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glo
08-17-2006, 03:19 PM
Can anybody help me learn Urdu?

Where do I start?
How do I learn about the pronounciation?

Thanks :thankyou:
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Kittygyal
08-17-2006, 03:20 PM
salam.

me too, i have been wanting to learn Urdu but nobody helps me :(

w.salam
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piXie
08-17-2006, 03:51 PM
:sl:

lolz we'll teach u :p

its easy ;)

first learn this :

"keeya haal he" ( th 'e' in "he" makes a 'e' sound, instead of an 'ee' sound )

keeya = how
n it all means "how r u" :sister:

now try to say tht :)
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glo
08-17-2006, 05:43 PM
Originally Posted by piXie
:sl:

lolz we'll teach u :p

its easy ;)

first learn this :

"keeya haal he" ( th 'e' in "he" makes a 'e' sound, instead of an 'ee' sound )

keeya = how
n it all means "how r u" :sister:

now try to say tht :)
Keeya haal he?

Cool! Thanks for that!
Do you say the 'h' sound or does it get swallowed in the pronounciation?

Of course the next question is, how do you answer 'I am fine' or any other reply?

Peace
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IceQueen~
08-17-2006, 05:46 PM
i am fine : meh teek taak hun (the n at the end is not very distinct)
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glo
08-17-2006, 05:49 PM
Thanks!

Is the 'ee' pronounced like the English 'ee' (as in 'bee'), or like a long 'e'?
What's the difference (in pronuciation) between 'eh' and 'ee'?

Same with the 'aa'. Is it pronounced like a long 'a'?
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IceQueen~
08-17-2006, 05:50 PM
in meh it is pronounced long 'e' but in teek it is pronounced like bee
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glo
08-17-2006, 06:07 PM
Originally Posted by Marya
in meh it is pronounced long 'e' but in teek it is pronounced like bee
That's really helpful. Much like the English pronunciation then.
Let me practise some ... :D
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chacha_jalebi
08-17-2006, 06:08 PM
mera naam GLO hain, app ka kya naam hai?

it means my name is glo, wot is yours :D:D:D
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glo
08-17-2006, 06:10 PM
Originally Posted by chacha_jalebi
mera naam GLO hain, app ka kya naam hai?

it means my name is glo, wot is yours :D:D:D
WoW! I'm going to have to start writing this down ... :D
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chacha_jalebi
08-17-2006, 06:12 PM
:p lol

any questions ask sista, i recommend learnin panjabi aswell :p its similiar to urdu but betta :p :D:D:D:D
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chacha_jalebi
08-17-2006, 06:20 PM
naaa lol panjabi :D is much sweeta truss :D:D:D when spoken proply & not by an uncle ji who wants sum food :p & it has to be the real panjabi, not dem wannabe panjabis :p i.e - mirpuri, patwari, :p lol :D:D:D

k back on topic :D

mujhe yeh chahiye
:D

i want that one :p

glo matey any help or anythin jus ask :D:D:D
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Kittygyal
08-17-2006, 08:37 PM
salam.

OMG! this is like hard but ok carry on people Glo your doing good but am doing soo bad :hiding: :cry:

teach some more people.

w.salam
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glo
08-17-2006, 09:06 PM
Originally Posted by islamgyal
Glo your doing good but am doing soo bad :hiding: :cry:
Now then, islamgyal ... have you done the How-confident-are-you-test???
If not, perhaps you should! :giggling:

The problem with learning a language is that you really have to speak it to learn. It may take me a while to pluck up the courage to address my Pakistani neighbours ... but one day I will! ;D
In the meantime we can practise at home. Okay??

