Whatever your reason for visiting the Land of Smiles, knowing at least some of the Urdu vocabulary about transportation can significantly make the journey hassle-free on your part. After all, you never want to be branded as the "lost" tourist by the locals, right? To help you get started, use this comprehensive phrase guide and start learning what جہاز (pronounced as jahaaz) and بس (pronounced as bus) means today. If you are game for that, then let's start the lesson!
Traveling abroad is almost always a rewarding, rich, and exciting experience. It allows us to see the world from a different perspective and it helps us connect better with other people from across the globe. One of the Southeast Asian places you should definitely look into is Pakistan. Pakistan is the home to jaw-dropping attractions including the Multan, Tharparkar, Makran Coast, and Kalash Valleys.
It is a safe place to visit especially for backpackers since most of the spots can be reached by simply using the public transportation system. And since you might find yourself taking the same route, we will arm you with the basic Urdu vocabulary and phrases so that you can focus on enjoying your trip while speaking confidently with the locals. Read on below to find out.
|Meaning In Urdu|
|Train||Train||ٹرین، ریل گاڑی|
|Train Station||Train Station||سٹیشن|
|Bus Station||Bus Station||بس کا اڈا|
|Bus Stop||Bus Stop||بس سٹاپ|
|Auto Rickshaw||Auto Rickshaw||اٹو|
As a tourist, you will rely on the kindness of strangers to tide over difficulties. Thank them for their kindness and generosity and know how to say "thank you" in Urdu. Trust us, saying thanks will go a long way in this country!
Public transportation is usually cheaper than taking a taxi or hiring a car, but it is slower. Use this phrase to see if you can get where you want to go in a pinch or when you want to follow a scenic route into the city!
You can expect to use it at least a few times during the entire trip unless you are the person who sits down and travels and only goes to any available hotel, motel or inn.
Likewise, if you are the kind of a person who can let yourself move early (or you might have a delayed flight), maybe you want to take a bus instead of a taxi. So, make sure that your direction is correct! You don't want to watch a flight departing from a distance from a lookout point half an hour away, do you?
This is another travel phrase that can significantly simplify your currency transactions.
|Straight ahead||Bilkul siddha||بالکل سیدھا|
|Towards…||Ki taraf||کی طرف ...|
|It’s close by||Ye qareeb hai||یہ قریب ہے|
|Across (to the other side of)||Dusri taraf||دوسری طرف|
|Around||Ird gird||ارد گرد|
|Transported||naqal o hamal||نقل و حمل|
|Transporting||naqal o hamal||نقل و حمل|
|Do you understand English?||Kya ap English samjty ho?||کیا آپ انگریزی سمجھتے ہیں؟|
|Pardon me/Excuse me/Sorry||Mujhy Maaf karain / Maaf kijiye ga||مجھے معاف کردیں/معاف کیجئے گا۔|
|I am pleased to meet you.||Tum sy mil kar Khushi hui||تم سے مل کے خوشی ہوی.|
|How much is this?||Ais kay kitnai hua?||یہ کتنا ہے؟|
|Can you help me please?||Kya ap mere madad kar saktay hain?||کیا آپ میری مدد کر سکتے ہیں؟|
|I want to go back||Mai wapas jana jata hon||میں واپس جانا چاہتا ہوں|
|Please bring the bill||Bara e karam bill lay aye||براہ کرم بل لائیں۔|
|Could I get a map?||Kya mujhy naqsha mil sakta hy.||کیا مجھے نقشہ مل سکتا ہے؟|
|I don’t understand||Mujhy samajh nahi ata||مجھے سمجھ نہیں آتا|
|Yes/no/ maybe||Han/Nahi/ shayed||ہاں / نہیں / شاید|
|Where is …? (Singular)||Kahan hai…?||کہاں ہے …؟|
|Where are…? (pural)||Kahan hain…?||کہاں ہیں؟…|
|Where is the toilet?||Bait al khala kahan hai?||بیت الخلا کہاں ہے؟|
|How do I get to…||Mai kaise hasil karun||میں کیسے حاصل کروں گا ...|
|How much is the fare?||Kiraya kitna hai?||کرایہ کتنا ہے؟|
|Please stop here (to a taxi driver)||Bara e karam yaha ruko||براہ کرم یہاں رکو|
As we reach this part of the post, we hope that you were able to find all the words, phrases, and expressions you'll ever need to travel in Pakistan with style! If you enjoyed this post, we highly recommend that you read our other blog posts like the critical information about greetings in Urdu and the common words and phrases. But if you are someone who is interested for something more motivating, you should check out the Ling App!
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