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Pakistani National Anthem: Qaumi Taraanah

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During a formal ceremony or in a casual gathering, if you notice all Pakistani attendees stand upon hearing some orchestral melody, don’t be worried, as the music being played is nothing other than the Pakistani national anthem. It is customary for all Pakistani people to stand in respect for the Pakistani anthem to show their solidarity and patriotism. People take pride in showing their love for the national anthem, and you will see that the majority of Pakistanis tend to know the national anthem by heart and can repeat the lyrics without fumbling.

It is also normal to play the national anthem in different kinds of public and private gatherings in Pakistan as well. You might hear it before the start of and at the end of a film in a movie theater, too.

In this article, you will learn all the details concerning the Pakistani national anthem and the Pakistani national anthem’s lyrics. It will not only introduce you to the Pakistani national anthem in Urdu but also the English translation of the national anthem of Pakistan. Moreover, it will answer some general questions, like “who composed the national anthem of Pakistan?”, or “how many stanzas in the national anthem of Pakistan are there?”

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  1. Lyrics
  2. History
  3. Occasions
  4. Conclusion

1. Lyrics

A very famous Pakistani poet – Hafeez Jalandhari – had the privilege of writing the lyrics of the Pakistani national anthem in 1952. The melody of the anthem had already been composed in 1949; therefore, it required a poetic and musical genius like Hafeez Jalandhari, who could write the lyrics after understanding the musical nuances of the song. His command over Urdu and Persian languages helped him use both languages to articulate the glory and sacredness of the lands of Pakistan.

Below are three famous stanzas of the anthem of Pakistan that display Hafeez’s command of both poetry and music. A popular translation of the anthem is also present in the following section.

A- First Stanza

پاک سر زمین شاد باد
کشورِ حسین شاد باد
تُو نشانِ عزمِ عالیشان
ارضِ پاکستان!
مرکزِ یقین شاد باد

Pak sir zameen shaad baad
Kishwar-e-haseen shaad baad
Tu Nishaan-e-azmay aalishaan
Arz-e-Pakistan!
Markaz-e-yaqeen shaad baad

May the Holy Land, stay glad
Beauteous realm, stay glad
Thou, the sign of high resolve
O Land of Pakistan!
Citadel of faith, stay glad.

B- Second Stanza

پاک سرزمین کا نظام
قوّتِ اُخوّتِ عوام
قوم، ملک سلطنت
پائندہ تابندہ باد
شاد باد منزلِ مراد

Pak sir zameen ka nizaam
Quwwat-e-akhuwatt-e-awaam
Qaum, mulk saltanat
Paaindah tabindah baad
Shaad baad manzil-e-muraad

Order of the Holy Land,
Power of fraternity of the populace
The nation, country, and domain
Ever luminous remain!
The cherished goal, stay glad

C- Third Stanza 

پرچمِ ستارہ و ہلال
رہبرِ ترقّی و کمال
ترجمانِ ماضی شانِ حال
جانِ استقبال!
سایۂ خدائے ذوالجلال

Parcham-e-sitaarah-o-hilaal
Rehbar-e-taraqqi-o- kamaal
Tarjamaan-e-maazi shaan-e-haal
Jaan-e-istaqbaal
Saaya-e- khuda-e-zuljalaal

Flag with the star and crescent
The leader of the progress and ascent
Dragoman of past, the pride of the present
Soul of the future!
Shadow of the God of grandeur

2. History

Although Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947, it remained without an official national anthem up until 1954. The Government of Pakistan established a committee to perform the task of the preparation of a national anthem in December 1948.

The task remained unfinished until the poetic excellence of Hafeez Jalandhari and the musical genius of Ahmad G. Chagla came into play and completed the daunting task of fulfilling the dream of the Pakistani national anthem.

Three poetic stanzas were penned by Hafeez Jalandari in 1952, whereas the music had already been composed by Ahmad G. Chagla in 1949. Different well-renowned Pakistani singers participated in their own renditions of the national anthem. Among them, Ahmed Rushdi is worth mentioning specifically, as he was a popular Pakistani singer at the time.

The Pakistani national anthem is composed out of a melodious blend of Eastern and Western music. Nevertheless, the composer took great care to arrange the music in a way that the foreign bands would not face any difficulty when playing it.

A total of twenty-one musical instruments are used in tandem with thirty-eight tones to play the national anthem of Pakistan. The total duration of the Pakistani national anthem is about just under a minute and a half.

Sheet Music of the National Anthem of Pakistan

Sheet music of the national anthem of Pakistan

3. Occasions

If you notice a fervor in the Pakistani people around you as a rendition of the national anthem plays, just think of it as something which gets their blood pumping. It reminds them of the struggles and the sacrifices that their forefathers expended to gain their freedom from the claws of British colonization. Below are some of the memorable days of Pakistani history that cannot be celebrated without playing and singing along to the Pakistani anthem.

A- Independence Day of Pakistan (August 14)

August 14, 1947 – یومِ آزادی (Youm-e-Azaadi), Independence Day – was the day that guaranteed the Muslims of Pakistan could breathe freely in their newly independent state, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Due to the significance of this date, the dawn of the day cannot proceed without listening to the melodious tunes of پاک سر زمین شاد باد (Pak sir zameen shaad baad).

B- Pakistan Day (March 23)

یومِ پاکستان (Youm-e-Pakistan) Pakistan Day is celebrated on the 23rd of March of every year to commemorate the adoption of the very first constitution of Pakistan. It is also attributed to the celebration of the adoption of the قراردادِ پاکستان (qaraardaad-e-Pakistan) Pakistan Resolution. It is also customary to play the national anthem at the beginning and the end of the parade held on the day, which is considered to be a national celebration.  

Minar-e-Pakistan or the Tower of Pakistan Where the Resolution of Pakistan Was Adopted

C- Defense Day of Pakistan (September 06)

The Pakistani nation celebrated یومِ دفاع (Youm-e-Difaa) Defence Day on the 6th of December. The day marks the sacrifices presented by the Pakistani soldiers while defending their border boundaries against the Indian army during the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965. Once again, the national anthem is an integral part of the ceremonies conducted in different parts of the world.

The Fighter Plane in the Backdrop with a Pakistani Flag – Signifying the Alert Air Force of Pakistan

D- Iqbal Day (November 09)

Allamah Muhammad Iqbal is declared to be the national poet of Pakistan. He is also known as the poet of the East and occupies a special place in the hearts of Pakistani people because of both practical and political efforts that he made to get a separate homeland for Pakistanis. He also breathed a new soul into the populace with his thought-provoking poetry.

November 9th is the birthday of Allamah Muhammad Iqbal, and it is commemorated quite passionately in Pakistan. The Pakistani national anthem is played at the inaugural and concluding ceremonies across the country.

A Portrait of Allamah Iqbal

E- Quaid Day (December 25)

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is known as the father of the Pakistani nation. He was the great leader who led the movement for the independence of Pakistan from the front. Pakistanis have a great deal of reverence for him, and because of his unfathomable struggle to liberate Pakistan, they celebrate his birthday quite passionately.

The national anthem imparts a patriotic hue to the ceremonies conducted on occasion. It also provides an opportunity for Pakistanis to revive their patriotism and refresh their sense of national duty.

The Portrait of the Founder of Pakistan – Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

F- School and College Assemblies

Almost all school and college-going students can sing the national anthem of Pakistan without reading any written script since they tend to have learned it by heart during several school activities. While not a holiday, school and college assemblies are at the top of the list because it is mandatory to sing the national anthem during these sessions, and in this way, students can memorize the anthem as a part of their routine rather than needing to study it separately. 

4. Conclusion

The article has educated you on various aspects of the Pakistani national anthem in the Urdu language and its English translation. It has also emphasized the importance of the national anthem of Pakistan by exploring the subtleties concerning the national anthem’s lyrics in Urdu, its composition, chords, melody, and more.

Are you prepared to identify the Pakistani national anthem when it’s played and pay respect as Pakistanis customarily do now? We hope that you can say yes with confidence. That aside, do not forget to become a frequent visitor of UrduPod101. It is a rich repository of Urdu language learning resources such as an Urdu dictionary, Urdu pronunciation guide, Urdu vocabulary lists, Urdu grammar lessons, and more, that will help you hone your integrated Urdu language learning skills eventually.

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Classroom Classics: A Companion to Unignorable Urdu Phrases

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If you are a part of academia, you already know the significance of learning and mastering the native language to prove your worth to justify your position and presence at a particular institution in a foreign culture.

No matter whether you are a struggling teacher trying to make a fortune in Pakistan or a foreign student aiming at getting command over Urdu classroom words and phrases, you are required to consult an authentic Urdu language learning resource to make your dreams come true.

In this article, you will get an opportunity to learn about Urdu classroom phrases that not only emphasize the necessity of learning useful classroom phrases in Urdu in general but also help master the Urdu classroom phrases for students along with the classroom phrases for teachers in Urdu in particular.

A Group of Students Sitting Inside a Classroom

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  1. Use Classroom Greetings
  2. Understand Instructions from Teachers
  3. Ask for Clarifications from Teachers and Classmates
  4. Explain Absence and Tardiness
  5. Talk about Favorite Subjects
  6. Check for School Supplies and Miscellaneous Vocabulary
  7. Conclusion

1. Use Classroom Greetings 

In Pakistani educational institutions, it is customary for the students and teachers to greet each other before the class starts. Also, students are supposed to stand as the teacher enters a class to show their token of respect; it is a part of their school upbringing and also it becomes an integral part of the national curriculum of Pakistani schools and colleges.

In the following section of the article, you will be acquainted with some widely used Urdu greeting expressions. Let us have a look at them without any further delay.

السّلامُ علیکُم! سر، آپ کیسے ہیں؟
Assalam-u-alaikum! Sir, aap kesay hain?
Hello! How are you, Sir?

السّلامُ علیکُم! میڈم، آپ کیسی ہیں؟
Assalam-u-alaikum! Madam, aap kesi hain?
Hello! How are you, Madam?

You can respond to the question with the following sentence.

میں خیریّت سے ہوں۔ آپ کیسے ہیں؟
Mei kheriyyat say hun. Aap kesay hain?
I am fine. How do you do?

You can use the following expression when you depart from others in the school or college.

ٹھیک ہے، موسٰی۔ کل ملیں گے!
Theek hai, Musa. Kal milein gay!
Alright, Musa. See you tomorrow!

2. Understand Instructions from Teachers

You know that listening to and comprehending the teacher’s lessons in a classroom is the key to effective learning. If you cannot do this, you cannot expect to have a smooth sailing process of learning; therefore, we have brought down here a series of a few Urdu classroom sentences that an Urdu-speaking teacher usually speaks during the delivery of lessons. Remember them by heart and you can anticipate the following classroom activity in advance.

آج ہم جملے میں فعل کا استعمال سیکھیں گے۔
Aaj hum jumlay mein fael ka istemaal seekhain gay.
We will learn the use of a verb in a sentence today.

پیارے طلبا! اپنی کتابیں کھولیں۔
Pyaaray tulbaa! Apni kitaabein kholein.
Dear students! Open your books.

میری بات دھیان سے سنیں۔
Meri baat dhayaan say sunein.
Listen to my words carefully.

خاموش رہیں۔
Khamosh rahein.
Keep quiet.

کوئی سوال؟
Koi sawaal?
Any questions?

A Teacher Explaining Something to the Students During an Art Class

3. Ask for Clarifications from Teachers and Classmates 

Having questions is always a good approach in classroom learning; therefore, if you come across any confusion and you want to clarify them through questioning, we appreciate it. To extend our support in the phenomenon of clarification we have brought the below-given Urdu expressions that will help you to get clarifications from your teachers and classmates under certain circumstances. Let us have a quick look at them here.

مجھے ایک مسئلہ درپیش ہے۔
Mujhay aik maslah derpeish hai.
I am facing a problem.

معافی چاہتا ہوں! مجھے آج کا سبق سمجھ نہیں آیا۔
Maafi chahta hun! Mujhay aaj ka sabaq samajh nahin aaya.
I am sorry! I did not understand today’s lesson.

The above sentence is for the male students, if the student happens to be a female, she can use the underneath given sentence.

معافی چاہتی ہوں! مجھے آج کا سبق سمجھ نہیں آیا۔
Maafi chahti hun! Mujhay aaj ka sabaq samajh nahin aaya.
I am sorry! I did not understand today’s lesson.