We are only just starting, sis!
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H4RUN
08-17-2006, 09:08 PM
looool im surprised bro Chacha aint included the propa 'uncle jeeee' lingo lol...u know half urdu, half english LoL!!!!!
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piXie
08-17-2006, 09:45 PM
lol, dont worry abt it being hard.

to make it easy, we will spell it th way its pronounced

next sentence : "i live in the uk"

i = me ( instead of pronoucing it "me" as we wud in english with an "ee" sound, in urdu we pronounce the 'e' like we do in "egg"
mi = in ( this 'i' will be pronounced like it is in igloo )
rehtee = live ( n this is pronounced th way its spelt )
houn >>> this might be hard to pronounce ( its not pronounce "hoo", nor is it pronounced "ho" as in th father christmas "ho ho ho" :p but its a cross between them both. the 'n' is silent

say "who" like u normally wud in english
now say "who" agen but this time u gotta touch on th "n" slightly
notice wen u do this, u wud find th sound coming out of ur nose

remember : a cross between ho and hoo, touch on the n slightly, n the sound should come slightly from th nose

anyway altogether wud be :

"me uk mi rehtee hou" = "i live in th uk" ( i gave the U.K as an example, but u can say whichever place, according to wer u live )

now try it :)



Originally Posted by zÂk
no way "betta" :omg:

Urdu is the sweetest lang i ever heard
no way "sweetest" :omg:

Arabic is the sweetest lang i ever heard

punjabi is just funny :D
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Kittygyal
08-17-2006, 09:59 PM
salam

sis as you wrote I = Me and you said pronounce it as you would like E in Egg then should it me mer?? :( *snowy is bad at this :(*

w.salam
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Kittygyal
08-17-2006, 10:01 PM
Originally Posted by glo
Now then, islamgyal ... have you done the How-confident-are-you-test???
If not, perhaps you should! :giggling:

The problem with learning a language is that you really have to speak it to learn. It may take me a while to pluck up the courage to address my Pakistani neighbours ... but one day I will! ;D
In the meantime we can practise at home. Okay??

We are only just starting, sis!

salam.
sis am not feeling well so thats why, and yes me have got confidence but am superised a christain learning Urdu i told my brother whom is a christain "Jason" to learn it with me and he goes no way! now thats mean :(
anway sis we'll get through it if we work together, don't leave me behind sis ok? :uhwhat
w.salam
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piXie
08-17-2006, 10:09 PM
Originally Posted by islamgyal
salam

sis as you wrote I = Me and you said pronounce it as you would like E in Egg then should it me mer?? :( *snowy is bad at this :(*

w.salam
yup, GUD MashaAllaah thats it :) but dont pronounce the "r" tho

wen we write it its like this = mei ( tho its pronounced different :sister: )
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Kittygyal
08-17-2006, 10:13 PM
Originally Posted by piXie
yup, GUD MashaAllaah thats it :) but dont pronounce the "r" tho

wen we write it its like this = mei ( tho its pronounced different :sister: )

salam.

so is the "I" a silent letter??

w.salam

P.S. thank you soo much sis for helping me :(
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piXie
08-17-2006, 10:34 PM
Originally Posted by islamgyal
salam.

so is the "I" a silent letter??

w.salam

P.S. thank you soo much sis for helping me :(
ur welcome sis, and plz CHEER UP :)

2 more words :
no= nahin >>>>but u can pronounce it "nay"
yes = jee >>> pronounced like th letter "G"

n heres a special word u wud love to know

cat = billy ( thts nice an easy to pronounce :p )
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Kittygyal
08-17-2006, 10:38 PM
Originally Posted by piXie
ur welcome sis, and plz CHEER UP :)

2 more words :
no= nahin >>>>but u can pronounce it "nay"
yes = jee >>> pronounced like th letter "G"

n heres a special word u wud love to know

cat = billy ( thts nice an easy to pronounce :p )

salam.
oh sowiee sis for you i will cheer up ok >>> :) *oh no my cheecks are hurting now i MUST smile all the time and get used to it inshallah :hiding:*

ok so No = Nay i know that word my step dad's daughter says that alot
Yes = Jee so is it Jay>???

oh billy is a name of a person :?

