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Savji (Savji bhasha or Khatri bhasha) is a language spoken in India, especially the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Many of the Savji people practice the caste's traditional occupations of silk cleaning and weaving.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Common signs


OPEN
ugad
CLOSED
jhaak
ENTRANCE
madma
EXIT
bhar
PUSH
dhakal
PULL
khanch
TOILET
mutaan
MEN
daamus
WOMEN
baiko
FORBIDDEN
na karan kamo
Good
chogot
Tomorrow
sakal
day after tomorrow
sakalna parva
door
barnu
wife
bare
Husband
dallo
hair
keso
legs
pogo
hands
hato
fingers
botka
nails
nakko
brother
(older)dada (younger)bhayy
sister
akka (younger)bhayn
Hello.
Namaste. (Ram Ram)
Hello. (informal)
Namaskaar.
How are you?
(Formal) Tumi Kau che?: (Informal) Tu kau che?
Fine, thank you.
Hau chot che. (हउ चोगट छे)
What is your name?
(Formal) Tumaaru naav kai? (तूमारु नाव का छे?): (Informal)Taaru naav kai? (तारु नाव का छे?)
Tumi kon kavadas?
My name is ______ .
Maaru naav ______ che. (मारू नाव ___ छे)
Nice to meet you.
Tumne milikan chot laagi (तुम्ने मिळीकन चोगोट लागी)
Please.
dayakarikan. ( )
Thank you.
Dhanyavaad. ( )
You're welcome.
Parvanai. ( )
It's ok.
Kaa nai vo.
Yes.
Vhai. (व्है): Haan. (हां )
No.
Nai. (नै): Nokko. (नको)
Excuse me. (getting attention)
Zarra hyan dhyan devo. (जरा ह्यां ध्यान देवो)
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
anti boko? ()
I'm sorry.
Mane kshama karo. ()
Goodbye
Aus ma. (female) aus da(male)
Goodbye (informal)
mila ma. (female) mila ba(male)
I can't speak Savji [well].
Mane Savji bhasha bolaan [barabar ] avtu nai. ( [ ])
Do you speak English?
(Formal) Tumne English avas ka ? (Informal) Tune English avas ka ?( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
Yhan kontar English gosht karnara che ka ( ?)
Help!
Kaon tar mane vachado ba ( Maaru madad karo!)
Look out!
deki kan (!!)
Good morning.
Sakkal hi ka ba. ( )
Good evening.
. ( )
Good night.
Shubh ratri ( )
Good night (to sleep)
Dhubh ratri ( )
I don't understand.
Mane kali nai. (mane kaltu naich )
Where is the (toilet)?
? ( (mhori) kha che?)
At what time?
Kavda vasta?
What is the time?
Kavda vajya?
How much (for this)?
(Ina sati) kitku?

Problems[edit]

Leave me alone.
(male) Mane ektanas chodo (female) mane ektinas chodo. ( .)
Don't touch me!
Mane haath lagdo nako! ( !)
I'll call the police.
Hau police-ne balaus. ( .)
Police!
Police! ( !)
Stop! Thief!
Hubar! ChvaTTo or ! ( ! !)
I need your help.
Mane tumharu madat hunu. ( .)
It's an emergency.
Emergency che. ( .)
I'm lost.
(M) Hau jaavadi gayos.(F) Hau jaavadi gayis. ( .)
I lost my bag.
Maru pishvi jaavadi gayis. ( .)
I lost my wallet.
Maru batvo jaavadi gayis . ( .)
I'm sick.
Hau araam nai chhe . ( .)
I've been injured.
Mane maar lagis . ( .)
I need a doctor.
Mane doctor hune chhe . ( .)
Can I use your phone?
Hau tumharu phone vapri sakus ka? ( ?)

Numbers[edit]

1
(ek)
2
(don )
3
(teen )
4
(chaar )
5
(paach )
6
(che)
7
(saath )
8
(aath)
9
(nau )
10
(dus )
11
(akrah)
12
(barah)
13
(terah)
14
(choudah)
15
(pandrah )
16
(solah)
17
(satrah )
18
(athrah )
19
(ekonis)
20
(wees)
21
(ek wees)
22
(baa wees)
23
(te wees )
24
(chauwees )
25
(pachees )
30
(thees )
40
(chalees)
50
(pannaas )
60
(saath )
70
(satthar )
80
(aishi )
90
(nauvad )
100
(sau' )
200
(don sau' )
300
(teen sau' )
1,000
('hajar' 'ek hajar' )
2,000
('don hajar' )
1,000,000
(das laakh )
1,000,000,000
(sav kroad )
1,000,000,000,000
( )
number _____ (train, bus, etc.)
( )
half
(ardu )
less
(kam)
more
(jasti)

Time[edit]

now
(ata)
later
(pasti)
before
(paila or pailu)
morning
(sakaal)
afternoon
(dupaar)
evening
(saanj)
night
(raat)

Clock time[edit]

It is one o'clock
(ek vaaji)
It is two o'clock
(don vaaji)
It is noon.
(Dupaar hi)
It's midnight
(addi Raat)

