Common Urdu Words and Phrases
Looking to learn the basics in Urdu? Or need a quick refresher? This is the page for you.
Below are many useful words and phrases, all translated from Urdu to English. There are translations for words like Yes and No, Please and Thank you, and all the question words (Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How), plus useful phrases like Who are you? and What is your name?
Note: Words in bold added during the last update. You can also view this list of useful words from English to Urdu.
How to say Yes and No in Urdu:
Haan ➔ Yes
Nahi ➔ No
Saying Please and Thank You in Urdu:
Barae meherbani ➔ Please
Shukriya / Shukria ➔ Thank you
Barhi mehrbani ➔ Thank you so much
Bahut bahut shukriya ➔ Thank you very much
Koi baat nahin ➔ Said as a reply to Thank you.
Asking How are you? in Urdu:
Aap kaise hain? ➔ How are you? (Said to men)
Aap kaisi hain? ➔ How are you? (Said to women)
Tum kaise ho? ➔ How are you? (Said to men)
Tum kaisi ho? ➔ How are you? (Said to women)
Asking Who are you? in Urdu:
Aap kaon hain? ➔ Who are you?
Aap ka nam kya hai? ➔ What is your name?
Mera nam (name) hai. ➔ My name is (name).
Inquiring about one's health in Urdu:
Kya haal hai? ➔ How are you? / How is your health?
Main theek hoon, shukriya. ➔ I'm fine, thanks.
Main theek hoon. Aap kese ho? ➔ I am fine. What about you?
Main theek hoon (aur aap?) ➔ I'm fine (and you?)
All the question words in Urdu:
Kab ➔ When
Kahaan ➔ Where
Kesay ➔ How
Kiya ➔ What
Kiyoon ➔ Why
Kon ➔ Who
Other Useful Phrases:
Aap kahaan ho? ➔ Where are you?
Dawa khana khan hai? ➔ Where is the bathroom?
Kya aap angrezi? ➔ Do you speak English?
Tum kaham se ho? ➔ Where are you from?
Yeh kitne ka hai? ➔ How much does this cost?
*List of useful words and phrases last updated: March 30, 2018.
English to Urdu Comprehension:
Can you answer these questions about basic Urdu?
1. What is how is your health in Urdu?
2. How do you say please in Urdu?
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