How To Say Hello In Marathi
If you’re interested in learning Marathi, a good way to start is by familiarizing yourself with simple words, phrases, and grammatical structures. You can then strengthen your understanding of the language by reading Marathi texts, watching movies and TV shows in Marathi, and engaging in casual conversation with a native speaker.
You will find some interesting ways to greet people as a conversation beginner in Maharashtra. Here are five ways to say hello in Marathi.
Usually in Marathi ‘hello’ is said “Namaskar” नमस्कार. Then the conversation begins. Namaskar is said with folding and joining two hands. It is also a sign to recognize a Marathi Man or Woman, all over the world, because we begin our greetings with that word only.
Kasa Kay Dada?
In Mumbai, usually the dialog begins with Hi or Hello but if the conversation is between two Maharashtrians, they say “Kasa kay Dada?” कसं काय दादा? (Hello, how are you brother?). Dada is usually addressed to any random man, be it an autorickshaw driver or vegetable vendor. But remember, young boys may feel bad after a pretty girl approaches and says कसं काय दादा?
Baray Ka Tatya?
In some areas of Maharashtra, people greet each other with Baray ka Tatya? बरंय का तात्या? (Hi, how are you, Uncle?), This is usually found in villages or small towns, where those people have their way to say Hello in Marathi.
Kay Rao? Kasa Kay?
This expression is usually used in Pune, that too in a city where proper Puneri Eccentric People are staying for generations. Also, youngsters use this way in conversation.
काय राव? कसं काय? It's like starting your conversation with Hey, how’s it going, man?
If we consider the village type Marathi, they said “namaskar mandali” or “ram ram”. नमस्कार मंडळी(namaskar mandali) can be considered as Hello People!, which is also another way many Marathi anchors prefer while beginning any cultural program.
राम राम is something found very commonly in villages of Maharashtra, They say, Ram Ram Paavna!! राम राम पाव्हनं! (Hello Mate/Hello gentlemen). Here, पाव्हनं is a slang used in villages for the Marathi word पाहुणा which means guest. So, if you visit a village, this is how they welcome and say Ram Ram with the same pose as Namaskar.
So, start learning our beautiful language with basics. As any conversation in English begins with Hi! or Hello!, just like in French we can say Bonjour! or Salut!, start with Marathi and surprise people with your love for our language and our people.
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