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Assalam u Alaikum mera naam Afrah hai. Hi everybody! I’m Afrah.
Welcome to UrduPod101.com’s “3 minat mein Urdu”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Urdu.
In the last lesson, you learned the phrase iskaa Daam kyaa hai? meaning “How much is it?” In this lesson, let’s take a look at how you might answer that question by counting rupees in Urdu. In Pakistan, the currency is the PAKISTANI RUPEE. But in Urdu, we call it rupaiya.
Let’s try to say prices in Urdu. Start by trying to say "26 rupees"
chabbis rupay
[slowly] chab-bis rupay
This is really straightforward. First, we say the number, followed by rupay. There’s only one simple catch. For all the numbers except “one”, you use the plural form rupees, which is rupay.
[slowly] rupay
For “one”, you use the singular form rupee, which is rupaiya
[slowly] rupaiya
So, “1 Rupee” in Urdu is ek rupaiya
[slowly] ek rupaiya
The Pakistani Rupee uses coins for 1, 2 and 5 Rupees and banknotes for higher denominations, the highest being 5000 Rupees. On the other hand, the smallest denomination is one rupee meaning there are no cents used in the Pakistani currency.
Let’s see some more examples of currency.
“87 rupees” is saTTasi rupay
[slowly] saTTasi rupay
Ready for another example?
“44 rupees” is chavalis rupay
[slowly] chavalis rupay
Now it’s time for Afrah’s Advice.
Often, you will hear people saying paisy instead of rupay. Although this might sound confusing, it simply is another way of referring to money.
You should ask your friends in Pakistan if they want to go shopping with you to practice these phrases! But first you’ll have to check if they have other plans or not. Do you know how to do that in Urdu? If not, I’ll see you in the next lesson of “3 minat mein Urdu”. Phir milenge!