Useful phrases in Sindhi

A collection of useful phrases in Sindhi (سنڌي), an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the province of Sind in Pakistan, and also India.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, m = male (said by males), f = female (said by females), > = said to.

Phrase (Sindhi) سنڌي
Hello (General greeting) used among Muslims - (Salāmu) سَلامُ
(Asalāmu alekum) السلام عليڪم
reply - (Walekum asalām) اسماء: وعلیکم السلام
used among Hindus - (Namaste) نَمَستي
used between men - (Sāīn, sāīn) سائيِن، سائيِن
women to men - (Adā) اَدا
to women - (Adī) اَديِ
Hello (on phone)
How are you? توهان جا ڪهڙا حال آهن؟
Reply to 'How are you?' مان ٺيڪ آهيان، مهرباني، توهان ٻڌايو؟
Long time no see ڏِسَڻَ من ئيِ نَٿا اَچو
(Ddisarna men ii nathaa acho)
What's your name? تُنهِجو نالو ڇا آهي؟
sg - (tunhinjo naalo chhaa aahe?)
تَوهانجو نالو ڇا آهي؟
pl - (tavahaanjo naalo chhaa aahe?)
My name is ... مُنهِنجو نالو ... آهي
(munhinjo naalo ... aahe)
Where are you from? توهان ڪٿان جا آهيو؟
I'm from ... مان ... جو آهيان
Pleased to meet you توهان ملي ڏاڍو سٺو لڳو
Awhaan saan mili khushi thi
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Subho bakhair
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
(Asalāmu alekum) السلام عليڪم
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Sham jo salam
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Ok - (Chango) چَڱو
وَريِ ملَنداسيِن
We'll meet again - (Varii milandaasiin)
Stay happy - (Xushu raho) چَڱو
(Xudaa haafizu) خُدا حافِظُ
God (is) the protector
(namaste) نَمستي
Good luck! ٻيڙائي پار
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Ha
No Na
I don't know مونکي خبر ناهي
I understand
I don't understand مان نـ سمجهيس
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English? ڇا توهان ڳالهائيندا آهيو؟
Do you speak Sindhi? ڇا توهان سنڌي آهيو؟
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
ٿوري گھڻي
Speak to me in Sindhi
How do you say ... in Sindhi?
Excuse me Maaf kajo rasto dijo
Maaf kajo
How much is this? هن جو اگھ ڇا آهي؟
Hi ketre jo aahe?
Hin je keemat chha aahe?
Sorry (Maaf kajo) معاف ڪجو
Please Mehrbani
Thank you Meharbani
Reply to thank you Bhali karay aaya
Where's the toilet / bathroom?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
Do you come here often?
I miss you
I love you
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help! مدد!
Call the police! پوليس کي گھرايو!
Christmas greetings ڪرسمس جون واڌايون
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings جنم ڏڻ جون واڌايون
(Janam dhēhan jyūñ vādhāyūñ)
جنم ڏينھن جيون ڪروڙ-ڪروڙ واڌايون اٿو
(Janam dhēhan jyūñ carore-carore vādhāyūñ athava)
Congratulations! مبارڪون هجن!
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels


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