Punjabi in roman text

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This article lists frquently used Punjabi word in Roman Text (ie English alphabet), with meaning and Gurmukhi spelling:

Standardising Roman Characters

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Basic Vocabulary

English Punjabi in Roman Meaning/Examples Gurmukhi text
    Greetings
Hello Sat Sri Akal This is the formal, traditional Sikh greeting meaning "God is great" ਸਤਿ ਸ੝ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ
ਸਤਿ ਸ੝ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ
Hello Namaaste jee Hello ਨਮਸਤੇ ਜੀ
Hi Keedah Hi ਕੀਥਾ
How are you? Tussi kiwen ho? or Tussi keedah ho?
I am fine Maa theek ha. I am OK
    Other basic words
Please repeat dubaara bolo ji dubĝrĝ bŝlŝ jī ਦ੝ਬਾਰਾ ਬੋਲੋ ਜੀ
Inside andar opposite of outside - Bhahar
I, me maa, manu referring to oneself
He, She, That oh, usna generally to refer to someone else
You tu, tusi used to refer to "you" in real person; tusi is more polite
This, It eh to refer to things
us appah collective term
One, a Ik singular; one item
then pheer after;
Come (you come) aa ja "direct speech"
Came ayea Oh aye'a = he came
Will come aaoo-ga Oh aaoo-ga – he will come
Open (to open) khollna Eh appah khollna – we have to open this
Opened kholliya past tense
Will open kholluga oh aaoo-ga pheer oh kholluga – he will will and then he will open
Sit (to sit) baithna or Baahna
Walk (to walk) tuurna Jaldee tuurna - walk fast
Eat (to eat) khana khana nahee - Not eat
Is Haa, hai nahee hai - It's not
Your Tuhadaa (singular) tuhadee (plural)
Name Naam Tuhadaa naam kee ya? What is your name?
Drink Pinna usna paanee pinna - He wants to drink water
to Win Jittna usna jittna - He wants to Win
Go Janna usna janna - He wants to go
Run Phajjna also "Phaaj ja" - run away
I go Maa jaanda ha I am going -So long
    Simple phrases
He goes Oh jaanda haa He is going
He has eaten Usne kha liya haa He has already eaten
He had eaten Usne kha liya si --ditto--
He had gone Oh chal giya si Oh chal-la giya ha - He is gone
He had come Oh aa gaya si Oh aa-gaya ha - He has come
He will eat Oh kha lawega Oh khaa-ga - He will eat. Ma khaa-va ga - I will eat
He will go Oh chala jawega Oh chala ga-ya - He is gone
He will come Oh aa jayeega Oh aa-gayah - He's come
What is your name? Tuhada naam ki haa? Tuhada Naam? - Your name?
What Kee Kee kaa'ha ji, What did you say? (Ji brings respect)
What did you do? Tussi ki kitta? also Tu'saa ki kitta (polite)
What should I do? Manu ki karna chaida hai? also "Maa ki karah?" What shall i do?
What can I do? Maa ki kar sakda haa?
Is it a book? Ki eh kitaab haa?
It is a book Eh kittab haa.
Is it the answer? Ki eh jawaab haa?
It is the answer. Eh jawaab haa.
Which way did you come? Tussi kis raste ton aye?

Personal & other References

English Punjabi in Roman Meaning/Examples Gurmukhi text
I Main referring to oneself
He, She, That Oh generally to refer to someone else
You Tu, tusi used to refer to "you" in real person; tusi is more polite
This, It Eh to refer to things
us appah collective term
One, a Ik singular; one item

Movement

English Punjabi in Roman Meaning/Examples Gurmukhi text
then pheer after;
Come (you come) aa ja "direct speech"
Came ayea Oh aye'a = he came
Will come aaoo-ga Oh aaoo-ga – he will come
Open (to open) khollna Eh appah khollna – we have to open this
Opened kholliya past tense
Will open kholluga oh aaoo-ga pheer oh kholluga – he will will and then he will open



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