And the following three sentences below can be used by either male or female students.

کیا آپ یہ دوہرا سکتے ہیں؟
Kia aap yeh dohraa saktay hain?
Can you repeat it?

میرا ایک سوال ہے۔
Mera aik sawaal hai.
I have a question.

استاد نے کیا کہا؟
Ustaad nay kia kaha?
What did the teacher say?

A Stressed Child Facing Difficulty in Comprehending Something

4. Explain Absence and Tardiness 

It is not unusual to get late sometimes due to an unavoidable situation but it does not license you to sit in the classroom without explaining the reasons behind your tardiness. Similarly, some exacting tasks may compel you to remain absent from the educational institutions in that case too you need to explain your positions. To cope with these situations, we have compiled a list of a few Urdu expressions that you can use to explain your absence and tardiness within the premises of a classroom easily. Give a thorough reading to the below-given list of sentences and remember them to use on an appropriate occasion.

میں اپنے بھائی کی شادی کی وجہ سے اگلے ہفتے سکول نہیں آ سکوں گا۔
Mei apnay bhai ki shaadi ki wajah say aglay haftay school nahin aa sakon ga.
Due to my brother’s wedding, I won’t be able to come to school next week.

The above-mentioned sentence is for males. If a female wants to use the expression she can modify it in the following way.

میں اپنے بھائی کی شادی کی وجہ سے اگلے ہفتے سکول نہیں آ سکوں گی۔
Mei apnay bhai ki shaadi ki wajah say aglay haftay school nahin aa sakon gi.
Due to my brother’s wedding, I won’t be able to come to school next week.

میں دیر سے آنے کے لیے معافی چاہتا ہوں۔
Mei der say aanay kay liye maafi chahta hun.
I am sorry for being late.

This sentence is for the masculine gender, females can change it in the following way.

میں دیر سے آنے کے لیے معافی چاہتی ہوں۔
Mei der say aanay kay liye maafi chahti hun.
I am sorry for being late.

معافی چاہتا ہوں۔ میری کار خراب ہونے کی وجہ سے مجھے دیر ہو گئی۔
Maafi chahta hun. Meri car kharaab honay ki wajah say mujhay der ho gai.
I am sorry. I got late for my car went out of order.

The female version of the sentence will be:

معافی چاہتی ہوں۔ میری کار خراب ہونے کی وجہ سے مجھے دیر ہو گئی۔
Maafi chahti hun. Meri car kharaab honay ki wajah say mujhay der ho gai.
I am sorry. I got late for my car went out of order.

کیونکہ میں بیمار تھا اس لیے گھر کا کام نہیں کر سکا۔
Kyun kay mei beemaar tha iss liye ghar ka kaam nahin ker saka.
Since I was sick therefore I could not do the homework.

Females can use the above-given sentence after making the following changes in it.

کیونکہ میں بیمار تھی اس لیے گھر کا کام نہیں کر سکی۔
Kyun kay mei beemaar thi iss liye ghar ka kaam nahin ker saki.
Since I was sick therefore I could not do the homework.

A Female Student Trying to Explain Her Position

5. Talk about Favorite Subjects 

Classroom gossip is one of the elements that excite your interest in class participation. Knowing others’ likes, dislikes, and favorite subjects and sharing your own become an integral part of such activities. To learn a couple of good ways to exchange such information, refer to the following section of the article.

مجھے کمپیوٹر سائینسز میں دلچسپی نہیں ہے۔
Mujhay computer sciences mein dilchaspi nahin hai.
I am not interested in computer sciences.

انگلش میرا پسندیدہ مضمون ہے۔
English mera pasandeedah mazmoon hai.
English is my favorite subject.

میں ریاضی میں اچھا نہیں ہوں۔
Mei riyaazi mei acha nahin hun.
I am not good at Mathematics.

Students with Raised Hands Willing to Share Their Fields of Interest

·فہرستِ مضامین
Fehrist-e-mazaameen
Subject List

  •          اُردو
    Urdu
    Urdu

  •          انگلش
    English
    English

  •          معاشرتی علوم
    Maasharti Uloom
    Social Studies

  •          اسلامیات
    Islamiyat
    Islamic Studies

  •          طبیعیات
    Tabiyaat
    Physics

  •           حیاتیات
    Hayaatiyaat
    Biology

  •          کیمیا
    Keemiya
    Chemistry

  •          جغرافیہ
    Jughraphiyah
    Geography

A Group of Students Holding a World Globe in Their Hands to Study Geography

6. Check for School Supplies and Miscellaneous Vocabulary 

Last but not the least, the vocabulary concerning the school supplies and miscellaneous vocabulary makes a place in our article. It is quite necessary to know the names of school supplies and other important things because without knowing them in Urdu, you will not be able to give your hundred percent inside the classroom and it can impact your learning negatively. Therefore, it is recommended that you should make the following words, phrases, and expressions a part of your retentive memory and beef up your Urdu classroom vocabulary to get the maximum benefit from the classroom activities.

1- For Men:

کیا میں آپ کا قلم لے سکتا ہوں؟
Kia mei aap ka qalam lay sakta hun?
Can I borrow your pen?

2- For Women:

کیا میں آپ کا قلم لے سکتی ہوں؟
Kia mei aap ka qalam lay sakti hun?
Can I borrow your pen?

میری کتاب کھو گئی ہے۔
Meri kitaab kho gai hai.
I lost my book.

  •          قلم
    Qalam
    Pen

  •          کتاب
    Kitaab
    Book

  •          بستہ
    Bastah
    Bag

  •          کمرۂ جماعت
    Kamrah-e-jamaat
    Classroom

  •          کینٹین
    Canteen
    Canteen

  •          لائبریری
    Library
    Library

  •          کیلکولیٹر
    Calculator
    Calculator

  •          فٹّا
    Futta
    Ruler

  •          پینسل شارپنر
    Pencil sharpener
    Pencil sharpener

  •          پینسل
    Pencil
    Pencil

  • ·  عمارت
    Imaarat
    Building

  •          کمرۂ امتحان
    Kamrah-e-imtehaan
    Examination hall

Students Sitting Inside an Examination Hall

7. Conclusion

This article has introduced you to a set of basic and common classroom phrases in Urdu along with some must-know Urdu words and phrases for a class. It has also helped you learn classroom phrases in the Urdu language that can be termed to be the most frequently preferred Urdu phrases that students and teachers use in the classroom.

Moreover, this article has helped you learn Urdu classroom words to beef up your collection of Urdu vocabulary phrases required to do immaculate Urdu translation. Also, the article tops the Urdu lessons that can help you learn Urdu classroom sentences besides informing you about the basic Urdu phrases in general.

Now do you feel prepared to step into an Urdu classroom to test your Urdu language skills and surprise the native speakers with your recently acquired knowledge about Urdu school phrases and classroom vocabulary in Urdu? If you have achieved this excellence, we congratulate you; however, even if it is otherwise, do not worry and write to us at UrduPod101.com. We will get back to you at the earliest to address your questions and queries.

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A Set of Widely Used Unmistakable Urdu Restaurant Phrases

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If you start fidgeting upon being invited to a Pakistani restaurant because you’re afraid you don’t know enough Urdu restaurant phrases to order, it might be because it reminds you of an embarrassing moment from your past. Well, get ready to stop declining restaurant gathering invitations because the cure is here. We have assorted a list of not-to-be-missed Urdu conversations in the restaurant you can use as examples to learn from.

This article will not only guide you about basic Urdu restaurant phrases but also about the most common Urdu restaurant phrases to beef up your Urdu restaurant vocabulary and help you learn how to order food in Urdu. Moreover, as an ambitious aspirant of Urdu language learning, you should not miss this Urdu vocabulary lesson because it promises to inform you about a list of instrumental Urdu restaurant words, other indispensable Urdu words, and a bundle of basic Urdu phrases concerning the restaurant industry in Pakistan.

A Family Eating Out at a Restaurant

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  1. Before Dining
  2. During Dining
  3. After Dining
  4. Conclusion

1. Before Dining

Booking a table isn’t something that’s normally expected of you in Pakistan; however, to avoid the frustration of not getting a table while walking in a restaurant, you can always choose to reserve a table in advance. You can do this at three-star to five-star hotels in Pakistan. In most cases, though, you can visit a restaurant without a prior reservation. You definitely won’t be treated as an unwelcome guest.

In the big cities, the majority of the people love to dine out on weekends; therefore, it is recommended that if you want to visit a good restaurant on weekends, to reserve a table for yourself in advance. If you are planning for lunch, however, you probably do not need to make any reservations.

Nowadays, you can check for online booking for the famous food chains in Pakistan but booking a table on the telephone is always the best option as you can describe your requests and have them double-checked to avoid confusion.

In the following section of the article, you can find an example of an Urdu telephone conversation that may help you get a reservation to dine out at a good Pakistani restaurant of your own.

  •  ہیلو، “آواری ہوٹل”، میں آپ کی کیا مدد کر سکتا/سکتی ہوں؟
    Hello, “Avari Hotel,” mei aap ki kia madad ker sakta/sakti hun?
    Hello, “Avari Hotel,” how may I help you?
  •   کیا مجھے کل شام کو آپ کے ریستوران میں تین افراد کے لیے ایک میز مِل سکتی ہے؟
    Kia mujhay kal shaam ko aap kay restoraan mein teen afraad kay liye aik meiz mil sakti hai?
    Can I get a table for three in your restaurant for tomorrow evening?
  •  آپ کس وقت آنا پسند کریں گے؟
    Aap kis waqt aana pasand karein gay?
    At what time would you like to come?
  •  سات بجے۔
    Saat bajay.
    At seven p.m.
  •  کیا اس وقت پر آنگن میں کوئی میز مِل سکتی ہے؟
    Kia iss waqt per aangan mein koi meiz mil sakti hai?
    Is there any table available at this time on the patio?
  •  جی باِلکل مِل سکتی ہے۔
    Jee bilkul mil sakti hai.
    Yes, it is available.
  •  مہربانی فرما کر، اسے میرے لیے بُک کر دیں۔
    Meharbani ferma ker, issay meray liye book ker dein.
    Please, reserve it for me.
  •  آپ کی میز بُک ہو چکی ہے۔
    Aap ki meiz book ho chuki hai.
    Your table has been reserved.
  • شکریہ۔
    Shukriah.
    Thank you.

A Reserved Table at a Restaurant

2. During Dining

If you enter a Pakistani restaurant with a prior booking with your name, you can use the sentence below and leave the rest to the reception staff. They will take you to the reserved table without any procedural delay.

  •  السّلامُ علیکم! میں نے محمد حاتم کے نام سے ایک میز بُک کروائی ہے۔
    Assalam-u-alaikum! Mei nay Muhammad Hatim kay naam say aik meiz book kerwai hai.
    Hello! I have reserved a table under the name of Muhammad Hatim.

Nonetheless, if you could not book a table for yourself, don’t worry. You’ll be welcomed by a restaurant staff member at the entrance. It is almost a norm to appoint a welcoming staff member who can guide you to the vacant tables. After you have occupied your table, now you can ask for the menu politely to order the food for you.

  •  براہِ مہربانی، مینیو دیجیے گا۔
    Barah-e-meharbani, menu dijiye ga.
    Please, give me the menu.

A Man Point a Finger on a Menu Card to Order Something at a Restaurant

Whenever you need the attention of a waiter or any other member of the restaurant staff, use the following expression. It always suffices, as it is a sufficiently respectful way of calling someone in Pakistan.

  •  بات سنیے گا۔
    Baat suniye ga.
    Listen, please.

A Couple Trying to Draw the Attention of a Waiter

If you are not sure what to order, don’t forget to seek help from the waiter by asking about the specialty of the day. Most of the time, it is a good choice to go with and it won’t disappoint you in terms of its taste.

  •  آج کی خاص ڈِش کون سی ہے؟
    Aaj ki khaas dish kon si hai?
    What is today’s special?

One may find the need to go to the bathroom anywhere. If it happens to you in an Urdu restaurant, ask the waiter about the bathroom with the help of the sentence given below.

  •  باتھ روم کدھر ہے؟
    Bathroom kidhar hai?
    Where is the bathroom?

The aroma of desi cuisine can tempt you and make you crave some extra stuff as well. If you need something else other than the ordered food, use the following expression.

