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Punjabi (Pakistan: پنجابی; India: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ) is the language of the Punjab regions of Pakistan and India. In India, it is written predominantly in the native Gurmukhi alphabet. In Pakistan, it is written in a slightly modified version of the Urdu alphabet called Shahmukhi.

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

ੳ ਅ ੲ

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

  • There are many dialects of Punjabi throughout India and Pakistan, and these phrases may differ from area to area, but here are the phrases in standard Punjabi:

Common signs

OPEN 
(ਖੁੱਲ੍ਹਾ khulha)
CLOSED 
(ਬੰਦ band)
ENTRANCE 
(ਦਾਖ਼ਲਾ daakhla)
EXIT 
(ਬਾਹਰ bahar)
PUSH 
(ਧੱਕੋ dhakko)
PULL 
(ਖਿੱਚੋ khicho)
BATHROOM 
(ਗੁਸਲਖਾਨਾ gusalkhana)
MEN 
(ਮਰਦ mard)
WOMEN 
(ਤੀਵੀਂ teevin)
FORBIDDEN 
(ਵਰਜਤ/ਮਨ੍ਹਾਂ varjat/manhan)


Basics

Note: Typically, religious salutations are used as there are no specific greetings that are shared among Muslim, Hindu and Sikh Punjabi-speakers

Hello. 
Muslim Greeting: (Asalamwalaykum), Sikh Greeting: (Sat Sri Akaal)
Hello. (informal
Muslim: (Salaam), Sikh: (Sat Sri Akal)
How are you? 
Kidah (informal) (ki hal hai?)
Fine, thank you. 
Theek (changa haan)
What is your name? 
"Tera naam ki?" or (Thouda nam ki hai-gi?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . (merra nam _____ hai.)
Nice to meet you. 
. (tua-day naal mil ke khushi hoi gai.)
Please. 
. (kirpa karke)
Thank you. 
. (meherbani.)
You're welcome. 
. (koi gal nahi.)
Doesn't matter/No Matter/(No worries)
. (koi gal nahi.)
Yes. 
. (hanjee.)
No. 
. (nahee.)
Excuse me. (getting attention
. (gaal saun)
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. (paase ho ja)
I'm sorry. 
. (maaf karna)
Goodbye 
('_') Sikh: (Sat Sri Akal)
Goodbye (informal)Sikh
(Sat Sri Akal)
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. (mennu eeni [changi] _____ bolni nahi aandi.)
Do you speak English? 
 ? (thonu angrayzi bolni aandi hai ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ethay koi hegahe jeenu angrayzi bolni aandi hai?)
Help! 
 ! (meri madat karo !)
Look ahead! 
 ! (ugay vaykho !)
Good morning. 
Muslim:(Rab Raakha), Sikh:(Sat Sri Akal)
Good evening. 
Muslim:(Rab Raakha), Sikh:(Sat Sri Akal)
Good night. 
Muslim:(Rab Raakha), Sikh: (Sat Sri Akal)
Good night (to sleep
Muslim: (Allahafiz or Asslamwaolakum), Sikh:(Sat Sri Akal)
I don't understand. 
. (mennu samaj nahi aandai payee.)
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( bathroom/toilet kithay way?)
What is the problem?
(KEE GAL HAI?)

Numbers ਅੰਕ

0 ੦ 
Sifar ਸਿਫ਼ਰ
1 ੧ 
Ikk ਇੱਕ
2 ੨ 
Do ਦੋ
3 ੩ 
Tinn ਤਿੰਨ
4 ੪ 
Chaar ਚਾਰ
5 ੫ 
Punj ਪੰਜ
6 ੬ 
Shay ਛੇ
7 ੭ 
Satt ਸੱਤ
8 ੮ 
Atth ਅੱਠ
9 ੯ 
Naun ਨੌਂ
10 ੧੦ 
Dus ਦਸ

