Odia Phrases

The Odia phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: ହାଏ  [hā'ē] Audio
What is your name?: ଆପଣଙ୍କର ନାମ କ’ଣ ?  [āpaṇaṅkara nāma ka 'ṇa.] Audio
Nice to meet you: ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ଭେଟି ଭଲ ଲାଗିଲା  [āpaṇaṅku bhēṭi bhala lāgilā] Audio
How are you?: ଆପଣ କିପରି ଅଛନ୍ତି?  [āpaṇa kipari achanti.] Audio
I'm good, thanks: ମୁଁ ଭଲ ଅଛି, ଧନ୍ୟବାଦ  [mum̐ bhala achi, dhanẏabāda] Audio
And you?: ଆଉ ଆପଣ?  [ā'u āpaṇa.] Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Odia)?: ଆପଣ (ଇଂରାଜୀ/ଓଡ଼ିଆ) କୁହନ୍ତି କି?  [āpaṇa (inrājī / ōṛi'ā) kuhanti ki.] Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: ସେ ଚାଇନିଜ୍ କହିପାରନ୍ତି କି?  [sē cā'inij kahipāranti ki.] Audio
A little bit: ଅଳ୍ପ ଟିକେ  [aḷpa ṭikē] Audio
How old are you?: ଆପଣଙ୍କର ବୟସ କେତେ?  [āpaṇaṅkara baẏasa kētē.] Audio
I'm 33 years old: ମୋର ବୟସ ତେତିଶ ବର୍ଷ ଅଟେ  [mōra baẏasa tētiśa barṣa aṭē] Audio
It was nice talking to you: ଆପଣଙ୍କ ସହିତ କଥା ହୋଇ ଭଲ ଲାଗିଲା  [āpaṇaṅka sahita kathā hō'i bhala lāgilā] Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: ଆପଣ କ’ଣ କହିବାକୁ ଚାହାଁନ୍ତି?  [āpaṇa ka 'ṇa kahibāku cāhām̐nti.] Audio
I don't understand: ମୁଁ ବୁଝି ପାରିଲି ନାହିଁ  [mum̐ bujhi pārili nāhim̐] Audio
I don't know: ମୁଁ ଜାଣି ନାହିଁ  [mum̐ jāṇi nāhim̐] Audio
Sorry: କ୍ଷମାକରିବେ  [kṣamākaribē] Audio
What is that called in Odia?: ତାକୁ ଓଡ଼ିଆରେ କ’ଣ କୁହନ୍ତି?  [tāku ōṛi'ārē ka 'ṇa kuhanti.] Audio
What does that word mean in English?: ଇଂରାଜୀରେ ଏହାର ଅର୍ଥ କ’ଣ?  [inrājīrē ēhāra artha ka 'ṇa.] Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: ଆପଣ କେଉଁଠାରୁ ଆସିଛନ୍ତି?  [āpaṇa kē'um̐ṭhāru āsichanti.] Audio
I'm from the U.S: ମୁଁ ୟୁ.ଏସ୍. (ସଂଯୁକ୍ତ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ର)ରୁ ଆସିଛି  [mum̐ ẏu: ēs. (sanyukta rāṣṭra) ru āsichi] Audio
I'm American: ମୁଁ ଆମେରିକୀୟ ଅଟେ  [mum̐ āmērikīẏa aṭē] Audio
Where do you live?: ଆପଣ କେଉଁଠାରେ ରୁହନ୍ତି?  [āpaṇa kē'um̐ṭhārē ruhanti.] Audio
I live in the U.S: ମୁଁ ୟୁ.ଏସ୍. (ସଂଯୁକ୍ତ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ର)ରେ ରୁହେ  [mum̐ ẏu: ēs. (sanyukta rāṣṭra) rē ruhē] Audio
What do you do for a living?: ଆପଣ କାମ କ’ଣ କରନ୍ତି?  [āpaṇa kāma ka 'ṇa karanti.] Audio
I'm a student: ମୁଁ ଜଣେ ଛାତ୍ର ଅଟେ  [mum̐ jaṇē chātra aṭē] Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: ମୁଁ ତୁମକୁ ସାହାଯ୍ୟ କରିପାରେ କି?  [mum̐ tumaku sāhāyẏa karipārē ki.] Audio
Can you help me?: ତୁମେ ମୋତେ ସାହାଯ୍ୟ କରିପାରିବ କି?  [tumē mōtē sāhāyẏa karipāriba ki.] Audio
Where is the airport?: ଏୟାର୍ ପୋର୍ଟ କୋଉଠି  [ēẏār pōrṭa kō'uṭhi] Audio
Go straight: ସିଧା ଯାଆନ୍ତୁ  [sidhā yā'āntu] Audio
Then: ତା’ପରେ  [tā 'parē] Audio
Turn left: ବାମ ପଟକୁ ବୁଲିବେ  [bāma paṭaku bulibē] Audio
Turn right: ଡାହାଣ ପଟ କୁ ବୁଲିବେ  [ḍ'̔āhāṇa paṭa ku bulibē] Audio


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Good wishes in Odia in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: ହାପ୍ପୀ ବାର୍ଥଡେ  [hāppī bārthaḍē] Audio
Happy new year: ହାପ୍ପୀ ନ୍ୟୁ ୟର୍  [hāppī nẏu ẏar] Audio
Merry Christmas: ମେରୀ କ୍ରିସମାସ୍  [mērī krisamās] Audio
Good luck: ଗୁଡ୍ ଲକ୍  [guḍ lak] Audio
Congratulations: କଂଗ୍ରାଚୁଲେସନ୍ସ୍  [kaṅgrāculēsans] Audio

Odia expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: ମୋର ଗୋଟେ ରିଜର୍ଭେସନ୍ ଅଛି  [mōra gōṭē rijarbhēsan achi] Audio
Do you have rooms available?: ଆପଣଙ୍କ ପାଖରେ ଖାଲି ରୁମ୍ ଅଛି କି?  [āpaṇaṅka pākharē khāli rum achi ki.] Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: ମୋର ଗୋଟେ ନନ୍-ସ୍ମୋକିଙ୍ଗ୍ ରୁମ୍ ଦରକାର  [mōra gōṭē nan - smōkiṅg rum darakāra] Audio
How much it costs per night?: ଗୋଟେ ରାତି ପାଇଁ ଚାର୍ଜ କେତେ?  [gōṭē rāti pā'im̐ cārja kētē.] Audio
Waiter: ୱେଟର୍  [ẇēṭar] Audio
How much is this?: ୟାର ଦାମ୍ କେତେ?  [ẏāra dām kētē.] Audio
What is this?: ଏଇଟା କ’ଣ  [ē'iṭā ka 'ṇa] Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: ଆପଣ ଠିକ୍ ଅଛନ୍ତି ତ?  [āpaṇa ṭhik achanti ta.] Audio
I need a doctor: ମୋର ଜଣେ ଡାକ୍ତର ଦରକାର  [mōra jaṇē ḍāktara darakāra] Audio
Help: ସାହାଯ୍ୟ  [sāhāyẏa] Audio
Call the ambulance: ଆମ୍ବୁଲାନ୍ସ ଡାକନ୍ତୁ  [āmbulānsa ḍākantu] Audio
Call the police: ପୁଲିସକୁ ଡାକନ୍ତୁ  [pulisaku ḍākantu] Audio
I am sick: ମୋ ଦେହ ଭଲ ନାହିଁ  [mō dēha bhala nāhim̐] Audio

These Odia phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Odia Vocabulary and Odia Grammar, you might want to visit our Odia Flashcards to practice what you learned.

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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Odia phrases.