Foods in Urdu

Posted on 13. Aug, 2015 by in Uncategorized

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This blog highlights the various food items in Urdu with their English translation:

Urdu  =  English

naan = bread
chapaatee = without oil round shaped bread
paratha = oily thick bread
rotee = bread
rotiyaan = breads
dahee = yougurt
chahe = tea
paani = water
paneer= cheese
anda = egg
ande = eggs
murghii = chicken
gosht = meat
chaval = rice
biryaani = rice with souce of meat/beaf/chicken/potato and anything else
aaloo = potato
chota gosht = meat
bara gosht = beaf
salaad = salad
doodh = milk
aata = flour
makkhan= butter
shorbah = gravy

Urdu 101

Posted on 30. Jul, 2015 by in Uncategorized

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English = How are you?
Urdu = Aap kaise hain ?

English = I am fine
Urdu = mein theak hoon

English= How is your family?
Urdu = Aap ke ghar waale kaise hain?

English = everybody is fine at home
Urdu = ghar peh sub Khairiyat se hain

English = How is going your job?
Urdu = Aap ka kaam kaisa chal raha hai?

English= Job is going well by the grace of God
Urdu = kaam tu Khuda ke fazl-o-karam se acha/Theek jaa raha hai

English= God bless you
Urdu = Khuda aap ko apne hifz-o-amaan main rakhe

I love Pakistan
mujhe Pakistan se moHabbat hai

My name is Raji
mera naam Raji hai

Who are you?
tum kaun ho?

I am Ali.
main Ali hoon

Who is this?
yeh kaun hai?

This is my friend
yeh mera dost hai

Your friend is nice
Aap ka dost acha hai.

This = Yeh
I / me = main
You = Aap / tum / too

Yours = aap ka / tumhaara / tera

My = mera (For man)
My = meree (For woman)
Am = hoon

Is = hai
Friend = dost (Specific for Male friend but now it is common for both gender)

Friend = sahelee (Female friend)
Nice = acha (masculine)
Achee (for female)

Meri jaan
My love.

English=Oh what are you doing?
Urdu = Are Aap kya ker rahe hain?

English=Oh God what are you doing?
Urdu = Ya-khudayaa Yeh Aap kya ker rahe hain?

English = ok, well tell me something!
Urdu = Acha Jee , aur sunaho

English =what are you doing tonight?
Urdu =Aaj raat aap kya ker rahe hain ?

Pakistan India Wagah Border Ceremony

Posted on 28. Jul, 2015 by in Uncategorized

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Every day of the year, just before sunset, a flag lowering ceremony takes place at the Wagah Border between India and Pakistan. The Wagah Border ceremony is a popular tourist attraction and short trip from Amritsar in Indian Punjab and from Lahore, Pakistan. Both the Indian BSF (Border Security Force) and Pakistani border forces (Pakistan Rangers) do this and it has become a tradition for people from both sides gather and see this. Both sides synchronize their parade and the entire event is meant to create a feel-good/patriotic fervor amongst the crowd. It is called the beating retreat ceremony which has been taking place at this site since 1959.

The ceremony lasts for around 45 minutes in total. It starts with high patriotic spirits from both sides of the border. Hundreds of people who gather at the border from both sides of the border are engaged in a chanting and patriotic song singing encounter. Colorful banners and signs are always there. The noise and atmosphere of the assembled crowds on both sides of the border is similar to that of a sporting match and very entertaining. Drum beating, dancing and playing loud folk music is a common practice at the event.

At the start of the ceremony the soldiers from both sides march towards the gate at the border, which is thrown open when they reach there. The soldiers salute each other and start lowering the flags. The flags are lowered at the same time. The soldiers retrieve and fold the flags, the gate slams shut, and a trumpet sounds the end of the ceremony. The soldiers then return with their country’s respective flag back to their Quarter Guard where it is housed for a private military ceremony at reveille.

Now both sides have decided to water down the belligerent tone after a request by India. The retreat has been made a much more cordial affair with the exclusion of key gestures like the dramatically extended arm, the clenched fist with the thumb held skywards.

Reference: Video clip from YouTube, Wagah Border Documentary by Such TV in collaboration with ISPR of Pakistan Army