Punjabi people are very positive and jolly! They are considered to be loud, fun-loving, and bold. In general, they are a bunch of genuine people to have around, so if they say good luck in Punjabi, they truly mean it! There are many ways to say this though. In the Punjabi language, good luck can come even from first introductions to people – especially elders!
Today, a lot of Punjabis have chosen different ways to greet others rather than the cultural way. This is not bad, it just misses the chance to have good luck and blessings. Missed opportunities! So let’s look at some words and dig deeper into the language to know what are some ways to wish each other good luck in Punjabi. While you are at it, try this hit Punjabi song called Good Luck by Garry Sandhu.
Ways To Say Good Luck In Punjabi
A large number of Punjabis live in Canada. Check out this link to know where else The Punjabi language is commonly spoken. The language has also gained a lot of attention. A general conversation can go like this:
|Greetings!||ਸਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ||Sat Sri Akal!|
|How are you?||ਸਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ||Tusi kevam ho?|
|How is everyone at home?||ਘਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਾਰੇ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਹਨ?||Ghara vich sare kevam hana?|
|Have you eaten?||ਕੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਖਾ ਲਿਆ ਹੈ?||Ki tusim kha lia hai?|
|God keep you.||ਰੱਬ ਰੱਖਣ||Rabb rakhan!|
This is a typical conversation with someone older than you that you give respect. Check out this guide for great details that will be helpful as you work on your introductions.
And following these, here are some ways to say good luck in Punjabi.
Good luck in the Punjabi language means ਖੁਸ਼ਕਿਸਮਤੀ Khushkismati. This is the literal translation of good and luck. But usually, these are used:
|Your fortune will be good (Neutral gender)||ਅੱਛਾ ਕਿਸਮਤ ਹੋਵੇ||Acha kismat hovey|
|Your fortune will be good (Female gender)||ਅੱਛੀ ਕਿਸਮਤ ਹੋਈਏ ਤੇਰੀ||Achi kismat hoiye teri|
|Good fortune||ਅੱਛਾ ਕਿਸਮਤ||Acha kismat|
|Have good fortune||ਚੰਗੇ ਭਾਗ ਹੋਣ||Changay bhag hon|
|Your future be good||ਤਾਂਏ ਭਾਗ ਚੰਗੇ ਹੋਣ||Tanye bhag changey hon|
|(Similar to the expression) Good luck charlie||ਰੱਬ ਰੱਖਣ||Rabb Rakhan|
|Live Long||ਜੁੱਗ ਜੁੱਗ ਜੀਯੋ||Juug Juug Jeeyo|
|Let’s Go!||ਛਕਦੇ ਫੱਤੇ||Chakde Phatte|
|Well done||ਖੈਰ ਹੋਸੀ||Khair Hosi|
|Be good||ਭਲਾ ਹੋਸੀ||Bhala hosi|
As a big part of the culture, saying “God bless you” is also a way to say good luck in Punjabi for your future endeavors. Many people say this in many different ways. This is because people use different names to address God in the Punjabi language like ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ Waheguru, ਰੱਬ Rabb, ਪ੍ਰਮਾਤਮਾ Parmatma, ਡਾਟਾ Data, ਕਰਤਾਰ Kartar and so on. All the translations are the same of course.
Here are the examples of how “God bless you” is said:
|May God have compassion on you||ਰੱਬ ਤੇਰੇ ਤੇ ਦਿਯਾ ਕਰੇ||Rabb tere te dya kare|
|May God do good to you||ਰੱਬ ਤੇਰਾ ਭਲਾ ਕਰੇ||Rabb tera bhala kare|
|May God favor you||ਰੱਬ ਤੇਰੇ ਤੇ ਮਿਹਰ ਕਰੇ||Rabb tere te mehar kare|
|May the Creator favor you||ਦਾਤਾ ਮਿਹਰ ਕਰੇ||Data mehar kare|
|The Leader/God bless you||ਕਰਤਾਰ ਤੇਰੀ ਭਲੀ ਕਰੇ||Kartar teri bhali kare|
|God put his merciful hand on you||ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਤੇਰੇ ਤੇ ਮਿਹਰਾਂ ਭਰਿਆ ਹੱਥ ਰੱਖੇ||Waheguru tere te mehran bharya hath rakhe|
|Lord/God bless you||ਪਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਤੇਰਾ ਭਲਾ ਕਰੇ||Parmatma tera bhala kare|
Practice these conversations and share with us what you think about them.
Cultural Nuances About Good Luck In Punjabi Beliefs
It is considered unlucky especially if the audience has gone through grief, like death in the family to say good luck for the future. Even if the family is close or a good friend. Punjabis have many beliefs and superstitions. For good luck, using a ਮਾਨਤ ਕਾ ਧਾਗਾ Manat ka dhaga is not uncommon. It is a form of bracelet/thread tied on the wrist by offering a prayer or request or asking for favor and luck.
As the culture has been here for a long time, they have rich folklore and mythology. They have a strong belief in ਪੀਰ ਫ਼ਕੀਰ Pirs-fakirs known as spiritual guides, ਜੋਗੀ Jogi who are considered from the holy castes, and prayers offered by them on your behalf are considered to bring good luck in Punjabi culture.
Some may offer a ਤਾਵੀਜ਼ Taweez or amulet that also serves as a good luck charm. They are also given to ensure protection from evil but also from sickness and physical harm.
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