Difference between revisions of "Seraiki phrasebook"
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Seraiki is spoken mainly in the Pakistani provines of southeren punjab and sindh. Seraiki is an old language. You mostly hear it in the countryside, but people in multan and Bahawalpur mainly speak Seraiki. The language itself is usualy considered a dialect of Punjabi or Sindhi.
Sounds and Guide to Pronounciation
How are you?: ap ka kya kal hay?(Formal to be used with strangers and the elderly). kya hal hay?(Less formal).
I'm fine: Main teek hoo.
I'm bad: Kharab
Whats your name?: Teda na kya hay?
My name is...: mera nam .... hey.
Thank you: Shukrian.
Good Bye!: khuda hafeez!
Yes: jee, or, haa. No: nehee
Up : ooper
Where is ...?: keeta hey....?
Bathroom:?: ghulstak hannah
I need a doctor!: Docktor!!!
I've been hurt.: mere zakhm ho gaya!!
Bread: naan (depends on what type of bread, chapati, naan, roti learn the differences)!
Chicken: murgha Lamb/Goat : ghosht?
In Pakistan, the firefighters are called the "Fire Brigade".
Most people understand the word doctor and will come to your aid.
Pepsi is just a generall term for soda; if they actaully HAND you a pepsi, tell them the brand of soda you want.
Remeber, Seraiki DOES have dialects, but no matter where you speak it, even if you're from Multan and you are talking to somebody from Bahawalpur, they will understand you; it's only a slight difference.