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Whether you are looking for Urdu translations, learning Urdu online, or plan to enrol yourself in an Urdu language course, our Urdu to English dictionary is always being updated with new Urdu words which makes an excellent supplement for those trying to learn to speak Urdu.

Learn Common Urdu Phrases and Words
If you are looking for a place to start learning Urdu online - especially when it comes to the Urdu key words - then you've come to the right place. Here you can learn Urdu phrases like, Yes and No and even how to say Please and Thank You in Urdu. Simply scroll down for these basic urdu words and phrases. There's also a detailed section about saying How are you? to both men and women, regardless if the situation calls for informal or formal speech. By looking below, you will also learn to inquire about one's health.

Now, because all of our information is user submitted, we aren't like your standard Urdu translation services or other educational websites. Yes, we still have many basic Urdu words, but we've also got some of the more unusual, but still quite useful, Urdu phrases. If you do know of some Urdu key words that haven't been posted to this page, then by all means, submit them to the site. Our submission forms are located at the bottom of each page.

Now go forth and learn some Urdu key words and phrases and start speaking and reading Urdu with our English to Urdu key words dictionary!

View this list of common Urdu phrases with translations from: Urdu to English or English to Urdu
(Words in bold added during the last update. Latest additions can also been seen on our LearnUrduCLT twitter page.)

How to say "Yes" and "No" in Urdu:

Yes - Haan
No - Nahi

Saying "Please" and "Thank You" in Urdu:

Please - Barae meherbani
Thank you - Shukriya / Shukria

Asking "How are you?" in Urdu:

How are you? - Aap kaise hain? (Formal, said to men)
How are you? - Aap kaisi hain? (Formal, said to women)

How are you? - Tum kaise ho? (Informal, said to men)
How are you? - Tum kaisi ho? (Informal, said to women)

Asking about one's health in Urdu:

How are you? / How is your health? - Kya haal hai?
I'm fine (and you?) - Main theek hoon (aur aap?)

Other Common Urdu Questions:

How much does this cost? - Yeh kitne ka hai?
Where are you from? - Tum kaham se ho

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