Chapli Kabab – A Dish from Desi Cuisine

  •  کیا مجھے سلاد کے ساتھ، تھوڑی سی کٹی ہوئی ہری مرچیں مِل سکتی ہیں؟
    Kia mujhay salaad kay saath, thori si kati hui hari merhchein mil sakti hain?
    Can I get some chopped green chillies with the salad?

Commenting on the food is always welcomed in Pakistani restaurants, as people tend to appreciate the feedback. Below are a couple of sentences that can serve as examples of how to give feedback on the taste and quality of the meal.

  •  مُرغ کڑاہی میں نمک کچھ زیادہ تھا۔
    Murgh karahi mein namak kuch ziyadah tha.
    The chicken karahi was a bit salty.
  •  کھانا مزیدار تھا۔
    Khaana mazaydaar tha.
    The food was tasty.

3. After Dining

When you have finished your meal, you can ask for the bill straight away if you do not want to sit any longer; however, if you want to spend some time gossiping with your family or friends, it isn’t very likely that the staff will ask you to leave. To ask for the bill, you can use the following sentence.

  •  بِل لے آئیں۔
    Bill lay aaein,
    Please, bring the bill.

A Receipt of a Bill of a Restaurant

If you are running short of cash, it is recommended that you should ask the restaurant staff if they accept credit or debit cards before you decide on eating there. It can save you from experiencing some embarrassing moments: since it is mostly customary to pay in hard cash, the majority of the restaurants do not accept cards. However, certain food chains and starred hotels do accept cards as well. To ask whether a restaurant accepts a card or not, go with the following sentence.

  •  کیا آپ کے ہاں کریڈٹ کارڈ قبول کیا جاتا ہے؟
    Kia aap kay haan credit card qabool kiya jaata hai?
    Do you accept credit cards here?

Normally, people do not pay separately for their food in Pakistan; however, if you require the restaurant to charge the bill individually, you can ask the waiter the following.

  •  کیا آپ سب کے لیے علیحدہ بِل لا سکتے ہیں؟
    Kia aap sab kay liye alaihidah bill la saktay hain?
    Can you bring separate bills for all?

If you have ordered too much food and you are unable to finish it all, you can ask the waiter to get it packed for you. People do not mind doing it here.

  •  براہِ مہربانی، یہ کھانا پیک کر دیں۔
    Barah-e-meharbani, yeh khaana pack ker dein.
    Please, pack this food.

Leaving a place on a good note is a nice gesture. If you have spent quality time at a restaurant and you are happy with their services, say goodbye with the following sentence.

  •  یہاں پر ہمارا اچھا وقت گزرا۔
    Yahan per hamara acha waqt guzra.
    We spent quality time here.

4. Conclusion

This article has helped you learn restaurant phrases in the Urdu language that are undoubtedly useful. This list of Urdu restaurant phrases also helps you in ordering food in Urdu. Since you can use them for having your breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a little bit of modification, they’re sure to be useful expressions.

Are you prepared to book a table for yourself in a Pakistani restaurant or order some of your food in Urdu? If your answer is ‘yes’, congrats! We are happy. If it is a ‘no’ and you have a few further questions and queries to follow up with, you might want to check out our blog article on Pakistani cuisine and learn more about food culture in Pakistan.

Besides that, don’t forget to visit UrduPod101! It is a rich repository of Urdu language resources such as an Urdu dictionary, Urdu pronunciation and Urdu grammar lessons, Urdu vocabulary lists, and more! It will help you hone your Urdu studies the more you practice.

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A Companion to Boost Your Urdu Conversational Skills

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Self-help is the best help to improve your Urdu conversational skills since only you and you can help yourself by building a unique and comprehensive set of Urdu language skills to wade you through certain problematic situations concerning Urdu conversations.

Trying the clichés can also be risky; therefore, instead of following them blindly, you should choose an assortment of various veritable Urdu phrases and sentences to avoid miscommunication or no communication.

In this article, you will learn a few tested and trialed Urdu conversational sentences and phrases instrumental in several real-life situations. It will guide you on the general question of how to improve conversational skills in Urdu. Also, it will augment your conversation skills in Urdu by introducing you to the best way for improving Urdu conversational skills and learning Urdu conversational skills.

A Business Conversation Among Officials

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  1. Make Your Own Language Profile
  2. Learn Urdu Reactions
  3. Learn Urdu Filler Words
  4. Learn Common Questions and Answers
  5. Learn Conversation Starters
  6. How to Improve Conversation Skills?
  7. Conclusion

1. Make Your Own Language Profile

Making your own Urdu language profile is a good strategy that can lead you to the achievement of a wide range of Urdu sentences and expressions that you can use according to the situational need. Below are some active approaches that can enable you to be a master Urdu learner. Let us have a look at them without any further delay.

·         میرا نام عائشہ ہے اور میں ایک ڈاکٹر ہوں۔
Mera naam Ayesha hai aur mei aik doctor hun.
My name is Ayesha and I am a doctor.

·         میں حسن ہوں اور میں ایک بزنس مین ہوں۔
Mei Hasan hun aue mei aik businessman hun.
I am Hasan and I am a businessman.

·         مجھے ہاشم کہتے ہیں اور میں بیس سال کا ہوں۔
Mujhay Hashim kehtay hain aur mei bees saal ka hun.
I am Hashim and I am twenty years old.

2. Learn Urdu Reactions

Sounding natural while reacting to some questions is not an easy task. It exacts a great deal of effort and practice. In Urdu culture, if you become spontaneous and extempore you will earn more acceptability among the indigenous people. Let us learn some natural-sounding responses to a few frequently asked Urdu questions.

·         کمال (kamaal) Excellent

Q.

کیا تمہیں آج کی فلم پسند آئی؟
Kia tumhein aaj ki film pasand aayie?
Did you like today’s movie?

A.

کمال! میں اس سے لُطف اندوز ہوا۔
Kamaal! Mei iss say lutf andoz hua.
That’s great! I enjoyed it.

·         معاف کرنا (Maaf kerna) I am sorry

Q.

کیا تم میرے ساتھ خریداری کے لیے جاؤ گے؟
Kia tum meray saath khareedari kay liye jao gay?
Will you go shopping with me?

A.

معاف کرنا! میں مصروف ہوں۔
Maaf kerna! Mei masroof hun.
I am sorry! I am busy.

·         کیوں نہیں (kyun nahin) why not

Q.

کیا تم میچ کھیلو گے؟
Kia tum match khelo gay?
Will you play the match?

A.

کیوں نہیں! یہ تو میرا خواب ہے۔
Kyun nahin! Yeh tu mera khawab hai.
Why not! It is my dream.

·         کچھ خاص نہیں (kuch khaas nahin) nothing special

Q.

یہ لباس کیسا ہے؟
Yeh libaas kaisa hai?
How is this dress?

A.

کچھ خاص نہیں! دوسرا زیادہ اچھا ہے۔
Kuch khaas nahin! Doosra ziyadah acha hai.
Nothing special! The other one is better.

·         ٹھیک ہے (theek hai) alright

Q.

کیا تم میری تجویز پر غور کرو گے؟
Will you consider my suggestion?
Kia tum meri tajveez per ghor kero gay?

A.

ٹھیک ہے! میں اس بارے میں سوچوں گا۔
Theek hai! Mei iss baaray mein sochin ga.
Alright! I’ll think about it.

A Toddler Giving a Reactionary Expression

3. Learn Urdu Filler Words

Filler words support you in multiple ways. At times, these assist you to borrow some time to pause and rephrase your sentence when you grope for appropriate words in several scenarios. The following section introduces a list of such filler words to bail you out of problematic situations positively.

·         دراصل  (dar-asl) actually

دراصل، میں اس میدان میں نیا ہوں۔
Dar-asl, mei iss meidan mein naya hun.
Actually, I am new in this field.

·          اچھا (acha) well

اچھا، میری بات سنیں۔
Acha, meri baat sunein.
Well, listen to me.

·         تو (tou) so

تو، کیا آپ مجھے بولنے کا موقع دیں گے؟
Tou, kia aap mujhay bolnay ka moqa dein gay?
So, will you give me an opportunity to speak?

·         ارے (aray) wow

ارے! یہ تو ناقابلِ یقین ہے۔
Aray! Yeh to naqbil-e-yaqeen hai.
Wow! It is unbelievable.

·         ویسے (waisay) by the way

ویسے، آپ کیا کرتے ہیں؟
Waisay, aap kia kertay hain?
By the way, what do you do?

· دیکھیں (dekhein) look

         دیکھیں، آپ بات کسی اور طرف لے کر جارہے ہیں۔
Dekhein, aap baat kisi aur tarf lay ker ja rahay hain.
Look, you are dragging the conversation to another way.

Two Girls Giving a Wow Gesture

4. Learn Common Questions and Answers

Questions and answers constitute a big part of our daily conversations; therefore, you cannot claim to be fluent in Urdu conversation skills until you have attained proficiency in asking some relevant questions or vice versa. Do not worry, if you are unfamiliar with such questions and answers for we have jotted down a set of them in the following part of the article for your convenience.

 If you among your friends or in any informal gathering use the following question to ask the place of origin of someone.

Q.

·         تم کہاں سے ہو؟
Tum kahan say ho?
Where are you from?

Two Boys Trying to Locate a Place on the Globe

 To ask the above-given question in a formal way, use the following sentence.

Q.

·         آپ کہاں سے ہیں؟
Aap kahan say hain?
Where are you from?

Below are two possible answers to the questions asked above.

A.1

میں پاکستان سے ہوں۔
Mei Pakistan say hun.
I am from Pakistan.

A.2

میں پاکستانی ہوں۔
Mei Pakistani hun.
I am Pakistani.

If you want someone to know whether he or she can speak English or not in an informal way, refer to the following expression. 

Q.

·         کیا تم انگلش بولتی/ بولتے ہو؟
Kia tum English bolti/boltay ho?
Do you speak English?

To ask the same question formally, you should use the following expression.

 Q.

·         کیا آپ انگلش بولتے ہیں؟
Kia aap English boltay hain?
Do you speak English?

See below two possible answers to the questions asked above.

A.1

جی ہاں! میں انگلش بولتا ہوں۔
Jee haan! Mei English bolta hun.
Yes, I speak English

A.2

جی نہیں، میں انگلش نہیں بول سکتا۔
Jee nahin, mei English nahin bol sakta.
No, I cannot speak English

Q.

تمہارا نام کیا ہے؟
Tumhara naam kia hai?
What is your name?

A.1

میرا نام کمال احمد ہے۔
Mera naam kamal Ahmed hai.
My name is Kamal Ahmed.

A.2

میں احمد ہوں۔
Mei Ahmed hun.
I am Ahmed.

Q.

تمہاری عمر کتنی ہے؟
Tumhari umr kitni hai?
How old are you?

A.1

میں چوبیس سال کو ہوں۔
Mei chaubees saal ka hun.
I am twenty-four years old.

A.2

میری عمر تیس سال ہے۔
Meri umr tees saal hai.
I am thirty years old.

Q.

تم کیا کرتے ہو؟
Tum kia kertay ho?
What do you do?

A.1

میں ایک استاد ہوں۔
Mei aik ustaad hun.
I am a teacher.

A.2

میں آج کل ملازمت ڈھونڈ رہا ہوں۔
Mei aaj kal mulaazmat dhoondh raha hun.
I am looking for employment nowadays.

5. Learn Conversation Starters

If you want to be good at starting conversations, you should develop a habit of collecting the Urdu ice-breaking expressions. Let us start building this kind of vocabulary with the help of the following expressions.   

·         میں بازار جا رہا ہوں۔ کیا آپ کو کوئی چیز چاہیے؟
Mei bazaar ja raha hun. Kia aap ko koi cheez chahiye?
I am going to Bazar. Do you need anything?

·         ہم ایک لمبے عرصے بعد مِل رہے ہیں۔
Hum aik lambay arsay baad mil rahay hain.
We are meeting after a long time.

·         یہ پروگرام کتنی دیر چلے گا؟
Yeh program kitni der chalay ga.
For how long will this program continue?

A Female Worried about the Time

·         کیا آپ نے کبھی کسی سے ہنس کر بات کی ہے؟
Kia aap nay kabhi kisi say hans ker baat ki hai?
Have you ever talked to someone laughingly?

6. How to Improve Conversation Skills?

Everyone knows that there is always room for improvement. Even a very seasoned player needs to find new ways of improving his game plan. This is also the case with the process of Urdu language learning.

