Odia Vocabulary

The Odia vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: ଏକ  [ēka] Two: ଦୁଇ  [du'i]
Three: ତିନି  [tini] Four: ଚାରି  [cāri]
Five: ପାଞ୍ଚ  [pāñca] Six: ଛଅ  [cha'a]
Seven: ସାତ  [sāta] Eight: ଆଠ  [āṭha]
Nine: ନଅ  [na'a] Ten: ଦଶ  [daśa]
First: ପ୍ରଥମ  [prathama] Second: ଦ୍ବିତୀୟ  [dbitīẏa]

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: ସୋମବାର  [sōmabāra] Tuesday: ମଙ୍ଗଳବାର  [maṅgaḷabāra]
Wednesday: ବୁଧବାର  [budhabāra] Thursday: ଗୁରୁବାର  [gurubāra]
Friday: ଶୁକ୍ରବାର  [śukrabāra] Saturday: ଶନିବାର  [śanibāra]
Sunday: ରବିବାର  [rabibāra] Now: ଏବେ  [ēbē]
Yesterday: ଗତକାଲି  [gatakāli] Today: ଆଜି  [āji]
Tonight: ଆଜିରାତି  [ājirāti] Tomorrow: କାଲି  [kāli]

Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: ଫଳ  [phaḷa] Apples: ସେଓ  [sē'ō]
Bananas: କଦଳୀ  [kadaḷī] Tomatoes: ଟମାଟୋ  [ṭamāṭō]
Potatoes: ଆଳୁ  [āḷu] Onions: ପିଆଜ  [pi'āja]

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: ନାଲି  [nāli] Green: ସବୁଜ  [sabuja]
Blue: ନୀଳ  [nīḷa] White: ଧଳା  [dhaḷā]
Black: କଳା  [kaḷā] Grey: ଧୂଷର  [dhūṣara]

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: ଜଳଖିଆ  [jaḷakhi'ā] Lunch: ଦ୍ବିପହର ଖାଦ୍ୟ  [dbipahara khādẏa]
Dinner: ରାତି ଖାଦ୍ୟ  [rāti khādẏa] Milk: କ୍ଷୀର  [kṣīra]
Coffee: କଫୀ  [kaphī] Bread: ପାଉଁରୁଟି  [pā'um̐ruṭi]

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟାଲୋକ  [sūryẏālōka] Windy: ପବନ  [pabana]
Rainy: ବର୍ଷା  [barṣā] Snowy: ତୁଷାର  [tuṣāra]
Cold: ଥଣ୍ଡା  [thaṇḍā] Hot: ଗରମ  [garama]

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: ପୁଅପିଲା  [pu'apilā] Girl: ଝିଅପିଲା  [jhi'apilā]
Son: ପୁଅ  [pu'a] Daughter: ଝିଅ  [jhi'a]
Brother: ଭାଇ  [bhā'i] Sister: ଭଉଣୀ  [bha'uṇī]
Man: ପୁରୁଷ  [puruṣa] Woman: ମହିଳା  [mahiḷā]
Father: ବାପା  [bāpā] Mother: ମାଆ  [mā'ā]
Grandfather: ଜେଜେବାପା  [jējēbāpā] Grandmother: ଜେଜେମାଆ  [jējēmā'ā]

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: ଘର  [ghara] Toilet: ପାଇଖାନା  [pā'ikhānā]
Room: ରୁମ୍  [rum] Bedroom: ବେଡ୍ ରୁମ୍  [bēḍ rum]
Kitchen: ରୋଷେଇ ଘର  [rōṣē'i ghara] Table: ଟେବୁଲ୍  [ṭēbul]

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: ବିଲେଇ  [bilē'i] Dog: କୁକୁର  [kukura]
Mouse: ମୂଷା  [mūṣā] Bird: ଚଢ଼େଇ  [caṛhē'i]
Cow: ଗାଈ  [gā'ī] Horse: ଘୋଡ଼ା  [ghōṛā]

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: ମୋଜା  [mōjā] Shoes: ଜୋତା  [jōtā]
Trousers: ଫୁଲ୍ ପ୍ୟାଣ୍ଟ  [phul pẏāṇṭa] Shirt: ଶାର୍ଟ  [śārṭa]
Sweater: ସୁଇଟର୍  [su'iṭar] Coat: କୋଟ୍  [kōṭ]

Most popular languages in the world:

English: ଇଂରାଜୀ  [inrājī] French: ଫ୍ରେଞ୍ଚ୍  [phrēñc]
German: ଜର୍ମାନ୍  [jarmān] Spanish: ସ୍ପାନିସ୍  [spānis]
Italian: ଇଟାଲୀୟ  [iṭālīẏa] Portuguese: ପର୍ତ୍ତୁଗିଜ୍  [parttugij]
Greek: ଗ୍ରୀକ୍  [grīk] Russian: ଋଷୀୟ  [r̥ṣīẏa]
Arabic: ଆରାବିକ୍  [ārābik] Hindi: ହିନ୍ଦୀ  [hindī]
Chinese: ଚାଇନିଜ୍  [cā'inij] Japanese: ଜାପାନିଜ୍  [jāpānij]

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Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: ଟ୍ୟାକ୍ସି  [ṭẏāksi] Bus: ବସ୍  [bas]
Hotel: ହୋଟେଲ୍  [hōṭēl] Reservation: ରିଜର୍ଭେସନ୍  [rijarbhēsan]
Airport: ଏୟାର୍ ପୋର୍ଟ  [ēẏār pōrṭa] Passport: ପାସ୍ ପୋର୍ଟ  [pās pōrṭa]

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: ଛାତ୍ର  [chātra] Teacher: ଶିକ୍ଷକ  [śikṣaka]
Pen: କଲମ  [kalama] Books: ବହି  [bahi]
Page: ପୃଷ୍ଠା  [pr̥ṣṭhā] Dictionary: ଡିସ୍କନାରୀ  [ḍiskanārī]

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: ହାତ  [hāta] Feet: ପାଦ  [pāda]
Hair: ବାଳ/ଚୁଟି  [bāḷa / cuṭi] Eye: ଆଖି  [ākhi]
Mouth: ପାଟି  [pāṭi] Nose: ନାକ  [nāka]

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ଆମ୍ବୁଲାନ୍ସ୍  [āmbulāns] Doctor: ଡାକ୍ତର  [ḍāktara]
Hospital: ଡାକ୍ତରଖାନା  [ḍāktarakhānā] Pharmacy: ଔଷଧ ଦୋକାନ  [auṣadha dōkāna]
Police: ପୁଲିସ୍  [pulis] Stomach Ache: ପେଟ ମୋଡା  [pēṭa mōḍā]

As you can see, this Odia vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.