50+ Best Words To Give Directions In Urdu

Planning to travel to India? If there’s one pro trip we can give you, then that would be that learning the basic terminologies and expressions related to سمت (simt) or directions in Urdu can help you reach your destinations faster. Fortunately, the locals are always eager to help foreigners, so you can be sure you’ll get the assistance you need. If you want to cut through the language barriers and express yourself better, using the words we will cover in this post will help. If you are ready for that and more, then keep reading below!

Direction-Related Stereotypes

There are a lot of stereotypes and jokes if we talk about Pakistan. For example, Lahore is famous for misguiding travelers. Even though there isn’t much truth, people still love to joke about the Lahoris misguiding you when you go to the country.

That’s why a critical piece of information given to the people who want to travel to Lahore is that they shouldn’t ask Lahori people about where to go and instead either be mentally prepared or use Google. That is for humourous purposes only, don’t be shy to ask around for directions.

Cardinal Points

To give reference to a certain point, you have to use four main cardinal points in Urdu. Let’s learn about them:

  • East : مشرق – mashrik
  • West : مغرب – maghrib
  • North : شمال – shumaal
  • South : جنوبی – junoob

Prepositions

Of course, prepositions in Urdu can help you create a more meaningful sentence. To ensure that you can give and receive directions properly, add these words during your interaction.

EnglishUrduRomanization
Aboutکے بارے میںkey baaray mein
Afterکے بعدkey baad
Beforeاس سے پہلےis sey pehlay
Behindپیچھےpeechay
Betweenکے درمیانkey darmyaan
Downنیچےneechay
Farدورdur
Fromسےsey
Inمیںmein
Insideاندرandar
Nearقریبqareeb
Onپرpar
Outsideباہرbaahir
Toکوko
Towardsکی طرفki taraf
Underکے تحتkey tahat
Untilتکtak
Upاوپرuper

Prepositional Phrases In Urdu

While words are useful, utilizing phrases can help you achieve a more advanced level of interaction with the locals. In line with that, we urge you to master the prepositional phrases we have below.

EnglishUrduRomanization
Across fromسے اس پارsey is paar
Across the streetسڑک کے پارsarak key paar
Around the cornerگلی کے نکڑgali key nukar
Behind youآپ کے پیچھےap key peechay
Far awayبہت دورbohat dur
Go backواپس جاوwapis jao
Go straightسیدھے جاوseedhay jao
In front ofکے سامنےkey samay
On the leftبائیں طرفbayn taraf
On the rightحق پرhaq par
On top ofاس کے اوپرis key uper
Over thereوہاں پرwahan par
Straight aheadبالکل سیدھاbilkul seedha
To driveگاڑی چلانے کے لئےgaari chalanay key liye
To the leftبائیںbayn
To the rightدائیں طرفdayn taraf
To turnتبدیل کرنے کے لئےtabdeel karnay key liye
To walkچلناchalna
Turn aroundمڑناmurna
Turn leftبائیں مڑوbayn muro
Turn rightدائیں مڑیںdayn murain

Asking For Directions In Urdu

EnglishUrduRomanization
Can you tell me how to go to the closest hospital?کیا آپ مجھے بتا سکتے ہیں کہ قریب ترین ہسپتال کیسے جانا ہے؟kya ap mujhe bata saktay hain key qareeb tareen haspataal kesy jana hai?
Can you tell me how to travel from here to the train station?کیا آپ مجھے بتا سکتے ہیں کہ یہاں سے ٹرین اسٹیشن تک کیسے سفر کرنا ہے؟kya ap mujhe bata saktay hain key yahan sey train station kesay safar karna hai?
Do we have Punjab in our sights?کیا ہم پنجاب کو دیکھ سکتے ہیں؟kya ham Punjab ko dekh aktay hain?
Do you know where the mall is located?کیا آپ جانتے ہیں کہ مال کہاں واقع ہے؟kya ap jantay hain mall kahan waqya hai?
Does a sports store nearby exist?کیا آس پاس کوئی اسپورٹس اسٹور موجود ہے؟kya aas paas koi sports store mojood hai?
How do I travel to the bar?میں بار کیسے جاؤں؟mein bar kesay jaon?
Is there a pet store in this area?کیا اس علاقے میں پالتو جانوروں کی دکان ہے؟kya is ilaqay mein paltu janwaro ki dukaan hai?
Where is the carnival?کارنیول کہاں ہے؟Carnival kahan hai?
What is the fastest route from here to the airport?یہاں سے ہوائی اڈے کا تیز ترین راستہ کون سا ہے؟Yahan sey hawai adday ka tez tareen raasta konsa hai?
What is the quickest route from here to the pharmacy?یہاں سے فارمیسی تک کا تیز ترین راستہ کیا ہے؟Yahan sey Pharmacy tak ka tez tareen raasta kya hai?
Where is the closest post office?قریب ترین پوسٹ آفس کہاں ہے؟qareeb tareen post office kahan hai?
What’s the fastest route from here to the theme park?یہاں سے تھیم پارک تک تیز ترین راستہ کیا ہے؟Yahan sey theme park tak tez tareen rasta kya hai?
Where can I find the library?مجھے لائبریری کہاں مل سکتی ہے؟mujhe library kahan mil sakti hai?
Where is the bus stop located?بس اسٹاپ کہاں واقع ہے؟buss staap kahan waqya hai?
Where is the closest parking lot?قریب ترین پارکنگ کہاں ہے؟qareeb tareen parking kahan hai?

Transportation-Related Vocab

Directions In Urdu

You should also know some important words for transportation because while you are asking for directions, you would want to know about how you can go there and transportation information. If you want to dive deeper into this topic, read our in-depth blog here.

EnglishUrduRomanization
Bicycleسائیکلsaikal
Busبسbas
Cabٹیکسیtaxi
Carگاڑیgaari
Crowdedہجومhujoom
Fastتیزtaiz
Ferryفیریferry
Motorbikeموٹر سائیکلmottosaikal
Passengerمسافرmusafir
Pedestrianپیدل چلنے والاpaidal chalnay wala
Planeہوائی جہازhwai jahaz
Rush Hourرش کے وقتrush key waqt
Scooterسکوٹرscooter
Shipجہازjahaz
Slowlyآہستہ آہستہahista ahista
Subwayسب وےsabway
Taxiٹیکسیtaxi
Trainٹرینtrain
Tramٹرامtrem
Undergroundزمین کے اندرzameen key andar
Waitانتظار کروintizaar karo
Without Speedرفتار کے بغیرraftar key baghair

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