w.salam
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piXie
08-17-2006, 10:55 PM
Originally Posted by islamgyal
salam.
oh sowiee sis for you i will cheer up ok >>> :) *oh no my cheecks are hurting now i MUST smile all the time and get used to it inshallah :hiding:*
lol sis, inshaAllaah, u'll feel better :wub:

ok so No = Nay i know that word my step dad's daughter says that alot
Yes = Jee so is it Jay>???
nah...its pronounced "G" not "J" :) like in th A B C D E F "G".....

oh billy is a name of a person :?

w.salam
lolz, "billy" is also "cat" in urdu. but wen u say it u linger on the "L" abit e.g . bil-ly :sister:
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Kittygyal
08-17-2006, 10:58 PM
Originally Posted by piXie
lol sis, inshaAllaah, u'll feel better :wub:



nah...its pronounced "G" not "J" :) like in th A B C D E F "G".....



lolz, "billy" is also "cat" in urdu. but wen u say it u linger on the "L" abit e.g . bil-ly :sister:

salam.

oh sowiee sis i forgot it was a "G", didn't read your posts carefully my bad :cry:

and sis is it bil-ler?

w.salam
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piXie
08-17-2006, 11:19 PM
Originally Posted by islamgyal
salam.

oh sowiee sis i forgot it was a "G", didn't read your posts carefully my bad :cry:

and sis is it bil-ler?

w.salam
salam.

its ok sis

nah...not bil-ler....here, i'll spell it like this instead :
bil-lee = female cat
bil-la = male cat

:)

:sl:
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glo
08-18-2006, 08:22 AM
Originally Posted by islamgyal
salam.
sis am not feeling well so thats why, and yes me have got confidence but am superised a christain learning Urdu i told my brother whom is a christain "Jason" to learn it with me and he goes no way! now thats mean :(
anway sis we'll get through it if we work together, don't leave me behind sis ok? :uhwhat
w.salam
I didn't realise you were not well when I wrote this. Sorry, islamgyal! :uhwhat

About learning Urdu ... remember that I came into this forum in the first place to understand my Muslim neighbours better.
Now I have a better understanding of the Islamic faith, learning the language seems the next logical step ...

I am still soooo frustrated with the Muslim women in my neighbourhood, who have lived in this country for years without attempting to learn English!
Well, if they won't learn English, I'll have to make an effort at Urdu ... so there!!
Problem is, it may take me a long while. :rollseyes

Peace and well-being for you, sister! :sister:
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 10:14 AM
Originally Posted by glo
I didn't realise you were not well when I wrote this. Sorry, islamgyal! :uhwhat

About learning Urdu ... remember that I came into this forum in the first place to understand my Muslim neighbours better.
Now I have a better understanding of the Islamic faith, learning the language seems the next logical step ...

I am still soooo frustrated with the Muslim women in my neighbourhood, who have lived in this country for years without attempting to learn English!
Well, if they won't learn English, I'll have to make an effort at Urdu ... so there!!
Problem is, it may take me a long while. :rollseyes

Peace and well-being for you, sister! :sister:

salam.
thats all good sis am here from a christain environment to learn URDU with you ok, anyway sis women whom don't know english (muslim women) humm percisly they never went school or something i don't know :uhwhat

w.salam
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 10:16 AM
Originally Posted by piXie
salam.

its ok sis

nah...not bil-ler....here, i'll spell it like this instead :
bil-lee = female cat
bil-la = male cat

:)

:sl:

salam.

sowee for the late reply had to go yesaday to put my machines on :(,
so sis for the bil-lee you make the "lee" short or long? *it sounds funny:X *
and also for the bil-la do you make the "la" short or long?

w.salam
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glo
08-18-2006, 10:23 AM
Originally Posted by chacha_jalebi
mujhe yeh chahiye[/B] :D

i want that one :p
That's a useful phrase for going shopping!

How do you pronounce the 'ch'? As in chair?
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 10:26 AM
Originally Posted by glo
That's a useful phrase for going shopping!

