Gujarati phrasebook

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Gujarati is the main language of Gujarat.


Phrase list[edit]

Translation Phrase (pronunciation)
Gujarati Gujarati
hello Namaste
How are you? Kem cho?
good-bye Aavjo (lit. Come again)
yes haa
no naa
How much money? Ketla paisa?
Where is your restroom? Tamaru bathroom kya che?
Where are you? Tame kya cho?
I would like to drink some water Mane' pani piwu che
I am thirsty Mane' taras lagi/laghe che
I am hungry Mane' bhookh lagi/laghe che
What is your name? Tamaru naam su che?
My name is _____. Maru naam _____ che.
 My friend how are you // mara mitra kem cho

Basics[edit]

How are you? (formal)
( Kem chho? )
How are you? (informal)
( Kem chhe? )
Fine, thank you. 
(Saras/Saru, aabhar )
What is your name? 
( Tammaru Naam su Che? (Pronounced: Tuh-maru naam su che )
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( Maru naam ______ chhe.)
Nice to meet you. 
( Tamne maline anand thaiyo (Pronounced: Tuhm-nay mull-ine Aah-nand Tha-eeyo )
Thanks. 
( dhanyaawaad; Dhuhn-Ya-Vaad )
You're welcome. 
( Tamaru Swaagat che)
Yes. 
( Haa. )
No. 
( Naa. )
Excuse me (getting attention
(Māpha karaśō)
Excuse me (begging pardon
( Maaf Karjo. (Pronounced: Maaf kur-jo) )
I'm sorry. 
( Manne Maaf Karo[please forgive me] (Pronounced: Muh-nay Maa Kuh-Ro )
Goodbye 
( Aavjo[lit. come] (Pronounced: Aav-jo )
Goodbye (informal
(pachi maliye (see you later )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. (Hu Sarkhi rite ___________ boli nathi sakto[male]/sakti[female])
Do you speak English? 
(Tamme Angreji Bolo Cho?. (Pronounced: Tuh-may Un-greji Bo-lee Sha-ko Cho)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
( Ahheya koi Angreji Bolva vallu che (Pronounced: Ahee-ya Koi Un-greji Bol-va Va-lu Che? )
Help! 
( Madad Karo (Pronounced: Muh-dud Kuh-Roh))
Look out! 
( Sambhalo (Pronounced:Sum-Bhaalo!)
Yesterday. 
( Gay-Cale (Pronounced:Gay-Ca-lag)
Tomorrow. 
(Cale (Pronounced:Ca-Lay)
Good morning. 
( Su Prabhat (Pronounced: Soo Pruh-Bhaat. )
Good evening. 
(Shub Sham)
Good night. 
( Shub Ratri (Pronounced: Shoe-bh Raa-tree.)
Good night (to sleep
( Sui Javo (Pronounced:Soo-e Jaa )
I don't understand. 
( Manne samaj nathi padtee (Pronounced:Muh-Nay Sa-muj Nuh-thee Pud-tee.)
Where is the toilet? 
(Sauchalay kya che ? (Pronounced: Sau-Cha-Lay Kya che?)
I love you 
"huun tane prem karuu chuun" OR"Hu Tane Pyaar Karu chu." OR "oo tane prem karu chu"
I miss you 
"tuun yaadh aave chhe"
Happy Birthday
"janm din muubaarak"

Problems[edit]

Leave me alone 
(Mane ekali/ekalo muki do )
Don't touch me! 
(Mane adasho nahi )
I'll call the police. 
( Hu Police ne bolavish )
I need your help. 
( Mane tamari madad joyie che )
I'm lost. 
( Hu Bhuli padi /Bhulo padiyo chu )
I lost my bag. 
( Me mari bag khoyi nakhi che )


Numbers[edit]

Zero 
shoonya
One 
ek
Two 
beh
Three 
thrun
Four 
chaar
Five 
panch
Six 
chhah
Seven 
saat
Eight 
aath
Nine 
nauv
Ten 
dhus
20 
vees
50 
panchas
100 
So [Pronounce as 'Saw']
200 
BeSo
300 
TranSo
400 
ChaarSo
500 
PanchSo
600 
ChhaSo
700 
SaatSo
800 
AathSo
900 
Nauvso
1000 
Ek Hajaar

Time[edit]

O'clock 1 o'clock-ek vaagyo chhe-literally "It has rung one" 2 o'clock-be vaagya chhe 3 o'clock-tran vaagya chhe 4 o'clock-chaar vaagya chhe 5 o'clock-paanch vaagya chhe 6 o'clock-chhah vaagya chhe 7 o'clock-saat vaagya chhe 8 o'clock-aatth vaagya chhe 9 o'clock-nauv vaagya chhe 10 o'clock-dus vaagya chhe 11 o'clock-agyaar vaagya chhe 12 o'clock-baarah vaagya chhe

Quarter past the hour: 1.15-savaa(avoid saying savaa ek) 2.15-savaa be 3.15-savaa tran 4.15-savaa chaar 5.15-savaa paanch 6.15-savaa chhah 7.15-savaa saat 8.15-savaa aatth 9.15-savaa nauv 10.15-savaa dus 11.15-savaa agyar 12.15-savaa baarh

Half past the hour (the r in saara is a special sound not easily written in English and needs to be heard, otherwise it may possibly sound like a rude word): 1.30-doddh (avoid saying saara ek) 2.30-addhi (avoid saying saara be) 3.30-saara tran 4.30-saara char 5.30-saara paanch 6.30-saara chhah 7.30-saara saat 8.30-saara aatth 9.30-saara nauv 10.30-saara dus 11.30-saara agyar 12.30-saara baarah

Quarter to the hour (The n in pona is very nasal and has no direct written equivalent in English and must be heard if it is to be repeated correctly): 1.45-pona be 2.45-pona tran 3.45-pona chaar 4.45-pona paanch 5.45-pons chhah 6.45-pona saat 7.45-pona aatth 8.45-pona nauv 9.45-pona dus 10.45-pona agyar 11.45-pona baarah 12.45-pono

Clock time[edit]

Five or ten minute increments before or after the hour or quarter past or half past or a quarter to positions are generally seen to be enough to describe time in Gujarati, although with digital clocks, you may use exact minutes.

