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Desi Association Useful Words

Useful Words

Whether you go to India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, or just want to talk to people around campus, these words will help you blow them away with your language skills. Have fun!

Useful "Desi" Words

नमस्ते - Namaste/Namaskar (India and Nepal) "I bow to you"/Hello
Aayuboovan ( Sri Lanka) "May you live longer and be healthy"
Assalam alaykum (Muslims in Pakistan and Banglasdesh) "Peace be upon you" or "Peace be with you"
आप का नाम क्या है - āp kā nām kyā hai (Hindi) What's your name?
आप कहाँ से (आए) हैं? - āp kahāṁ se (āe) haiṁ (Hindi) Where are you from?
میں ٹھیک ہوں، شکریہ! اور - main thik hun, shukriya! aur ap? (Urdu) I'm fine, thanks. And you?
صبح بخير - subha bākhair (Urdu) Good morning
Dhannobad (Bangladesh) Thank You
Amaar bhalo lagchhe (Bangladesh) I am feeling good
Amar naam ...(Bangladesh) My name is ...