Monday, January 28, 2008

conversational Tips

Assamese is the language spoken by the people of assam. Though Tourists have been successful in communicating with English, Hindi and sign languages with the natives here. In Guwahati and specially in the hotels, you will not find any problem communicating in English / Hindi.

However to help you learn some assamese words, I am giving you the commonly used assamese terms BELOW:


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English
->Assamese Term


Yes
->hoi
No
->nohoi
Good
->bhal
Bad
->beya
Okay/So so
->thik ase
Thank you
->dhanyabad
Thank you very much
->oti dhanyabad
Glad to meet you
->apunak log pai bhal lagil
Welcome
->Namaskar
Please
->anugrah kori
Afternoon
->bhati bela
Evening
->godhuli
Night
->Rati
Month
->Maah
Week
->Saptah
Day
->Din
Year
->Bosor
What
->Ki
When
->ketia
Where
->Kot
How
->Kenekoi
Who
->Kun
Prawns
->misamaach
Pork
->gahori mansho
Books
->kitap
Shops
->Dukaan
Shoes / Sandals
->Juta/ sandal
Clothes
->kapoor
Hospital
->hospital
House / Residence
->ghar
Festival
->utsav
I
->moi
We
-> aami
You
(singular, informal
/ to younger person)
->tumi
You
(singular, formal
/ to a older person)
->apuni
You (plural)
->tumaluk/apunaluk
They
->xihot
Yesterday
->jua kaali
Day before yesterday
->porohi
Tomorrow
->oha kaali
Day after tomorrow
->oha porohi
Today
->aaji
Morning
->ratipua
Milk
->gakhir
Water
->paani
Drinking water
->khua paani
Fruits
->fol / folmul
Vegetables
->pacholi / sabji
Meals ->
bhojan
Eggs
->koni
Chicken
->murgi
Mutton
->sagoli mangso
Fish
->maach
Mother
->maa
Father
->deuta
Daughter
->suwali/ jiyek
Son
->lora / putek
elder Brother
->dada, kokaideu
youngerBrother
->Bhaity
elder Sister
-> baideo
younger sister
->bhonti
Husband
->giriyek
Wife
->ghoiniyek
Mother-in-law
->sahuwek
Father-in-law
->sahoorek
Son-in-law
->juwaai
Daughter-in-law
->buwari
elder Sister-in-law
->Bai sahu
youngerSister-in-law
->Jaak
Brother-in-law
->bhindeo
Sunday
->deobaar
Monday
->Xumbaar
Tuesday
->mangalbaar
Wednesday
->budhbaar
Thursday
->brihaspatibaar
Friday
->sukurbaar
Saturday
->sanibaar
How are you?
->tumar ki khabar?
I am fine
->mur bhalei.
What is your name?
->tumar naam ki?
Where is your house?
->tumar ghar kot?
What are you doing?
->tumi ki kori asa?
Where are you going?
->tumi koloi goi asa?
How did you come?
->tumi kenekoi aahila?
When are you going?
->tumi ketia jaaba?
How is your health?
->tumar gaa kene aase?
Do you speak English?
->tumi engraji kobo jaanane?
Where is the Post office?
->Post Office kot aase?
Where is the market ?
->bozaar kot aase?
Will you have some water to drink?
->khaboloi alop paani hobo neki?
What would you like to have?
->tumi ki khaba?
Have you eaten?
->tumi khalane?
Where do you stay?
->tumi kot thaka?
Is there any bus stop near by?
->aikhinit usorot bus stop ase neki?
Where is this address?
->aei address to kot pam baaru?
Is it a holiday today?
->aaji bandh neki?
What is the time now?
->etiya keita bajise?
I love you
->Moi Tumak Bhal Pao
Come
->aaha
Come (formal)
->aahok sun
Go
->jua /Jaok
Hi/Hello
->Namaskar
Good bye
->Jaao dei
Excuse me
-> xoma koribo
Please come in
->anugrah kori sumai aahok
Please sit down
->anugrah kori Bohok
Keep silence
->mone mone thakok
I do not understand
->moi buji puwa naai

3 comments:

Jignesh Patel said...

Thank You very Much for posting this,,,

anti imperialism said...

Thanks a lot..

Prajakta said...

Vey nice post :)