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Basic Phrases of the Punjabi Language

Punjabi is widely spoken in Punjab and Chandigarh. People in the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi also speak Punjabi. The natives of Punjab are fun-loving people and this element of fun is reflected in their language also.

Punjabi is an interesting language and it is even more interesting to know the basic phrases in the language.


I --- Main
He --- Oh
She --- Oh
you --- Tu, tusi
It --- Eh
This --- Ah
That --- Oh

Common Phrases

Hello --- Sat sri akaal (Salutation – used for Good morning, good evening and good night also)
How are you? --- Tussi kiwen ho? / ki gal hai?
I am fine --- Main theek haan
Pleased to meet you --- Tu-adey nal mil kar bahut khusi hoi
Thank You --- Zukriā
What is your name? --- Tuhada naan ki hai?
My name is  --- Mera naan haga … 
Where are you from? --- Tusi kithe dey ho?


Father --- Pita
Mothe --- Maata
Brother --- Bhai
Sister --- Bhain
Son --- Puttar
Daughter --- Pootri
Husband --- Pati
Wife --- Patni

General Words

Home --- Ghar
Come --- Aa ja
Go --- Jaa
Sit --- Baith
Speak --- Bol
You Eat --- Kha
Listen --- Sun
Laugh --- Hus
Happy --- Khush
Inside --- Andar
Far --- Door
Near --- Paas
Water --- Panni
Sleep --- Sutte
Eat --- Khana
Drink --- Pinna
Sorry --- Mauf karna
Welcome --- Jī āiā nūng
Yes --- Aaho
No --- Nayi 
Right --- Sajjey
Left  --- Khabbey
Shopping --- Khareedna
Thank You --- Shukriya 


One --- Ik 
Two --- Do 
Three --- Tin 
Four --- Chaar
Five --- Panj 
Six --- Chey
Seven --- Sat 
Eight --- Aath
Nine --- Naun
Ten --- Das


Red / Orange --- sungtari
Yellow --- Peela
Green --- Hara
Blue --- Neela
Purple --- Jamnee
Brown --- Khaki
Black --- Kala
White --- Chitaa
Pink --- Gulaabee

Sentences and Words That You Should Know

Is this very far?  --- Aa bootdoor hagaye? 
How much is this? --- Aa Kinney da haga? 
This is too expensive  --- Aa tey boot mehnga haga hai 
Make this price less  --- Thodi edi kimet ghatao 
How are you?  --- Ki haal nay? 
Ok --- Theek hai 
What? --- Ki? 
Where? --- Kithey? 
How?  --- Kiddan?
When?  --- Kaadon?
Who? --- Kaun?
Why? --- Kyon?
What is the price?  --- Aa Kinney da haga?
I don't understand  --- Meri smajhich nahi aanda 
Tell me the way please  --- Jara rasta dasna 

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