How do you pronounce the 'ch'? As in chair?

salam.

sis how do you know it's for going shopping :?

w.salam
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S_87
08-18-2006, 10:28 AM
Originally Posted by glo

About learning Urdu ... remember that I came into this forum in the first place to understand my Muslim neighbours better.
Now I have a better understanding of the Islamic faith, learning the language seems the next logical step ...

I am still soooo frustrated with the Muslim women in my neighbourhood, who have lived in this country for years without attempting to learn English!
Well, if they won't learn English, I'll have to make an effort at Urdu ... so there!!
:
Hi glo, just wanted to say, urdu is not the muslim language or islamic in any way. arabic is the *muslim language*
and i can understand your frustration at my fellow muslims not knowing english. i think they should learn at least a little for communication reasons!
and not to confuse you, but are you sure all your neighbours speak urdu? not punjabi or hindi or anything? :lol:
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glo
08-18-2006, 10:30 AM
Originally Posted by islamgyal
salam.

sis how do you know it's for going shopping :?

w.salam
I was just thinking that if you want to buy something but don't know the language very well, all you need to do is point to what you want and say "I want that one!" ("Mujhe woh chahiye") :D
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 10:32 AM
Originally Posted by glo
I was just thinking that if you want to buy something but don't know the language very well, all you need to do is point to what you want and say "I want that one!" ("Mujhe woh chahiye") :D

salam.

ok so if i wanted something i say ("Mujhe woh chahiye") now how do i pronounce it?

w.salam
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S_87
08-18-2006, 10:35 AM
:sl:

mujay whoa chaa hi yay i think :D
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glo
08-18-2006, 10:35 AM
Right, I have written down what we have gone through so far.

How does this sound:
Me UK mi rehtee hou.
Mera naam glo hain. App ka kya naam hai?
Meh teek taak hun. Keeya haal he?

How do I ask somebody's age?
How old are you? I am ... years old.

How about other adjectives to describe feelings? Instead of saying 'I am fine', how do I say 'I am sad/happy/ill/hungry/thirsty/angry/lonely/tired etc?
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 10:36 AM
Originally Posted by amani
:sl:

mujay whoa chaa hi yay i think :D

salam.

sis do you speak Urdu?

w.salam
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 10:37 AM
Originally Posted by glo
Right, I have written down what we have gone through so far.

How does this sound:
Me UK mi rehtee hou.
Mera naam glo hain. App ka kya naam hai?
Meh teek taak hun. Keeya haal he?

How do I ask somebody's age?
How old are you? I am ... years old.

How about other adjectives to describe feelings? Instead of saying 'I am fine', how do I say 'I am sad/happy/ill/hungry/thirsty/angry/lonely/tired etc?

hi Glo,

woow you have gone soo far and i am like stuck :uhwhat

peace.
Jodie
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S_87
08-18-2006, 10:37 AM
:sl:

so far sounds good. but dont be surprised if asians refer to uk as london. london is referred to as england not london the city sometimes :p

islamgyal nah i dont but i studied it and remember the pronunciations :p
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 10:39 AM
salam.

Zak help me please i am stuck on this. "ok so if i wanted something i say ("Mujhe woh chahiye") now how do i pronounce it?"

w.salam
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glo
08-18-2006, 10:40 AM
Originally Posted by amani
Hi glo, just wanted to say, urdu is not the muslim language or islamic in any way. arabic is the *muslim language*
and i can understand your frustration at my fellow muslims not knowing english. i think they should learn at least a little for communication reasons!
and not to confuse you, but are you sure all your neighbours speak urdu? not punjabi or hindi or anything? :lol:
Hi amani

You are of course right.
All the Muslims in my local community are from Pakistan, and I understand that the speak Urdu.
Are Punjabi and Hindi also languages spoken in Pakistan? If so, how different are they from Urdu? I mean, if I learn Urdeu, would a Punjabi speaker still understand me?

