Common Urdu Daily Life Vocabulary: 35+ Amazing Words

Are you interested in knowing common Urdu daily life vocabulary and the importance of this vocabulary in the context of the Urdu language? In this blog post, you will get to learn all the important common Urdu words and phrases along with sentences to help you use them in your everyday life. Let’s get started!

About The Urdu Language

The word Urdu means “Army or Tribe”. The Mughal army employed it as a means of communication from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries.

Closely connected to Hindi, Persian, and Arabic, Urdu is a sophisticated and beautifully poetic language. It is spoken by more than 100 million people as a second language, primarily in regions of Pakistan and India, and by about 70 million people as their first language.

The history, culture, and religious influences of Urdu have contributed to the creation of some of the best literary and poetic masterpieces that have shaped the sociopolitical, moral, and spiritual growth of South Asia.

Common Urdu Daily Life Vocabulary

Perhaps you are here because Urdu speakers are so enjoyable to listen to, or that merely hearing Urdu poetry or music inspires you to study the Urdu language. 

Maybe you’ve previously heard it in a song or a movie, or maybe you have Pakistani or Indian neighbors? 

As a result, if you want to learn and understand Urdu, you must locate a partner with whom to practice your Urdu vocabulary.

Urdu phrasesRomanized versionEnglish meaning
السلام علیکم! آپ کیسے ہیں؟Assalamualaikum! Ap kesy hain?Hello, how are you?
آپ کا نام کیا ہے؟Aapka naam kya hai?What is your good name?
میرا نام ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔ ہے۔Mera naam ……. Hai.My name is …….
آپ کتنے سال کے ہو؟Aap kitne saal k ho?How old are you?
تم سے ملنے کو کافی وقت ہو گیا ہے۔Apsy milny ko kafi waqt ho gya hai.It’s been a long time to meet you.
یہ آپ کے ساتھ اچھا وقت تھا.Ye apke sath acha waqt tha?It was a good time with you.
میں اردو الفاظ سیکھنے کی کوشش کر رہا ہوں۔Main urdu alfaaz seekhne ki koshish kr raha hun.I am trying to learn Urdu vocabulary.
پھر ملیں گے.Phir milyn gy.See you soon.
امید ہے آپ خیریت سے ہیں.Umeed hai aap khairiyat se hain.Hope you are fine.
اس بیگ کی قیمت کتنی ہے؟Es bag ki keemat kitni hai?How much does this bag cost?
کیا آپ انگریزی بول سکتے ہیں؟Kya aap angreji bol sakte hain?Do you speak English?
آپ کا دن اچھا گزرے۔Aap ka din acha guzry.Have a good day.

Basic Urdu Words And Phrases

The two most important words in Urdu are “please” and “thank you,” which are included in the list of Urdu words and phrases below, along with their English pronunciation and meaning. There’s a good reason why they’re nicknamed the “magic words”!

Urdu Words/PhrasesRomanized VersionEnglish words
صبح بخیرSubha bakhairGood morning
شب بخیرShab bakhairGood Night
شام بخیرSham bakhairGood evening
خدا حافظKhuda HafizGoodbye
بہت بہت مبارک ہوBht bht mubarak hoMany congratulations
برائے مہربانیBaraye meharbaniPlease
شکریہShukriyaThank you

Vocabulary About Family In Urdu

Common Urdu Daily Life Vocabulary

Pakistanis are known for being devoted to their families and family members. Family members have a strong sense of loyalty to one another. Following are some fundamental Urdu words for “family members” that you must master as a beginner when you have to talk to one of your members of a family.

Urdu WordsRomanized VersionEnglish Words

Showing Courtesy 

Common Urdu Daily Life Vocabulary

To have a successful and beneficial conversation in Pakistan, keep in mind that being polite and displaying correct manners are essential. However, remember that many Urdu speakers prefer to be open in their conversations with their close friends and family members.

If you have the moral strength to accept your faults and apologize, Pakistanis would appreciate you more since they have huge hearts. The list of polite beginner Urdu phrases is provided below:

Urdu PhrasesRomanized VersionEnglish Words
بہت بہت شکریہBht bht shukriyaThank you so much
پھر ملیں گےPhir milyn gySee you again
کوئی مسئلہ نہیںKoi masla nahiNo problem
سب ٹھیک ھےSab theek hIt’s alright
فکر نہ کریںFikar na krynDon’t worry
خیال رکھناKhayal rkhnaTake care
آپ سے مل کر بہت خوشی ہوئیAap se mil kr bahut khushi hoiNice to meet you
آپ کا دن اچھا گزرے۔Apka din acha guzray.Have a good day.

Common Dining And Shopping Phrases

Common Urdu Daily Life Vocabulary

When was the last time you went on a trip overseas and didn’t go shopping for trinkets or eat the local cuisine? It’s a good idea to learn a few basic Urdu words and phrases that will assist you to get through Pakistan’s stores and restaurants because these activities have ceremonial significance.

