Some fundamental Kashmiri phrases are more valuable than others.
Why not concentrate on mastering these words first? We chose to write this post for you specifically for that reason.
The essential Kashmiri phrases covered in this post will help you communicate better if you’re just beginning to learn Kashmiri or are already fluent.
If you’re soon traveling to a Kashmiri-speaking place, these will be especially useful to you.
The following are the basic Kashmiri words and sentences that you must know:
My name is …
Me chu nav____.
Use this phrase to tell someone your name.
What’s your name?
Twahi kyaa ch’u naav?
Use this phrase to ask someone his/her name.
How are you?
Tohi chiva varay?
Use this sentence to ask someone how he or she is?
Pleased to meet you
Me sapiuz k’oshee twahu meelit
Use this phrase to tell how much pleased you are to meet someone.
Reply to ‘How are you?’
Waaray, shukriyaa tiu tohy?
Use this expression to tell someone that you are fine.
Do you speak English?
Çė chukhė aņgrīz bolān?
Use this phrase to tell someone to speak in English.
How do you say … in Kashmiri?
….. us kith paeth chhe dapaan kashir manz?
Use this phrase to ask how to say something in Kashmiri
Where’s the toilet / bathroom?
Taaylet kati ch’u?
Use this phrase to ask where the washroom is.
I don’t understand.
Mê chunė phikrī tarān-
Use this phrase to tell someone that you don’t understand something.
How much is this?
Yi keūtis ch’u
यि का’तिस छु?
Use this phrase to ask the cost of something.
- Hello – Namaskar/ Assalamualikum
- Speak to me in – Che kar mae seath kashir peth kath
- Go away! – च़ल! (tsa!)
- Leave me alone! – Che tra mae kunizon!
- Help! – ( Madatha kariva!) मदथ करिव!/ مدتھ کرِو!
- Excuse me – (vat’ treūviv) – to get past
(yapeūry) – to get attention
- Sorry – माफ कॅरिव । (maap’ keuriv)
- Please – मेहरबॅानी । (meharbeūnee)
- Thank you – शुकिया / شکریہ (shukriya)
- Reply to thank you – Kiheen chhu ne parvaai
- Do you come here often? – Che chhuk yiwan yor variya? (m) / Che chhik yiwan yor variya? (f)
- I miss you – Me chhu chyon yaad yiwaan
- I love you -Tske chhuk myon jigur
- Get well soon – Gachiv theek jald
The first few times won’t be simple, so practice is the only and best option.
And always remember to prioritize the most important terms first rather than attempting to memorize all the phrases we shared with you today.