·         Practice Makes a Man Perfect

Since there is no substitute for practice; therefore, to acquire perfection in the art of conversation in the Urdu language, you should spend as much time practicing it as you can. Be a smart player and always try to use your learnings in daily conversations. This will make you a well-versed Urdu speaker.

Try to socialize in Pakistani society and also initiate conversations regarding the subject of your interests, covering the topics that you have already learned in occasional gatherings. This will not only boost your confidence but also open new vistas to improve your conversational skill in the Urdu language.

Two Footballers Practicing in the Playground

·         Do not overemphasize the Role of Grammar

Nobody can undermine the due role of grammar in the process of acquiring a language but it is noteworthy that a majority of grammarians are unable to perform well in real-life situations and others take precedence over them.

Keeping it in view, you should try to distinguish yourself from the copy-book grammarians and become a follower of those who spend their energy on developing a set of situational phrases and sentences and utilizes them to produce prolific results. This approach is recommended and can be a game-changer for you in the field of Urdu learning.

·         Explore as Many Perspectives as You Can

No doubt, UrduPod101.com can do wonders and make you adept at the Urdu conversation skill but we also suggest you consult different other resources to develop other supplementary sources and distinguish yourself from the rest of the aspirants pursuing the acquisition of Urdu as a second language.

You can refer to multiple Urdu YouTube channels, Urdu Podcasts, movies, TV shows, etc., for they are extremely conducive to exploring the usage of Urdu nuances. Focus on the formation of various syntaxes and the usage of the vocabulary in the native settings so that you get the confidence to use them according to the situation skillfully.

·         Involve the Natives

Native eyes and ears are very good for policing your learnings because learning and practicing without a proper guideline can also put you in hot waters, and you are prone to the risk of developing and committing some errors and mistakes that you are unaware of.

Due to this, you should always try to benefit from the native people when and where they are available to you, for they can give you many simple tips for dealing with some tricky situations. Such tips may do miracles for you by making your life easy because they are given by experienced native campaigners, and they remain unchallenged to date.

7. Conclusion

This article not only has guided you about communication skills in Urdu in general but also helps you answer the question of how to improve your Urdu vocabulary concerning Urdu speaking skills. It is also helpful in learning and practicing Urdu conversation skills by highlighting some inevitable certain Urdu conversation phrases and words for uplifting the skills of the Urdu language skills of beginners and students.

Do you think that you are prepared to test your Urdu conversation skills with native speakers? Whatever your answer is, do not worry and write to us at UrduPod101.com. We will get back to you at the earliest to address your queries and concerns.

Besides that, forget not to be a frequent visitor of UrduPod101.com. It is a rich repository of Urdu language resources like Urdu dictionary, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, etc. that will help you hone your integrated language skills and enhance your command of the Urdu language ultimately.

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Urdu Conversation Starters for All Situations

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How to start a conversation in Urdu is invariably one of the most frequently asked questions that strikes the minds of Urdu learners. Also, as an aspirant of the Urdu language, you should prioritize learning conversation starters in Urdu and know how to initiate a talk with the native Urdu speakers in Pakistan.

It is a fact that the standard and quality of your basic or advanced Urdu conversation starters directly impact your subsequent conversation and its anticipated consequences; therefore, to make a full-fledged impression and break the conversations, learn and choose top Urdu conversation starters and occupy the top seed among the Pakistanis.

In this article, you will not only learn Urdu conversation starters but also find sentences elaborating on Urdu conversation starter examples. The sessions of Urdu conversation starter practice through Urdu conversation starter lessons with highly standardized Urdu conversation starter words, phrases, and sentences will uplift your Urdu language skills and morale to boost your confidence in all scenarios.

A Male Coworker Trying to Start a Conversation with His Female Colleague

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  1. Conversation Starters for Mingling and Socializing
  2. Conversation Starters for First Day at a New School or New Job
  3. Conversation Starters for a First Date
  4. Conversation Starters to Reconnect with Friends through Text or Email
  5. Conclusion

1. Conversation Starters for Mingling and Socializing

Owing to the gregarious nature of human beings, you can never think of living an all-alone life under any circumstances. Due to this reason, you will always need to socialize with others in any culture across the globe. To mingle and socialize, language is the most appropriate tool anywhere.

A Group of Friends in a Conversation During Socialization

In Urdu culture also, if you benefit from this tool properly, you are all set to make your space among Pakistanis and build a rapport with them comfortably. Let us have a look at some inevitable Urdu conversation starters in the below-given section of this article straight away.

·         آپ ایک دوسرے کو کیسے جانتے ہیں؟
Aap aik doosray ko kaisay jaantay hain?
How do you know each other?

·         کیا آپ موسٰی کو جانتے ہیں؟
Kia aap Musa ko jaantay hain?
Do you know Musa?

·         کیا آپ آیان کے دوست ہیں؟
Kia aap Aayan kay dost hain?
Are you Aayan’s friend?

·         آپ حاتم کو کیسے جانتے ہیں؟
Aap Hatim ko kaisay jaantay hain?
How do you know Hatim?

·         کیا آپ اکثر یہاں آتے ہیں؟
Kia aap aksar yahan aatay hain?
Do you come here often?

·         کیا آپ مجھے اس جگہ کے رسم ورواج بتا سکتے ہیں؟
Kia aap mujhay iss jagah kay rasm-o-riwaaj bata saktay hain?
Could you please tell me the customs and norms of this place?

2. Conversation Starters for First Day at a New School or New Job

The first day at school or at work is both confusing and challenging. If you want to make it a remarkable event of your life, challenge yourself to learn some Urdu conversation starters for the day. You can shortlist and choose your friends depending upon your first interactions with the newly admitted school fellows or freshly hired colleagues.

Mature Officials Busy in a Conversation at a Workplace

Also, be mindful that it is an occasion that requires you to be smart and wary as you will have to spend a fair time with these fellows; therefore, a wrong selection can put you in hot waters whereas a correct selection guarantees smooth sailing of the affairs and make your coming years cool as a cucumber. Thus let us target some unavoidable Urdu conversation starters for the very first day at school or a new workplace without any delay.

·         میرا نام احمد ہے اور میں اردو ادب کا طالبِ علم ہوں۔
Mera naam Ahmed hai aur mein Urdu adab ka talib-e-ilm hun.
My name is Ahmed and I am a student of Urdu literature.

·         آج سکول میں میرا پہلا دن ہے اس لیے میں بہت پُرجوش ہوں۔
Aaj school mein mera pehla din hai iss liye mei bohat purjosh hun.
It’s my first day at school; therefore, I am very excited.

·         آپ کون سی جماعت میں پڑھتے ہیں؟
Aap kaun si jamaat mein parhtay hain?
Which class do you study in?

·         کیا آپ مجھے بتا سکتے ہیں کہ لائبریری کہاں ہے؟
Kia aap mujhay bata saktay hain kay library kahan hai?
Could you please guide me where the library is?

·         یہاں کیفیٹیریا میں کیا خاص چیز ملتی ہے؟
Yahan cafeteria mein kia khaas cheez milti hai?
What is the specialty of the cafeteria here?

·         آپ یہاں کتنی دیر سے کام کر رہے/رہی ہیں؟
Aap yahan kitini der say kaam ker rahay/rahi hain?
For how long have you been working here?

·         کیا آپ یہاں کے ماحول سے مطمئن ہیں؟
Kia aap yahan kay mahol say mutma-in hain?
Are you satisfied with the atmosphere here?

·         کیا آپ بھی نئے ہیں؟
Kia aap bhi naye hain?
Are you also new?

·         کیا یہ ادارہ ٹرانسپورٹ کی سہولت فراہم کرتا ہے؟
Kia yeh idarah transport ki sahoolat faraham kerta hai?
Does this organization provide the transport-facility?

3. Conversation Starters for a First Date

Though it is hard to fix a single set of Urdu conversation starters for Every first date because with the change of person and place you cannot guarantee if it is going to work. Nevertheless, a proactive approach demands that you should equip yourself with multiple Urdu conversation starters for a date.

A Couple Enjoying Coffee During a Conversation

Having such a vocabulary saves you from certain embarrassing moments and you can make a difference to win the confidence of your partner. It also helps you develop a loving relationship that could last longer and add an everlasting series of events to the album of your love life ultimately. Let us learn how to start a loving conversation in the Urdu language right now.

·         تمہیں کیا پسند ہے؟
Tumhein kia pasand hai?
What do you like?

·         کیا تمہیں کوئی کھیل پسند ہے؟
Kia tumhein koi khel pasand hai?
Do you like any sport?

.         تم شام کے وقت کیا کرتے/کرتی ہو؟
Tum shaam kay waqt kia kertay/kerti ho?
What do you do in the evening?

·         تمہاری پسندیدہ ترین فلم کون سی ہے؟
Tumhari pasandidah tareen film kaun si hai?
What is your most favorite movie?

·         تمہاری پسندیدہ ترین ڈش کون سی ہے؟
Tumhari pasandidah tareen dish kaun si hai?
What is your most favorite dish?

·         کیا تم جانتی/جانتے ہو کہ تم پر لال رنگ جچتا ہے؟
Kia tum jaanti/jaantay ho kay tum per laal rung jachta hai?
Do you know that the red color suits you?

·         کیا تم میرے ساتھ زندگی کے ایک نئے سفر کا آغاز کرو گے/گی؟
Kia tum meray saath zindagi kay aik naye safar ka aaghaaz kero gay/gi?
Will you start a new journey of life with me?

·         کیا تم پیار میں یقین رکھتے/رکھتی ہو؟
Kia tum pyaar mein yaqeen rakhtay/rakhti ho?
Do you believe in love?

A Female Accepting a Flowers

4. Conversation Starters to Reconnect with Friends through Text or Email

Nowadays, it is extremely difficult to refrain from using the modern gadgets of communication. Hence, it also makes it indispensable to master the efficient usage of these gadgets. The vastness of the Urdu language has allowed it to formulate its Urdu vocabulary that you can utilize to send SMS and Email to others.

The circumstances and addressees may vary and so does vary your sentences and phrases that you can use to talk to your family, friends, and others. You should change your conversation starters with the change of addressee i.e. if you are talking or writing on an official platform your language and tone should be formal whereas while hanging out with the family and friends you can afford to be informal and casual.

Keeping these in view, let us proceed further to learn some Urdu conversation starters to connect and reconnect with friends through email and text messages below here.

·         کیا کر رہے/رہی ہو؟
Kia ker rahay/rahi ho?
What are you doing?

·         کیا ہم تھوڑی دیر بات کر سکتے ہیں؟
Kia hum thori der baat ker saktay hain?
Can we talk for a little while?

·         میں تمہارے پیغام کا انتظار کر رہا/رہی ہوں۔
Mei tumharay paighaam ka intezaar ker raha/rahi hun.
I am waiting for your message.

·         میں تمہاری ای میل کا بیتابی سے انتظار کر رہا/رہی ہوں۔
Mei tumhari email ka betaabi say intezaar ker raha/rahi hun.
I am anxiously waiting for your email.

·         تھوڑی دیر کے لیے میری بات سنو۔
Thori der kay liye meri baat suno.
Listen to me for a little while.

·         تم نے ابھی تک میرے پیغام کا جواب نہیں دیا۔
Tum nay abhi tak meray paighaam ka jawaab nahin diya.
You have not answered my message yet.

·         میرے پیغام کا جواب لازمی دینا۔
Meray paighaam ka jawaab laazmi dena.
You must reply to my message.

A Male Busy in Online Conversation

5. Conclusion

This article has guided you on some very useful Urdu conversation starters and expressions followed by a list of Urdu conversation starter questions and answers to build your unique Urdu vocabulary in this regard. You have also come across a few most common Urdu conversation starter words and dialogues to make you well-versed in the use of the Urdu language anywhere all around.

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Sound Like a Native with These Advanced Urdu Phrases

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Now that you’ve mastered intermediate-level Urdu, it’s only natural for you to begin preparing for the next stage of your learning journey. 

As you continue forward, you’ll find that traditional learning methods—such as memorizing individual vocabulary words—may not be the best approach. Rather, you should begin putting together an arsenal of advanced Urdu phrases and expressions that will help you fit in with native speakers and better understand Pakistani culture as a whole. And don’t worry about translating these phrases word for word, either. Focusing on entire phrases will keep you on the path to success and ensure smooth sailing! 

In this article, you will learn a variety of advanced Urdu phrases for the academic, business, and social spheres. Memorize them and practice often to achieve a degree of excellence in Urdu.

