My dictionary – Hindi/Urdu to English

Just a list of words that often come up in songs and their meanings in english. ( The words are in no specific order , but I have tried to put all words starting with the same letter together, use ctrl+f, for a quick search). Resources that I often use to find meanings of hindi/urdu words : (Urdu_to_English, Hindi_to_English)

A

Aabshaar – Waterfall

Aasmaan – Sky

Aasmaani – Pertaining to the sky ( Aasmaani rang – sky blue colour)

Aawaaz – Sound

Aaraam – Rest

Aalas – Laziness

Aalasi – Lazy Person

Afkaar – thoughts

Akela – Alone ( also Akeli , Akele )

B

Bachpan – Childhood

Baras – fall ( as a verb, generally used for rain , snow, or anything falling from the sky)

Barsaat – Rain

Barsaati – Raincoat

Barf – Snow/Ice

Bheed – crowd

Baghauna/Baghona – Steel vessel

Baad-e-sabaa – Pleasant breeze

Baseerat – Wisdom/ Intelligence

Bebuniyaad – Without foundation, baseless

Baatin – inside, hidden

C

Chaand – Moon

Chand – Few

Chota – small  ( also Choti , Chote mean small , used for different genders)

D

Dariyaa – River

Din – Day

Dast – Hand

Dasht – Woods/ Forest

E

Eidi – Gifts given during Eid
F

Fatinga/Phatinga – Chigger (a small insect living in the weeds)

Fiza – Weather

Falaakat – bad luck, misfortune
G

Gaana – Song/ Singing

Galiyaara – Hallway, corridor, passage

Gubbare – Balloons

H

Hasrat – Wish/Desire

Haule – Gently , Slowly

Hum – We

Humkadam – One who walks along

I

Intezaar – Wait

Ikraar – Acceptance or Expression ( of love )

Ikhtiyaar-  Selection, option

Izhaar – Accept

Intihaa – end, final

J

Jeet – Victory

Judai – Separation

Jumbish – Movement

K

Kharpatwaar – Weeds

Khwaab – Dream

Khuda – God

Kaf-e-dast – palms / hands

L

Laajawab – Awesome

Lafz – Word  (plural Alfaaz )

Lamba – Long or Tall

Lamha – Moment

Leher – Wave ( Leherein – Waves)

M

Maktabaah  – Library

Maazi – Past

Manzil – Destination

Mushkil  –Problem

Muntakil- Transfer

Musalsal – Continuously

N

Naam – Name

Nawishtaah – a letter or a piece of writing

Nafsparast – Selfish

Nasheb-e-faraaz – ups and downs

O

P

Parosa – Serve ( like serving food )

Pathjhad – Fall/Autumn, season of falling leaves  ( Patta= leaves , Jhad= fall)

Parvat – Mountain

Phulauna / Fulauna- Balloon

Pyaar – Love

Q

Qurbaani – Sacrifice

R

Raat – Night

Rang  – Colour

Reth- sand

Raftar – speed

Raayegaan – Useless

S

Sard – Cold

Sau – Hundred

Saal – Years

Sanjeedgi – seriousness

Shokhi – playfulness

T

Takrir/Takreer – Speech

Tehelna – Roam about, Wander

Tassavvur – Imagination, Fantasy

U

Umr or Umar- Age

V

Van – Jungle

W

Waqt – time

X

Y

Yaar – Friend

Z

Zameen – Earth , Land

Zindagi – Life

Zehen – Mind

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