Useful phrases in Kokborok

A collection of useful phrases in Kokborok, Kokborok / Tripuri (ককবরক), a Brahmaputran language spoken in India, Bangladesh and Burma.

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Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase ককবরক (Kokborok)
Welcome Lamsogo
Hello (General greeting) Khulumkha
Hello (on phone) Helo
How are you? Nwng bahai tong?
Bahai tong?
Reply to 'How are you?' Ang kahamno (sg)
Chwng kahamno (pl)
Long time no see Nuklaiya balukkha
What's your name? Nini bumung tamo?
Nini mung tamo?
My name is ... Ani bumung ...
Ani mung wngkha ...
Where are you from? Nwng boroni?
I'm from ... Ang ... ni
Pleased to meet you Nwngbai malai tongthokkha
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Phung kaham
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Dibor kaham
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Sanja kaham
Sarik kaham
Good night Hor kaham
(Parting phrases)
Teisa malaiyanw
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Kwplai! ("Victory!")
Have a nice day Nini sal kaham-kwrwng wngthung!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Mai chanani chengsidi!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Thanglaisu kaham-kwrwng wngthung!
Yes Ih
No Ihi
Maybe Wngwi mano
I don't know Ang saimanya
Ang sauimanya
Do you understand? Nwng buda buchikha?
I understand Ang buchikha
I don't understand Ang buchiliya
Please speak more slowly Doh kisa twrwk twrwkkhe kok sajadi
Please say that again Doh haino hai sajadi
Please write it down Doh swijadi
Do you speak English? Nwng ingraji sauida man?
Do you speak Kokborok? Nwng Kokborok sauida man?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
En, kisisa
En, kisa kisa
Do you speak a language
other than
Nwng Kokborok no karwi tei kubuni kok da saui man?
Speak to me in Kokborok Angbai Kokborok o kok sadi
How do you say ... in Kokborok? Kokborok o ... no bahaikhe sa?
Excuse me Kisa Khwnajadi
How much is this? Obo bwswk?
Sorry Nakardi
Please Doh
Thank you Hambai
Belaikheno Hambai
Reply to thank you Kok kwrwi
Nono lamsogo
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Khithainok boro?
Tukuthai boro?
This gentleman will pay for everything Oh borom gwnang borok bebakno sui rwbainai
This lady will pay for everything Oh borom gwnangjwk bebakno sui rwbainai
Would you like to dance with me? Nwng angbai mwsanada?
Do you come here often? Nwng oro urum urum da phai?
I miss you
I love you Ang nono hamjakgo
Get well soon Daktino hamdi
Go away! Oroni kutuldi!
Oroni thangdi!
Leave me alone! Ano saichung yakardi!
Help! Chubachu!
Fire! Hor!
Stop! Bathakdi!
Call the police! Naimwthangno ringdi!
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings Tongthok bisi kwtal
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings Tongthok Achaima Sal
Congratulations! Khakaham yapharo!
One language is never enough Kaisa kokbai jephruphano wngya
My hovercraft is full of eels

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