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20 Common Urdu Words and Phrases

17 Dec 20 Common Urdu Words and Phrases

Urdu is the national and official language of Pakistan and Lingua Franca, it is also the official language of 5 other Indian states. Urdu is distinguished from Hindi in its script and vocabulary and is also one of the official languages of India. On the other hand, Urdu is one of the most extensively spoken languages of South Asia and has attained a wider distribution in other parts of the world. 

A language that is known for its beauty and rich literature, with around 50.8 million speakers around the world. We have gathered a list of 20 common Urdu phrases and words for you to easily connect with locals.

Urdu

Transliteration

English

صبح بخیر / اسلام وعليکم Assalamo aleikum / Subha Ba-khair Hello / Good morning 
اسلام وعليکم Assalamo aleikum Good evening
شب بخير Shabb-bakhair Good night
خدا حافظ Khuda hafiz Bye / Goodbye
کیا حال ہے؟ Kya Hal Hai? How are you?
!میں ٹھیک ہوں،شکر یہ Main Theek Hun, Shukria I’m fine, thanks.
اور آپ؟ Aur Aap? And you?
اچھا Accha Good
شکريہ Shukria Thank you
مھر بانی Mehar-baani You’re welcome
معاف کي جيے گا Maaf kii jiye ga Excuse me
بَراًےمہربانی کچھدیر دیرانتظارکیجیًے Baraye meherbani kuch dair intezaar kii jiye Please wait for a little while
معزرت چاہتا ہوں / ذراسنیًے Maazirat Chahta Hoon /Zara Sunye Excuse me …! (to ask for something)
معاف کرنا Maaf Karna! Excuse me! ( to pass by)
کیا آپ انگریزی بولتے ہیں؟ Kya Aap Angrezi boltay hain? Do you speak English?
کیا آپ اردوبول سَکتےہیں؟ Kya Aap Urdu Bol Sakte Hain? Do you speak Urdu?
آپ کانام کیاہے؟ Aap Ka Naam Kya Hai?    What’s your name?
آپ سَے ملکر خوشی ہوًی Aap Se Milkar Khushi Huwi! Nice to meet you
ہاں Haan  Yes
نہیں Nahi No

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