Thanks for your comments. It's helpful to think about these things. :)
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 10:42 AM
Originally Posted by zÂk
amani gave the pronunciation...

dont ask me to record it for u :rolleyes:

salam.

yes it will be nice if you record it for me., anyway never mind i will pronounce it the way i see it in my eyes :hiding:

w.salam
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glo
08-18-2006, 10:57 AM
Islamgyal, I just found this site. You might find it useful to listen to pronunciations:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other..._phrases.shtml
:)
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Najiullah
08-18-2006, 10:58 AM
Originally Posted by zÂk
lol let me search for tht TALK IT software... n record it in an old lady's voice :p
bro zAk plz record it for me 100 times
Chacha nay chachi koo chandi kay chamchay say chutni chatai
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glo
08-18-2006, 12:55 PM
Originally Posted by zÂk
how old are you = Aap ki umar kiya hai ?
I am ... years old = mein .... saal ka/ki hoon[ka for male n ki for female]
I suppose talking about age brings us to the topic of numbers ... how's about it?
Let's start with the numbers 1 - 10, can we? :)
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Najiullah
08-18-2006, 01:04 PM
Originally Posted by zÂk
lol download tht song... its available on the net :D

ok ill download it

but how about

Kacha Papeeta, Pakka Papeeta

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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 09:00 PM
Originally Posted by zÂk
1 = ek
2 = do [dou]
3 = teen [wid a soft T sound]
4 = chaar [as in charlie]
5 = paanch
6 = chhe[a sound]
7 = saath
8 = aanth
9 = Nau
10 = Das/Dus

salam.

i need help to pronounce the "6,7,8,9,10" :uhwhat (any silent letter or long letter)

w.salam
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afriend
08-18-2006, 09:02 PM
Originally Posted by piXie
:sl:

lolz we'll teach u :p

its easy ;)

first learn this :

"keeya haal he" ( th 'e' in "he" makes a 'e' sound, instead of an 'ee' sound )

keeya = how
n it all means "how r u" :sister:

now try to say tht :)
That's already too much....For some ;D.....
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 09:05 PM
Originally Posted by Iqram
That's already too much....For some ;D.....

salam.

stop hinting! :X

w.salam
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glo
08-18-2006, 09:07 PM
Kittygyal

Have I gone mad, or have you changed your user name?
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IceQueen~
08-18-2006, 09:09 PM
6- the 'e' is pronounced like a long 'e' as if elongating the i in bit so che
7- the 't' at the end of saat is pronounced with the tongue touching the roof of the mouth just behind the teeth its a blunt 't' not sharp like the english 't'
8- the 't' at the end of aat is very strong and is even farther back in the mouth -tongue touching roof of mouth
9-nau the 'au' is pronounced like saw so 'naw'
10- das the 'as' is like the sound thus (the english word thus) so just put a soft d in place of th
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 09:10 PM
Originally Posted by glo
Kittygyal

Have I gone mad, or have you changed your user name?

salam.

nope you haven't gone mad i have changed me user name

w.salam
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 09:13 PM
Originally Posted by Marya
6- the 'e' is pronounced like a long 'e' as if elongating the i in bit so che
7- the 't' at the end of saat is pronounced with the tongue touching the roof of the mouth just behind the teeth its a blunt 't' not sharp like the english 't'
8- the 't' at the end of aat is very strong and is even farther back in the mouth -tongue touching roof of mouth
9-nau the 'au' is pronounced like saw so 'naw'
10- das the 'as' is like the sound thus (the english word thus) so just put a soft d in place of th

salam.

thank you sis.

w.salam
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piXie
08-18-2006, 09:13 PM
edit
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glo
08-18-2006, 09:15 PM
Originally Posted by Kittygyal
salam.

nope you haven't gone mad i have changed me user name

w.salam
I'm glad! Because I've been calling you islamgyal all the time!!! :)
Why did you change the name?
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 09:16 PM
Originally Posted by glo
I'm glad! Because I've been calling you islamgyal all the time!!! :)
Why did you change the name?

hi Glo,

well percisly on every forum i am at my nck is called "kittygyal" and also i love cats. :wub:

lets stay on topic now sis.
w.salam
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glo
08-18-2006, 09:18 PM
Originally Posted by Kittygyal
lets stay on topic now sis.
w.salam
You are right!!