Duration[edit]

_____ minute(s)
(minit)
_____ hour(s)
(taas)
_____ day(s)
(divas)
_____ week(s)
(athoda)
_____ month(s)
(mahino)
_____ year(s)
(varas)

Days[edit]

today
( aaj)
yesterday
(kaal )
tomorrow
(vanaam )(sakaal)
this week
(ai vaar )
last week
(gayel vaar )
next week
(avasthe vaar )
Sunday
(aitvaar)
Monday
(somvaar )
Tuesday
(mangalvaar )
Wednesday
(budhvaar )
Thursday
(gurvaar)
Friday
(shukurvaar )
Saturday
(shanivaar )

Months[edit]

January
( )
February
( )
March
( )
April
( )
May
( )
June
( )
July
( )
August
( )
September
( )
October
( )
November
( )
December
( )

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

black
(kaalu)
white
(ujlu)
gray
( )
red
(laal)
blue
(neelu)
yellow
(pivlu)
green
(hirvu)
orange
(kasree)
purple
(jambalee)
brown
( )
pink
(rani)

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

How much is a ticket to _xyz____?
(xyz nu ticket kikkan che ?)
One ticket to __xyz___, please.
( ek ticket XYZ nu devo ,jara?)
Where does this train/bus go?
( ai train/bus kha jaas?)
Where is the train/bus to _xyz____?
(xyz nu train/bus kha che? )
Does this train/bus stop in _xyz____?
(ai train/bus XYZ ma ubras ka? )
When does the train/bus for __xyz___ leave?
(XYZ nu train/bus kamma niklaste? )
When will this train/bus arrive in __xyz___?
( ai train/bus XYZ ma kamma avas?)

Directions[edit]

How do I get to _____ ?
(hau____nay kau jau )
...the train station?
( railway station)
...the bus station?
(bus stand )
...the airport?
( airport)
...downtown?
( )
...the youth hostel?
( )
...the _____ hotel?
( )
...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate?
( )
Where are there a lot of...
( )
...hotels?
( hotelow)
...restaurants?
( jumaanu jaga)
...bars?
( daru dukan)
...sites to see?
( phiran jaga )
Can you show me on the map?
(map ma dekadeje ka? )
street
( oni)
Turn left.
( daava kade phiro )
Turn right.
( Jumna kade phiro)
left
( daavu)
right
( jumnu)
straight ahead
( shidu )
towards the _____
( _____ kade )
past the _____
( ____ heeya pasti )
before the _____
( _____ na pailu )
Watch for the _____.
( ____ ne deko )
intersection
( madamgatam )
north
(uttar)
south
(dakshin)
east
(purva)
west
(paschim)
uphill
(herki)
downhill
(eeljarki )

Taxi[edit]

Taxi!
( )
Take me to _____, please.
(Mane ___ ne balikan javo )
How much does it cost to get to _____?
( _____ne javan kikku dam lagas? )
Take me there, please.
( Dayakarikan, Mane tha balikan jaavo)

Lodging[edit]

Do you have any rooms available?
( Tumhara kad roomo khaali che ka ?)
How much is a room for one person/two people?
( Ektta vonne / Don jano ne ek room nu kikku ?)
Does the room come with...
( Ye room ma .... aasas ka)
...bedsheets?
(jhamkhano?)
...a bathroom?
( mooree? )
...a telephone?
( )
...a TV?
( )
May I see the room first?
( Hau paile room deke je ka?)
Do you have anything quieter?
( Tumhar kade inati shaant jaga che ka? )
...bigger?
(mottu)
...cleaner?
(swachh)
...cheaper?
(sasttu)
OK, I'll take it.
( Asande, Hau lus ai)
I will stay for _____ night(s).
( Hau ___ raat raus)
Can you suggest another hotel?
( Ani kontu tar hotel goth che ka? )
Do you have a safe?
( Tumhara kade tijori che ka?)
...lockers?
( locker)
Is breakfast/supper included?
( Inam nashta / juman milaikan che ka? )
What time is breakfast/supper?
( Nashta / Juman kyoda wasta deste? )
Please clean my room.
( Maru room saaf karo)
Can you wake me at _____?
( Mane ____ vasta utadas ka? )
I want to check out.
( Mane check out karaan che )

Money[edit]

Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars?
( tumi amiericanu naithar australianu nai canada nu paiko laych ka.)
Do you accept British pounds?
( Tumi British pounds levoch ka?)
Do you accept Euros?
( Tumi Euros levoch ka?) )
Do you accept credit cards?
( Tumi credit card levoch ka?))
Can you change money for me?
( Tumi paiko change kari devoch ka mane? )
Where can I get money changed?
( Paiko kha change kari milach)
Can you change a traveler's check for me?
( )
Where can I get a traveler's check changed?
( )
What is the exchange rate?
( Exchange rate kaa che?)
Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)?
( ATM kha che?)

