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KONKANI :Learning words (Shabd shikche)

Basic knowledge: VERBS:

Utthaounche=to get up, Dant ghashche=to brush teeth, Tannek ghenvche=to take a beaverage, Udkade vacche= to go to a toilet, Nhanvche= to take bath, Sandhya korchi=to perform a ritual of "Sandhyavandan", vyayam korcho=to exercise, Shalek vacche=to go to school, Kamak vacche=to go to work,kaam korche=to work, ghaara yenvche=to come home,dudh pinvche=to drink milk, cha pinvcho=to drink tea, Bhonvnu Yenvche=to take a walk, Abbhyas korcho=to study,Kaagad barrounche=to write a letter, Kaanyo sangchyo=to tell stories, Kaanyo aykanvchyo=to listen stories, Niddounche=to sleep.

Raandap korche=to cook,Aaydaan kannu davvarchi=to remove pots,plates etc.,Padn mhanhe=to sing,Nanch korcho=to dance,Dhunvche=to wash,Sukkat ghalche=to dry,Davvarche=to keep,Voghann ghalche=to lose,Chinvche=to suck,Pinvche=to drink,Dhanvche=to run,Chamkunvche=to walk.

NOUNS:Uddak=water,Sheet=cooked rice, Saar=soup,Taak=buttermilk,Kholmbo=curry made from a pulse-Toridaali,Tuoy=souplike preparation (eaten with rice,mostly by Konkani people),Randaikai=vegetables,Randai=a preparation made from vegetables,Vaingan=eggplant, brinjal., Narlu=coconut,meeth=salt,mirsang=chilly, battato=potato,Kaagad=paper,Challan=pant,pyjama,.Pairaan=shirt,Toppi=cap,Aangvasrt=a bathtowel,Baddi=stick.Pattal=saree,(a piece of cloth of about 6 meter length),Kirgano=skirt,Jottni=a pair of shoes,(also known as Vhano),Aangadentnu or Pantantu=in the shop, Dyeval=temple, Dyevala=to the temple (as in 'Amma aanni Aanu dyevla vacchu gellyati'i.e.Mummy and Pappa have gone to the temple ).

ADJECTIVES:Baren=good, Wayt=bad,Deeg=tall,Guddo(for males)=short,Ambshe=sour, Tikshe=pungent,God=sweet,Kadu=bitter,Chogru=stingent,Mithshe=salty,Guddi(feminine)=short,Ruchkar=tasty,Cheppe=tasteless,Haldnuve=yellow, Tambde=red,Pachve=green,Dhanve=white,Nilye=blue,Puddyebannache=brown(like snuff),Kaale=black,Jambhle=purple.Buddwant=wise,Dhaddo=dull/duffer,Aalshi=lazy,Chalaak=smart,Kunyka=naughty,Bhidasth=shy,Thoru/thori=fat(m,f resp.),Goro/Gori=fair(m,f resp.),Choop=sharp,Baggen=a little,Summar=quite a few,Chadtechi=in good quantity,Kharen=true,Phatti=untrue,Sasaar=easy,Kathin=difficult,Chakchakichi=bright,Bhurshe=dirty,Pachpachichi=watery,Wally=wet,Sukki=dry,Kopisht=angry,Haasrochi/Haasrichi=smiling/sweet-tempered(m,f resp.),Hodoo/Hodee=big/older(m,f resp),Shikkillo/Shikkilli=educated (m,f resp.).
 
ADVERBS:Hagur=slowly,Vaggvaggi=fast,Joraane=loudly,strongly,Gomtekornu=beutifully,Koppane=fiercely,Moggane=lovingly,Anvasarane=hurriedly.Sattsatichi=quickly,fast,Sattane=suddenly,Dukkhane=with sorrow,Aundu=this year,Pornu=last year, Pyalevars=year before last, Haanga=here, Thnayi=there, Mukhari=in front,Mukhavele vars=next year,Maaxivars=last year,Fayi/Phallya=tomorrow,Kaali=yesterday,Parna=day after tomorrow, Pairee=day before yesterday,Attn=now,Kadderi=later,vairee=on the top,Taggu=below,Khnaypuni=somewhere,Kednkednai=always,Sumarfanta =many a time.
 
A few more words:
Guddo=hill, Banyi=well,Nhanyi=river, Donni=small boat.vessel.Bhairaas=bathtowel.





Commonly used words.
Hanv=I,Ammi=we, Tnu=thou, Tummi=you, He=he, Tee=she, Tna=that, Tya=they.
Hanve=byme, Ammi=by us, Tunve=by you (s),Tummi=by you(plural), Tanne=byhim, Tinne=by her,Tanni=by them.

Makka=for me, Ammka=for us, Tukka=for you, Tikka=for her, Tanka=for them.
Magele=my, Amgele=our, Tugele=your(s),Tumgele=your, Tagele=his, tigele=her, tangele=their.

Majjkhatr=forme, Amchkhatr=for us, Tujjkhatr=for you, Tumchkhatr=for you, Tajjkhatr=for him, Tijjkhatr=for her, Tanchkhatr=for them.

Majjguni=for me, Ammchguni=for us, Tujjguni=for you, Tumchguni=for you(plural),Tajjguni=for him, Tijjguni=for her, Tanchguni=for them.

(Please also refer to :www.daijidubai.com ( Link:Divo ) for further Konkani lessons -Manoharrai Sardesai and others---)

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