Use the following published phrases to offer someone food or to let them know you’re hungry:

Urdu PhrasesRomanized VersionEnglish Translation
کیا آپ کچھ کھانا چاہتے ہیں؟Kya aap kuch khanaa chahte hain?Do you want to eat something?
مجھے بھوک لگ رہی ہے۔Mujhe bhook lag rahi hai.I am feeling hungry.
براہ کرم مجھے مینو لا دیں۔Bar.e.karam mujhy menu la dyn.Bring me the menu please.
کیا تم نے کھا لیا ہے؟Kya tum ny khaa liya?Have you eaten?
اس ریستوراں کی خاصیت کیا ہے؟Iss restaurant ki kya khasiyat hai?What is the Speciality of this restaurant?
شراب دستیاب ہے یا نہیں؟Sharab dastiyab hai ya nahi?Alcohol is available or not?
میں کیلے کا کسٹرڈ کھانا چاہتا ہوں۔Main kyly ka custard khanaa chahta hoon.I want to eat banana custard.
اس مال میں جوتوں کا کارنر کہاں ہے؟Iss mall main jootun ka corner kahan hai?Where is the shoe corner in this mall?
میں یہ خریدنا چاہتا ہوں۔Main ye kharidna chahta hoon?I want to buy this one.
کیا میں یہ لے سکتا ہوں؟Kya main ye ly sakta hoon?Can I have this?

Business Related Words 

Common Urdu Daily Life Vocabulary

Business is no doubt one of our everyday needs. If you are living in Pakistan then you must be aware of some common vocabulary words in Urdu which are related to the business domain just so you don’t feel left out or at loss. 

Urdu PhrasesRomanized VersionEnglish Words
اختیار کرناIkhtiar karnaAuthorise
بات چیت کریں۔Baat cheet karnaCommunicate
سہولت فراہم کرناSahulat faraham karnaFacilitate
نافذ کرناNafiz karnaImplement
سامانِ تجارتSaman e tijaratMerchandise
حوصلہ افزائی کرناHosla afzai karnaMotivate
گفت و شنیدGuft o shaneedNegotiate
ترجیح دیں۔Tarjeeh denaPrioritise
منافع بخشی۔Manafa bakhshiProfitability
نگرانی کریں۔Nigrani karainSupervise
ٹرن اوورTurnoverTurnover

Useful Sentences

Here are some of the most useful ways of using these words in your everyday sentences!

Urdu SentencesRomanized VersionEnglish Translation
آئیے مارکیٹ کو اجازت دیں۔Aye market ko ijazat deinLet’s authorize the market.
کیا آپ بجٹ پہلے ہی بنا چکے ہیں؟Kya ap budget pehlay hi bana chukay hain?Did you make the budget already?
کیا ہم دوسرے فریق کے ساتھ تعاون کر سکتے ہیں؟Kya ham doosray fareeq key sath taawun kar saktay hain?Can we collaborate with the other party?
براہ کرم مینیجر کو خیال سے آگاہ کریں۔Barah e karam manager ko khayal sey agah karain.Please communicate the idea to the manager.
آپ دونوں کوآرڈینیٹ کر سکتے ہیں اور نیا منصوبہ لا سکتے ہیں۔Ap dono co-ordinate kar saktay hain aur naya mansooba laa saktay hain.You both can coordinate and bring a new plan.
ہمیں تقسیم کے لیے بہتر منصوبہ بندی کی ضرورت ہے۔Hamain taqseem keyliye mansoobaWe need better plans for distribution
ہمیں انہیں یہ دستاویز فراہم کرنے کی ضرورت ہے۔Hamain inhe yeh dastavez faraham karnay ki zarurat hai.We need to provide them with this document
اس بات کو یقینی بنائیں کہ آپ مہمان خصوصی کو سہولت فراہم کرتے ہیں۔Is baat ko yaqeeni banyan key ap mehman e khasusi ko sahulat faraham kartay hain.Make sure that you facilitate the chief guest.
ہمیں اپنی کمپنی کو ترقی دینے کے لیے بہتر آئیڈیاز کو نافذ کرنے کی ضرورت ہے۔Hamain apni company ko taraqi denay key liye behtar ideas ko nafiz karnay ki zarurat hai.We need to implement better ideas to make our company grow.
سب کچھ انوینٹری میں ہے، ذرا کھول کر دیکھو۔Sab kuch inventory mein hai, zara khol ke dekho.Everything is in the inventory, just open and see.
آپ کا سامان کہاں ہے؟Ap a samaan kahan hai?Where is your merchandise?
ہم اپنے ملازمین کو کام پر بہتر ہونے کی ترغیب دیتے ہیں۔Ham apne mulazmeen ko kaam par behtar hone ki targheeb detay hain.We motivate our employees to be better at work.
آئیے ٹیم کے دوسرے ممبران کے ساتھ بات چیت کریں۔Aye team key doosray membraan key sath baat cheet karain.Let’s negotiate with the other team members.
کیا آپ کام کو ترجیح دینے میں اچھے ہیں؟Kya ap kaam ko tarjeeh denay mein achay hain?Are you good at prioritising the work?
یہاں وہ عمل ہے جس کی ہمیں پیروی کرنے کی ضرورت ہے۔Yaha wo amal hai jis ki hamain pervi karnay ki zarurat hai/Here is the process that we need to follow.
کیا آپ اس پیشے کے منافع کا اندازہ لگا سکتے ہیں؟Kya ap is paishay key munafa ka andaza laga saktay hain.Can you assess the profitability of this profession?
ہمیں نئے ممبران کو بھرتی کرنا ہے۔Hamain naye member ko bharti karna haiWe have to recruit new members.
مجھے جلد از جلد شیڈول کی ضرورت ہے۔Mujhe jald az jald schedule ki zarurat hai.I need the schedule as soon as possible.
آپ کی نگرانی کون کرے گا؟Aap ki nigrani kon karega?Who will supervise you?
اس کمپنی کا کاروبار کیا ہے؟Is company ka karobaar kya hai?What’s the turnover of this company?