How do you say:

"I am tired. I am going to bed." :uhwhat ?
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 09:21 PM
Originally Posted by glo
You are right!!

How do you say:

"I am tired. I am going to bed." :uhwhat ?

salam.

sis are you asking me? :hiding: :(

w.salam
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H4RUN
08-18-2006, 09:46 PM
:sl:
i hope me erm PM/rep lol clarified 6,7,8,9 n 10 lol, so erm get busy n learning aunt lol....
:w:
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 09:51 PM
Originally Posted by H4RUN
:sl:
i hope me erm PM/rep lol clarified 6,7,8,9 n 10 lol, so erm get busy n learning aunt lol....
:w:
salam.
well am like can someone help me NEPHEW!! you should learn me some more words or sentences. otherwise NO PICNIC!! and i mean it!!

w.salam!
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H4RUN
08-18-2006, 10:16 PM
:sl:
well did the numbers help???
anyhow errrm
erm erm
muj-hai bhuk [boook] lag-hi hai
erm erm i am hungry lol
i fink
:D
:w:
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 10:21 PM
Originally Posted by H4RUN
:sl:
well did the numbers help???
anyhow errrm
erm erm
muj-hai bhuk [boook] lag-hi hai
erm erm i am hungry lol
i fink
:D
:w:

salam.
erm erm erm erm whats that?! speak propley NEPHEW!! :uhwhat
oh so mua-hai book lag-hi hai is that right?? :rollseyes
and also how do i say go and eat?
oh waht about no picnic? :X
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- Qatada -
08-18-2006, 10:22 PM
:salamext:


Just to clarify what bro H4RUN said ^^


muj hai (like you say 'hey') bhuuk (like the scottish people say book 'boook') lagi heh

That means: "I am hungry"


Allaah Almighty knows best.


Peace.
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Kittygyal
08-18-2006, 10:25 PM
Originally Posted by Fi_Sabilillah
:salamext:


Just to clarify what bro H4RUN said ^^


muj hai (like you say 'hey') bhuuk (like the scottish people say book 'boook') lagi heh

That means: "I am hungry"


Allaah Almighty knows best.


Peace.
salam.
now Jazakallah brother thats what i call advice or maybe help.:rollseyes
w.salam
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Najiullah
08-19-2006, 02:51 AM
Originally Posted by zÂk
1 = ek
2 = do [dou]
3 = teen [wid a soft T sound]
4 = chaar [as in charlie]
5 = paanch
6 = chhe[a sound]
7 = saath
8 = aanth
9 = Nau
10 = Das/Dus
i think
6 = chhe[a sound] CHAYY
( chhe has a diffrent meaning ;D )

7 = saath = SAAT

8 = aanth = AATHH
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glo
08-19-2006, 08:15 AM
Originally Posted by Fi_Sabilillah
:salamext:


Just to clarify what bro H4RUN said ^^


muj hai (like you say 'hey') bhuuk (like the scottish people say book 'boook') lagi heh

That means: "I am hungry"


Allaah Almighty knows best.


Peace.
Thanks! :)

If 'Muj hai bhuuk lagi heh' means 'I am hungry', and 'Meh teek taak hun' means 'I am fine' ... why are the two sentences so very different in Urdu, but so similar in English.

In English all you have to do, is replace one adjective by another ... is that not the case is Urdu??? :?
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H4RUN
08-19-2006, 10:42 AM
loooooool
beats me, silly language eh lol, but if u try and translate the english words 1 by one, it all sounds odd, very odd lol
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- Qatada -
08-19-2006, 12:51 PM
:salamext:


Yeah, its a crazy language subhan Allaah. I heard that it came from lots of other languages like; hindi, arabic, english, faarsi and more.. Allaah Almighty knows best.


