? = HAY-GAY EE-DEE-RAA

It's good. = CHEN-AAGI-EEDAY

salad = SA-LAD

Indian circular bread = RO-TEE

bread = bread

cottage cheese = PA-NEER

rice = AA-KI

potato = A-A-LU-GAADE

soup = SOUP

chocolate = CHOCOLATE

dessert = SEE-HI

coffee = KAPI

tea = TEA or CHAA (Indian tea made in milk)

milk = HAALOO

beer = BEER

water = NEERU

cheese = PANEER

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Malayalam phrases

namaskaaram! - Hello!

enthokeyundu? - How are you? (formal)

Sugam - Fine. (Informal)

saaramilla - It's OK.

aa - Yes. (Another sound word)

pinne enthaa! - Of course!

kshamikkaNam! - Sorry!

English Pronunciation in Malayalam
Hello namasthe/namaskaram
Welcome swaagatham
How are you? sukhamalle?
Fine sukham thanne
Glad to meet you kandathil santhosham
What is your name? perenthaa?
Iam John? jnaan John
Come in akathekku varu
Sit down irikku
Stop nikku
Go forward. mumpottu poku
Go back purakottu poku
Go straight nere pokuka
I want to get down here ivide iranganam
Next stop adutha stop
Listen sraddhikhu
Please dayavaai
Thank you nanni
Goodbye poyivaraam
I want venam
Can you help me please? onnu sahaayikkumo?
I agree jnaan samathikkunnu
I disagree jnaan yogikunnilla
Good nannayirikkunnu
Congratulations abhinandanangal
I request you jnaan apekshikkunnu
Thanks a lot valare upakaram
Excuse me/sorry kshamikkanam
I apologise jnaan mappu chothikkunnu
Let's go namukku pokam
How much will it cost? ithinu enthu vila varum?
Is this water good for drinking? e vellam kudikkan kollamo?
Can I make a phone call from here? Onnu phone cheyyan pattumo?
Where can I hire a taxi? evide taxi kittum?
Where does this road go? e road evidekku pokum?
I have no money. ente kayyil paisa illa
Don't speak so fast? ithra vegathil samsarikkaruthe
When do you go back? ningal thirichu pokum?
Come back again? veendum varika
Zero poojyam
One onnu
Two randu
Three moonhu
Four naalu
Five anchu
Six aaru
Seven ezhu
Eight ettu
Nine onpathu
Ten