LANGUAGE IN PAKISTAN

Urdu is the official language, though it is only used by 8% of Pakistanis. English is widely spoken. Regional languages include Punjabi, which is spoken by 48% of the population, Pashto, Sindhi, Saraiki and Balochi. There are numerous local dialects.

Enhance Your Trip With Some Basic Language Skills

Learning a few everyday Urdu phrases will make your trip even more memorable. See below for a list of basic Urdu greetings, phrases to get attention, and simple questions.

English

اردو

Good morning

صبح  بخیر

Good afternoon

Good evening

شام  بخیر

Good night

شب  بخیر

Good-bye

خداحافظ

Excuse me

معاف  کیجئےگا

I am sorry

میں  معذرت  چاہتا  ہوں

I don't understand

مجھےسمجھ  نہیں  آیا

Thank you

شکریہ

Yes

ہاں

No

نہیں

Where is ___?

کہاںہےـــــــــ؟

How much is ___?

کتنےکاہےـــــــــ؟

It's delicious

یہ  مزیدارہے

It's fun

Urdu Language Support

For a more comprehensive selection of useful words and phrases, take a look through the Tourist's Language Handbook. It is a useful tool to carry with you on your trip.