Punjabi Relationship Vocabulary: 50+ Best Words

Punjabi Relationship Vocabulary

I am sure you must have heard the words jaan or heeriye if you have Punjabi friends or colleagues in your circle. Or, if you have been on a steady diet of Bollywood films! These are the most popular ways to address your special someone or romantic partner in the Punjabi language.

Now, if you’d want to take a step further and gather some more Punjabi relationship vocabulary to impress your Punjabi loved one or shower them with some love language, you have landed at the right page! In this blog post, we will walk you through all the important terms related to relationships. So, let’s get started with this fun Punjabi lesson!

Punjabi Relationship Vocabulary

So, you’re a foreigner or Vidēśī (ਵਿਦੇਸ਼ੀ) who fell for a Punjabi speaking girl or boy? Well, here is a list of Punjabi words you can use to address your beloved.

EnglishPunjabiRomanized Punjabi
LoveਪਿਆਰPi’āra
Dear/ DarlingਸੋਨਾSōnā
Love/ LifeਜਾਨJāna
BelovedਦਿਲਬਰDilabara
My lifeਮੇਰੀ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀMērī zidagī
My loveਹੀਰਿਏHīri’ē
SoulਰੂਹRūha
SoulmateਹਾਣੀਏHāṇī’ē

Punjabi Dating Culture

If you are nursing a soft corner for a Punjabi kudi (girl) or munda (boy), there are a couple of things you need to know about the dating culture in Punjab.

Cultural Norms

Punjabi culture is a relatively conservative culture when compared to the rest of the world, particularly the West. Traditional Punjabi families still follow the old teachings where you have to take permission from the elders before dating a guy or girl, unlike the modern world where it’s not necessary. Especially when it comes to girls, Punjabi families are very protective of them. If you are a guy who wants to date a Punjabi girl you will most likely have to pass an interview in which all the elders of the family will be there. Not only that, girls aren’t allowed to freely go out with guys in most families unless they are married or engaged to the guy.

However, this is not the case when it comes to Punjabi diaspora. Punjabi community living out of India has a relaxed and relatively less rigid approach towards romantic relationship.

Punjabi Relationship Vocabulary

Religious Values

Punjab is a land of three main religions. There are Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs. Sikhs are the major population. Whatever the religion maybe they are very strict when it comes to the religion of their partners. Punjabi families prefer someone of the same religion for their sons and daughters too. It is very hard to date in Punjab if your partner has a different religion. While dating someone with different religious views than you is getting more acceptable, it will still be a long time before it is normalized.

Physical Appearance

Another important thing to consider about the dating culture in Punjab is that physical appearance is given great value in Punjabi culture. Especially when it comes to girls, a Punjabi family would always prefer a prettier girl for their sons regardless of her education or personality. Punjabi men also prefer to date more beautiful young women. This trend is also going extinct in urban Punjab where a girl isn’t judged based solely on her looks. Any educated Punjabi family would look for more mature traits to look for while selecting a partner for their sons or daughters. 

Endearing Words In Punjabi

There are different words that are relevant when talking about the Punjabi relationships. If you are wondering how the Punjabis might talk about love, then here is a list of more options that you can learn and use in your everyday life.