Pona baar MA paanch is five minutes to a quarter to 12 with the MA suggesting before and paanch meaning 5 minutes, so this phrase says 5 minutes to a quarter to twelve.

Addhi ne paanch is five minutes past 2.30 with the NE suggesting AND, and the paanch meaning five minutes so this means five minutes past two thirty.

Dodh ne paanch is five minutes past 1.30 with the NE suggesting AND, and the paanch meaning five minutes so this means five minutes past one thirty.

1.05 
Ek ne paanch-Lit: one and five
1.10 
Savaa ma paanch-lit: five minutes before a quarter past one
1.15 
Savaa ma : quarter past one
2.20 
Savaa be ne paanch-Five minutes after a quarter past two
3.25 
Saara tran ma paanch-Five minutes to half past three
3.35 
Saara tran ne paanch-Five minutes past half past three
4.40 
Pona paanch ma paanch-Five minutes to a quarter to Five
4.45 
Pona paanch- quarter to Five
4.50 
Pona paanch ne paanch-Five minutes past a quarter to five
4.55 
Paanch ma paanch-Five minutes before five

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

Monday 
Somvar
Tuesday 
Mangalvar
Wednesday 
Budhvar
Thursday 
Guruvar
Friday 
Shukravar
Saturday 
Shanivar
Sunday 
Ravivar

Months[edit]

January 
Doi
February 
Garunoichiori
March 
Shi
April 
Suid
May 
Karsu
June 
(...)
July 
(...)
August 
(...)
September 
(...)
October 
(...)
November 
(...)
December 
(...)

Writing time and date[edit]

ugi tori

Colors[edit]

Black 
Kalu/Kalo/karo
White 
Saafed
Red 
Laal
Yellow 
Peelu/peelo
Blue 
Bhuro
Pink 
Gulabi
Green 
Leelu/leelo

Transportation[edit]

Numbers[edit]

ek
beh
thrun
char
panch
chhah
saat
aath
nav
10 
dhus
11 
agyar
12 
bar
13 
ter
14 
chowd
15 
punder
16 
sol
17 
sattar
18 
adhaar
19 
og-nees
20 
vees
21 
ekvees
22 
bavees
23 
trevees

Directions[edit]

East = Purva

West = Pashchim

North = Uttar

South = Daxin

North-East=Ishan

south-East=Agni

South-West=Nairutya

North-west=Vayavya

Up = Uppar

Down = Niche

Left = Dabi Baju

Right = Jamni Baju

--(WT-en) Hirallad 23:52, 11 January 2007 (EST)

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

kali pooth

Money[edit]

Rupees = Rupia Paisa

1/20 = 5 paisa or panchiyu (discontinue)

1/10 = 10 paisa or dashiyu (discontinue)

1/5 = 20 paisa or visiyu (discontinue)

1/4 = 25 paisa or pavli or char aana

1/2 = 50 paisa or aath aana or pachas paisa

3/4 = 75 paisa or bar aana or pono rupiyo

Eating[edit]

Eating: khavanu Water : panee

Bread : Rotali, Bhakhari

FRUIT: Apple: Suferjen Tomato: Tametu


VEGETABLES: Potato: Bataka Carrot: Gaajar

stylist word[edit]

sandeep is coming soon- sandeep tuk samay ma aavse


i know ? - hu jan to hato / mane khabr hati

Shopping[edit]

Kharidi

Driving[edit]

Car: Gad-ee

Authority[edit]

Hukum or Rajya

authority means hakk, adhikar. {exp. you have an authority of signatory when i m not in town, you can sign for me - jyare hu shaher ma na hou tyare tamne sahi karvano hakk/ adhikar chhe.}[something like that]

Relations[edit]

Mother = Ma, Maata

Father = Baapuji, Pita, Pappa

Sister = Ben (eg Cheralbhen)

Brother = Bhai (eg Jayanbhai)

Paternal Grandmother = Dadi, Baa

Paternal Grandfather = Dada

Maternal Grandmother = Nani

Maternal Grandfather = Nana

brother's wife = bhabhi

sister's husband = jijaji

Wife = Patni

Husband = Pati

Mother-in-law = Sasuji

Father-in-law = Sasra

Paternal Uncle (Father's brother) - Kaka

Paternal Aunt (Father's brother's wife) - Kaki

Paternal Aunt - Father's Sister - Fai, faiba or Foi (phoi)

Paternal Uncle - Father's Sister's husband - Fua (phua)

Maternal Uncle - (Mom's brother) - Mama

Maternal Aunt - (Mom's brother's wife) - Mami

Maternal Aunt - (Mom's sister) - Maasi

Maternal Uncle - (Mom's sister's husband) - Maasa

Friend - mitra, dostaar(saheli is special word for girls)

Grandmother/Grandma - Ba

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