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USEFUL WORDS AND PHRASES / GORJECHE SHOBD

ENGLISH KONKANI
Yes/No Hoi / Nam
Thank you Deu borem korum
Please Upkar korun
I don't understand Hanv somzonam
Do you speak English Tum lnglez uloitai?
Good morning Deu boro dis dium
Good night Deu bori rat dium
Good bye Adeus
How are you? Tum kosso assai?
Sorry! Maf kor!
Can you help me? Mhaka modot korshi?
Can you tell me? Mhaka sangshi?
Can I have? Mhaka melot?
I want Mhaka zai
Where is the toilet? Sundas khuim assa?
How much is it? Kitle poishe?
Do you take credit card? Tum credit card guetai?
What time is it? Kitlim voram vazleant?
I have to go. Mhaka atam vochunk zai.
No smoking Viddi-cigar vodop nam!
Is it safe to swim here? Hi suvat peupak surokshit?
Where can I post this? Hem khuim post korum?
When will he be back? To kednam porot etolo?
You know where he is? To khuim assa to zanoi?
I feel sick. Mhojea jivak borem dissona.
I feel faint. Mhaka ghunvol eta.
It hurts here. Mhaka hanga dukta.

ENGLISH KONKANI
I have lost my bag. Mhojem beg shendlam.
May I open the window. Zonel ugdum?
May I sit next to the window? Hanv zonela vaten bosum?
Can I park here? Hanga gaadi dovrunk zata?
I like some water. Mhaka il'lem udok zai.
Can I have the bill please? Matshem bill hadshi?
Can you get me a taxi? Mhaka ek taxi hadshi?
My room number is 202. Mhojea roomacho number 202.
Can I have breakfast Mhojean kudint nasto korunk
in my room? zata?
I'd like a room for the night. Mhaka eke ratik room zai.
What is the charge per night? Eke ratik kitle poishe?
I like to walk on the beach. Mhaka praier bovunk zai.
Which bus goes to Panaji Ponje khuimchi bus veta?
These beggars are not from Goa. He bhikari Goenche nhoi.
There is a football match today. Aiz football match assa.

SPICES / MOSSALO
ENGLISH KONKANI
Asafoetida Hing
Aniseed Baddishep
Cumminseed Jeerem
Coriander Kothmir
Cardamon Velchi
Cinnamon Tiki
Chillie Mirsang
Cloves Loungam
Fenugreek Meti
Garlic Losun
Gengelli Til
Ginger Alem
Mace Pothri
Mustard Sansuam
Nutmeg Jaifal
Onion Piao, Kando
Pepper Miriam
Poppyseed Kas kas
Spinach Vaochi bhaji
Salt Mit
Turmeric Holod
Tamarind Ambttan
Saffron Kesar
Curry leaves Kadipath
Green chillie Harvi / torni mirsang
Mint Pudina / ortelanv
Baking powder Soda
Vinegar Vinagr
Curry berries Tenflam

TASTE /RUCH
ENGLISH KONKANI
Sweet God
Sour Ambott
Pungent Tik
Bitter Kodu
Salty Khar

NATURE / SOIMB
ENGLISH KONKANI
Sun Surya
Moon Chondrim
Earth Prithvi
Space Avkash
Sky Mollob
Rainbow lndradhanu
Satellite Upguiro
Climate Havaman
Weather Vatavaran
Air Hava
Water Udak
Rain Paus
Cloud Kup
Storm Vadal
Lightning Viz
Mountain Dongor
Land Zomin
Sand Renv
Sea Doriya
River Nhoim
High-tide Bhorti
Low-tide Sukti

CEREALS / DHANYA
ENGLISH KONKANI
Rice (cooked) Shith
Rice (grain) Tandul
Rice (paraboiled) Ukdo / Ukdem
Rice (raw) Suroi
Rice (flattened) Fov
Rice (puffed) Chirmuleo
Paddy Bhath
Grain Dhano / Konn
Pulses Dal
Cow peas Chonvli
Wheat Gonv
Millet Jowari / Bazri
Horse gram Kulid
Split green gram Moongachi dal
Kidney bean Alsando / Feijanv
Wheat flour Maida
Lentil (split) Masoor dal
Maize Moko
Ragi Nashne
Semolina Rawa / Rulanv
Vermicelli Shevyo
Barley Sovad
Pigeon pea (split) Toor dal
Black gram (split) Ud'danchi dal
Peas Vatone

VEGETABLES / TARKARI / BHAJI
ENGLISH KONKANI
Beet Beet root
Lady fingers Bende
Potatoes Botate
Pumpkin Dudi
Ridge gourd Gonsalem
Bitter gourd Karanthem / Karetem
Sweet potatoes Kondgueo / Kondgam
Carrot Gazar
Cabbage Kobi
Radish Mullo
Drumstick Moska-sango
Capsicum Vodli mirsang
Fenugreek leaves Mehti baji
Cauliflower Ful kobi
Mushrooms (white) Olmi
Mushrooms (brown) Bhuimfond
Spinach Palak baji
Cucumber Tovshem
Cucumber (tender) Pimpri
Amarantus red Tambdi bhaji
Tomato Tomat
French beans Walpapdi
Brinjal Vainguem
Gherkins Tendlim
Bread fruit Nir ponos
Cluster beans Tidkeo
White pumpkin Konkan dudi
Thousand and one beans Virvil / val