EnglishPunjabiRomanized Punjabi
Admireਪ੍ਰਸ਼ੰਸਾ Praśasā
Adorableਮਨਮੋਹਕmanamōhaka
Adoreਅਡੋਰaḍōra
Amazingਹੈਰਾਨੀਜਨਕhairānījanaka
Amorousਕਾਮੁਕkāmuka
Ardentਜੋਰਦਾਰjōradāra
Beautifulਸੁੰਦਰsudara
Belovedਪਿਆਰੇpi’ārē
Better Halfਬੈਟਰ ਹਾਫbaiṭara hāpha
Bewitchingਮਨਮੋਹਕmanamōhaka
Careਦੇਖਭਾਲdēkhabhāla
Caressਸਵਾਹsavāha
Crazy For Youਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਲਈ ਪਾਗਲtuhāḍē la’ī pāgala
CuddleਗਲਵੱਕੜੀGalavakaṛī
Cupcakeਕੱਪਕੇਕkapakēka
CutieਸੋਹਣੀSōhaṇī
Darlingਡਾਰਲਿੰਗḍāraliga
Daydreamਦਿਨ ਦਾ ਸੁਪਨਾdina dā supanā
Dearestਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਪਿਆਰਾsabha tōṁ pi’ārā
Delightਅਨੰਦanada
Devotionਸ਼ਰਧਾśaradhā
Dreamyਸੁਪਨੇ ਵਾਲਾsupanē vālā
Embraceਗਲੇ ਲਗਾਓgalē lagā’ō
Enamoredਮੋਹਿਤmōhita
Enchantingਮਨਮੋਹਕmanamōhaka
Enthrallingਮਨਮੋਹਕmanamōhaka
Enticeਲੁਭਾਉਣਾlubhā’uṇā
Fairy-Taleਪਰੀਆ ਦੀ ਕਹਾਣੀparī’ā dī kahāṇī
Fancifulਕਲਪਨਾਪੂਰਣkalapanāpūraṇa
Fancyਫੈਂਸੀphainsī
Friend And Loverਦੋਸਤ ਅਤੇ ਪ੍ਰੇਮੀdōsata atē prēmī
Gorgeousਸ਼ਾਨਦਾਰśānadāra
Handsomeਸੁੰਦਰsudara
Heavenlyਸਵਰਗੀsavaragī
Immortalizeਅਮਰ ਕਰ ਦੇਣਾamara kara dēṇā
Impassionedਭਾਵੁਕbhāvuka
Infatuationਮੋਹmōha
Intimateਗੂੜ੍ਹਾgūṛhā
Keeper Of My Heartਮੇਰੇ ਦਿਲ ਦਾ ਰੱਖਿਅਕmērē dila dā rakhi’aka
Life-Changingਜੀਵਨ-ਬਦਲਣ ਵਾਲਾjīvana-badalaṇa vālā
Light Of My Lifeਮੇਰੀ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ ਦੀ ਰੋਸ਼ਨੀmērī zidagī dī rōśanī
Loverਪ੍ਰੇਮੀprēmī
Lovey-Doveyਪਿਆਰ ਭਰਿਆpi’āra bhari’ā
Mesmerizeਮੋਹਿਤ ਕਰੋmōhita karō
My Everythingਮੇਰਾ ਸਭ ਕੁਝmērā sabha kujha
My Loveਮੇਰਾ ਪਿਆਰmērā pi’āra
Needਲੋੜ ਹੈlōṛa hai
Passionateਭਾਵੁਕbhāvuka
Prince Charmingਬੜਾ ਹੀ ਸੋਹਨਾbaṛā hī sōhanā
Princessਰਾਜਕੁਮਾਰੀrājakumārī
Reverenceਸਤਿਕਾਰsatikāra
Sensualਕਾਮੁਕkāmuka
Sweetheartਪਿਆਰੇpi’ārē
Sweetieਸਵੀਟੀsavīṭī
Sweetnessਮਿਠਾਸmiṭhāsa
Treasureਖਜਾਨਾkhajānā
Valueਮੁੱਲmula
Wantਚਾਹੁੰਦੇcāhudē
Wonderfulਅਦਭੁਤadabhuta
Worshipਪੂਜਾ, ਭਗਤੀpūjā, bhagatī

Bonus Phrases

Here are some bonus phrases for you to impress your loved ones! You can find more such similar phrases on the Ling app.

EnglishPunjabiRomanized Punjabi
I declare my love and affection toward you.ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਪ੍ਰਤੀ ਆਪਣੇ ਪਿਆਰ ਅਤੇ ਸਨੇਹ ਦਾ ਐਲਾਨ ਕਰਦਾ ਹਾਂ।Maiṁ tuhāḍē pratī āpaṇē pi’āra atē sanēha dā ailāna karadā hāṁ.
We make a good team.ਅਸੀਂ ਇੱਕ ਚੰਗੀ ਟੀਮ ਬਣਾਉਂਦੇ ਹਾਂ।Asīṁ ika cagī ṭīma baṇā’undē hāṁ.
We’re meant for each other.ਅਸੀਂ ਇੱਕ ਦੂਜੇ ਲਈ ਹਾਂ।Asīṁ ika dūjē la’ī hāṁ.
We’re soul mates.ਅਸੀਂ ਰੂਹ ਦੇ ਸਾਥੀ ਹਾਂ।Asīṁ rūha dē sāthī hāṁ.
You can’t deny what’s between us.ਤੁਸੀਂ ਸਾਡੇ ਵਿਚਕਾਰ ਜੋ ਕੁਝ ਹੈ ਉਸ ਤੋਂ ਇਨਕਾਰ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਰ ਸਕਦੇ।Tusīṁ sāḍē vicakāra jō kujha hai usa tōṁ inakāra nahīṁ kara sakadē.
You’re incredible.ਤੁਸੀਂ ਸ਼ਾਨਦਾਰ ਹੋ।Tusīṁ śānadāra hō.
You’re my man.ਤੁਸੀਂ ਮੇਰੇ ਆਦਮੀ ਹੋ।Tusīṁ mērē ādamī hō.
You’re my other half.ਤੁਸੀਂ ਮੇਰਾ ਅੱਧਾ ਹਿੱਸਾ ਹੋ।Tusīṁ mērā adhā hisā hō.

