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Useful phrases in Kashmiri

A collection of useful phrases in Kashmiri, an Indo-Aryan 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)
Welcome
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 Variya kaal gov na myelnasi!
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? त्वहि कतिक छु?
توہِ کتِک چھُ؟
(Tvahi katika chu?)
I'm from ... ब’ छुस ... रोज़ां ...
ب چھُس ۔۔۔ روزاں
(biu ch'us ... rozaan) - m
ब’ छस ... रोज़ां ...
ب چھس ۔۔۔ روزاں
(biu ch'as ... rozaan) - f
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)
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Khuda hāfiz (>Muslim)
Namaskār (>Hindus)
अलवीदा । (alvidaa)
Good luck! इंशाल्लाह
اِشاہءلّاہ
(Inshaallaah) >Muslims
वारकार
وارکار
(Vārakāra) >Hindus
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
नैर ख़ौदायस हवाल
نءیر خودایس ہوال
(Nair khaudaayas havaal) >Muslims
नैर भगवानस हवाल
نءیر بھگوانس ہوال
(Nair bhagavaanas havaal) >Hindus
Do you understand? त्वहि छा फिकिरि तरान?
(Tvahi chaa phikiri taraan?)
I understand आऊई समझ
آوءی سمجھ
(Aaooee samajh) >Hindus
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 Me chhu ne pai
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? Tske chhuke Koshur bolaan?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Aa, thoda sa
How do you say ... in Kashmiri? ... us kith paeth chhe dapaan kashir manz?
Excuse me वथ 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 Kiheen chhu ne parvaai
Where's the toilet / bathroom? टायलेट कति छि? (ṭaaylet kati ch'u!)
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Ye mard dee saersi hatra pons
Would you like to dance with me? च्अ करख़ा डांस म्यांन साइथ?
چَ کرخا ڈانس میاین ساءتھ؟
(Chan khha dance minan sith?)
I miss you Me chhu chyon yaad yiwaan
I love you Tske chhuk myon jigur
Get well soon
Go away! च़ल! (tsa!)
Leave me alone!
Help! मदथ करिव!
مدتھ کرِو!
(Madatha kariva!)
Fire! नार! (naar!)
Stop! ठहर! (ṭeuhar!)
Call the police! बुलॅाविव पुलीस! (buleūviv pulees!)
Christmas greetings नवरेह मुबारक / ﻧﻮﺭﻳﮩﮧ ﻣﺒﺎﺭﮎ (navreh mubarak)
- Happy New Year
New Year greetings नवरेह मुबारक / ﻧﻮﺭﻳﮩﮧ ﻣﺒﺎﺭﮎ (navreh mubarak)
Birthday greetings Tske chhuy wohurwod mubarak!
One language is never enough Akh zabaan chhu na zanh kaefi
My hovercraft is full of eels Myon hovercraaft chhu eelav seeth bharith

Corrections and additions by Saamer Mansoor and Akhilesh Das

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http://wikitravel.org/en/Kashmiri_phrasebook

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