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Useful phrases in Bhojpuri

A collection of useful phrases in Bhojpuri, a Bihari language spoken mainly in parts of north-central and eastern India.

Key to abbreviations: m = said by men, f = said by women

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English भोजपुरी (Bhojpuri)
Welcome स्वागत बा (swagat ba)
Hello
(General greeting)
प्रणाम (prannam)
How are you? तू ठीक हउआ न? (tuu thiik hauuva na?)
Reply to 'How are you?' मज़ा मेँ हई (maza mein haii)
Long time no see बड़ा दिन से देखले ना हई (bada din se dekhale na haii)
What's your name? तोहार का नाम ह? (tohaar kaa naam ha?)
My name is ... हमार नाम ... ह (hamaar naam ... ha)
Where are you from? तू कहाँ से हउआ (tuu kahan se hauva?)
I'm from ... हम ... से हई (ham ... se haii)
Pleased to meet you तोसे मिल कर अच्छा लगल (tose mil kar achchha lagal)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
प्रणाम (prannam)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
प्रणाम (prannam)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
प्रणाम (prannam)
Good night प्रणाम (prannam)
Good luck बढ़िया किस्मत रहे (badhiya kismat rahe)
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
मज़ा मेँ रहा (maza mein raha)
Have a nice day बढ़िया दिन रहे (badhiya din rahe)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
स्वादिष्ट खाना (swadist khana)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
शुभ यात्रा (shubh yatra)
Yes
No
Maybe
I don't know
I understand
I don't understand हमके समझ मेँ न आयल (hamake samajh mein na aayal)
Please speak more slowly तनी धीरे बोला (tani dhiire bola)
Please say that again तनी फिर से बोला (tani fir se bola)
Please write it down एके लिख ला त (eke likh la ta)
Do you speak Bhojpuri? का तू भोजपुरी बोलेला? (ka tuu bhojpuri bolela?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
तनी-तनी बोलेली (tani-tani boleli)
Speak to me in Bhojpuri
How do you say ... in Bhojpuri? तू भोजपुरी मेँ ... कैसे बोलेला?
(too bhojpuri mein ... kaiise bolela?)
Excuse me माफ करा (maf kara)
How much is this?
Sorry हमके माफ करा (hamake maf kara)
Please
Thank you धन्यवाद (dhanyavad)
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet? सौच किधर ह? (sauch kidhar ha?)
This gentleman will pay for everything इ आदमी हर चीज के बदे चुकहिअंह
(i aadmi har chiij ke bade chukahiyan)
This lady will pay for everything इ औरत हर चीज के बदे चुकहिअंह
(i aurat har chiij ke bade chukahiyan)
Would you like to dance with me? हमरे संगे नचबू (hamare sange nachabu?) m
हमरे संगे नचबा (hamare sange nachaba?) f
I miss you
I love you हम तोसे प्यार करीला (ham tose pyaar karila)
Get well soon जल्दी से ठीक होइआ (jaldi se thiik hoiya)
Leave me alone! हमके अकेल छोड़ दा (hamke akel chhod da)
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Call the police! पुलिस के बुलावा (pulis ke bulawa)
Christmas and New Year greetings शुभ क्रिसमस और शुभ नव वर्ष (subh krismas auur subh nav varsh)
Easter greetings शुभ ईस्टर (subh iistar)
Birthday greetings जन्मदिन मुबारक हो (janmdin mubarak ho)
One language is never enough एक भाषा कब्भो काफी न होले (ek bhaasha kabbho kafi na hole)
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
हमार मँडराये वाली जहाज सर्पमीनन से भरल ह
(hamar mandaraye wali jahaj sarpminan se bharal ha)

Bhojpuri phrases provided by पीयूष कुमार मौर्य (Piyush Kumar Maurya)

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