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  1. Phrases for Academic Writing
  2. Power Phrases for Your Resume
  3. Smart Phrases for Business and Meetings
  4. Advanced Idioms, Sayings, and Proverbs for Everyday Usage
  5. Conclusion

1. Phrases for Academic Writing

No doubt, academic writing in any language opens up multiple avenues for gaining recognition across the globe. If you would like to become a strong, prolific writer in Urdu, there are a few advanced Urdu phrases you’ll have to know. We have listed some of them below, along with examples of their usage.

A Woman Writing Notes for an Academic Paper

·         مذکورہ بالا
Mazkoorah baala
Above-mentioned

مذکورہ بالا وجہ سے میں حاضر نہیں ہو سکا۔
Mazkoorah baala wajah say mei hazir nahin ho saka.
I could not attend due to the above-mentioned reason.

·         خط کشیدہ
Khat kusheedah
Underlined

خط کشیدہ الفاظ کے معانی لکھیں۔
Khat kusheedah alfaaz kay maani likhain.
Write down the meanings of the underlined words.

·         محولہ بالا
Mahoolah baala
Above-referenced

محولہ بالا مثال بہت موزوں ہے۔
Mahoolah baala misaal bohat mozoon hai.
The above-referenced example is very appropriate.

·         دوسری طرف
Doosri taraf
On the other hand

دوسری طرف وہ میری بات سننے کو تیار نہیں۔
Doosri taraf woh meri baat sun-nay to tayyar nahin.
On the other hand, he is ready to listen to me.

·         اولاً
Awallun
Firstly

اولاً تمہیں وہاں نہیں جانا چاہئے تھا۔
Awallun tumhein wahan nahin jaana chahiye tha.
Firstly, you should not have gone there.

·         قطع نظر
Qatay nazar
Regardless of

قطع نظر اس کے کہ ہم نے اسے پناہ فراہم کی۔۔۔
Qatay nazar iss kay hum nay usay panah farahum ki…
Regardless, we provided him with shelter…

·         اس کے برعکس
Iss kay bur-aks
Contrary to this

اس کے برعکس اس نے اپنے دشمن کو معاف کر دیا۔
Iss kay bur-aks uss nay apnay dushman ko maaf ker diya.
Contrary to it, he forgave his enemy.

·         دوسرے الفاظ میں
Doosray alfaaz mein
In other words

دوسرے الفاط میں وہ اس سلوک کا حقدار نہیں ہے۔
Doosray alfaaz mein who iss sulook ka haqdaar nahin hai.
In other words, he does not deserve this treatment.

·         اسی طرح
Issi tarah
Similarly

اسی طرح وہ دوسرا امتحان بھی پاس کر گیا۔
Issi tarah woh doosra imtehaan bhi paas ker gaya.
Similarly, he passed the second examination.

·         نتیجتاً
Nateejatun
As a result

نتیجتاً، وہ میچ ہار گئے۔
Nateejatun, woh match haar gaye.
As a result, they lost the match.

A Fallen King on a Chessboard, Signifying a Lost Game

·         آخرکار
Aakhir kaar
Eventually

آخرکار، وہ کامیاب ہو گیا۔
Aakhi kaar, woh kaamyaab ho gaya.
Eventually, he succeeded.

2. Power Phrases for Your Resume

A resume is your first introduction to a potential employer. Adding the following phrases to your advanced Urdu vocabulary will help you make a great first impression and increase your chances of landing the job. 

·         خالی آسامی
Khaali aasami
Vacant post

·         مجھے آپ کے ادارے میں خالی آسامی کے بارے میں معلوم ہوا۔
Mujhay aap kay idaray mein khaali aasaami kay baaray mein maloom hua.
I found out about a vacant post in your organization.

A Vacant Seat

·         میں آپ سے ــــــــــــــ کے سلسلے میں رابطہ کر رہا/رہی ہوں۔۔۔
Mei aap say _______ kay silsilay mein raabta ker raha/rahi hun…
I am contacting you about…

·         میں اپنے تعلیمی اور پیشہ وارانہ کیرئیر کی بنیادوں پر خود کو اس خالی آسامی کے لئے مناسب ترین امیدوار سمجھتا/سمجھتی ہوں۔
Mei apnay taleemi aur peshawaranah career ki bunyadon per khud ko iss khaali aasami kay liye munasib tareen umeed-waar samajhta/samajhti hun.
Based on my academic and professional career, I consider myself to be the most appropriate candidate for this vacant post.

·         اس مخصوص شعبے میں تجربہ۔۔۔
Iss makhsoos shobay mein tajurbah…
The experience in this particular sector…

·         میں آپ سے بالمشافہ مِل کر اپنی نوکری کی درخواست کے بارے میں بات کرنا چاہتا/چاہتی ہوں۔
Mei aap say bilmushafah mil ker apni naukri ki darkhwast kay baaray mein baat kerna chahta/chahti hun.
I’d like to meet you in person to talk about my job application.

·         آپ کے ادارے میں خدمات سرانجام دینا میرے لیے باعثِ عزت ہو گا۔
Aap kay idaray mein khidmaat siranjaam dena meray liye bias-e-eazat ho ga.
It will be a matter of honor for me to serve your organization.

·         آپ کے مثبت جواب کا/کی منتظر
Aap kay musbat jawaab ka/ki muntazir.
Looking forward to your positive response.

·         آپ کا مخلص
Aap ka mukhlis
Sincerely

Someone Reading a Cover Letter

3. Smart Phrases for Business and Meetings

Business meetings are instrumental in outlining objectives, measuring progress, overcoming obstacles, and making yourself heard. As such, knowing the most relevant advanced Urdu words and phrases will benefit both you and your colleagues. We have included a few of them below, along with example sentences. 

·         ایجنڈا
Ajenda
Agenda

اس اجلاس کا ایجنڈا کیا ہے؟
Iss ijlaas ka ajenda kia hai?
What is the agenda of this meeting?

·         معاملات کو قابو میں رکھنے کے لئے۔۔۔
Maamlat ko qaboo mein rakhnay kay liye…
To keep things under control…

معاملات کو قابو میں رکھنے کے لئے ہمیں ملازمین کو بونس دینا پڑے گا۔
Maamlaat ko qaaboo mein rakhnay kay liye hamein mulaazmeen ko bonus dena paray ga.
To keep things under control, we will have to give a bonus to employees.

·         مسائل کا حل تلاش کرنے کے لئے
Masayal ka hal talaash kernay kay liye
To find the solutions to problems

·         آخری تاریخ
Aakhri tareekh
Deadline

آج فارم جمع کرونے کی آخری تاریخ ہے۔
Aaj form jama kerwanay ki aakhri tareekh hai.
Today is the deadline to submit the form.

A Date Circled on a Calendar, Signifying a Deadline

·         موزوں کارکردگی
Mozoon karkardigi
Proper performance

موزوں کارکردگی دِکھانے پر اسے بونس مِلا۔
Mozoon karkardigi dikhanay per usay bonus mila.
He got a bonus for showing proper performance.

·         احکامات کی تعمیل
Ihkamaat ki tameel
Compliance with orders

احکامات کی تعمیل سب کے لئے لازم ہے۔
Ahkamaat ki taameel sub kay liye laazim hai.
Compliance with orders is mandatory for all.

·         نفع و نقصان کو مدِّ نظر رکھیں
Nafa-o-nuqsaan ko madd-e-nazar rakhein
Consider the pros and cons

4. Advanced Idioms, Sayings, and Proverbs for Everyday Usage

Using advanced Urdu sayings in your conversations will help you gain acceptability among native speakers. We have included below some highly influential Urdu proverbs and idioms for you to study.

·         زخموں پر نمک چھڑکنا
Zakhmon per namak chirakna
To add salt to injury

ناکامی کے بعد، دوستوں کی لاتعلقی اس کے زخموں پر نمک چھڑکنے کے مترادف تھی۔
Naakaami kay baad, doston ki laa-taluqi uss kay zakhmon per namak chiraknay kay mutradif thi.
After failure, the indifference of his friends was equivalent to adding salt to injury.

·         جلتی پر تیل ڈالنا
Jalti per tail daalna
To add fuel to fire

وہ پہلے ہی مصیبت میں ہے، تم اس کی شکایت کر کے جلتی پر تیل نہ ڈالو۔
Woh pehlay he museebat mein hai, tum uss ki shikayat ker kay jalti per tail nah daalo.
He is already in trouble; do not add fuel to fire by complaining against him.

·         کانوں کا کچا ہونا
Kanon ka kacha hona
To be a gullible figure

وہ کانوں کا بہت کچا ہے۔
Woh kanon ka bohat kacha hai.
He is a very gullible person.

·         مالِ مفت دلِ بے رحم
Maal-e-muft dil-e-beraham
Easy come easy go

وہ اپنے بھائی کے پیسے جوئے میں اڑا رہا ہے، سچ کہا گیا ہے کہ مالِ مفت دلِ بے رحم۔
Woh apnay bhai kay paisay juay mein ura raha hai, such kaha gaya hai kay maal-e-muft dil-e-beraham.
He is wasting his brother’s money in gambling; it is rightly said, easy come easy go.

A Man Gambling in a Casino

·         ہمّتِ مرداں مددِ خدا
Himmat-e-mardan madad-e-khuda.
God helps those who help themselves.

·         اندھا کیا چاہے دو آنکھیں
Andha kia chahay dou aankhain
Fulfillment of a wish

·         کہاں راجہ بھوج کہاں گنگو تیلی
Kahan raja bhoj kahan gangu teli
Huge difference in social status and class

5. Conclusion

Through this article, you have acquainted yourself with some of the most common and useful advanced Urdu phrases to beef up your advanced Urdu vocabulary. 

After reading this article, how do you feel about continuing your journey into advanced Urdu learning? Do you feel more prepared? If you have any questions or concerns about what we covered in this article, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

In the meantime, don’t forget to explore UrduPod101.com. We are a rich repository of Urdu language learning resources and practical tools, such as this Urdu-English dictionary. You’ll also find guides on Urdu pronunciation and grammar, in addition to a number of free vocabulary lists

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The Most Useful Urdu Phrases for the Intermediate Level

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Have you already mastered the most basic Urdu words, phrases, and grammar points? 

Then the next logical step is to press ahead and begin studying more advanced concepts. More specifically, you should consider learning intermediate Urdu phrases that are appropriate for your level and goals. Memorizing entire phrases (rather than individual words) is a great way to get used to the language and speak more naturally at this stage. 

You may find this advancement a bit tricky. However, passing through this intricate phase will empower you to have deeper and more effective conversations with native Urdu speakers. Being able to use intermediate Urdu phrases in their appropriate contexts will help you make a better impression on the Pakistani locals and make you a better communicator. 

You may fall victim to the misuse of these phrases at the beginning, but mistakes are what help us learn and do better. Once you find your errors, you can correct them and improve your speaking skills accordingly. 

In this article, you will learn some useful intermediate Urdu phrases that will not only give you confidence in your communication skills but also help you achieve a solid reputation in Urdu-speaking cultures

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  1. Talking About Past Events
  2. Making and Changing Plans
  3. Explaining and Listing Reasons
  4. Making Recommendations and Complaints
  5. Reaction Phrases for Everyday Conversations
  6. Etiquette [Link] Phrases for Social and Business Settings
  7. Conclusion

1. Talking About Past Events

The past tense plays a significant role in the art of narration. Therefore, learning how to use the past tense in Urdu is crucial if you plan on telling stories or anecdotes from your past. Below are some useful intermediate Urdu phrase examples that you can memorize and build upon to use in your own conversations.

Black-and-White Photographs Symbolizing Past Events

میرے باغ میں آم کا ایک درخت تھا۔
Meray baagh mein aam ka aik darakht tha.
I had a mango tree in my garden.

اُس نے ہمیشہ حق کا راستہ چنا۔
Uss nay hameshah haq ka rastah chuna.
He always opted for the right path.

کل شب ہم نے خوب مزہ کیا۔
Kal shab hum nay khoob mazah kiya.
We enjoyed ourselves a lot last night.

بد قسمتی نے اُس کا پیچھا کیا۔
Badqismati nay uss ka peecha kiya.
Bad luck chased him.

ہمارا اچھا وقت گزرا۔
Hamara acha waqt guzra.
We had a great time.