Music Related Vocab 

Common Urdu Daily Life Vocabulary

No one can deny the usage of music-related vocab in our everyday life because everyone these days is completely addicted to music. If you are also addicted to it then here are a few music-related words to enhance your everyday life vocabulary. 

Urdu WordsRomanized WordsEnglish version
پانچویں کا دائرہPaanchwi ka dairaCircle of fifths
توسیع شدہTauseeh shudaExtended
ہارمونک وقفہHarmonik waqfaHarmonic interval
ہم آہنگیHam ahangiHarmony

Love Related Vocab 

Common Urdu Daily Life Vocabulary

Moving on to a very delicate and my favorite topic: love-related vocab. Urdu is a beautiful language that has an essence of sweetness and love in it. Here are the 20 best words for your loved ones if you are talking to them in Urdu.

Urdu WordsRomanized WordsEnglish Version
حیرت انگیزHairat angezAmazing
عزیز ترینAzeez tareenDearest
نشہ آورNasha awarIntoxicating
زندگی بدلنے والاZindagi badaldnay walaLife-Changing
میرا سب کچھMera sab kuchMy Everything
پرجوشPur joshPassionate
تعظیمTaa zeemReverence
شاندارShaan daarWonderful

Is Urdu Vocabulary Easy To Learn? 

Yes and no, I suppose. On a scale of difficulty, it is safe to state that learning Urdu as a second language is a moderately challenging task. It is more challenging to gain fluency in Urdu than in English or German, but unquestionably simpler than in Chinese.

We’ve included a list of some of the most frequently used Urdu words for daily conversations, together with their English transliterations, to give you a flavor of the language. In this slideshow, you can learn and comprehend some of the Urdu terms that you use frequently in conversation.

Introduce yourself with the phrase, “Assalamualaikum, main Germany si hon kasi hain ap? السلام وعلیکم میں جرمنی سے ہوں،کیسے ھیں آپ؟

Why Should You Learn Urdu?

The Urdu alphabet is used to write Urdu, which is one of South Asia’s most poetic languages. Urdu has a simple vocabulary that is closely related to English because it includes some English words.

You can access other languages in the area if you learn Urdu as a second language. Therefore, consider learning Urdu rather than German or French if your professional aim is to work for a multinational corporation with multilingual staff who speak Urdu.

How Ling App Will Help You?

There are numerous approaches that people employ while deciding how to start learning Urdu or how to continue. Here we are sharing a few of the more notable instances:

  • Language classes can be a very efficient way to obtain a formal education in Urdu for people who prefer being in a classroom setting. However, if time and money are not a concern and you want to receive one of the best Urdu educations, this is unquestionably something to think about.
  • Among the most practical methods are apps. Smartphones are almost always available, so use them when you have some spare time while waiting for the bus or browsing Facebook. Ling App is a fantastic way to practice some of the lessons or learn Urdu vocabulary

Wrapping Up 

Common Urdu Daily Life Vocabulary

As you can see, learning a new language, Urdu, is an extremely worthwhile endeavor. gaining access to foreign languages and discovering Indian and Pakistani cultures. We hope you found the content on this website helpful and that you picked up a few new words, expressions, and phrases in Urdu. So that you can include them in daily life conversations, be sure to keep them in mind. Feel free to comment! Sign up and find out how much more you can study anywhere, anytime with the Ling App. What are you waiting for? Download the Ling App from the Google Playstore and App Store and start Learning Urdu now! You can do it!

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