FRUITS / FOLAM
ENGLISH KONKANI
Apple Apol
Mango Ambo
Mangoes (raw) Toram
Mangoes (sucking) Ghonttam
Custard apple Anter
Custard apple (with cracks) Anter/Sitafol
Custard apple (bull's heart) Ramfol
Custard apple (sour-sweet) Rawanfol / palponos
Figs Anjeer
Chicoo Chikoo
Gooseberries Chirputam
Pomegranate Dalimb
Grapes Draksha/Daku
Banana Kelem
Water melon Kaling
Mush melon Chibud
Dates Khazur
Apricot Jardalu
Lemon Limboo
Sweet lemon Mossumbi
Oranges Sontram / laranj
Pears Naspati
Pineapple Anas
Jackfruit (soft variety) Rasal ponos
Jackfruit (hard variety) Kapo ponos
Guavas Peram
Papaya Popai
Love apple Zamb
Jamun fruit Zamblam
Blackberries (wild) Kant'tam
Whiteberries (wild) Churnam
Kokum fruit Bindam

GOAN FISH /GOENCHEM NUSTEM
ENGLISH KONKANI
Mackerel Bangdo
Mackerel (salted dry) Kharo bangdo
Ribbon fish Bale
Porcupine fish Bandkocho
Flying dragon Bande
Cuttle fish Bebu
Blue fin tuna Bakado
Bombay duck Bombil
Glass perchlet Burranto
Anchory Bonzale
Golden anchory Kapsali
Tripon fish Chamat
Murrels Chikale
Butterfly fish Kombo
Gunter Kallas
Perch Chonak
Leather jacket Dyna
Herring Dawak
Carp Dynas
Croaker Dodiaro
Shrimps Galmo
Milk fish Gholshi
Jew fish Ghol
Rock fish Gobro
Black pomfret Halwo
Spiny eel lngi
Gizzard shark Jibra
Silver Belly Khampi
Silver bar Korli
Crab Kurli
Oysters Kalvam
Crescent perch Korkoro
Pearl spot Kalunder
Shark Mori
Indian tarpon Ker
Moon fish Khamp
Sucker fish Luchok
Sole fish Lepo
Moorish idol Mutri khamp
Squids Mankio
Ladyfish Mud'doshi
Shark Mori
Indian shad Pedve
Skate Phadki
Red mullet Palu
White pomfret Pamplit
Fresh water prawns Poting
Gobids Khorsandi
Indian salmon Rawans
Bream Rane
Grey mullet Shevtto
Cat fish Sangott
Lobster Shivod kurli
Mussels Shinaneo
Silver Perch Shetuk
Silver pomfret Surgunti
Butter fish Saundale
Electric ray Shok
Sardines Thal'le
Cockles Tisreo
Clams Khube
Moses perch Tambuso
Barcuda Tonki
Painted eel Tadpani
Flying dragon Unkir
King fish/Sear fish Visvon
Eel Valum
Saw fish lmshi
Silver fish Vel'li
Tiger Prawns Vagheo
Ray fish Vagolem
Red snapper Rane
Kite fish Vagolem
Slimy brackish water Fish Thigur

 

PARTS OF THE BODY / KUDDICHE SANDDE
ENGLISH KONKANI
Head Tokli
Mouth Tond
Lips Vontt
Ears Kan
Eyes Dolle
Teeth Dant
Throat Gollo
Cheeks Gal
Tongue Jib
Chin Khadki
Temple Kansul
Forehead Kopol
Neck Man/Golo
Brain Mendu
Skull Khod'do /Kot'tém
Windpipe Sansnoli
Eyelid Doleanchi papni
Eyeball Doleantli bavli
Eyebrows Buveo
Eyelashes Askutteo / Molfeo
Moustache Misheo
Beard Khad
Sidelocks Galle
Hand Hath
Nails Naktam / Naksheo
Fingers Botam
Thumb Akondo /Angto
Little finger Keangli
Bone Had
Wrist Mongot
Elbow Kompor
Shoulder Bhuz
Back Fat
Backbone Fat'ticho kondo
Knee Dompor/Dimbi
Stomach Pott
Heart Kalliz
Liver Kopiz / Figd
Kidney Mutrapind
Anus Bonk/Ghand
Hair Kens
Curly hair Kongre kens
Straight hair Ube kens
Skin Kat
Armpits Khank
Chest Hod'dem
Nipples Chinv
Fat Chorbi
Navel Bombli
Ribs Bori
Intestines Ankiddeo
Large intestine Zoli
Waist Kombor / pengott / bhend
Buttocks Kule
Saliva Luti /thimpi /lal
Sweat Ghamb
Bladder Poskotto
Blood Rogot
Blood vessels Shiro
Palm Talot
Thighs Zanglam / zango
Legs Paim
Nostrils Nakkache pudd
Pulse Nad
Urine Muth
Stools Gu
Sole of the foot Paiancho tal
Hair on the body Lonv
Bald Khod'do / bodko
Private parts Gupit bhag
Ankles Paianche khube
Calves Pouto

