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Useful phrases in Maithili

A collection of useful phrases in Maithili, a Bihari language spoken in India and Nepal.

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English मैथिली (Maithili)
Welcome Swagatam
Hello (General greeting) Pranam (frm)
Halchal ki chho? (inf)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Aahan kehan chhi?
Reply to 'How are you?' Hum thik chhi
Long time no see
What's your name? Ahake naam kathi vele?
My name is ... Hamar naam ... chhi
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you Ahase milek khusi vagele
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Dopahar ke bad namaskar
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Shubh sandhya
Good night Śubharātri
(Parting phrases)
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Haa
No Nai
I don't know
I understand
I don't understand
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Maithili?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Maithili
How do you say ... in Maithili?
Excuse me Kripaya
How much is this?
Sorry Maf karai
Please Kripaya
Thank you Dhanyabad
Reply to thank you Swagatam
Where's the toilet?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
I miss you
I love you हम अहाँ स प्रेम करेछी (hawm ahāṃ se prem karechi)
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone! Hamra akela chhoed dia!
Stop! Re chorba!
Call the police!
Christmas and New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
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