Urdu is one of the most alluring and charming languages, filled with unique expressions and beautiful words. Today we will provide some unique Urdu words that’ll surely be music to your ears. Learn them to grow your vocabulary and use them frequently in your conversations. Let’s start!
Urdu, the official language of Pakistan, has such an alleviating nature that it is the favorite language to express poetry and prose, even for non-native speakers. If you look at Urdu poetry, you will realize how soothing it is. Urdu-speaking people love poetry to the extent that they don’t hesitate to use unique (منفرد: munfarid) poetic words in everyday life. To mix in, knowing these words will do wonders.
Unique Urdu Words
There are a lot of Urdu words that we use daily in casual and non-casual conversations. We are aware of some of the meanings, but most of them are so intense that we cannot imagine how beautiful essence it might have to use such words in our conversations.
Saba is an Urdu word that means breeze in English. It is derived from Arabic and conveys softness, youthfulness, etc.
Sifarish (سفارش) means recommending in English, with several other translations like acclaiming, applauding, and complementing somebody, etc. Also, if we want to advocate for somebody for the job or for any task like recommending events, competitions, etc.
Malal (ملال) has other Urdu replacements, like afsos (افسوس), nidamat (ندامت), sharamsaari (شرمساری), etc. This word has several English meanings, like deplore, mourn, weep over, look back, etc. It is a pretty word used when you regret something, and it is a common word used in ghazal (poetry) and other poetic versions.
Tishnagi (تشنگی) sounds like a solid yet pretty word. It means a strong desire or intense longing for something. It is also used in poetry, prose, music, scripts, and daily chats.
Roohaniyat (روحانیت) is an Arabic word used by Urdu speakers in Urdu dialogues or conversations. It is derived from the word ‘rooh’ (روح), which means ‘soul’ and relates to soulfulness and spirituality.
Shabaab (شباب) means youth or being at the prime of life. It is also used as a boys’ name in the Urdu/Pakistani culture. It is a meaningful name that positively impacts the personality and brings a lovely charm to the individual. It is synonymous with words like teens, adolescence, boyhood, etc. While in Urdu, Shabab has a replacement like nau umri (نوعمری), etc.
Justuju (جستجو) is a beautiful word with a sizeable sound to listen to. This pretty word is used for something you direly desire, lost, and eagerly want to have back. Besides this, justuju (جستجو) can be anything you want to achieve, like money, power, name, fame, etc. Some other words that can be a replacement for this word in English are pursuit and chase, etc.
This is another fetching Urdu word that means a feeling of grief or unpleasantness, especially between two persons. To explain it better, ranjish (رنجش) is the word used when two people have grudges for each other, reflecting people’s strained relationships.
Marasim (مراسم) means connection or relationship with a person or people. This Urdu word has a sense of romantic feelings, primarily used in poetry and Urdu scripts. This adorable Urdu word sounds decent while reading and is easy to write.
You must have heard about this Urdu word if you listen to or read Urdu novels or books, as this word is mainly and commonly used in poetic conversations. Fana (فنا) means dying before death or extinction of self in the universal being. If we talk about its English meaning, passing away and ceasing to exist fits precisely in the literal sense of fana (فنا).
Bakhuda (باخدا) is a kind of like a strong affirmation in Urdu that means ‘by God’ in English. Most Urdu speakers use this word to make the other person believe their truthfulness in situations where people refrain from trusting them.
Hosh (ہوش) is an Urdu word known as consciousness in English. It is a state in which a person is genuinely aware of himself and his surroundings. This term is commonly used in poetic expressions and scripts. Other than that, it is a common word used in daily conversations.
This is a renowned Urdu word that most of you will be aware of, even if you are familiar with Urdu culture. Imtihaan means examination in English, also called tests, trials, inspections, vettings, papers, etc. While if we talk about the replacements for imtihaan (امتحان), we have some like jaanch (جانچ), azmaish (آزمائش), parakh (پَرَکھ), etc.
Pasban (پاسْبان) is a sweet word meaning guard or gatekeeper in English. This word is mainly used in the national songs of Pakistan for the country to show love and affection for it by making the country a strong gatekeeper and shelter for us. There are a lot of other Urdu words that have the same meanings, like muhafiz (محافظ), darbaan (دربان), chokidaar, (چوکیدار), etc.
Qayamat (قیامت) is used for the day of resurrection in which everyone would get the reward and punishments for their deeds, and it would be the judgment day for all of us. It is also used as the expression for something too wrong happening to someone, and we say that she has faced the hardships people face in ‘qayamat.’ Some other Urdu words for this word would be hashr (حشر), youm ul jaza (یوم الجزا), and ekhtitaam nizaam kainaat (اختتام نظام کائنات), etc.
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