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Savji 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 
jhaap
ENTRANCE 
madam
EXIT 
bahar
PUSH 
dhakal
PULL 
khanch
TOILET 
MEN 
daamos
WOMEN 
baiko
FORBIDDEN 
Hello. 
Namaste. ( Ram Ram )
Hello. (informal
Namaskaar. ( )
How are you? 
(Formal) Tumeeh kau che? (Informal)Tu kau che? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
Hau chogot che. ( )
What is your name? 
(Formal) Tumhaaru naav kaai che? (Informal)Taaru naav kaai che?? ( Tumi kaun kavadach?)
My name is ______ . 
Maaru naav ______ che. ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
Tumne milikan chot laagi( )
Please. 
dayakarikan. ( )
Thank you. 
Dhanyavaad. ( )
You're welcome. 
Parvanai. ()
It's ok. 
Kaa nai vo.
Yes. 
Vhai. / Haan. ( )
No. 
Nai / Nako. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
Zarra yhan dhyan devo. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Chodo jaande. ( )
I'm sorry. 
Mane kshama karo. ( )
Goodbye 
Auch ma. (female) auch da(male)
Goodbye (informal
mila vo. (female) mila ba(male)
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Mane Savji bhasha bolaan [barabar ] avtu nai. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
(Formal) Tumne English avach ka ? (Informal) Tune English avach ka ?( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Yhan kontar English vaato karnara che ka wo ( ?)
Help! 
Kaon tar mane vachado ba ( Maaru madad karo!)
Look out! 
deki kan (!!)
Good morning. 
Sakkal hi ka ba. ( )
Good evening. 
. ( )
Good night. 
. ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
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) kavdu?

Problems[edit]

Leave me alone. 
Mane ektanach chodo. ( .)
Don't touch me! 
Mane haath lagdo nako! ( !)
I'll call the police. 
Hau police-ne balauch. ( .)
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 gayoch.(F) Hau jaavadi gayich. ( .)
I lost my bag. 
Maru pishvi jaavadi gayich. ( .)
I lost my wallet. 
Maru batvo jaavadi gayich . ( .)
I'm sick. 
Hau araam nai chhe . ( .)
I've been injured. 
Mane maar lagich . ( .)
I need a doctor. 
Mane doctor hune chhe . ( .)
Can I use your phone? 
Hau tumharu phone vapri shakuch ka? ( ?'

Numbers[edit]

( ek)
(don )
(teen )
(chaar )
(paach )
( che)
(saath )
( aath)
(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 
( )
40 
('chalees' )
50 
('pannaas' )
60 
('saath' )
70 
( )
80 
( )
90 
( )
100 
('sau' )
200 
('don sau' )
300 
('teen sau' )
1,000 
('hajar' 'ek hajar')
2,000 
('don hajar' )
1,000,000 
('laakh' 'ek laakh')
1,000,000,000 
( )
1,000,000,000,000 
( )
number _____ (train, bus, etc.) 
( )
half 
(ardu )
less 
( kam)
more 
( jaasti)

Time[edit]

now 
(attha )
later 
(pasalthi )
before 
(pailu )
morning 
(nasatti )
afternoon 
(dhupaar )
evening 
(saanj )
night 
(raath )

Clock time[edit]

one o'clock AM 
(ek ganto )
two o'clock AM 
(don ganto )
noon 
( )
one o'clock PM 
( )
two o'clock PM 
( )
midnight 
( )

Duration[edit]

_____ minute(s) 
( nimish )
_____ hour(s) 
(tass )
_____ day(s) 
(divas )
_____ week(s) 
(vaar )
_____ month(s) 
(mahino )
_____ year(s) 
( varas)

Days[edit]

today 
( aaj)
yesterday 
(kaal )
tomorrow 
(vanaam )
this week 
(ai vaar )
last week 
(gayel vaar )
next week 
(avasthe vaar )
Sunday 
( aithvaar)
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 
(kalu )
white 
(ujlu )
gray 
( )
red 
(lal )
blue 
(neele )
yellow 
(puelo )
green 
(hirvo )
orange 
( )
purple 
( )
brown 
( )

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

How much is a ticket to _xyz____? 
(xyz nu ticket kewdan che ?)
One ticket to __xyz___, please. 
( ek ticket XYZ nu deep ,jara?)
Where does this train/bus go? 
( ai train/bus kha jaach?)
Where is the train/bus to _xyz____? 
(xyz nu train/bus kha che? )
Does this train/bus stop in _xyz____? 
(ai train/bus XYZ am hubrach ka? )
When does the train/bus for __xyz___ leave? 
(ai train/bus XYZ Sathi kawa niklach? )
When will this train/bus arrive in __xyz___? 
( ai train/bus XYZ me kawa avach?)

