A collection of useful phrases in Maithili, a Bihari language spoken in India and Nepal.
|Hello (General greeting)||प्रनाम (Pranaam) - frm
Halchal ki chho? (inf)
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||सभ कुशल मंगल
(Saab kushal ṁangal?)
Aahan kehan chhi?
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Hum thik chhi|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Ahake naam kathi vele?
Apne ker shubh naam?
|My name is ...||Hamar naam ... chhi
Hamar naam aichh ...
|Where are you from?|
|I'm from ...|
|Pleased to meet you||Ahase milek khusi vagele
Apne bhetal, badd prasannta bhel, bhagyak gaap
|Dopahar ke bad namaskar|
|Good night||Shubh ratri|
Bida del jau
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't know|
|I don't understand||Nai bujhi sakal|
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?||Apne angreji bhaka baachb janait thikau?|
|Do you speak Maithili?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Maithili|
|How do you say ... in Maithili?|
|How much is this?|
Badd dukhi bhelau
Bahut bahut dhanyabad
|Reply to thank you||Swagatam
|Where's the toilet / bathroom?||Shanka grih ker jankari del jao?|
|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|
|Leave me alone!||Hamra akela chhoed dia!|
|Help!||Kani madaid kôrait jau!|
|Call the police!|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
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