===Time===ਸਮਾਂ (sama) or waqat ( ਵਕਤ )190.103.229.2 11:01, 24 February 2012 (EST)

Clock time

What time is it? 
(ki sama(waqt) hoya?)
one o'clock (when AM/PM is obvious) 
( ik vaje)
two o'clock (when AM/PM is obvious) 
( do waje)
one o'clock AM 
(saver de ik vje han)
two o'clock AM 
(saver de do vje han...)
noon 
(dopehar)
one o'clock PM 
(sham de ik vje han ...)
two o'clock PM 
(sham de do vje han ...)
midnight 
(adhi-raat)

Duration

_____ minute(s) 
(minute...)
_____ hour(s) 
(ghunta...)
_____ day(s) 
(din ...)
_____ week(s) 
(hafta...)
_____ month(s) 
(maheena...)
_____ year(s) 
(.saal..)

Days ਦਿਨ

These phrases are mutually understandable between Punjabi people in India and Pakistan.

Monday ਸੋਮਵਾਰ 
(somwar)
Tuesday ਮੰਗਲਵਾਰ 
(mangalwar)
Wednesday ਬੁੱਧਵਾਰ 
(budhwar)
Thursday ਵੀਰਵਾਰ 
(veerwar)
Friday ਸ਼ੁੱਕਰਵਾਰ 
(shukarwar)
Saturday ਸਨਿੱਚਰਵਾਰ 
(sanicherwar)
Sunday ਐਤਵਾਰ 
(aitwar)

Months ਮਹੀਨੇ

January ਜਨਵਰੀ 
Janvari
February ਫਰਵਰੀ 
Farvari
March ਮਾਰਚ 
March
April ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ
Aprail
May ਮਈ
Mai
June ਜੂਨ
June
July ਜੁਲਾਈ
Julaaee
August ਅਗਸਤ
Agast
September ਸਤੰਬਰ
Satembar
October ਅਕਤੂਬਰ
Actoobar
November ਨਵੰਬਰ 
Navamber
December ਦਿਸੰਬਰ 
December

Writing time and date

Day 
(..din .)
Week 
(hafta...)
Month 
(maheena...)
Year 
(.saal..)
Century 
(desh...)
Leap year 
(...)
1:00 PM 
(...)
2:00 PM 
(...)
3:00 PM 
(...)
...
12:00 PM 
(...)

Colors

Red 
(laal)
Orange 
(sangtri)
Yellow 
(peela)
Green 
(hara)
Blue 
(neela)
Purple 
(jamni)
Brown 
(bhura)
Black 
(kala)
White 
(chitta)
Pink 
(gulabi)

Transportation

Bus and train

How much is a ticket to _____? 
(_____ vaste ticket kinne dee hai?)
One ticket to _____, please. 
(_____ vaste ikk ticket de deo please)
Where does this train/bus go? 
(Eh bus/train kithe jandi hai?)
Where is the train/bus to _____? 
(_____ vaste train/bus kithe khardi hai?)
Does this train/bus stop in _____? 
(Kee eh train/bus_____ khardi hai?)
When does the train/bus for _____ leave? 
(_____ vaste train/bus kinne vaje nikaldi hai?)
When will this train/buss arrive in _____? 
(Eh train/bus_____kadon pohnche gee?)

