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Useful phrases in Kashmiri

A collection of useful phrases in Kashmiri, an Indo-Iranian language spoken mainly in India and Pakistan.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, m = said to males, f = said to females, >Muslims = said to Muslims, >Hindus = said to Hindus

English कॉशुर (Kashmiri)
Hello (General greeting) Assalām ‘alaikum (>Muslims)
Namaskār (>Hindus)
Halo (inf) आदाब । (aadaab)
How are you? तोहय छिवा वारय?
(tohy ch'ivaa vaarai?)
Reply to 'How are you?' वारय, शुकिया । त’ तीहय?
(vaarai, shukriyaa tiu tohy?)
Long time no see  
What's your name? त्वहि क्या छु नाव? (Twahi kyaa ch'u naav?)
My name is ... मे छु नाव ... (Me ch'u naav ...)
Where are you from? शबे खैर । (Tohy katik ch'v?)
I'm from ... ब’ छुस रीजान ... (biu ch'us rozaan ...) - m
ब’ छस रीजान ... (biu ch'as rozaan)
Pleased to meet you मे सप’ज़ खोशी त्वहि मीलिध । (Me sapiuz k'oshee twahu meelit')
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night शबे खैर । (shabey k'eūr)
(Parting phrases)
Khuda hāfiz (>Muslim) Namaskār (>Hindus)
अलवीदा । (alvidaa)
Good luck!  
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day  
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
I understand ब’ छुस ज़ानान । (biu ch'us zaanaan) - m
ब’ छस ज़ानान । (biu ch'as zaanaan) - f
I don't understand ब’ छुस न’ ज़ानान । (biu ch'us niu zaanaan) - m
ब’ छस न’ ज़ानान । (biu ch'as niu zaanaan) - f
Mê chunė phikrī tarān
I don't know  
Please speak more slowly तोहय हेकिवा वार’ वार’ वॅनिव । (tohy hekivaa vaariu vaariu veuniv)
Please say that again तोहय हेकिवा दुबार’ वॅनिथ । (tohy hekivaa dubaariu veunit')
Please write it down  
Do you speak English? तोहय छिवा अंगरीज़ी बोलान? (tohy chivā angrīzī bolān)
Çė chukhė aņgrīz bolān?
Do you speak Kashmiri?  
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
How do you say ... in Kashmiri  
Excuse me वय त्रॅाविव । (vat' treūviv) - to get past
यपॅारय । (yapeūry) - to get attention
How much is this? यि का’तिस छु? (yi keūtis ch'u)
Sorry माफ कॅरिव । (maap' keuriv)
Please मेहरबॅानी । (meharbeūnee)
Thank you शुकिया / شکریہ (shukriya)
Reply to thank you  
Where's the toilet? टायलेट कति छि? (ṭaaylet kati ch'u!)
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything  
Would you like to dance with me?  
I miss you  
I love you  
Get well soon  
Go away! च़ल! (tsa!)
Leave me alone!  
Help! मदथ! (madat'!)
Fire! नार! (naar!)
Stop! ठहर! (ṭeuhar!)
Call the police! बुलॅाविव पुलीस! (buleūviv pulees!)
Christmas and New Year greetings नवरेह मुबारक / ﻧﻮﺭﻳﮩﮧ ﻣﺒﺎﺭﮎ (navreh mubarak) - Happy New Year
Easter greetings  
Birthday greetings  
One language is never enough  
My hovercraft is full of eels
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