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Marathi Language Marathi Vocabulary: How to Say Hello and Greetings

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🤗 Marathi Greetings for Everyday Life[edit | edit source]

नमस्कार, Marathi learners! 😃

Greetings are an important part of any language because they allow you to connect and communicate with others.

If you’re planning a trip to the country or are trying to learn Marathi, keep reading to discover some of the most important greetings.


Let’s get started! 🤗

Marathi Language[edit | edit source]

Marathi (मराठी) is a language spoken predominantly by Marathi people of Maharashtra, India. It is one of the 22 languages of India.

  • With 83 million speakers as of 2011, Marathi ranks 10th in the list of languages with most native speakers in the world.
  • Marathi has the third largest number of native speakers in India, after Hindi and Bengali.


How to say "Hello" in Marathi[edit | edit source]

Listen to the following recording to learn how to say “Hello” in Marathi (pronunciation from a native speaker):


नमस्कार (namaskār):

Main Greetings in Marathi[edit | edit source]

मराठी (Marathi) Translation
  • नमस्कार! (namaskār)
  • प्रणाम! (praām)
  • अलक्ष निरंजन्! (alaksh niranjan) address used by sages or hermits
Hello (General greeting)
  • तू कसा आहेस? (tu kasā āhes) said to a man
  • तू कशी आहेस? (tu kashī āhes) said to a woman
  • तुम्ही कसे आहात? (tumhī kase āhāt) plural or polite (when addressed to a single person)
  • आपण कसे आहात? (āpaṇ kashe āhāt) plural or very polite (when addressed to a single person)
How are you?
  • मी ठीक आहे. (mī ṭīk āhe) means: I am fine.
  • मस्त! (mast) informal; means: good.
  • मी मजेत आहे. (mī majet āhe) informal; means: I am enjoying.
  • निवांत. (nivānt) spoken mostly in the countryside; means: I am relaxed.
Reply to 'How are you?'
  • आपण कोठले आहात? (āpaṇ kōthale āhāt?)
Where are you from?
  • आम्ही ... हून आहोत. (amhi ... hun āhot) said on behalf of a group
  • मी ... हून आहे. (mi ... hun āhe) said by a single person
I'm from ...
  • तुमचे स्वागत असो. (tumche svāgat aso)
  • सुस्वागतम्. (susvāgatam)
Welcome!
  • खूप दिवसात भेटलो नाही. (khup divasāt bhetalo nāhi)
  • बरेच दिवस झाले भेट नाही. (barech divas zhāle bhet nāhi)
Long time no see.
  • तुझे नाव काय आहे? (tujha nāv kāy āhe) informal
  • आपले नाव काय आहे? (āpale nāv kāy āhe) formal
What's your name?
  • माझे नाव ... आहे. (māzhe nāv ... āhe)
My name is ...
  • तुम्हाला भेटून आनंद झाला. (tumhālā bhetūn ānanda jhālā)
  • तुमचे दर्शन करुन धन्य झालो. (tumche darshan karun dhanya zhālo) spoken to a holy, pious or divine being; jocular when spoken to a normal person
Pleased to meet you.
  • सुप्रभात! (suprabhāt)
Good morning! (Morning greeting)
  • शुभ संध्या! (shubh sandhyā)
Good evening! (Evening greeting)
  • शुभ रात्री! (shubh rātrī)
Good night!
  • येतो (yeto) said by men
  • येते (yete) said by women
  • पुन्हा भेटू! (pūnhā bhetū)
Goodbye. (Parting phrases)
  • शुभेच्छा! (shubheccha!) means: best wishes
  • भले होवो! (bhale hoao!)
  • सद्भाग्य लाभो! (sadbhāgya lābho)
Good luck!
  • आयुरारोग्य लाभो! (āyurārogya lābho) means: may you be blessed with a long life and health
  • प्रकृती ठीक असो! (prakrutī thīk aso) means: may you have a good health
Cheers! Good Health! (Toasts used when drinking)
  • सुखी रहा. (sukhī rahā) means: be happy
  • आनंदी रहा. (ānandī rahā) means: be happy
  • तुमचा दिवस चांगला जाओ! (tumchā divas chānglā jao)
Have a nice day!
  • आशिर्वाद द्या! (āshirwād dyā)
to ask for blessings
  • सौभाग्यवती भवः (saubhāgyawati bhavah) addressed to a woman (mostly married); means: may you be blessed with a happy married life
  • आयुष्यमान् भवः (āyushyamān bhavah) addressed to a young person; means: may you be blessed with a long life
  • पुत्रवती भवः (putrawati bhavah) addressed to a fertile woman; means: may you be blessed with a child
Blessings
  • आपला प्रवास सुखाचा होवो! (āpalā pravās sukhacā hovo!)
  • आपली यात्रा मंगल होवो! ( āplī yātrā mangal hovo!)
  • शुभ यात्रा! (shubh yātrā)
Have a good journey.
  • क्षमा करा. (kshamā karā)
Excuse me!
  • माफ करा. (māf karā) also used for making a denial or rejecting an offer
  • क्षमा करा. (kshamā karā) also used for making a denial or rejecting an offer
Sorry.
  • कृपया (krupayā)
  • कृपा करुन ...
Please.

Please, ...

  • आभारी आहे. (ābhārī āhe)
  • धन्यवाद. (dhanyāvād)
Thank you.
  • आपले स्वागत आहे. (āpale svāgata āhe) means: You're welcome.
Reply to thank you.

Video: Learn Marathi Phrases - Greetings and General Words[edit | edit source]

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