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Learn Marathi

Get the right language on your travels in India and neighbouring Nepal and Pakistan: due to the high number of spoken languages, the 'official' language may not be the best one to learn for every area. The Indic languages belong to different language families and many use unique alphabets, but uTalk will help you out with its alphabet section and how to find the right words and phrases.§

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India

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Indo-Aryan

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Fun facts about Marathi

A Marathi slang word that has been popularised by Bollywood is 'jhakaas' meaning 'fantastic'.

In Mumbai, the slang word 'bindaas' is used to mean 'cool'. It comes from the Marathi 'bin dhast' or 'without fear'.

The Marathi word for 'livelihood' is literally 'stomach-water'.

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