A Guide to Urdu - Urdu key phrases

Urdu key phrases

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  • English/Transliteration
  • Hello - [Assalam-o-Alekum]
    اسلام و علیکم
  • Goodbye - [Khuda-hafiz]
  • Please - [Bara-e-Meherbani]
    برائے مہربانی
  • Thank you - [Shukria]
  • You're welcome - [Nawazish]
  • Yes - [Jee haan]
    جی ہاں
  • No - [Jee nahin]
    جی نہیں
  • How are you? - [Aap kaiseh hain?]
    آپ کیسے ہیں؟
  • I'm fine, thank you - [Mayen theek hun, shukria!]
    میں ٹھیک ٹھاک ہوں، شکریہ
  • I'm not well - [May di tabia theek nahin hain]
    میری طبعیت ٹھیک نہیں ہے
  • Do you speak English? (Male speaker) - [Kiya aap angrezi boltay haen]
    کیا آپ انگریزی بولتے ہیں؟
  • Do you speak English? (Female speaker) - [Kiya aap angrezi boulti haen]
    کیا آپ انگریزی بولتی ہیں؟
  • Pleased to meet you - [Aap say milkar khushi hoee]
    آپ سے مل کر خوشی ہوئی
  • I need help, please - [Mujhay aap kee madad kee zarurat hay]
    مجھے آپ کی مدد کی ضرورت ہے
  • I'm sorry - [Maaf kee jeeye ga]
    معاف کیجیے گا
  • My name is ... - [Mera naam... hay]
    میرا نام ..... ہے
  • I don't speak Urdu (male speaker) - [Mayen Urdu naheen boulta]
    میں اردو نہیں بولتا
  • I don't speak Urdu (female speaker) - [Mayen Urdu naheen boulti]
    میں اردو نہیں بولتی
  • I don't understand - [Mujhay samaj naheen aaee]
    مجھے سمجھ نہیں آئی
  • See you later - [Phir milaiyin ge!]
    پھر ملیں گے
  • Great! - [Zabardast!]
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