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
Swagat aichh
Hello (General greeting) प्रनाम (Pranaam) - frm
Halchal ki chho? (inf)
Hello (on phone) Hello
How are you? सभ कुशल मंगल (Saab kushal ṁangal?)
Aahan kehan chhi?
Reply to 'How are you?' Hum thik chhi
Long time no see Badd din bhagel aanha ke dekhala
What's your name? Anhake naam ki achhi?
Apne ker shubh naam?
My name is ... Hamar naam ... aichh
Hamar naam aichh ...
Where are you from? Aanha kat sa chhi?
Apne ke ghar kat bhel?
I'm from ... Hamar ghar ... aichh
Pleased to meet you Ahase mili k prasannta bhel
Aanha se milalau badd khushi bhel
Apne bhetal, badd prasannta bhel
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Suprabhaat
Bhorak pranaam.
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Dopahar ke bad namaskar
Dupaharak prannam.
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Shubh sandhya
Sanjhek pranaam.
Good night Shubh ratri
Ratrik pranaam
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Alavidaa
Jai chhi
Bida del jau
Good luck! Aanhak nik bhagya hoye
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Aanhak swasth nik rahe sadkhin!
Have a nice day Aanhak din nik hoai!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Aanhak bhojan!
Khaik nik hoye!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Aanhak yatra shubh hait!
Yes हँ (Hô)
No Nai
Maybe Bha sakai chhai
I don't know Ham nai janait chhi
I understand Ham buijh geli
I don't understand Ham nai bujhali
Please speak more slowly Kripayak asthir sa baju
Please say that again Kripayak ek ber aar kahiyau
Please write it down Kripayak e likhiyau
Do you speak English? Aanha angreji me baaj sakaichhi?
Do you speak Maithili? Aanha maithili baaj sakaichhi?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Han, kanik kam
Speak to me in Maithili Aanha hamara sa maithili me baaju
How do you say ... in Maithili? Aanha kona bajbai ... maithili me?
Excuse me Chhama karab
Kani sunu
How much is this? Katek ye i?
Sorry Badd dukh bhel
Badd dukhi bhelau
Please Kripa karu
Thank you Dhanyabad
Bahut bahut dhanyabad
Reply to thank you Swagatam
Anhu ke dhanyabaad
Suswagatam
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Shanka grih ker jankari del jao
Katta ye aanhak bathroom
This gentleman will pay for everything Ee manukh aanhak i sab ker paisa det
This lady will pay for everything Ee mahila aanhak i sab ker paisa det
Would you like to dance with me? Aanha hamara sathe naach karabai?
I miss you Aanhak ham yaad karaichhi
I love you हम अहाँ स प्रेम करेछी
(Hawm ahāṃ se prem karechi)
Get well soon Jaldi sa nik bha jaau
Go away! Chail jaau atasa!
Leave me alone! Hamra akela chhoed dia!
Hamara ekant me chhoed diy!
Help! Kani madaid kôrait jau!
Kani madad karu!
Fire! Aagi!
Stop! Ruku!
Call the police! Police ke phone kariyauk!
Christmas greetings Christmasak badhai
Shubhakamana
Easter greetings Eaterak badhai
Shubhakamana
Birthday greetings Janam dinak badhai
Shubhakamana
One language is never enough Ek got bhasha kafi nai hait
My hovercraft is full of eels Hamar hovercraft eel machalion sa bharal aichh

Corrections and additions provided by Binu V Nair of Languages Home

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Other collections of Maithili phrases
http://www.languageshome.com/English-Maithili.htm
https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Maithili_phrasebook
http://www.languagecomparison.com/en/maithili-greetings/model-96-5

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