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Mirpuri

potwari

handbook
Language greetings and meeting people
Salaam Hello
khudaafiz Goodbye
Kashmir vich tashreef llaikinu Welcome to Kashmir
Saab Mister, Sir
Memsaab Lady, Mrs, Madam
Janaani Miss, Young Lady
Salaam alaykam Smith saab Greetings Mr Smith
Kea aal eh? How are you?
Meh Teek, shukar I’m fine, thank you
Bas teek a Well enough
Ta tut eek eh And you?
Saara Kuch teek eh? So How’s everything?
Navi taazi? What’s new?
Kuch ni Nothing
Taara Khandaan na ke aal eh? How is your family?
Saare teek an Everyone is fine
Khyaa rakhna Take care
Taara naa keh (vai)? Whats your name?
Maara naa Raja Rafaqat eh My name is Raja Rafaqat
Tusaki mili changa oya Nice to meet you
Miki vi changa lagaa The pleasure was mine
O kon a Who’s that
O janaa kon a Who is that man
O janaani kon a Who is that woman
O murra kon a Who is that boy
O kuri kon a Who is that girl
O maara janaa ya That is my husband
O maari janaani eh That is my wife
O maara murra eh That is my son
O maari thi eh That is my daughters
O marri thi yan They are my daughters
O maara gamaandi eh That is my neighbour (male)
O graai eh That is a villager
Eh maara dost a This is my friend
Eh maari saheli eh This is my woman friend
Tu usi jaana eh? Do you know him?
Tu ibrahimki jaana eh? Do you know Ibrahim?
(talking to a man)
Tu ibrahimki jaani eh? Do you know Ibrahim?
(talking to a woman)
Tu Aishaki jaana eh? Do you know Aisha?
(talking to a man)
Tu Aishaki jaani eh? Do you know Aisha?
(talking to a woman)
Meh usna pew ki pataa I know his father (cheeky)
Meh usni pew ki pataa I know her father (cheeky)
Ahaa, meh usi jaana ya Yes, I know him
Naa, maari mulqaat ni oy No, I haven’t met her
Tu Kashmir vich kuski jaanai? Who do you know in
kashmir
Meh taari mulka vich kusaki I know nobody in your
naa jaana country
Meh khan Saabki jaana ya I know mr khan
Hun miki yaad aya to kon eh Now I remember who you
are?
Tu Safraazna pataa jaana eh? Do you know Safraaz’s
address?
Naa, meh naa jaana No I don’t know it
Tu usna pataa jaana eh? Do you know his address?

Colours
Chitaa White
Peela Yellow
Gulaab Pink
Jaamni Purple
Laal, Suwwah Red
Surmai Grey
Kaala Black
Neela Blue
Sabzi Green (also means
vegetables)

Vocabulary one
Paagal Crazy
Mara My
Mesij Message
Meh I
Uhn Now
Kuch ni Nothing
Koivi ni Nobody
Asana Our
Asaa We
Kaan Ear
Sare paase Everywhere
Sakoon Peace
Niki chiri Small bird
Badal latha It rained
Usne kohl ni He cannot
Seb Apple
Aana Bring

Mirpuri potwari phrases


Tusaa kudharo aiyo Where are you from
Meh azaad Kashmir tu aa I’m from azaad Kashmir
Tusa kutha pada oiso Where were you born
Meh Muzaffarabad vich pada I was born in musaffarabad
oiyasaa
O kutha pada oiyaasi Where was he born
O Birmingham vich pada oiyaasi He was born in
Birmingham
Tusa kutha rehne o Where do you live
Meh phaar vich rehna ya I live in the hills
Meh nike sher vich rehna ya I live in a small town
O kutha rehne an? Where do they live?
O bare sher vich rehne an They live in a big city
O London vich ni rehne They don’t live in London
Asaa vi bare sher vich rehne aa We also live in a big city
Potwari kutha bolne an? Where do people speak
potwari?
Potwari potwar ilaaka Pakistan People speak potwari in
vich ta azaad Kashmir vich potwar Pakistan andazaad
bolne an Kashmir
Azaad Kashmir vich aur keh What other languages do
zabaan bolnen they speak in azaad
Kashmir
Urdu ta Punjabi vich bolnen Urdu and Punjabi are also
spoken
Zabardast a That’s interesting
Tusaa mirpur vich kitnaa arsaa For how long will you be
staying in mirpur
Meh do afte vastaa rehsaa I will be here for two
weeks
Kiyaa Why
Is vaste Because
Tusaa potwari kiyaa sikne o? Why are you learning
potwari
Kiyaa miki o zabaan pasand a Because I like the
language
Kiyaa mare vaalad potwaar tu Because my parents come
an from potwar
Kiyaa meh Kashmir vich biznis Because I am going to do
karsa business in Kashmir
At the hotel
Salaam alaykum saab,me tusaa Good day sir,may I help
vastaa koi cheez kari sakna you.
Miki ekh kamraa cheina I would like a room
Meh kalaa ya Kitne bande vasta
Do bande vasta For two people
Kitniyaa raata vastaa For how many nights
Takreeban paanj raata Lets say five nights
Ahaa, mare kohl kamraa ya Yes I have a room
Maaf karo, mare kohl kamraa ni Unfortunately I do not have
a room
Meh kamrey ki taki saknaa? May I see the room
Kamraa nika ya The room is small
Tusaa kohl bara karma ya Do you have a bigger room
Kamrey vich andera ya The room is dark
Ik raati vastaa kamraa kitne na How much is the room per
night
Otel vich restrant a Is the restaurant in the
hotel
Kamrey ne keem ta vich naashta Is breakfast included in the
vi a price of the room