Traveling To India? Learn How To Translate English to Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu or Kannada

Are you planning to Travel to the land of Gods, India? If yes is your answer then you need to learn the local language. And no, there is not one language to learn! Just like the many Gods we worship in India, there are many languages too. I know that it is very difficult to learn all the languages but it is not that difficult to learn some words that are used on a day to day basis.

There are 22 total languages which have the official status in India, and depending upon the place or region you are going to visit you can use our handy chart below to educate yourself about these common words. And trust me when I say that your journey will become even more happy and fruitful when you know the language of the people amongst whom you are going to spend your holidays.

In India the most popular and common language is Hindi, whereas English is widely spoken in cities and urban areas. But the real India is not only in the cities or urban areas. So to enjoy as much as you can, you need to learn a few common words that will help you greatly in conversing with the people.

So let’s begin our journey to learn some of these words from the most popular languages of India.

English to Hindi / Bengali / Marathi

English Hindi Bengali Marathi
Yes Ha Ha Hoye/ Ho
No Nahi Na Nako
Thank You Dhanyavaad Dhanyabad Dhanyavaad
Thank you very much Aapakaa bahut bahut dhanyavaad Tomake onek dhanyabad Tumcha Khup Dhanyavaad
You’re welcome Aapakaa svaagat hai Swagatam Suswagatam
Please Kripyaa Anugrah kore Krupya
Excuse me Shamma kare Maaf  korben Maaf Kara
Hello Namaste Nomoskar Namaskar
Goodbye Alavidha (namaste) Accha – Aashi Accha Yetho
So long Phir milengay Abar dekha hobe Evada ved
Good morning Shubha prabhaat Suprovat Suprabhat
Good afternoon Namaste Subha aparannah Namaskar
Good evening Namaste Subha sandhya Namaskar
Good night Shubha raatri Subha ratri Shubh Ratri
I do not understand Mai nahii samajta hu Ami bujhte parchi na Mala samjat nahi
How do you say this in [English]? Aap ise angrezi mei kaise bolengay? Apni eta engraji te ki bolben? Heey engraji madhye Kase mhanaiche?
Do you speak … Kyaa aap…bolate hain? Apni ki bolte paren? Tumhi …boltat?
English Angrejii Engraji Engraji
French Phransisi Pharasi Phransisi
German German Germani German
Spanish Spanish Spanish Spanish
Chinese Cheeni Chinese Cheeni
I Mai Aami Me
We Hum Amra Aamhi
You (singular) Tum Tumi Tu
You (formal) Aap Apni Tumhi
You (plural) Aap sab Tomra/Apnara Tumhi
They Vo sab Onara Thyani / Tey
What is your name? Aapka naam kya hai? Aapnar naam ki? Tumche nav kai aahe?
Nice to meet you. Aapse milkar khushii huyii Aapnar sathe dekha kore bhalo laglo Tumhala bhetun anand Jhala
How are you? Aap kaise hai? Apni kemon achen? Tumhi kashe ahat?
Good Achchhey Bhalo Chaangle
Bad Buray Baaje/Kharap Wayit
So so Thik thak Motamuti Thik Thak
Wife Patni Sthree/Bou Baiko
Husband Pati Swami/Bor Navra
Daughter Beti Kannya/Meye Mulgi
Son Beta Putra/Chele Mulga
Mother Mataji Maa Aei
Father Pitaji Baba Vadil
Friend Dost, mitra Bondhu Mitr

English to Tamil / Telugu /Kannada

English Tamil Telugu Kannada
Yes Aamam Sare Howdu
No Illai Vadu Illa
Thank You Nandri Dhaniyavadaalu Dhanyavada
Thank you very much Romba Nandri Chala dhaniyavadaalu Bahala Dhanyavada
You’re welcome Nandri Meku Swagatham Suswagata
Please Dayviseiyudhu Daya chesi Dayavittu
Excuse me Mannichu vidungal Nannu kshaminchandi Kshamisi
Hello Vanakam Namaste Namaskara
Goodbye Naan poi varugirane Velli vastaanu Hogi Baruve
So long Poitu Varen Chaala kaalamu Hogi Baruthini
Good morning Kaalai vanakkam Shubhodayam Shubha dina
Good afternoon Maalai Vanakkam Namaskaramulu Namaskara
Good evening Maalai Vanakkam Namaskaramulu Namaskara
Good night Eeniyaa eeravu Shubha ratri Shubha Ratri
I do not understand Yenakku puriyavillai Naaku artham kaaledu Nanage artha vagalilla
How do you say this in [English]? Englishil idhay yeppidy solluvengal? Yedi englishlo yela chaptaru Idannu Englishinalli Hege Heluvudu?
Do you speak … Neengal …
pesuve-ngala?
Meru…matadutara? Nimage ….mathaladalu barute?
English Angilam Anglamu English
French French French French
German German German German
Spanish Spanish Spanish Spanish
Chinese Chinese Chinese Chinese
I Naan Nenu Naanu
We Naangal Memu Naavu
You (singular) Nee Nuvvu Neenu
You (formal) Nee Nuwu Neenu
You (plural) Neengal Meeru Neevu
They Avargal Vaallu Avaru
What is your name? Ungal peyar enna Mee peru emitti? Nimma Hesaru Yenu?
Nice to meet you. Ungalai sandhithadhil magilchi Meemalni kalisi chala santosham aiyindi Nimmanu Bhetiyagiddu Santosha
How are you? Sowkyama? Yelavunaru Neevu Hege Iddira?
Good Nalladhu Manchi Volleyadu
Bad Kettadhu Chedu Kettadu
So so Paravaillai Parvaledu Paravagilla
Wife Manavi Bharya Hendati
Husband Purushan Bharta Ganda
Daughter Pen kolandai Kuturu Magalu
Son Aan kolandai Koduku Maga
Mother Thaye Amma Thayi
Father Thagappan Nanna Thande
Friend Nanban Snahitudu Geleya
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