Directions[edit]

How do I get to _____ ? 
( )
...the train station? 
( )
...the bus station? 
( )
...the airport? 
( )
...downtown? 
( )
...the youth hostel? 
( )
...the _____ hotel? 
( )
...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate? 
( )
Where are there a lot of... 
( )
...hotels? 
( )
...restaurants? 
( )
...bars? 
( )
...sites to see? 
( )
Can you show me on the map? 
( )
street 
( )
Turn left. 
( daava kade phiro )
Turn right. 
( Jumna kade phiro)
left 
( daavu)
right 
( jumnu)
straight ahead 
( shidu )
towards the _____ 
( _____ kade )
past the _____ 
( ____ he pasatti )
before the _____ 
( _____ na paile )
Watch for the _____. 
( ____ ne deko )
intersection 
( )
north 
( uttar)
south 
( dakshin)
east 
( purva)
west 
( paschim)
uphill 
( herki)
downhill 
( eeljarki )

Taxi[edit]

Taxi! 
( )
Take me to _____, please. 
(Mane ___ ne le chalo )
How much does it cost to get to _____? 
( _____ javan kyoudo paisa lagacha )
Take me there, please. 
( Dayakarikan, Mane tha le jaavo)

Lodging[edit]

Do you have any rooms available? 
( Tumhar kade roomo khaali che ka ?)
How much is a room for one person/two people? 
( Ektta vonne / Don vonne ek room nu kyodu ?)
Does the room come with... 
( Ye room am .... aasach ka)
...bedsheets? 
( )
...a bathroom? 
( )
...a telephone? 
( )
...a TV? 
( )
May I see the room first? 
( Hau paile room deke gai ka?)
Do you have anything quieter? 
( Tumhar kade inati shaant jago che ka? )
...bigger? 
( mottu)
...cleaner? 
( swachh)
...cheaper? 
( sasttu)
OK, I'll take it. 
( Asande, Hau luch tai)
I will stay for _____ night(s). 
( Hau ___ raat rahuch)
Can you suggest another hotel? 
( Ani kontu vaylu hotel che ka? )
Do you have a safe? 
( Tumhar kade tijori che ka?)
...lockers? 
( locker)
Is breakfast/supper included? 
( Inam nashto / juman milaikan che ka? )
What time is breakfast/supper? 
( Nashto / Juman kyoda wasta devoch? )
Please clean my room. 
( Maru room saaf karo)
Can you wake me at _____? 
( Mane ____ vasta utado ch ka? )
I want to check out. 
( Mane check out karaan che )

Money[edit]

Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars? 
( )
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? 
( )
Can I look in the kitchen? 
( Hau Saipak ghar dekhe gai ka)
Is there a house specialty? 
( )
Is there a local specialty? 
( )
I'm a vegetarian. 
( Hau vegetarian che)
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 
( )
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 
( )
cheese 
( )
eggs 
(andaa )
salad 
( )
(fresh) vegetables 
( chakana)
(fresh) fruit 
( hanno )
bread 
( )
toast 
( )
noodles 
( )
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 
( )
May I have some _____? 
( Mane jara ____ milshi ka?)
salt 
( meet)
black pepper 
( kali mere)
butter 
( )
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. 
( )
whiskey 
( )
vodka 
( )
rum 
( )
water 
(pani )
club soda 
( )
tonic water 
( )
orange juice 
( naarangi juice)
Coke (soda
( )
Do you have any bar snacks? 
( )
One more, please. 
( Ani ek devo jara)
Another round, please. 
( Ani ek round karo )
When is closing time? 
( Kyoda vasta band hoooch )
Cheers! 
( )

Shopping[edit]

Do you have this in my size? 
( )
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. 
( )
I'm not interested. 
(..)
OK, I'll take it. 
( )
Can I have a bag? 
( )
Do you ship (overseas)? 
( )
I need... 
( )
...toothpaste. 
( )
...a toothbrush. 
( )
...tampons. 
. ( )
...soap. 
( )
...shampoo. 
( )
...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen
( )
...cold medicine. 
( )
...stomach medicine. 
... ( )
...a razor. 
( )
...an umbrella. 
( )
...sunblock lotion. 
( )
...a postcard. 
( )
...postage stamps. 
( )
...batteries. 
( )
...writing paper. 
( )
...a 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)
one way 
( )
yield 
( )
no parking 
( )
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 atha )

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