Directions

How do I get to _____? 
(_____pohnchan da kee tareeka hai?)
...the train station? 
(...railway staition)
...the bus station? 
(...bus adde)
...the airport? 
(...airport)
...downtown? 
(...main shehr)
...the youth hostel? 
(...youth hostel)
...the _____ hotel? 
(_____hotel)
...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate? 
(...amreeki/kanedian/aastrelian,aastreliayi/bartaanvi dootghar?)
Where are there a lot of... 
(dher saare...kithe ne?)
...hotels? 
(...hotel?)
...restaurants? 
(...restaurant?)
...bars? 
(...bar?)
...sites to see? 
(...selaaniyan laee vekhan valiyan thaanvaan?)
Can you show me on the map? 
(Tusi menoo nakshe te vikhaa deo)
street 
(gali..)
Turn left. 
(...khabbe jaao)
Turn right. 
(...sajje jaao)
left 
(...khabbe)
right 
(...sajje)
straight ahead 
(...sidha)
towards the _____ 
(_____waale paasse)
past the _____ 
(_____langh ke)
before the _____ 
(_____ton pehle)
Watch for the _____. 
(_____vaste dhiaan dena)
intersection 
(chaunk)
north 
(uttar vaale paasse)
south 
(dakhan vaale paasse)
east 
(poorab/charhde paasse)
west 
(pachham/lehnde paasse)
Go uphill. 
(utte jaao/charhayi charho)
Go downhill. 
(thalle jao/)
It is uphill. 
(oh utte vall noon hai)
It is downhill. 
(oh thalle vall noon hai)

Taxi

Taxi! 
(Taxi!)
Take me to _____, please. 
(menoo lai jaao)
How much does it cost to get to _____? 
(_____jaan de kinne paise laggan gay?)
Take me there, please. 
(menoo othe lai jaao)

Lodging

Do you have any rooms available? 
(Tuhaade kol koi kamra khaali hai?)
How much is a room for one person/two people? 
(ikk bande/do bandeyan de vaste kamre laee kinne paise laggan gay)
Does the room come with ... 
(Kee kamre vich...hai)
bed sheets? 
(bed diyaan chaadran?)
a bathroom? 
(gusal-khaana?)
a telephone? 
(telephone)
a TV? 
(TV)
May I see the room first? 
(Main pehle kamra vekhna chaunna (male speech)/chaunni (female speech) haan)
Do you have anything... 
(Kee tuhaade kol es ton...)
quieter? 
(ghatt shor vaala)
bigger? 
(vadda)
cleaner? 
(saaf)
cheaper? 
(sasta)
OK, I'll take it. 
(Theek hai main eh lai lainna (male speech)/lainni (female speech) haan
I will stay for _____ night(s). 
(Main_____raatan laee rahaan ga(male)/gee(female))
Can you suggest another hotel? 
(Tusi kise hor hotel baare dass sakde o?)
Do you have (a) ...? ; (Kee tuhaade kol.......)
safe? 
(paise rakhan vaala dabba?)
lockers? 
(laaker)
Is breakfast/supper included? 
(Kee naashta/raat da khana ehde vich shaamal hai?)
Please clean my room. 
(Please mera kamra saaf kar deo)
Can you wake me at _____? 
(Tusi menoo_____vaje jaga dena)
I want to check out. 
(Main paise dena chaunna(male)/chaunni(female) haan)

Money

Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars? 
(Kee tusi Amreekan/Australian/Canadain daaler lai lainde o?)
Do you accept British pounds? 
(Kee tusi bartaanvi pound lai lainde o?)
Do you accept credit cards? 
(Kee tusi credit card lai lainde o?)
Can you change money for me? 
(Tusi please mere paise badal deo)
Where can I get money changed? 
(Main kithon paise badalvaa sakda(male)/sakdi(female) haan?
Can you change a traveler's cheque for me? 
(Tusi mere vaaste traveler cheque badal deo)
Where can I a traveler's cheque changed? 
(Main traveler cheque kithon badalvaa sakda(male)/sakdi(female) haan?)
What is the exchange rate? 
(Currency rate kee hai?)
Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)? 
(ATM kithe hai?)

