Basic Urdu Words and Sentences That You Must Know

Written by Barry Allen

November 13, 2022

Basic Urdu Words and Sentences That You Must Know

Introduction

Some fundamental Urdu 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 Urdu phrases covered in this post will help you communicate better if you’re just beginning to learn Urdu or are already fluent.

If you’re soon traveling to a Urdu-speaking country, these will be especially useful to you.

Basic Urdu Words and Sentences That You Must Know

The following are the 30 basic Urdu words and sentences that you must know:

1. Assalamu’alai’kum! Mera naam …… hai.

Greetings! May God bless you. I am [your name].

This is a basic greeting when you meet someone new to introduce yourself.

 2. Aap kaise ho?

  How are you?

When you run into friends, family, or anyone you want to start a discussion with, you usually do it this way.

3. Mein Theek hun. Aur aap?
I’m good, you?

You can use this phrase to tell them that you are fine and ask about them in return.

4. Shukriya

Thank you

You can use this phrase to thank someone.

5. Aapse mil kar Khushi hui.

Nice to meet you.

This phrase can be used to tell someone how nice you feel about meeting someone.

6. Maaf kijiye.

 I’m sorry

If you are looking to apologize, you can say ‘I’m sorry’.

7. Aapka phone number kya hai?
What is your phone number?

If you want to have someone’s phone number, you can use the above phrase.

8. Aap khali time mn kya krte hain?
What do you like to do (in your free time)?

If you want to know someone’s hobbies, you can use the above phrase.

9. Aap kaha se ho?
Where are you from?

You can use this phrase to know where a person is.

10. Aap kya krte ho?

What do you do?

You can use this phrase to find out someone’s profession.

11. Aapka kya matlab hai?

  What do you mean?

If you are looking to know the meaning of what someone said, you can use this phrase.

12. ……… kya matlab hai?

What does _____ mean?

If you want to know the meaning of something or some words, you can write them instead of leaving them blank.

13. Main samjha (male)/ samjhi (female) nahi.

I do not understand.

You can use this phrase if you do not understand something.

14. Aapko kya lagta hai?

What do you think?

If you want to know someone’s opinion, you can use this phrase.

15. Kesa laga?
How does that sound?

If you want to confirm how your idea sounds, you can use this phrase.

16. Kya aap Dheere bol sakte ho?

Could you speak a little slower?

If you want someone to speak slowly, you can use this phrase.

17. Kya aap dobara bol sakte ho?
Could you repeat that?

If you didn’t understand something that someone said, and you want him or her to repeat something. You can use the above phrase.

18. Phir milte hain

See you soon

To tell someone you’ll meet or see someone soon, you can use the above phrase.

19. ……… kaha mil skta h?

Where can I find …….?

For instance, if you are looking for a place, a hotel, a restaurant, or anything else, you can use this phrase.

For example: Where can I find a medical store/ tea shop/ general store?

20. Aapka kya naam hai?
What’s your name?

You can use this phrase to know someone’s name.

21. Mein apki kya madad kar sakta (male)/sakti (female) hun?

How can I help you?

If you need/ want to help someone, you can use this phrase.

22. Ye kitne ka hai?
How much does this/that cost?

To know the cost of something, use this phrase.

23. Mujhe Urdu nahi aati.
I don’t know Urdu.

If you want to tell someone you are not good at Urdu, use this phrase. This will be helpful if you have just started learning Urdu and are still not comfortable communicating fluently.

24. Mujhe bhook lagi hai

I am hungry.

If you are hungry and you want to tell someone, use this phrase.

25. Mujhe pyaas lagi hai

I’m thirsty.

Use this phrase to tell someone you are thirsty.

Basic Urdu words that you should know:

  • Yes – Haan
  • No – Nahi
  • Why- kyu
  • How – Kaise
  • Time – waqt
  • Sister – Bahen
  • Brother – Bhai
  • One to Ten counting – Ek, Do, Teen, chaar, Paanch, Che, Saat, Aandh, No, Das
  • Okay – Theek hai!

 

Conclusion

We hope these foundational words and phrases will improve your ability to speak Urdu confidently.

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.

 

 

Author

  • Barry Allen

    Barry Allen is a Technical writer at Layman Solution. He is an expert in writing How To and Fixes articles.

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