Urdu Question Words With 20+ Useful Examples

Last updated on February 12th, 2024 at 01:16 am

Are you planning a trip or a permanent relocation? Questions, also known as “sawalaat” in Urdu, are important since they aid in learning a new language and allow you to clarify facts with the locals directly. Today’s Ling app article will go through the simplest but most important Urdu question words and teach you how to apply them in real-life conversations.

Urdu question words are vital to learning since their structure is employed in daily communication. You grow closer to mastering the Urdu language the more you speak it. Not only must you recognize Urdu question words, but you must also know how to apply them in phrases depending on the situation.

Urdu Question Words

What Are Urdu Question Words?

There are two sorts of questions that all students must master in English. Wh- and yes/no questions are included here. Wh- inquiries (except ‘how’) are question words that begin with Wh. They are also known as ‘open questions.’

WH-questions are inquiries that begin with the letters “WH,” such as “what,” “when,” “where,” “who,” “whom,” “which,” “whose,” “why,” and “how.” Question words are utilized to inquire about specific features, times, locations, persons, and so on. Here’s a collection of question words and sentences to get you started:

English QuestionsThe Function Of Interrogative WordsPronunciationUrdu Question Words
How?For condition or mannerKaisay?کیسا ؟
What?For information and repetitionKiya?کیا ؟
Who?Asking about the subjectKon?کون ؟
Why?For reasonKyun?کیوں ؟
Where?For place or positionKahan?کہاں سے ؟
When?For asking timeKab?کب؟
Whose?Asking about ownershipKis ka?کس کا؟
WhomAsking what or which objectKis ko?کس کو ؟

List Of Basic Urdu Questions

Knowing how to formulate a question is important to achieving a high level of expertise in your target language. It not only lets you move around quickly, but it also allows you to express your respect for the local language.

English QuestionsPronunciationUrdu Questions
Who is that?wo kon hai?وہ کون ہے؟
Where is he?Wo kidhar hai?وہ کدھر ہے؟
What is this?Ye kia hai?یہ کیا ہے؟
Can I come?Kia mai asakta hun?کیا میں آ سکتا ہوں؟
Do you know me?Kia aap mujhy janty hain?کیا آپ مجھے جانتے ہیں؟
How far is this?Ye kahan tak hai?یہ کہاں تک ہے؟
What time is it?Kiawaqt hua hai?کیا وقت ہوا ہے؟
How much is this?Ye kitna hai?یہ کتنا ہے؟
What is your name?Apka naam kia hai?آپ کا نام کیا ہے؟
How long will it take?Kitna waqt lage ga?کتنا وقت لگے گا؟
Where do you live?Aap kahan rehty hain?آپ کہاں رہتے ہیں؟
Can I help you?Kia main apki madad kar sakta hun?کیا میں اپ کی مدد کر سکتا ہوں؟
Can you help me?Kia aap meri madad ker sakty hain?کیا آپ میری مدد کر سکتے ہیں؟
Do you speak English?Kia ap angrezi bol sakty hain?کیا آپ انگلش بول سکتے ہیں؟

Other Urdu Questions

Language learners will find a list of Urdu question words used in interrogative phrases in the table below. Memorizing this table can help you expand your Urdu vocabulary with beneficial and essential terms. Please keep in mind that the information presented here is suitable for usage in all tenses.

English QuestionsPronunciation Urdu
Why are you sad?Aap udaas kyun ho?آپ اداس کیوں ہو؟
What is the matter?Kia maamla hai?کیا معاملہ ہے؟ 
How do you want to pay?Aao kaisy adaigi karna chahty hain?آپ کیسے ادائیگی کرنا چاہتے ہیں؟
Is he sleeping?Kia wo so raha hai?کیا وہ سو رہا ہے؟
Do you have my book?Kia apky paas meri kitaab hai?کیا آپ کے پاس میری کتاب ہے؟
How big is it?Ye kitna bara hai?کتنا بڑا ہے یہ؟
How old are you?Aap kitnay saal kay hain?آپ کتنے سال کے ہیں ؟
Did you call me?Kia aap ne mujhy bulaya?کیا آپ نے مجھے بلایا؟
How much money do they have?Un ke paas kitna paisa hai?ان  کے پاس  کتنا پیسہ ہے؟
Who has a black car?Kis ke paas kaali gari hai?کس کے پاس کالی گاڑی ہے؟

As we reach this part of the post, we hope that you were able to learn all the Urdu question words and that you will find yourself confident in using any of these in complete sentences. While you might think that you can simply use Google Translate, nothing beats having information (and/or expertise) in simple sentences that include questions. Have you heard any of these question words and phrases before?

If you did, let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you think we missed anything, feel free to let us know, and we will give you the translation right away.

If you liked this post, check out our prior ones to learn more about basic Urdu vocabulary, and basic greetings in Urdu. If you are serious about improving your Urdu skills, keep reading to discover a must-try tool that is well worth your time.

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