:wasalamex
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glo
08-19-2006, 01:02 PM
Originally Posted by Fi_Sabilillah
:salamext:


Yeah, its a crazy language subhan Allaah.


:wasalamex
Oh dear ... this is gonna be harder than I thought! :rollseyes
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- Qatada -
08-19-2006, 01:05 PM
I think it's alot easier if a person learns it while they're being brought up. I don't know it fully myself, even though i speak a similar language to it. But i think snakelegs is learning it..


Peace.
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waji
08-19-2006, 01:38 PM
:sl:
Originally Posted by glo
Oh dear ... this is gonna be harder than I thought! :rollseyes
its not that hard to i think urdu is most easiest language
but i think to remember
Speaking comes by Speaking

:w:
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Kittygyal
08-19-2006, 02:09 PM
salam.

you are right Glo it's hard learning another language also it's ever hard when you ONLY speak english as you mother lingo.
but then again lets make our own way and be bright instead of dull inshallah. and Nephew this language makes me think to Macbeth cause thats so hard to pronounce :X
w.salam
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glo
08-21-2006, 02:45 PM
Originally Posted by Kittygyal
anyway how do you say.

I wana go....?
I like...?
What time is it?
I am tired?


oh and please tell me these..
I love me mam?
I love cats?
Everyone please pray for me?


w.salam
Thanks, Kittygyal

I hope somebody can answer those questions, because I would like to know too. :?

Can somebody help, please?

Thanks
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H4RUN
08-21-2006, 04:04 PM
:sl:
i swear there were more posts...c'mon sayin im a gangster could come in handy...you know if the police stop ya or sumin, and ask whats your proffesion..you could be a gangster [not good :p] so erm yeah....sup wiv dat!? lol
:w:
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Kittygyal
08-21-2006, 04:11 PM
Originally Posted by H4RUN
:sl:
i swear there were more posts...c'mon sayin im a gangster could come in handy...you know if the police stop ya or sumin, and ask whats your proffesion..you could be a gangster [not good :p] so erm yeah....sup wiv dat!? lol
:w:
salam.
well nephew what i'll do is pull a knife and say yeah bounce ;D astagfiruallh no i won't anyway try helping us indtead of being a gansta!
w.salam
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snakelegs
08-26-2006, 02:19 AM
Originally Posted by glo
Islamgyal, I just found this site. You might find it useful to listen to pronunciations:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other..._phrases.shtml
:)
thanks glo - this is one site i wasn't aware of.
here's one you might find helpful - tho the help you're getting here is probably more useful.
http://urduword.com/

for those who are more advanced in their learning here are some resources
http://www.islamicboard.com/urdu/204...ning-urdu.html
also there is bbc urdu - http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/
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glo
08-26-2006, 06:54 AM
Thanks, snakelegs. :)

I am beginning to think that I should look for a proper course, where I live. Or persuade one of my neighbours to teach me.
I'm not sure Urdu is a langauge easily learned from books or internet.
I'm not sure Urdu is a language easily learned at all!! :uuh:

Peace.
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Kittygyal
08-26-2006, 03:04 PM
so true Gol and also thanks Snakelegs!
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Mujahidah4Allah
08-26-2006, 03:12 PM
1 = ek
2 = do [dou]
3 = teen [wid a soft T sound]
4 = chaar [as in charlie]
5 = paanch
6 = chhe[a sound]
7 = saath
8 = aanth
9 = Nau
10 = Das/Dus

who wants to know what cums after das ITS BAS :D well thats what i say wen i'm saying my numbers :rolleyes:

ma'salamah
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Mujahidah4Allah
08-26-2006, 03:31 PM
Gol or Gul? fattos i wonder who :rolleyes:

ma'salamah
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Kittygyal
08-26-2006, 03:36 PM
salam.
sis Hyper-gyal what does "bas" mean?
w.salam
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Mujahidah4Allah
08-26-2006, 03:37 PM
:sl:

