Marathi (मराठी)

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Marathi couple in a traditional engagement ceremony. Photo by Kmohankar - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Why learn Marathi?

Learning about another culture enables you to gain a more profound understanding of your own culture. Skills like problem solving, dealing with abstract concepts, are increased when you study Marathi. Aquiring a second language can improve your skills and grades in math and English.

Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 73 million Marathi people of Maharashtra, India. It is the official language and co-official language in the Maharashtra and Goa states of Western India. Marathi ranks 19th in the list of most spoken languages in the world. It is the 3rd largest language of India in terms of native speakers. Its closest relative is Hindi, with which it shares a writing system, the Devanagari script.

Marathi Alphabet & Pronunciation


[a]

[ā]

[i]

[ī]

[u]

[ū]

[ṛ]

[ṝ]

[ḷ]

[ḹ]

[ē]

[ai]

[ō]

[au]
अं
[aṃ]
अः
[aḥ]

[ê]

[ô]

[ka]

[kha]

[ga]

[gha]

[ṅa]

[ha]

[ca]

[cha]

[ja]

[jha]

[ña]

[ya]

[śa]

[ṭa]

[ṭha]

[ḍa]

[ḍha]

[ṇa]

[ra]

[ṣa]

[ta]

[tha]

[da]

[dha]

[na]

[la]

[sa]

[pa]

[pha]

[ba]

[bha]

[ma]

[va]

Basic Phrases in Marathi

Helloनमस्कार (Namaskāra)
Goodbyeनिरोप (Nirōpa)
Yesहोय (Hōya)
Noनाही (Nāhī)
Excuse meमला माफ करा (Malā māpha karā)
Pleaseकृपया (Kr̥payā)
Thank youधन्यवाद (Dhan'yavāda)
You are welcomeआपले स्वागत आहे (Āpalē svāgata āhē)
Do you speak englishआपण इंग्रजी बोलता का? (Āpaṇa iṅgrajī bōlatā kā?)
Do you understandतुम्हाला समजले का? (Tumhālā samajalē kā?)
I understandमला समजले (Malā samajalē)
I do not understandमला कळत नाही (Malā kaḷata nāhī)
How are youतू कसा आहेस? (Tū kasā āhēsa?)
Fine thanksठिक आभारी आहे! (Ṭhika ābhārī āhē!)
What is your nameतुझं नाव काय आहे? (Tujhaṁ nāva kāya āhē?)
My name isमाझं नावं आहे (Mājhaṁ nāvaṁ āhē)
Pleased to meet youतुम्हाला भेटून आनंद झाला (Tumhālā bhēṭūna ānanda jhālā)

Marathi Nouns

Manमनुष्य (Manuṣya)
Womanस्त्री (Strī)
Boyमुलगा (Mulagā)
Girlएक मुलगी (Ēka mulagī)
Catमांजर (Mān̄jara)
Dogकुत्रा (Kutrā)
Fishमासे (Māsē)
Waterपाणी (Pāṇī)
Milkदूध (Dūdha)
Eggअंडी (aḍa)
Houseघर (Ghara)
Flowerफूल (Phūla)
Treeझाड (Jhāḍa)
Shirtशर्ट (Śarṭa)
Pantsअर्धी चड्डी (Ardhī caḍḍī)

Colors in Marathi

Blackकाळा (Kāḷā)
Whiteपांढरा (Pāṇḍharā)
Redलाल (Lāla)
Orangeकेशरी (Kēśarī)
Yellowपिवळा (Pivaḷā)
Greenहिरवा (Hiravā)
Blueनिळा (Niḷā)
Purpleजांभळा (Jāmbhaḷā)
Pinkगुलाबी (Gulābī)
Grayराखाडी (Rākhāḍī)
Brownतपकिरी (Tapakirī)

Seasons in Marathi

Winterहिवाळा (Hivāḷā)
Springवसंत ऋतू (Vasanta r̥tū)
Summerउन्हाळा (Unhāḷā)
Autumnशरद .तूतील (Śarada.Tūtīla)

Days of the Week in Marathi

Mondayसोमवार (Sōmavāra)
Tuesdayमंगळवार (Maṅgaḷavāra)
Wednesdayबुधवार (Budhavāra)
Thursdayगुरुवार (Guruvāra)
Fridayशुक्रवार (Śukravāra)
Saturdayशनिवार (Śanivāra)
Sundayरविवारी (Ravivārī)
Yesterdayकाल (Kāla)
Todayआज (Āja)
Tomorrowउद्या (Udyā)

Months in Marathi

Januaryजानेवारी (Jānēvārī)
Februaryफेब्रुवारी (Phēbruvārī)
Marchमार्च (Mārca)
Aprilएप्रिल (Ēprila)
Mayमे (Mē)
Juneजून (Jūna)
Julyजुलै (Julai)
Augustऑगस्ट (Ŏgasṭa)
Septemberसप्टेंबर (Sapṭēmbara)
Octoberऑक्टोबर (Ŏkṭōbara)
Novemberनोव्हेंबर (Nōvhēmbara)
Decemberडिसेंबर (Ḍisēmbara)

Numbers in Marathi

Zeroशून्य (Śūn'ya)
Oneएक (Ēka)
Twoदोन (Dōna)
Threeतीन (Tīna)
Fourचार (Cāra)
Fiveपाच (Pāca)
Sixसहा (Sahā)
Sevenसात (Sāta)
Eightआठ (Āṭha)
Nineनऊ (Na'ū)
Tenदहा (Dahā)
Elevenअकरा (Akarā)
Twelveबारा (Bārā)
Twentyवीस (Vīsa)
Thirtyतीस (Tīsa)
Fortyचाळीस (Cāḷīsa)
Fiftyपन्नास (Pannāsa)
Sixtyसाठ (Sāṭha)
Seventyसत्तर (Sattara)
Eightyऐंशी (Ainśī)
Ninetyनव्वद (Navvada)
Hundredशंभर (Śambhara)
Thousandहजार (Hajāra)