Eating

A table for one person/two people, please. 
(...)
Can I look at the menu, please? 
(...)
Can I look in the kitchen? 
(...)
Is there a house specialty? 
(...)
Is there a local specialty? 
(...)
I'm a vegetarian. 
(main shakahari han...)
I don't eat pork. 
(...)
I only eat kosher food. 
(...)
Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard) 
(...)
fixed-price meal 
(...)
à la carte 
(...)
breakfast 
(nashta,swer da khana)
lunch 
(dupehr da khana)
tea (meal) 
(cha)
supper 
(raat da khana)
I want _____. 
(Ma cheyda...)
I want a dish containing _____. 
(...)
chicken 
(...)
beef 
(...)
fish 
(...)
ham 
(...)
sausage 
(...)
cheese 
(paneer)
eggs 
(ande)
salad 
(salad)
(fresh) vegetables 
(tajian sabjian)
(fresh) fruit 
(taje phal)
bread 
(roti)
toast 
(...)
noodles 
(...)
rice 
(choal)
beans 
(...)
May I have a glass of _____? 
(mainu ik glass chahida)
coffee 
(...)
tea (drink) 
(...)
juice 
(...)
(bubbly) water 
(pani)
water 
(...)
beer 
(...)
red/white wine 
(...)
May I have some _____? 
(...)
salt 
(loon)
black pepper 
(...)
butter 
(makhan)
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server) 
(waiter gal suno)
I'm finished. 
(...)
It was delicious. 
(...)
Please clear the plates. 
(kirpa karke pleta saaf kar deo)
The check, please. 
(paise lao)

Bars

Do you serve alcohol? 
(thusee sharab dindeh hor)
Is there table service? 
(...)
A beer/two beers, please. 
(...)
A glass of red/white wine, please. 
(...)
A pint, please. 
(...)
A bottle, please. 
(...)
_____ (hard liquor) and _____ (mixer), please. 
(...)
whiskey 
(...)
vodka 
(...)
rum 
(...)
water 
(pani)
club soda 
(...)
tonic water 
(...)
orange juice 
(...)
Coke (soda) 
(...)
Do you have any bar snacks? 
(...)
One more, please. 
(...)
Another round, please. 
(...)
When is closing time? 
(...)

Shopping

Do you have this in my size? 
(...)
How much is this? 
ਇਹ ਕਿੱਨੇ ਦਾ/ਦੀ ਹੈ? (ih kinnē dā he?)
That's too expensive. 
(eh tan bahut mehngi hai)
Would you take _____? 
(...)
expensive 
(kimti,mehngi)
cheap 
(sasta)
I can't afford it. 
(...)
I don't want it. 
(mainu eh nhi chahida)
You're cheating me. 
(yusi mere nal hera-feri kar rhe ho)
I'm not interested. 
(...)
OK, I'll take it. 
(theek hai eh chahida)
Can I have a bag? 
(ki mainu ik bag mil sakda)
Do you ship (overseas)? 
(...)
I need... 
(...)
...toothpaste. 
(manjan)
...a toothbrush. 
(...)
...tampons. 
(...)
...soap. 
(saban)
...shampoo. 
(shampoo)
...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen) 
(dard nivark)
...cold medicine. 
(...)
...stomach medicine. 
(...)
...a razor. 
(...)
...an umbrella. 
(chhatri)
...sunblock lotion. 
(...)
...a postcard. 
(...)
...postage stamps. 
(...)
...batteries. 
(...)
...writing paper. 
(...)
...a pen. 
(...)
...English-language books. 
(angregi dian kitaba)
...an English-language newspaper. 
(angregi akhbar)
...a Punjabi-English dictionary. 
(...)

Driving

I want to rent a car. 
(...Mainu ek car kiraye te chahidi hai?)
Can I get insurance? 
(...)
stop (on a street sign) 
(...)
one way 
(...ek taraf)
yield 
(...)
no parking 
(...)
speed limit 
(...)
gas (petrol) station 
(...)

Authority

I haven't done anything wrong. 
(meh galth kum nehi kitha)
It was a misunderstanding. 
(...)
Where are you taking me? 
(...)
Am I under arrest? 
(...)
I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen. 
(...)
I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consultate. 
(...)
I want to speak to a lawyer. 
(meh lawyer deh nal gal karna choundah ha)
Can I just pay a fine now? 
(Meh fine hun dev sakdah ha?)
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