|A Little Bit of Konkani on Your Tongue|
Konkani is the mother-tongue of Goans – the people of Goa. It is also the state’s official language having been recognised as so in 1976 and is also one of the languages recognised in the constitution of India. Since Konkani is used everywhere in Goa in day-to-day life, this section is intended to provide you with some basics in the native language of Goa.
The smattering of phrases or words given here will certainly not make you an expert nor is in any way a substitute for any formal language training. But the list of essential Konkani words and phrases given in this section will help you interact with the locals on your trip to Goa. Konkani is a beautiful language and we hope with this brief introduction you will be motivated to learn more and explore it beyond what is presented here.
|Konkani Translation |
|English Words||Konkani Translation|
|Reduce it||Todde Kor|
|Stop here||Hinga rau|
|Too expensive||Ekdom marog|