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Useful phrases in Odia

A collection of useful phrases in Odia (Oriya), an Indo-Aryan language spoken mainly in the Indian state of Odisha (Orissa) by about 31 million people.

You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English phrases.

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

English ଓଡ଼ିଆ (Odia)
Welcome ସ୍ବାଗତ (swaagata)
Hello
(General greeting)
ନମସ୍କାର (namascara)
ଶୁଣିବେ? (sunibe?)
ହାଏ (hāē)
How are you? କେମିତି ଅତ୍ଚନ୍ଥି? (kemiti achanti?)
ଆପଣ କିପରି ଅଛନ୍ତି? (āpaṇa kipari achanti?)
Reply to 'How are you?' ମୁଁ ଭଲ ଅଛି, ଧନ୍ୟବାଦ. ଆଉ ଆପଣ?
(mum̐ bhala achi, dhanẏabād. ā'u āpaṇa?)
Long time no see ବହୁତ ଦିନ ହେଲାଣି ଦେଖା ନାହିଁ (bahut din helani dekha nahi)
What's your name? ତୁମର ନାମ କ’ଣ? (tumara nāma ka’ṇa?)
ଆପଣଙ୍କର ନାମ କ’ଣ ? (āpaṇaṅkara nāma ka’ṇa?)
My name is ... ମୋର ନାମ ... (mora nāma ...)
Where are you from? ଆପଣ କେଉଁଠାରୁ ଆସିଛନ୍ତି?
(āpana keũṭāru āsichanti?)
I'm from ... ମୁଁ ଆସିଛି
(mũ āsichi ...)
Pleased to meet you ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ଭେଟି ଭଲ ଲାଗିଲା (āpaṇaṅku bhēṭi bhala lāgilā)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
ସୁପ୍ରଭାତ (suprabhaata)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
ସୁଭ ଖରା ବେଳ (shubha kharaa bela)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
ସୁଭସନ୍ଧ୍ୟା (subha sandhya)
Good night ସୁଭରାତ୍ର (shubharaatra)
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
ସୁବିଦାୟ (shubidaaya)
Good luck ସବୁ ସୁଭ ହଉ (sabu subha hau)
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
ଖୁଶି ରେ ରୁହନ୍ତ (khusi re ruhantu)
Have a nice day ସୁଭ ଦିନ (subha din)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
ସୁଭ ତ୍ରୁପ୍ତି (subha trupti)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
ସୁଭ ଜାତ୍ରା (subha jatra)
I don't know ମୁଁ ଜାଣି ନାହ (mum̐ jāṇi nāhim̐)
I understand ମୁଁ ବୁଝେ (mũ bujhe)
I don't understand ମୁଁ ବୁଝି ପାରୁ ନାହ (mun bujhi paru nahin)
Please speak more slowly ଦୟା କାରି ଟିକିଏ ଆସ୍ତେ କୁହନ୍ତୁ (daya kari tike aste aste kuhantu)
Please say that again ଦୟାକରି ଆଉଥରେ କୁହନ୍ତୁ (dayakari authare kuhantu)
Please write it down ଦୟାକରି ଲେଖି ଦିୟନ୍ତୁ (dayakari lekhi diyantu)
Do you speak English? ଆପଣ ଇଂରାଜୀ କୁହନ୍ତି କି? (āpaṇa inrājī kuhanti ki)
Do you speak Odia? ଆପଣ ଓଡ଼ିଆ କୁହନ୍ତି କି? (āpaṇa ōṛi'ā kuhanti ki)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
ହଁ, ଟିକେ, ଟିକେ (hã, ṭikē ṭikē)
How do you say ... in Odia? କୁ ଓଡିଆ ରେ କ’ଣ କହନ୍ତି? (... ku oriya re kana kahanti?)
Excuse me କ୍ଷମା କରିବେ (kyamā karibe) - to get past
କ୍ଷମା କରନ୍ତୁ (kyamā karantu) - to get attention
How much is this? ୟାର ଦାମ୍ କେତେ? (ẏāra dām kētē)
Sorry ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ (mū duḥkhita)
Please ଦୟକ୍ରି (dayakari)
Thank you ଧନ୍ୟବାଦ୍ (dhanyabaad)
ତୁମ୍ଭଙ୍କୁ ଧନ୍ଯବାଦ୍ (tumbhangku dhanyabaad)
Reply to thank you ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ସ୍ବାଗତ
(aapananku svaaagata)
Where's the toilet? ସୌଚାଳୟ କେଉଁଠି ଅଛି? (sauchalya keunthi achi?)
This gentleman will pay for everything ସେଇ ଲୋକ ସବୁ କିଛି ପାୟିଁ ପଇସା ଦେବେ
(sei loko sabu kichi pain paisa debe)
This lady will pay for everything ସେଇ ମହିଳା ସବୁ କିଛି ପାୟିଁ ପଇସା ଦେବେ
(sei mahila sabu kichi pain paisa debe)
Would you like to dance with me? ଆପଣ ମୋ ସାଙ୍ଗେ ନାଚିବେ (apana mo sangere nachibe ki?)
I miss you ମୁଁ ତୁମକୁ ବହୁତ ମନେ ପକାଏ (mu tamuku bahut mane pakai)
I love you ମୁଁ ତୁମକୁ ଭଲ ପାଏ (mu tumoku bhala paye)
Get well soon ସିଘ୍ର ଠିକ ହେଇଜାନ୍ତୁ (sighra thik heijantu)
Leave me alone! ମତେ ଏକୁଟିଆ ଛାଡି ଦିୟନ୍ତୁ (mate ekutiya chadi diyantu!)
Help! ରକ୍ଷା କର! (rakhya kara!)
Fire! ନିଆଁ! (niya!)
Stop! ରୁହ! (ruha!)
Call the police! ପୋଲିସ୍ କୁ ଡାକ! (polis ku ḍāka!)
Christmas and New Year greetings ନବବର୍ଷର ସୁଭେଚ୍ଛା (nababarsara subhechha!)
Happy Ratha Yatra! ରଥ ଜାତ୍ରା ଉପଲକ୍ଷେ ବହୁତ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ
(ratha jatra upalakshye bahut abhinandana!)
Easter greetings Easter ra bahut bahut subechha
Birthday greetings ଜନ୍ମଦିନର ସୁଭେଚ୍ଛା (janmadina ra subhechha!)
One language is never enough ମିତ୍ର ଗୋଟେ ଭାଷା ଜଥେଷ୍ଟ ନୁହେ
(matra gote bhasa jothesta nuhe)
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
ମୋ ହୋବର୍କ୍ରାଫ୍ଟ ରେ ଇଲ୍ ଭର୍ତି ହେଇ ଜାଇଛି।
(mo hobarkrāft re il bharti hei jāichi)

Some phrases supplied by Aditya Mohanty and Ansik Mahapatra

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Links

Other collections of Odia phrases
http://wikitravel.org/en/Odia_phrasebook
http://www.mikecook.com/phrase/oriya.html

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