وہ میری زندگی کا ناقابلِ فراموش دن تھا۔
Woh meri zindagi ka naqabil-e-faramosh din tha.
That was the most unforgettable day of my life.

2. Making and Changing Plans

Planning events is another situation you’ll face in any society. To help you start off on the right foot, we’ve compiled several Urdu phrases for the intermediate level that are perfect for making and changing plans with native speakers. From setting a date to postponing a meeting, you’ll be ready for it all!

Business Professionals Busy in a Meeting

کیا آپ کل کچھ وقت نکال سکتے ہیں؟
Kia aap kal kuch waqt nikaal saktay hain?
Can you spare some time tomorrow?

کیا آپ یہ ملاقات مؤخر کر سکتے ہیں؟
Kia aap yeh mulaqat moakhar ker saktay hain?
Could you please postpone this meeting?

کیا آپ دیسی کھانا پسند کرتے ہیں؟
Kia aap desi khaana pasand kertay hain?
Do you like Desi food?

کیا میں دعوت میں اپنے بیٹوں کو لا سکتا ہوں؟
Kia mei daawat mein apnay beton ko la sakta hun?
Can I bring my sons to the party?

کیا ہم کسی اور دن کا انتخاب کر سکتے ہیں؟
Kia hum kisi aur din ka intekhaab ker saktay hain?
Can we choose another day?

اگلے جمعے کو دن گیارہ بجے ملتے ہیں۔
Aglay jummay ko din gyarah bajay miltay hain.
Let us meet next Friday at eleven a.m.

3. Explaining and Listing Reasons

Every action has a reason behind it. Sometimes, the inability to explain this reason results in confusion or misconceptions. This is why you should definitely know how to describe your reasons in Urdu if you’re visiting Pakistan. Let’s see a few intermediate Urdu phrases you could use to do this.

A Woman Shrugging Her Shoulders in Confusion

مُوسلا دھار بارش کی وجہ سے میچ نہ کھیلا جا سکا۔
Moosla dhaar baarish ki wajah say match nah khela ja saka.
The match could not be played due to heavy rain.

میں نے ایک ضروری کام کی وجہ سے چُھٹّی کی۔
Mei nay aik zaroori kaam ki wajah say chutti ki.
I took leave due to an urgent work assignment.

ہم بوجۂ مجبوری شادی میں شریک نہ ہو سکے۔
Hum bawajah-e- majboori shaadi mein shareek nah ho sakay.
We could not attend the wedding because of a compulsion.

یہی وجہ ہے کہ وہ ہمیشہ کامیاب ہو جاتا ہے۔
Yehi wajah hai kay woh hameshah kaamyaab ho jaata hai.
That is why he is always successful.

میں نے اس کا انتخاب مُندرجہ ذیل وجوہات کی بناء پر کیا۔
Mei nay iss ka intekhaab mundarjah zail wajoohaat ki bina per kiya.
I selected that for the following reasons.

وہ اتنا کمزور ہے کہ چل بھی نہیں سکتا۔
Woh itna kamzor hai kay chal bhi nahin sakta.
He is too weak to walk.

کیونکہ میں نے امتحان کی تیاری کرنی ہے، اس لیے میں کھیل نہیں سکتا۔
Kyun kay mei nay imtehaan ki tayari kerni hai, iss liye mei khel nahin sakta.
I cannot play because I have to prepare for the examination.

4. Making Recommendations and Complaints

Being able to give a fair opinion and respect others’ suggestions will increase your acceptability in your social circles. Sharing critical insights and common experiences are two good ways to make friends anywhere. Therefore, we have compiled some intermediate phrases in Urdu that you can use to make complaints and give recommendations.

A Man Showing Dissatisfaction with His Food and Complaining

میرے کہنے پر یہ ڈش کھائیں، آپ مایوس نہیں ہوں گے۔
Meray kehnay per yeh dish khaaein, aap mayoos nahin hon gay.
Try this dish on my recommendation; you will not be disappointed.

مجھے وہ سیرگاہ پسند ہے، میں تمہیں وہاں لے کر چلوں گا۔
Mujhay woh sergah pasand hai, mei tumhein wahan lay ker chaloon ga.
I like that resort; I will take you there.

وہاں کا عملہ ہرگز تعاون نہیں کرتا لہٰذا میں آپ کو اس جگہ جانے کا مشورہ نہیں دے سکتا۔
Wahan ka amlah hargiz taawun nahin kerta lehazah mei aap ko uss jagah jaanay ka mashwarah nahin day sakta.
The staff over there is highly non-cooperative; therefore, I cannot suggest you go to that place.

یہ میرا پسندیدہ گُلوکار ہے۔
Yeh mera pasandeedah gulukaar hai.
This is my favorite singer.

مجھے یہ گیت پسند ہے، اسی لیے میں یہ دوبارہ سُنوں گا۔
Mujhay yeh geet pasand hai, isi liye mei yeh dobarah sunon ga.
I like this song; therefore, I will listen to it again.

یہ نئی فلم بہت بُری ہے، میں آپ کو یہ دیکھنے کی سفارش نہیں کروں گا۔
Yeh nayi film bohat buri hai, mei aap ko yeh daikhnay ki sifarish nahin karun ga.
This new movie is quite bad; I will not recommend you watch it.

5. Reaction Phrases for Everyday Conversations

Now, let’s go over some crisp intermediate Urdu phrases for reacting to others’ statements. Learning how to use these reaction phrases will help you have smoother, more natural conversations. 

بہت اعلٰی! تم نے بہت اچھی کارکردگی دکھائی۔
Bohat aala! Tum nay bohat achi karkerdagi dikhai.
Great! You showed a great performance.

حقیقتاً ؟ کیا یہ ممکن ہے؟
Haqeeqatun? Kia yeh mumkin hai?
Really? Is it possible?

مذاق نہیں، یہ حقیقت ہے۔
Mazaq nahin, yeh haqeeqat hai.
No kidding, this is a reality.

اوہ میرے خدایا! یہ آدمی کتنا مطلبی ہے۔
Oh meray khudaya! Yeh aadmi kitna matlabi hai.
Oh my God! How mean this man is.

بُری بات! ایسا نہیں کرو۔
Buri baat! Aisa nahin kero.
That’s bad! Do not do this.

ناقابلِ یقین! کوئی مچھلی کیسے چل سکتی ہے؟
Naqabil-e-yaqeen! Koi machli kaisay chal sakti hai?
Unbelievable! How can a fish walk?

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6. Etiquette [Link] Phrases for Social and Business Settings

Courtesy can bring desirable results in any part of the world; therefore, learning some Urdu phrases related to social etiquette and cultural norms is a great idea. For your convenience, we have listed several such Urdu phrases to guide you in a variety of settings.

A Business Professional Extending His Hand to Shake

بسم اللّہ کریں۔
Bismillah karein.
Bon appetit.

میں آپ کے جواب کا منتظر ہوں۔
Mei aap kay jawab ka muntazir hun.
I look forward to hearing from you.

کسی بھی سوال کی صورت میں براہِ مہربانی مجھ سے رابطہ کریں۔
Kisi bhi sawaal ki soorat mein barah-e-meharbani mujh say raabtah karein.
Please contact me in case of any questions.

خود کو گھر پر ہی سمجھیں۔
Khud ko ghar per he samjhein.
Make yourself feel at home.

ہم آپ کو ہماری دکان پر خوش آمدید کہتے ہیں۔
Hum aap ko hamari dukan per khush aamdeed kehtay hain.
We welcome you to our shop.

مجھے پیش رفت سے آگاہ رکھئے گا۔
Mujhay pesh raft say aagah rakhiye ga.
Keep me posted on the proceedings.

7. Conclusion

In this article, we provided you with a comprehensive list of Urdu phrases for intermediate learners. To help prepare you for everyday life in Pakistan, we made sure to include phrases for a number of different situations and contexts. Of course, if you feel that we forgot an important phrase or category, we encourage you to let us know in the comments. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible! 

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The Best Urdu Podcasts for Language Learners

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Have you started feeling the heat of trying to learn Urdu through old, hackneyed methods? Don’t let your morale drop so soon! Instead, get ready to start learning the Urdu language through a more entertaining and engaging medium: Urdu podcasts. 

Maybe it’s hard for you to believe that learning a language like Urdu could actually be fun. But listening to podcasts in Urdu is a fantastic way to learn the language, and it frees you from the monotonous classroom atmosphere and hectic homework assignments. 

You can learn Urdu with ease, holding a cup of coffee (or whatever your favorite drink is) and relaxing on the couch with your eyes closed. Depending on your current proficiency level, you could simultaneously learn the Urdu language, become familiar with the culture, and gain extensive knowledge on another topic of your choosing. 

In this article, we will provide you with a list of the ten best Urdu podcasts for language learners. In addition, we’ll talk about why podcasts are such an excellent language learning tool and give you some tips on how to make the most of them. 

You’re sure to find a podcast you love, as we’ve handpicked the top choices in a number of genres!

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  1. Benefits of Using Podcasts to Learn Urdu
  2. The Best Podcasts for Learning Urdu
  3. Tricks to Help You Learn Urdu More Effectively with Podcasts
  4. Conclusion

1. Benefits of Using Podcasts to Learn Urdu

Of course, before you begin listening to Urdu podcasts, you probably want to know what makes them worth your while. What benefits can you expect from supplementing your studies with podcasts? To answer this pertinent question, we have listed below just a few of the advantages that podcasts have over other study tools. 

Easy to Approach and Tackle

Since modern technology has revolutionized the world and transformed it into a global village, learning media such as podcasts have become easily accessible to everyone. Due to their user-friendly interfaces, such channels have become highly popular—even most children can use them without parental guidance! 

Improvement in Listening Skills

It’s no secret that a good listener can only become a good communicator. If you want to become better at communicating with native Urdu speakers, you must develop a good deal of patience and a knack for listening without interruption. When you listen to Urdu podcasts, you’ll gradually develop these skills on a subconscious level.

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Focus on Correct Pronunciation

Becoming an active listener will also set you on the path toward becoming a better learner. Listening to Urdu podcasts will help you passively learn the correct pronunciation of many words that you might have been mispronouncing this whole time! 

Variety in Vocabulary

Having a good range of Urdu vocabulary will give you a huge advantage in any circumstance. When you’re able to use just the right word (instead of overusing the same ones over and over again), the tables turn for the better. By listening to podcasts on a daily basis, you’ll be able to learn new words and hear how they’re used in real-life contexts. Make sure to pay close attention when a new word crops up—it could make all the difference in building up a solid vocabulary. 

2. The Best Podcasts for Learning Urdu

Are you convinced yet? Then let’s go over our list of the top Urdu podcasts! 

1. BBC Urdu Podcast

Level: Advanced

BBC Urdu is one of the most authentic Urdu podcasts when it comes to the truthfulness of the content as well as the pronunciation used. Listeners will get to hear an almost neutral Urdu accent in each episode, which will make comprehension easier. Since the BBC is a responsible and professional organization, it updates its content regularly. 

2.  Urdu Adab

Level: Advanced

The Urdu Adab podcast is a great resource for more advanced learners who love to read and explore Urdu-language literature. Due to its large listenership, this podcast is updated on a regular basis. 

3.  Urdu Daan

Level: Any

Urdu Daan is an Urdu podcast that presents multiple perspectives on a wide range of subjects, from philosophy and poetry to stardust. It tends to be suitable for learners of all levels, and it’s updated pretty frequently. 

4.  UrduPod101.com

Level: Beginner to Advanced

There’s nothing wrong with a little self-appreciation, right? 

UrduPod101 is the best Urdu learning podcast on the market, featuring unparalleled content and lesson materials. Our podcast is designed for learners at every level, from absolute beginner to advanced. Each lesson is created with the learner’s needs in mind and includes a variety of useful tools for a smoother listening experience: vocabulary lists, PDF lesson notes, and more. Better still, all of our content is made by real Urdu teachers! Create your free lifetime account today to get started. 

5.  Hamari Kainat

Level: Advanced

Here’s a good treat for astronomy geeks. This Urdu-language podcast is replete with fascinating information and discussion regarding astronomy, so you can expand your knowledge of the universe and pick up specialized Urdu vocabulary at the same time! 

6.  Mooroo Podcasts

Level: Any

This amazing Urdu podcast will put you in mind of a traditional talk show due to its interview format. However, it’s unique in that it’s quite casual, only loosely scripted, and full of fun and energy. In each episode, the host invites and interviews a new heart-throb celebrity.  

