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Assalamualaikum. Welcome to another lesson at Urdu top words. Our today’s lesson is, 10 Ways to Say Hello. Let’s get started. Okay.
صبح بخیر
(subah bakhair)
"Good morning."
See, there are two pronunciations for this word. One is
صبح بخیر
(subah bakhair) and you can also say
صبح بخیر
(subah bakhair).
I don’t know which way it sounds more natural to you but I think it’s more to do with your tongue how you roll it. So usually I say it like
صبح بخیر
(subah bakhair)
Again, it’s not a traditional Urdu word. We have gotten it from another language into the Urdu language. It is a more common word spoken in among friends and people in Pakistan. Especially when you are on the phone like the moment you pick up the phone, they say, hello Assalamualaikum like they first say hello like hello? And then Assalamualaikum.
بہت وقت ہو گیا آپ کو دیکھے.
(Bohat waqt ho gaya aap ko daikhay.)
"Long time no see."
It’s a very polite comment which I think you can use it more in a formal situation and it’s safe to use with people you really know about or people you hardly know just a safe polite comment.
آپ کیسے / کیسی ہیں؟
(Aap kaisay / kaisi hain?)
"How are you?"
When you are talking to a guy, you would use kaisay. When you are talking to a girl, you are using kaisi. “How are you?” It’s pretty simple when you are meeting a person just now and you are talking about the present. So you would be using this sentence, not the previous one. Please make sure when you – I mean, if you learn these sentences, please remember the difference. Just a tip guys. See, hain is for present always. All the sentence which ends with hain are for present and all the sentences which are ending with tha, thi, the, they are always for past. It’s just like in English we have is and was or are or were.
کیسا چل رہا ہے؟
(Kaisa chal raha hai?)
"How's it going?"
Yeah, this sentence I think it’s more casual when you are between friends or you are meeting your sister and you know a bunch of people who know each other from a very long time. I think they usually use it with each other but yes, I don’t think you should use it in a very formal situation.
آپ کا دن کیسا رہا؟
(Aap ka din kaisa raha?)
"How's your day?"
It’s a very good sentence to know. I mean, when your husband comes back or people are returning from their work, you can ask them about their day and you just ask like, aap ka din kaisa tha? Yeah. Aap ka din kaisa gujra? “How was your day?” “How did your day go?” Something like that.
کیا چل رہا ہے؟
(Kia chal raha hai?)
"What's up?"
It’s a super casual sentence and I think we usually use it with our friends, family members, but I don’t think for a formal situation, it’s more suitable. Maybe in a formal situation, you should use a bit more serious Urdu. Yeah, I mean it’s super casual you know. Super casual guys.
شام بخیر
(Sham bakhair)
"Good evening."
Again guys, we really don’t use this word anymore. Maybe some people who are from Urdu speaking family you know. By Urdu speaking family, I mean like their parents and their grandparents, they have been speaking Urdu as a mother tongue, they might be more prone to using these words in their day-to-day conversation but I really don’t hear it a lot at least in my age group. I mean people of my age group and I am not really that old. Just for the record 26 only. So I don’t really see those people using it. Instead, we usually use like good morning. That is like
شام بخیر
(Sham bakhair) and goodnight
شب بخیر
(Sham bakhair).
But we never use these two words, like, for good afternoon and good evening, but I would say Assalamualaikum, this is the safest word you can use in any time of the day, like, the moment you see a person, just say Assalamualaikum. So it’s kind of hello, whatever may the time be because you just saw him, you just say Assalamualaikum and it’s safe.
آپ سے مل کر اچھا لگا.
(Aap say mil ker acha laga.)
"It's nice to meet you."
A good sentence to always know if you are meeting new people or you are meeting someone after a long time. If you know them, yeah but if you know them for a very long time, it sounds kind of illogical to say
آپ سے مل کر اچھا لگا.
(Aap say mil ker acha laga.)
because you are meeting them because you like them you know, but yeah, it’s a good sentence you know if you are meeting new people.
سب کچھ کیسا ہے؟
(Sab kuch kaisa hai?)
"How's everything?"
Again super casual but this you can also use in your formal situations. I mean there is a very right amount of balance in the sentence structure. So yes, you can use it with your boss. I mean in your workplace.
So guys, this is the end of another lesson. If you like the video, please don’t forget to give us a thumbs up. Please comment below and tell me what is your favorite phrase for saying hello when you meet new people. For me, it’s just hello and aap se milkar accha laga. “It’s nice to meet you.”
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