If you are planning a trip to Punjab, among other things
on your itinerary, you could pick up a bit of local dialect
and feel at home. While you are travelling, you may want to
ask for directions or know the fare for a cab or describe
your preference to a shop-keeper. The idea is to list out
a few basic sentences that will be help you communicate with
the natives for specific needs.
English: General salutation/greeting
Punjabi: Sat Shri Akal
Punjabi: Jee Aayan Noo
English: What is your name?
Punjabi: Tuhada naa ki hai?
English: My name is Rahul
Punjabi: Mera naa Rahul hai
English: Very beautiful
Punjabi: Bout Sohna
English: How are you?
Punjabi: Ki Haal hai?
English: Can you help me?
Punjabi: Tussi meri madad kar
English: How much is the fare?
Punjabi: Kinna kiraya?
English: I have to go to the hotel
Punjabi: Main hotel jaana hai
English: Where does this road go?
Punjabi: Eh sadak kithe jaandi
English: How can I reach there?
Punjabi: main othe kiwen jaavan?/
Othe jaan da raah ki hai?
English: Is it walking distance?
Punjabi: Ki paidal jaa sakden
English: Is there a cybercafe nearby?
Punjabi: eithe kidre nede cybercafe
English: Where is the market?
Punjabi: Market kithe aa?
English: How much for this? (or) How much does this cost?
Punjabi: Eh Kinne da?
English: Where can I make an STD call?
Punjabi: : Ethe STD call kithon
English: What special dish can we get here to eat?
Punjabi: Ethe khan noo ki khaas
English: This tastes good
Punjabi: Eda swad changa hai
English: Can I have some more lassi?
Punjabi: thodi hore lassi milegi?
English: I am hungry
Punjabi: Mainu bhukh laggi hai
English: What else can we get to eat?
Punjabi: Khaan noo hore ki milega?