7.  CPS International

Level: Any

CPS International is an excellent Urdu podcast that discusses the teachings of Islam. If you’re a student of Theology or Comparative Religions, you shouldn’t miss it!

8.  RedCircle – The Lockdown Series (Urdu)

Level: Any

This podcast is pure heaven for story lovers. Whether you’re a storyteller, a story writer, or a story listener, this is the right podcast for you. The platform compiles different stories by writers of different sociocultural backgrounds and ethnicities in order to engage its lockdown-stricken audience during the pandemic. 

9.  Jiski Zuban Urdu Ki Tarah

Level: Any

Looking for a podcast that will significantly expand your vocabulary? You’ve found it! This Urdu podcast delves into the meanings of the words used in Pakistani and Indian songs, unpacking them in simple terms. Even if you’re a new Urdu learner who knows little about music, you’ll find something here that interests you.

10. Urdu Aaj Kal

Level: Any

This is an Urdu poetry podcast that aims to keep the Urdu poetic tradition going. The series invites modern poets to share their work as well as their views on the art of crafting poetry. Since poetry does not confine itself to a particular audience, age group, or time, truly anyone could enjoy this podcast. 

3. Tricks to Help You Learn Urdu More Effectively with Podcasts

Having discovered the best Urdu podcasts for language learning, you should now learn a few tricks and hacks for studying Urdu more efficiently with them. 

Choose the appropriate level.

The key factor here is choosing an Urdu podcast that’s suitable for your current level. In a sense, this gives you the home-field advantage when listening and helps secure your success in learning. Start by identifying your current level, and then find interesting podcasts that aren’t too high above that.

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Focus on your goals. 

Do you want to learn a lot of new vocabulary? Would you prefer diving into specific grammar points or discovering more about Pakistani culture? Maybe you just want to listen passively to a podcast on a fascinating topic. In addition to choosing a podcast that matches your level, you should choose one that will help you meet your personal learning goals. 

Pick what interests you.

To keep your interest alive, pick podcasts that cover the fields and topics that interest you. This will keep you from suffering through monotonous lessons and help keep you motivated. Interest can do miracles for you and bring great results, as you’ll remain mentally ready to remove any hurdle from your path and reach your destination.

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Practice every day.

Who can challenge the authority of the adage “Practice makes perfect”? It remains relevant and practicable to date. Therefore, you should listen to your selected podcast regularly and practice the things that you’ve learned on a daily basis. The art of practice will make you a master Urdu learner and, eventually, an Urdu guru.

Explore multiple resources.

Never settle for a single resource. There are plenty of Urdu podcasts to pick and choose from, so take advantage of the variety! Otherwise, you’ll become bored and unable to retain information effectively. Exploring multiple resources will help provide you with numerous perspectives in different fields of knowledge, especially concerning the native people and their indigenous ways of living. 

Don’t give up.

Last but not least, never give up. Remain motivated at any cost so that you’ll have no option but to move forward. Such resoluteness will drive you towards your goals, and you’ll be able to cross the victory line with flying colors as a result. Keep going and never give up!

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4. Conclusion

In this article, you learned…

  • …how listening to podcasts in Urdu can help you master the language.
  • …which Urdu podcasts are best for learners of the language. 
  • …how you can make the most of podcasts to stay motivated and learn like a pro. 

We did our best to include a wide range of podcasts on our list, so you can find one to enjoy regardless of your age, interests, or current Urdu proficiency level. 

Now, are you ready to distinguish yourself from other Urdu learners? If yes, start your journey straight away by diving into your favorite Urdu podcasts. In case you have any questions or a podcast recommendation we didn’t include, let us know in the comments. We’ll get back to you at the earliest.

If you would like to continue learning Urdu with us, create your free lifetime account on UrduPod101.com today! We are a rich repository of Urdu language learning resources for students at every level. You’ll enjoy studying Urdu using our variety of video and audio lessons, free vocabulary lists, pronunciation and grammar guides, and so much more. 

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Must-know Urdu Phrases for Beginners

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There’s a lot to be said for traditional language learning methods. But it can be argued that one of the best ways to learn a new language follows a slightly different path: picking up the most commonly used phrases, apart from grammar and vocabulary words. This is one of the fastest, easiest, and most effective ways to master the art of communication in any language—including Urdu! 

Multiple factors contribute to the usefulness of learning beginner Urdu phrases right from the start. For example, with traditional learning, many students fail to get over the hurdles of cut-and-dry grammar rules and lose motivation before they’ve even gotten started. But learning how to use set phrases has the opposite effect; it empowers the learner by giving them immediate tools they can apply to their daily life and allows for faster success. In addition, it’s a great way to boost the learner’s confidence and helps them really show their mettle when talking with native speakers! 

In this article, we’ll provide you with a list of basic Urdu phrases for beginners. We have included phrases for a variety of contexts and situations, so you can always be prepared—no matter what life throws at you.

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  1. Greetings and Self-introductions
  2. Courtesy Phrases and Social Expressions
  3. Dining and Shopping Phrases
  4. Asking for Help
  5. Conclusion

1. Greetings and Self-introductions

In nearly every culture, you need icebreakers in order to start a potential conversation. This is certainly true in Pakistan, where direct and abrupt communication goes against the norm. Therefore, it’s quite necessary to beef up your vocabulary with some basic Urdu greetings and phrases for self-introduction. 

Following are some highly useful Urdu greetings and self-introduction phrases that will melt the ice and prepare the grounds for future interactions in Urdu. 

If you’re the one starting the conversation, use the following phrase:

  • السّلامُ علیکم (Assalam-u-alaikum.) – Hello.

And if someone has already initiated the conversation, you can always respond with this phrase:

  • وعلیکم السّلام (Waalaikum-uss-salaam.) – Hello.
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Below are some greeting phrases to be used at specific times of day: 

  • صبح بخیر (Subah bakhair.) – Good morning.
  • سہ پہر بخیر (Seh pehar bakhair.) – Good afternoon.
  • شب بخیر (Shab bakhair.) – Goodnight.

If you’d like to enquire about the other person’s well-being, use the following structure:

  • آپ کیسے ہیں؟ (Aap kaisay hain?) – How are you?

And a suitable response: 

  • میں بخیریت ہوں۔ (Mei bakhairiyat hun.) – I am fine.

Now, here’s how you would ask for someone’s name in Urdu or give your own:

  • آپ کا نام کیا ہے؟ (Aap ka naam kia hai?) – What is your name?
  • میرا نام احمد ہے۔ (Mera naam Ahmad hai.) – My name is Ahmad.

You can always express your pleasure in meeting someone with the following sentence:

  • آپ سے مِل کر اچھا لگا۔ (Aap say mil ker acha laga.) – Nice to meet you.
Two Businessmen Shaking Hands and Giving the Gesture of Nice to meet You

When you’re first meeting someone in Pakistan, they may be curious to know where you’re visiting from, and you may want to know where they originate from as well. 

  • آپ کہاں رہتے ہیں؟ (Aap kahan rehtay hain?) – Where do you live?
  • میں لاہور میں رہتا ہوں۔ (Mei Lahore mein rehta hun.) – I live in Lahore.

Do you want to stretch your conversation a bit further? Then you can ask about their occupation or start talking about your own

  • آپ کیا کرتے ہیں؟ (Aap kia kertay hain?) – What do you do?
  • میں ایک استاد ہوں۔ (Mei aik ustaad hun.) – I am a teacher.

2. Courtesy Phrases and Social Expressions

Remember that being courteous and showing proper etiquette in Pakistan is key to successful and fruitful communication. However, also keep in mind that many Urdu speakers prefer to be frank in their dialogue with close friends and family. A good rule of thumb is to be courteous to others, only crossing the line into “frankness” once you’ve been invited into the person’s close friend circle. 

Let’s begin this list of polite beginner Urdu phrases with the two most important words in any language: “please” and “thank you.” They’re called the “magic words” for a reason! 

  • براہِ مہربانی (Barah-e-meharbani.) – Please.
  • شکریہ (Shukriah.) – Thank you.

Pakistani people will have more respect for you if you have the moral courage to accept your mistakes and apologize; they have big hearts in this regard. Below are a couple of phrases you could use to apologize and excuse yourself in Urdu.

  • معافی چاہتا / چاہتی ہوں۔ (Maafi chahta / chahti hun.) – I am sorry.
  • گستاخی معاف (Gustakhi maaf.) – Excuse me.

Finally, here are some courtesy phrases that you could use in a variety of situations: departing from others, accepting an apology, etc. 

  • پِھر ملتے ہیں۔ (Phir miltay hain.) – See you again.
  • کوئی بات نہیں۔ (Koi baat nahin.) – No problem.
  • ٹھیک ہے۔ (Theek hai.) – It’s alright.
  • گھبرائیں نہیں۔ (Ghabrain nahin.) – Don’t worry.
  • اپنا خیال رکھیں۔ (Apna khayal rakhain.) – Take care of yourself.

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3. Dining and Shopping Phrases

Can you remember the last time you went on vacation abroad and didn’t shop for souvenirs or enjoy the local cuisine? These activities hold ceremonial significance when visiting a foreign country, so it’s a good idea to learn some simple Urdu phrases that will help you navigate local shops and restaurants while in Pakistan. 

If you want to offer someone food or let them know you’re hungry, use the following expressions:

  • کیا آپ کچھ کھائیں گے؟ (Kia aap kuch khayain gay?) – Will you eat something?
  • مجھے بھوک لگی ہے۔ (Mujhay bhook lagi hai.) – I am hungry.

You can use the following expressions to flaunt your knowledge of the Urdu language while visiting a Pakistani restaurant: 

  • براہِ مہربانی، مینو لائیں۔ (Barah-e-meharbani menu layain.) – Please, bring the menu.
  • یہاں کی خاص ڈش کیا ہے؟ (Yahan ki khaas dish kia hai?) – What is the specialty here?
  • میں پہلے ہی کھانا کھا چکا ہوں۔ (Mei pehlay he khana kha chukka hun.) – I have already eaten.

Now, let’s go shopping. Here are phrases you can use to express your needs, test your bargaining skills, and more. 

  • مجھے جوتے خریدنے ہیں۔ (Mujhay jootay khareednay hain.) – I need to buy shoes.
  • کیا اس پر کوئی رعایت ہے؟ (Kia iss per koi reaayat hai?) – Is there any discount on it?
  • یہ کتنے کا / کی ہے؟ (Yeh kitnay ka / ki hai?) – How much does it cost?
  • کیا آپ کریڈٹ کارڈز قبول کرتے ہیں؟ (Kia aap credit cards qabool kertay hain?) – Do you accept credit cards?
  • یہ میری پہنچ سے باہر ہے۔ (Yeh meri pohanch say bahir hai.) – It’s beyond my reach.

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4. Asking for Help

Pakistani people are quite cooperative, so feel free to ask for help when you need it. You can also extend a helping hand to others if you find yourself in a position to do so. 

Here’s how you can ask for help in Urdu: 

  • کیا آپ میری مدد کر سکتے ہیں؟ (Kia aap meri madad ker saktay hain?) – Can you help me?

The following set of expressions can help you ask for directions:

  • گستاخی معاف، بس سٹاپ کدھر ہے؟ (Gustakhi maaf, bus stop kidhar hai?) – Excuse me, where is the bus stop?
  • بیت الخلاء کہاں ہے؟ (Bait-ul-khala kahan hai?) – Where is the bathroom?
  • کیا آپ مجھے ہوٹل کا راستہ بتا سکتے ہیں؟ (Kia aap mujhay hotel ka rastah bata saktay hain?) – Can you tell me the way to the hotel?

Need to grab someone’s attention? Use this phrase:

  • براہِ مہربانی، میری بات سنیں۔ (Barah-e-meharbani meri baat sunain.) – Please, listen to me.

If you’re at an office, you can use these phrases to ask about job availability or to speak with the manager.

  • مجھے نوکری چاہیے۔ (Mujhay naukari chahiye.) – I need a job.
  • کیا میں مینیجر سے مِل سکتا ہوں؟ (Kia mei manager say mil sakta hun?) – May I see the manager?

Want to learn Urdu from a native speaker? Ask for help like this:

  • کیا آپ مجھے اردو سکھا سکتے ہیں؟ (Kia aap mujhay Urdu sikha saktay hain?) – Can you teach me Urdu?

