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Useful phrases in Kashmiri

A collection of useful phrases in Kashmiri, an Indo-Iranian language spoken mainly in India and Pakistan.

You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, m = said to males, f = said to females, >Muslims = said to Muslims, >Hindus = said to Hindus

English कॉशुर (Kashmiri)
Welcome  
Hello Assalām ‘alaikum (>Muslims)
Namaskār (>Hindus)
Halo (inf) आदाब । (aadaab)
How are you?
Fine thanks, and you?
तोहय छिवा वारय? (tohy ch'ivaa vaarai?)
वारय, शुकिया । त’ तीहय? (vaarai, shukriyaa tiu tohy?)
Long time no see  
What's your name?
My name is ...
त्वहि क्या छु नाव? (Twahi kyaa ch'u naav?)
मे छु नाव ... (Me ch'u naav ...)
Where are you from?

I'm from ...
शबे खैर । (Tohy katik ch'v?)
ब’ छुस रीजान ... (biu ch'us rozaan ...) - m
ब’ छस रीजान ... (biu ch'as rozaan)
Pleased to meet you मे सप’ज़ खोशी त्वहि मीलिध । (Me sapiuz k'oshee twahu meelit')
Good morning  
Good afternoon  
Good evening  
Good night शबे खैर । (shabey k'eūr)
Goodbye Khuda hāfiz (>Muslim) Namaskār (>Hindus)
अलवीदा । (alvidaa)
Good luck  
Cheers/Good health!  
Have a nice day  
Bon appetit  
Bon voyage  
I understand ब’ छुस ज़ानान । (biu ch'us zaanaan) - m
ब’ छस ज़ानान । (biu ch'as zaanaan) - f
I don't understand ब’ छुस न’ ज़ानान । (biu ch'us niu zaanaan) - m
ब’ छस न’ ज़ानान । (biu ch'as niu zaanaan) - f
Mê chunė phikrī tarān
I don't know  
Please speak more slowly तोहय हेकिवा वार’ वार’ वॅनिव । (tohy hekivaa vaariu vaariu veuniv)
Please say that again तोहय हेकिवा दुबार’ वॅनिथ । (tohy hekivaa dubaariu veunit')
Please write it down  
Do you speak English? तोहय छिवा अंगरीज़ी बोलान? (tohy chivā angrīzī bolān)
Çė chukhė aņgrīz bolān?
Do you speak Kashmiri?
Yes, a little
 
 
How do you say
... in
Kashmiri
 
Excuse me वय त्रॅाविव । (vat' treūviv) - to get past
यपॅारय । (yapeūry) - to get attention
How much is this? यि का’तिस छु? (yi keūtis ch'u)
Sorry माफ कॅरिव । (maap' keuriv)
Please मेहरबॅानी । (meharbeūnee)
Thank you
Response
शुकिया / شکریہ (shukriya)
 
Where's the toilet? टायलेट कति छि? (ṭaaylet kati ch'u!)
This gentleman/lady
will pay for everything
 
Would you like to
dance with me?
 
I miss you  
I love you  
Get well soon  
Go away! च़ल! (tsa!)
Leave me alone!  
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
मदथ! (madat'!)
नार! (naar!)
ठहर! (ṭeuhar!)
Call the police! बुलॅाविव पुलीस! (buleūviv pulees!)
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
नवरेह मुबारक / ﻧﻮﺭﻳﮩﮧ ﻣﺒﺎﺭﮎ (navreh mubarak) - Happy New Year
Happy Easter  
Happy Birthday  
One language
is never enough
 
My hovercraft
is full of eels

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