Interestingly even fruits have different genders in Marathi. And plural depends on gender. So mentioned that as well.

 

English

Marathi Name

Gender

Plural

Apple

सफरचंद (sapharachaMd )

Neuter

सफरचंदं (sapharachaMdM)

Apricot

जर्दाळू  (jardALU )

Neuter

जर्दाळू (jardALU)

Banana

 केळे (keLe)

Neuter

केळी (keLI)

Indian Black Berry

/ Jamun

जांभुळ  (jAMbhuL )

Neuter

जांभळे  (jAMbhaLe )

Chickoo sapota

चिक्कु (chikku )

Masculine

चिक्कु (chikku )

Custard apple

सिताफळ (sitAphaL)

Neuter

सिताफळे (sitAphaLe)

Dates

खजूर (khajoor)

Masculine

खजूर (khajoor)

Figs

अंजीर  (aMjIr )

Neuter

अंजीरं (aMjIrM)

Grapes

द्राक्ष (drAkSha )

Neuter

द्राक्षं (drAkShaM )

Guavas

पेरू (perU )

Masculine

पेरू (perU)

Jackfruit

फणस (phaNas )

Masculine

फणस (phaNas )

Mango Ripe

आंबा  (AMbA )

Masculine

आंबे  (aMbe )

Mango Raw

कैरी (kairI )

Feminine

कैऱ्या (kairyA )

Muskmelon/

Cantalope

खरबूज (kharabUj )

Masculine

खरबूज (kharabUj )

Olive  

ऑलिव्ह (~olivh)

Neuter

ऑलिव्ह (~olivh)

Orange

संत्रे (saMtre)

Neuter

संत्री (saMtrI)

Papaya

पपई (papaI)

Feminine

पपया (papayA)

Pear

नासपती  

(nAsapatI )

Feminine

नासपती  

(nAsapatI )

Plum

अलुबुखार (alubukhAr)

Neuter

अलुबुखार (alubukhAr)

Pineapple

अननस (ananas  )

Masculine

अननस (ananas  )

Pomogranate

डाळिंब  (DALiMb )

Neuter

डाळिंबं (DALiMbM)

Sapodilla Chiku

चिक्कु (chikku )

Masculine

चिक्कु (chikku )

Watermelon

टरबूज  (TarabUj )

कलिंगड  (kaliMgaD)

Neuter

टरबूजे  (TarabUje )

कलिंगडे  (kaliMgaDe)

 

Wood Apple,
Elephant Apple,
Monkey Fruit ,
Curd Fruit

कवठ (kavaTh)

Neuter

कवठ (kavaTh)

Sweet lime

मोसंबे (mosaMbe)

Neuter

मोसंबे (mosaMbe)

Strawberry

स्ट्रॉबेरी(sTr~oberI)

Feminine

स्ट्रॉबेऱ्या (sTr~oberxyA)

Jujube

बोर (bor)

Neuter

बोरे(bore)

Peach

पीच (pIch)

Neuter

पीच (pIch)

Pear

पेर (per)

Neuter

पेर (per)

 

Fruits like करवंद(karavaMd) may not have English name because it does not grow in England. Similarly “Dragon fruit”,”Kiwi” may not have Marathi name because it did not grown in Maharashtra. It is recent addition to fruit market of India.  So those fruits are called by same in name in Marathi as well. There will be some botanical/technical name but that is not used in day-to-day conversation. 

 

Fruits which retain their non-Marathi name in Marathi

Dragon fruit

Kiwi

Avacado

Blueberry

Blackberry

 

 

 

 

 

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