ANIMALS / ZANVARAM
ENGLISH KONKANI
Goat Bokdi
Sheep Mendro
Ox / Bull Bhoil
Cow Gai
Buffalo (male) Redo
Buffalo (female) Mhos
Dog Sunno / Kutro
Bitch Kolu
Cat Mazor
Rat Undir
Bandicoot Kolundir
Pig Dukor
Horse Ghodo
Monkey Makod
Donkey Gadum
Elephant Hoti
Lion Shinv
Tiger Vagh
Camel Vunt
Leopard Bit'to vagh
Bear Vasvel
Rabbit Sonso
Fox Kolo
Boar Randukor
Deer Haran
Mongoose Mungus
Squirrel Chani
Porcupine Sal
Wild cat Katandor
Crocodile Manguem
Tortoise Kansov

BIRDS / SUKNNI / SONVNIM
ENGLISH KONKANI
Crow Kavlo
Dove Parvo
Thrush Kogul
Woodpecker Sutarpakshi
Peacock Mor
Peahen Landur
Swan Rajhans
Crane Bokem
Hawk Ghon
Vulture Guid
Cock (young) Komblo
Hen (young) Tolog
Chicken (young) Kombiechem pil
Eagle Garud
Duck Badak / hains
Kingfisher Kirkiro
Parrot Popat

RELATIONSHIPS / NATHEM
ENGLISH KONKANI
Father Bapui / Pai
Mother Avoi / Maim
Son Put(r)
Daughter Dhuv
Grandfather Azo /shapai
Grandmother Aji / shamaim
Great Grandfather Ponzo
Great Grandmother Ponji
Grandson Nathu
Granddaughter Nath
Great Grandson Pontu
Great Granddaughter Ponti
Great-great grandson Shentu
Great-great grand daughter Shenti
Boy Chedo / Cholo
Girl Chedum/Choli
Child (male) Bhurgo
Child (female) Bhurguem
Baby Balak / por
Man Dadlo
Woman Bail / nari /ostori
Human being Munis
Husband Ghov /gorkar / pati
Wife Bail /gorkarn /patin
Son-in-law Zavaim
Daughter-in-law Sun
Father-in-law Manv / sasupai / gharapai
Mother-in-law Maim / sasumaim/gharamaim
Brother-in-law (wife's brother) Meuno
Sister-in-law (wife's sister) Meuni
Sister-in-law (brother s wife) Voini / bavzai
Fathers-in-law (to each other) Vei
Mothers-in-law (to each other) Ven
Wife's sister's husband Saddu
Sister's husband Baoji / cunhad
Wife's brother's wife Bhabi
Mother's sister (aunt) Maushi / maushimaim
Fathers sister (aunt) Athya / kaki / tiamana
Father's brother (uncle) Kaka / chulto / bapulyo / titio
Mother's brother (uncle) Mama
Father's sister's husband Mam
Uncle's wife (paternal) Kaki
Uncle's wife (maternal) Mami
Husband's brother Der
Husband's sister Nonond
Brother's wife Zau
Sister's son (nephew) Bacho
Sister's daughter (niece) Bachi
Brother's son (nephew) Putonyo
Brother's daughter (niece) Putoni
Cousin (mother's sister's son/maternal) Maushebhau /mame bhau
Cousin (mother's sister's daughter) Maushe bhoin /mame bhoin
Cousin (father's brother's son) Chulot bhau/bapul bhau /paternal
Cousin (father's brother's daughter) Chulot bhoin / bapul bhoin
Cousin (father's sister's son) Ate bhau
Cousin (father's sister's daughter) Ate bhoin
Step father Savatr bapui
Step mother Savatr avoi
Step brother Savatr bhau
Step sister Savatr bhoin
Relative (male) Soiro
Relative (female) Soiri / soirem
Adopted boy Posko
Adopted girl Poskem
Elderly Christian (man) Uncle
Elderly Christian (woman) Aunty
Elderly Hindu (man) Bhavu
Elderly Hindu (woman) Aii
Elderly Hindu (man)(derogatory) Bappa
Rural Christian male lrmanv (brother, Port.)
Rural Christian female Mana (sister, Port.)
Migrants from across the Ghats Ghantti (derogatory)
Landowner Batkar
Proprietor Patranv
Ancestors Purvoz
Midwife Voijin
Foreigners (Caucasians) Firongui
Foreigners (derogatory) Hippy
Tourist Paryatak / bhonvdekar
Bachelor Ankvar
Spinster Ankvari

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