A couple more useful beginner Urdu phrases for you: 

  • میں مصیبت میں ہوں۔ (Mei museebat mein hun.) – I am in trouble.
  • کیا آپ مجھے ریلوے سٹیش پر چھوڑ سکتے ہیں؟ (Kia aap mujhay railway station per chor saktay hain?) – Can you drop me at the railway station?

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5. Conclusion

In this article, you’ve learned a number of basic Urdu-language phrases for beginners. We recommend either revisiting this page often or writing the phrases down for further review; this will help you really retain everything we covered and get you to the next level faster. 

Do you feel prepared to pick and use these simple Urdu phrases in your daily life? In any case, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts with us at UrduPod101.com. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to address your questions, because you matter to us.

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Beef Up Your Vocabulary with Some Advanced Urdu Words

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Words symbolize our thoughts and emotions so that we can express them to others. However, the more complex these ideas are, the more difficult they become to communicate. This is where we can clearly see the importance of having a strong vocabulary, one that is stocked with plenty of words that convey subtle nuances in meaning.

Being equipped with a variety of advanced Urdu words will help you find greater success and acceptance in Pakistani society. After all, native Urdu speakers like to use appropriately embellished language and appreciate when foreigners can do the same.

In this article, UrduPod101.com will provide you with a list of essential advanced Urdu words to help you beef up your existing lexicon. Using these advanced Urdu vocabulary words will help you express yourself with greater clarity and open up new vistas for your triumph in specific fields.

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  1. Advanced Academic Words
  2. Advanced Business Words
  3. Advanced Medical Words
  4. Advanced Legal Words
  5. Alternative Words for Acing Urdu Proficiency Tests and Writing Assignments
  6. Conclusion

1. Advanced Academic Words

The Urdu language is replete with academic vocabulary. Learning these more advanced Urdu words will provide you with innumerable chances to excel in the world of academia. In particular, you’ll find these words useful when it comes to reading and comprehending the masterpieces of Urdu literature. They’ll also help you discuss written works with fellow students and write compelling essays. Ultimately, familiarity with this set of vocabulary is sure to increase your understanding of Pakistani society as a whole.

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Verbs

  • رہنمائی کرنا (rehnumai kerna) – to lead
  • تمہید باندھنا (tamheed bandhna) – to preamble
  • دلائل دینا (dalayal dena) – to argue
  • بحث کرنا (behas kerna) – to debate
  • قیاس کرنا (qayas kerna) – to infer
  • تخمینہ لگانا (takhmeenah lagana) – to assess
  • نتیجہ اخذ کرنا (nateejah akhaz kerna) – to conclude
  • وثوق سے کہنا (wasooq say kehna) – to assert
  • تردید کرنا (tardeed kerna) – to negate
  • تصدیق کرنا (tasdeeq kerna) – to validate
  • خلاصہ کرنا (khulasah kerna) – to summarize
  • جائزہ لینا (jaiza lena) – to review

Example sentence: 

اس نے اپنے ہی بیان کی تردید کی۔
Uss nay apnay he byaan ki tardeed ki.
He negated his own statement.

Nouns

  • تلخیص نگاری (talkhees nigari) – precis writing
  • مضمون نویسی (mazmoon naveesi) – essay writing
  • املاء (imla) – dictation
  • ذخیرۂ الفاظ (zakheera-e-alfaaz) – vocabulary
  • درستی (durusti) – correction
  • مقالہ (maqalah) – article
  • مباحثہ (mabahsah) – debate
  • مکالمہ (makalmah) – dialogue
  • خلاصہ (khulasah) – summary
  • مبہم (mubham) – ambiguous
  • تنازعہ (tanazaah) – controversy

Example Sentence: 

تلخیص نگاری گرامر کی درستی میں مددگار ہوتی ہے۔
Talkhees nigari grammar ki durusti mein madadgaar hoti hai.
Precis writing is helpful in the correction of grammar.

Adverbs

  • ٹھیک طریقے سے (theek tareeqay say) – precisely
  • یقیناً (yaqeenan) – certainly
  • مطلقاً (mutliqan) – absolutely
  • حرف بہ حرف (harf ba harf) – literally
  • محاورتاً (mahavaratan) – proverbially
  • عزم و استقلال سے (azm-o-istaqlal say) – resolutely

Example Sentence:

اس نے ٹھیک طریقے سے سوال کا جواب دیا۔
Uss nay theek tareeqay say sawaal ka jawaab diya.
He answered the question precisely.

2. Advanced Business Words

In the business world, we often make use of a lingua franca to ensure effective communication between parties. While this may suffice for discussing and executing business matters, remember that leaders always lead from the front. This means that the best way to set yourself apart from the crowd is to learn—and start using—advanced Urdu vocabulary related to the business world. This is especially true if you’re an entrepreneur who wants to make a name for yourself in this country of ample opportunity.

There is great fortune to be made in Pakistan, so you should certainly consider exploring the numerous business opportunities available here. You’ll find an active and well-developed Pakistani business community with an established code of ethics and principles guided by the Pakistan Business Council. Therefore, if you’re a leader or want to become one, the following list of advanced Urdu business words will get you far.

An Image of the Pakistani Flag and Coins, Signifying Business Prospects in Pakistan

 Nouns

  • معاہدہ (muahidah) – contract
  • طویل المیعادی معاہدہ (taveel-ul-meeadi muahidah) – long-term contract
  • شرحِ سود (sharhe sood) – interest rate
  • انسانی وسائل (human resources) – human resources
  • دیوالیہ پن (diwaliah pun) – bankruptcy
  • ملازمت (mulazmat) – employment / job
  • ملازم (mulazim) – employee
  • مالک (maalik) – employer
  • مرکزی دفتر (markazi daftar) – head office
  • دفتر (daftar) – office
  • اثاثہ (asasah) – asset
  • منافع (munafa) – profit
  • نقصان (nuqsaan) – loss
  • کاروبار (karobar) – business
  • کاروباری دورہ (karobari dorah) – business tour

Verbs

  • ادا کرنا (ada kerna) – to pay
  • تلافی کرنا (talafi kerna) – to compensate
  • درخواست دینا (darkhwast dena) – to apply
  • استعفٰی دینا (istifa dena) – to resign
  • ملازمت پر رکھنا (mulazmat par rakhna) – to employ
  • برخاست کرنا (barkhwast kerna) – to dismiss

Adjective

  • مستقل (mustaqil) – permanent

A Businessman Shaking Hands with a Client

3. Advanced Medical Words

Before visiting a foreign country, it’s imperative to learn some fundamental health-related words and phrases so that you can cope with any medical emergency that might pop up. If you’re an advanced Urdu learner, picking up these advanced words will allow you to converse with medical consultants and get your desired results in any medical situation. Knowing the Pakistani healthcare system would be an added advantage in such scenarios. 

Memorize the following list of unavoidable medical terms to surprise native speakers and to find yourself at an advantage.

Nouns

  • وبا (waba) – epidemic
  • عالمی وبا (almi waba) – pandemic
  • دوائی (dawae) – medicine
  • علاج (ilaaj) – treatment
  • فشارِ خون (fishaar-e-khoon) – blood pressure
  • دل کا دورہ (dil ka dorah) – heart attack
  • قوّتِ مدافعت (quwwat-e-mudafiat) – immunity
  • نظامِ مدافعت (nizaam-e-mudafiat) – immune system
  • خون (khoon) – blood
  • خون بہنا (khoon behna) – bleeding
  • نسخۂ ادویات (nuskha-e-adwiyat) – prescription
  • نزلہ زکام (nazlah zukaam) – flu
  • ماہواری (mahwari) – menstruation
  • خارش (kharish) – itching
  • دندان ساز (dandaan saaz) – dentist

Verb

  • بیہوشی دینا (behoshi dena) – to anesthetize

Adjective

  • چھوتی (chooti) – contagious

A Female Pharmacist Performing Her Duties in a Pharmacy

4. Advanced Legal Words

Though unlikely, you may find yourself in need of legal assistance while in Pakistan. While you’re not required to have extensive knowledge of Pakistani law, we recommend you get acquainted with some useful legal words, terms, and phrases in Urdu. Once you gain proficiency in using them, you’ll be better placed to deal with most situations concerning the Pakistani penal and civil code.

You should also become familiar with the rule of law. The Pakistani judicial system is a strong one, and Pakistani courts are also famous for their judicial activism. 

Now, let us move on to our list of essential legal words in Urdu without any further delay.

 Nouns

  • قانونی حراست (qanooni hirasat) – legal custody
  • پولیس کی حراست (police ki hirasat) – police custody
  • ضمانت (zamanat) – bail
  • مجرمانہ ریکارڈ (mujrimanah record) – criminal record
  • تحریری ثبوت (tahreeri sabot) – written proof
  • عدلیہ (adliah) – judiciary
  • عدالتی نظام (adalti nizaam) – judicial system
  • پروانۂ طلبی (parwanah-e-talbi) – summon
  • قانونی کاروائی (qanooni karwai) – legal proceeding
  • طبّی قانون (tibbi qanoon) – medicolegal
  • مستغیث (mustagees) – prosecutor
  • استغاثہ (istaghasah) – prosecution
  • پولیس (police) – police
  • تھانہ (thanah) – police station
  • وکیل (wakeel) – advocate
  • مجرم (mujrim) – criminal
  • جرم (jurm) – crime
  • حراست (hirasat) – custody
  • التجا (iltija) – appeal

Verb

  • مقدمہ چلانا (maqadmah chalana) – to prosecute

Adjectives

  • ناقابلِ ضمانت (na kabil e zamanat) – unbailable
  • جوابدہ (jawabdeh) – liable

An Image of a Gavel and Legal Books, Signifying the Judicial System

5. Alternative Words for Acing Urdu Proficiency Tests and Writing Assignments

One of the easiest ways to distinguish between a new Urdu learner and an experienced one is by the vocabulary they use. Now that you have achieved excellence in the beginner and intermediate levels of Urdu, it’s time to replace some of those basic words with their more sophisticated counterparts. 

Doing so will reflect your deep knowledge and mastery of the Urdu language, not to mention earn you a special place in the eyes of your teachers and interlocutors. This approach is also key to scoring well on all sorts of written and spoken examinations across Pakistan. 

In the following section, you will see several sets of two words. The first word is basic and used in casual conversations. If you replace it with the second one, it will greatly embellish your Urdu writing and speaking.

  • ابتداء کرنا / شروع کرنا (ibtida kerna / shuru kerna) – to start
  • انتہا کرنا / ختم کرنا (inteha kerna / khatam kerna) – to end
  • بولنا / مخاطب کرنا (bolna / mukhatib kerna) – to speak
  • دینا / عنایت کرنا (dena / inayat kerna) – to give
  • کھونا / محروم ہونا (khona / mehroom hona) – to lose
  • توڑنا / منقطع کرنا (torna / muqata kerna) – to break

  • سچّا / راست گو (saccha / raast go) – truthful
  • جھوٹا / دروغ گو (jhoota / darogh go) – liar
  • ضروری / لازم (zaroori / lazim) – necessary
  • مفید / کارآمد (mufeed / karaamad) – useful
  • ناقابلِ برداشت / غیر متحمّل (naqabil-e-bardasht / ghair muthammil) – unbearable
  • مناسب / موزوں (munasib / mozoon) – proper

  • ابھی ابھی / حال ہی میں (abhi abhi / haal he mein) – recently
  • تہذیب سے / شائستگی سے (tehzeeb say / shaistgi say) – politely
  • غصّے سے / برہمی سے (ghussay say / barhami say) – angrily
  • پیار سے / اُلفت سے (pyaar say / ulfat say) – lovingly
  • خوشی سے / رضامندی سے (khushi say / raza mandi say) – willingly
  • سکون سے / اطمینان سے (sukoon say / itmenaan say) – calmly

6. Conclusion

This article has helped you learn several advanced words in the Urdu language. It has also provided you with an advanced Urdu vocabulary list that you can refer back to as often as you’d like. 

Now, are you ready to benefit from this guide and achieve your goals? Or do you think that something is missing? In case of any further questions, do write to us at UrduPod101.com. We’ll get back to you at the earliest to address your concerns.

In the meantime, don’t forget to explore UrduPod101.com. We are a rich repository of Urdu language learning resources and practical tools, such as this Urdu-English dictionary. You’ll also find guides on Urdu pronunciation and grammar, in addition to a number of free vocabulary lists

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