Punjabi for Tourists

If you are planning a trip to Punjab, among the other things on your itinerary, you could pick up a bit of local dialect and feel at home. While you are traveling, you may want to ask for directions or know the fare for a cab or describe your preference to a shop-keeper. Have a look at this small dictionary. It will surely help you to learn few words of Punjabi which will help you make your visit a comfortable one.

English Punjabi
General salutation/greeting Sat Shri Akal
Welcome Jee Aayan Noo
What is your name?
Tuhada naa ki hai?
My name is ...... Mera naa ...... hai
Very beautiful Bout Sohna
How are you? Ki Haal hai?
Can you help me? Tussi meri madad kar sakde ho?
Transport/Directions Context
How much is the fare? Kinna kiraya?
I have to go to the hotel Main hotel jaana hai
Where does this road go? Eh sadak kithe jaandi hai?
How can I reach there? main othe kiwen jaavan?/ Othe jaan da raah ki hai?
Is it walking distance? Ki paidal jaa sakden haan?
Is there a cybercafe nearby? eithe kidre nede cybercafe haiga e?
Shopping Context
Where is the market? Market kithe aa?
How much for this? (or) How much does this cost? Eh Kinne da?
Where can I make an STD call? Ethe STD call kithon kariye?
Food Context
What special dish can we get here to eat? Ethe khan noo ki khaas hai?
This tastes good Eda swad changa hai
Can I have some more lassi? thodi hore lassi milegi?
I am hungry Mainu bhukh laggi hai
What else can we get to eat?
0 Sifar 10 Dass
1 Ikk 20 Vih
2 Do 30 Tih
3 Tinn 40 Chali
4 Char 50 Pamjah
5 Panj 60 Sathth
6 Chhe 70 Sattar
7 Satt 80 Assi
8 Ath 90 Nabbe
9 Naum 100 Sau
10 Dass 1000 Hajar

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