PAKISTAN

Phrase book

Many people, especially the middle classes and those working in business, medicine or hospitality, will have a good grasp of English. Pakistanis pride themselves on their hospitality and will always try to help a traveller. However, you can endear yourself and show respect by learning a couple of Urdu phrases.

Useful Phrases

English
Urdu
Hello
Salaam
Hello (reply)
wālaikum assalām
Goodbye
khuda hāfiz
How are you?
kya Haal hai?
I am fine
main theek hoon
What is your name?
āpka nam kya hai?
My name is …
mera nam …hai
Yes
No
nahī
Do you speak English?
āpko angrezi ātī hai?
I don't speak Urdu
mujhe urdu nahī ātī
I don't understand
nahin samjha
Please
barai mehrbāni
Thank you
śukriya
You're welcome
Koi bat nahin.
Excuse me (apologising)
mā'af kijiye
Excuse me (getting attention)
suniye
Leave me alone
Mujhe akela chor do
I'm lost
mei gum ho gaya hoon
I need a doctor
Mujhe doctor ki zaroorat hai