Eating[edit]

A table for one person/two people, please.
( Ektta/Donn vonna sati table hunu)
Can I look at the menu, please?
( khawan ka ka chay daykhadoo)
Can I look in the kitchen?
( Hau Saipak ghar dekhe gai ka)
Is there a house specialty?
( gharo dhond naro che ka)
Is there a local specialty?
( haynu gurut ashalalow)
I'm a vegetarian.
( Hau chakana kawuch)
I don't eat pork.
( Hau handi nu shaka khato nai)
I don't eat beef.
( Hau gai nu shaka khato nai)
I only eat kosher food.
( )
Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard)
( Dayakarikan, Tel kami ghalo?)
fixed-price meal
( juman nu rate ayech)
a la carte
( )
breakfast
( nasta)
lunch
( juman (duparnu))
tea (meal)
( cha )
supper
( juman (raatnu))
I want _____.
( Mane ____ hunu)
I want a dish containing _____.
( Mane ek vatim ____ hunu)
chicken
(murgi)
beef
( gai nu shaka)
fish
(machali )
ham
( handi nu shaka )
sausage
( khaimo)
cheese
( )
eggs
(andaa )
salad
( )
(fresh) vegetables
( chakana)
(fresh) fruit
( hanno )
bread
(pav )
toast
( )
noodles
( sayway)
rice
( Bhaat)
beans
( shengo)
May I have a glass of _____?
( Mane ek glass ____ milach ka?)
May I have a cup of _____?
( Mane ek cup ____ milach ka?)
May I have a bottle of _____?
( Mane ek bottle ____ milach ka?)
coffee
( coffee)
tea (drink)
( cha)
juice
( ras)
(bubbly) water
( soda)
(still) water
( pani)
beer
( beer)
red/white wine
( daru)
May I have some _____?
( Mane jara ____ milshi ka?)
salt
( meet)
black pepper
( kali mere)
butter
( lownee)
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)
( Waiter, jara hya avo?)
I'm finished.
( Maru sari.)
It was delicious.
( Mast ruchi hottu)
Please clear the plates.
( Platto le javo)
The check, please.
( Bill devo)

Bars[edit]

Do you serve alcohol?
( Tumhi daru devoch ka?)
Is there table service?
( Tumi table uppar lai dovoch ka?)
A beer/two beers, please.
( Ek beer/ Doon beer devo)
A glass of red/white wine, please.
( Ek glass red/white wine devo)
A pint, please.
( Ek pint devo )
A bottle, please.
( Ek batli devo)
_____ (hard liquor) and _____ (mixer), please.
( Days karikan)
whiskey
( Whiskey )
vodka
( Vodka)
rum
( Rum )
water
(pani )
club soda
( Kharu Soda )
tonic water
( Tonic nu Paani )
orange juice
( naarangi sharbat)
Coke (soda)
( Mittu Soda )
Do you have any bar snacks?
( daruna jodi khawan ka che )
One more, please.
( Ani ek devo jara)
Another round, please.
( Ani ek round karo )
When is closing time?
( Kyoda vasta band hoooch )
Cheers!
( lay o)

Shopping[edit]

Do you have this in my size?
( aye mara size nu che ka ?)
How much is this?
( Kyodu ene?)
That's too expensive.
( Tai lai mhanghu che)
Would you take _____?
( Tumi _____levoch ka?)
expensive
(mhanghu )
cheap
(sasthu )
I can't afford it.
( Marati nai le jatu)
I don't want it.
( Mane nako tai)
You're cheating me.
( tu manay moos kartoch )
I'm not interested.
( manay maan nai)
OK, I'll take it.
( ok how leavuch aye)
Can I have a bag?
( manay bag milshe ka..)
Do you ship (overseas)?
( )
I need...
( manay hunu)
...toothpaste.
( paste)
...a toothbrush.
( brush)
...tampons.
. ( )
...soap.
( sabuun )
...shampoo.
( shampoo)
...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen)
( )
...cold medicine.
( sardi nu avashad)
...stomach medicine.
... ( pait dukhnu avashad)
...a razor.
( )
...an umbrella.
( chatree)
...sunblock lotion.
( )
...a postcard.
( )
...postage stamps.
( )
...batteries.
( )
...writing paper.
( likhan paper)
...a pen.
( pen)
...English-language books.
( )
...English-language magazines.
( )
...an English-language newspaper.
( )
...an English-English dictionary.
( )

Driving[edit]

I want to rent a car.
( Mane car bhadati hoonu)
Can I get insurance?
( Mane insurance milach ka?)
stop (on a street sign)
( hubro / Thamba)
one way
(Ek kad nu Rasto )
yield
( )
no parking
(Hubradan nai)
speed limit
( )
gas (petrol) station
( )
petrol
( )
diesel
( )

Authority[edit]

I haven't done anything wrong.
(hau kaa bhi chook karyo naich )
It was a misunderstanding.
( Tai ek chook samjhuth heetu)
Where are you taking me?
( Tumi mane kha balli jatacha?)
Am I under arrest?
( Mane arrest karyach ka? )
I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen.
( )
I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate.
( )
I want to talk to a lawyer.
(Mane vakeel ne vaato karaan che. )
Can I just pay a fine now?
(hau nistu dand bharegai ka ata )

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