its like finished or enough i think
my urdus reaaalllllyyy bad well partly or mostly cuz i'm not pakistani well i point to naj n zak to trans or pixie
ma'salamah
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H4RUN
08-26-2006, 07:06 PM
:sl:
guess who got an A for urdu exams lolllll cor blimey, whats the world coming to....:D:D
:w:
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Mujahidah4Allah
08-26-2006, 07:08 PM
:sl:

gud gud bro mashaAllah guess who failed urdu :D

ma'salamah
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Najiullah
08-26-2006, 07:10 PM
Originally Posted by hyper~gal
:sl:

gud gud bro mashaAllah guess who failed urdu :D

ma'salamah
i think u :)
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Mujahidah4Allah
08-26-2006, 07:12 PM
yess n i have to re-sit tis a good thing because i'm gonna concentrate now rather than trying to change the time forward so teacher goes early lol i like urdu thanks to the urdu thread [serious alhamdulillah thanks to you bro naj esp n the rest ima concentrate now :D]

and i'm soooo off topic

ma'salamah
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Najiullah
08-26-2006, 07:14 PM
Originally Posted by hyper~gal
yess n i have to re-sit tis a good thing because i'm gonna concentrate now rather than trying to change the time forward so teacher goes early lol i like urdu thanks to the urdu thread [serious alhamdulillah thanks to you bro naj esp n the rest ima concentrate now :D]

and i'm soooo off topic

ma'salamah
sister inshallah u willpass

u can ask questions me and zak will try to answer insaAllah
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H4RUN
08-26-2006, 07:15 PM
:sl:
thing is lol im rubbish at urdu, writing and speaking, well speaking not exactly fluent....i must have banked me marks on the reading n listening papers...
:w:
u fail? thats it, i think u need 2 see my former urdu teacher LoL, no dont lol..he says there are a 100 minutes in a hour...:D
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Mujahidah4Allah
08-26-2006, 07:19 PM
:sl:

lolz at 100 mins in an hour, no seriously my urdu teacher doesnt know how to teach her lessons draaaaggg i really wish we had another teacher :cry: i wanna learn but sometimes a subject depends also on the teacher well thats wat i feel, she's a nice person but teaching isnt her thing,
bro naj jazakAllah khair jiddan jiddan and zAk he'll give me the :uhwhat but yeh ima bug him aswell, ima bug you both acha :D

ma'salamah
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snakelegs
08-28-2006, 03:52 AM
Originally Posted by glo
Thanks, snakelegs. :)

I am beginning to think that I should look for a proper course, where I live. Or persuade one of my neighbours to teach me.
I'm not sure Urdu is a langauge easily learned from books or internet.
I'm not sure Urdu is a language easily learned at all!! :uuh:

Peace.
yes, if you can find a course, that would be great. (for me there is no such option). it would also be excellent if you could get one of your neighbours to teach you. i had a russian landlady once who asked me if i would teach her english - i said sure, if you will teach me russian. unfortunately this arrangement didn't last very long, so i didn't learn a whole lot. maybe you could offer to help one of your neighbours with english if they will teach you urdu.
urdu is very beautiful - one thing i like about it is you get to learn some arabic and farsi words as well and i can recognize many of the arabic words because they are similar to hebrew.
i am having a real hard time trying to study on my own. either i am a lot dumber than i was when i was young, or i thought i was much smarter than i really was!! partially, it is my own fault because i don't make myself work with the grammar. so i am getting an increasing vocabulary but can't really say much of anything, or put a sentence together. i've been at it for almost 4 years now. i can read articles from the bbc a lot of dictionary, the children's stories are of course the best.
i find the script normally used in urdu quite hard to read - tho finally it is getting easier, but the fonts the bbc uses are not difficult to learn.
best is to learn some common friendly phrases here, so you can break the ice with your neighbours. i think when they see that you are trying to learn, they will warm up towards you. start with some simple greetings and work your way up to asking them if they will teach you if you teach them english.
good luck.
kittygyal - you're welcome.
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