Extended Punjabi Family

Punjabi kinship terms have certain relationships which are. In India, the concept of the joint family system is quite prevalent which provides you with family members who might not be your relatives by law but you would consider your brother.

Let’s look at some such terms that you can use according to your own preferences!

EnglishPunjabiRomanized Punjabi
AuntਮਾਸੀMāsī
Brotherਭਰਾbharā
Brother’s Daughterਭਰਾ ਦੀ ਧੀbharā dī dhī
Brother’s Sonਭਰਾ ਦਾ ਪੁੱਤਰbharā dā putara
Brother’s Wifeਭਰਾ ਦੀ ਪਤਨੀbharā dī patanī
Cousinਚਚੇਰਾ ਭਰਾcacērā bharā
Daughterਧੀdhī
Daughter’s Daughterਧੀ ਦੀ ਧੀdhī dī dhī
Daughter’s Sonਧੀ ਦਾ ਪੁੱਤਰdhī dā putara
Familyਪਰਿਵਾਰparivāra
Fatherਪਿਤਾpitā
Father’s Elder Brotherਪਿਤਾ ਦਾ ਵੱਡਾ ਭਰਾpitā dā vaḍā bharā
Father’s Fatherਪਿਤਾ ਦਾ ਪਿਤਾpitā dā pitā
Father’s Motherਪਿਤਾ ਦੀ ਮਾਤਾpitā dī mātā
Father’s Sisterਪਿਤਾ ਦੀ ਭੈਣpitā dī bhaiṇa
Father’s Younger Brotherਪਿਤਾ ਦਾ ਛੋਟਾ ਭਰਾpitā dā chōṭā bharā
Friendsਦੋਸਤੋdōsatō
Husbandਪਤੀpatī
Husband’s Sisterਪਤੀ ਦੀ ਭੈਣpatī dī bhaiṇa
Mamaਮਾਮਾmāmā
Maternal Or Paternal Sideਮਾਤਾ ਜਾਂ ਪਿਤਾ ਦਾ ਪੱਖmātā jāṁ pitā dā pakha
Motherਮਾਂmāṁ
Mother’s Brotherਮਾਂ ਦਾ ਭਰਾmāṁ dā bharā
Mother’s Fatherਮਾਤਾ ਦੇ ਪਿਤਾmātā dē pitā
Mother’s Motherਮਾਂ ਦੀ ਮਾਂmāṁ dī māṁ
Mother’s Sisterਮਾਂ ਦੀ ਭੈਣmāṁ dī bhaiṇa
Older Brotherਵੱਡਾ ਭਰਾvaḍā bharā
Paternalਪਿਤਾਮਾpitāmā
Punjabi Familyਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਪਰਿਵਾਰpajābī parivāra
Relationshipਰਿਸ਼ਤਾriśatā
Relationshipsਰਿਸ਼ਤੇriśatē
Sisterਭੈਣbhaiṇa
Sistersਭੈਣਾਂbhaiṇāṁ
Sister’s Husbandਭੈਣ ਦਾ ਪਤੀbhaiṇa dā patī
Sister’s Sonਭੈਣ ਦਾ ਪੁੱਤਰbhaiṇa dā putara
Sonਪੁੱਤਰputara
Sonsਪੁੱਤਰputara
Son’s Daughterਪੁੱਤਰ ਦੀ ਧੀputara dī dhī
Son’s Sonਪੁੱਤਰ ਦਾ ਪੁੱਤਰputara dā putara
Uncleਅੰਕਲakala
Wifeਪਤਨੀpatanī
Wife’s Brotherਪਤਨੀ ਦਾ ਭਰਾpatanī dā bharā
Wife’s Sister’s Husbandਪਤਨੀ ਦੀ ਭੈਣ ਦਾ ਪਤੀpatanī dī bhaiṇa dā patī
Younger Brotherਛੋਟਾ ਭਰਾchōṭā bharā
Younger Sisterਛੋਟੀ ਭੈਣchōṭī bhaiṇa

Wrapping Up

That’s it for this blog post. You surely had a lot to learn. You can check out other blogposts like Punjabi Emergency Phrases and Eid Wishes In Punjabi for similar learning lessons. Happy Learning!

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