Alphabet

You can copy and paste these IPA characters to create Punjabi words:

 

Voiceless unaspirated

Voiceless aspirated

Voiced aspirated

Voiced aspirated

Nasal

Vowels

k-group

k

kʰ

g

kʱ

ŋ

a

c-group

c

cʰ

j

cʱ

ɲ

a:

ʈ-group

ʈ

ʈʰ

ɖ

ɖʱ

ɳ

i

t-group

t

tʰ

d

dʱ

n

i:

p-group

p

pʰ

b

bʱ

m

u

 

y

r

l

ʋ

ɽ

u:

 

ʃ

x

ʏ

z

f

e

 

 

 

 

s

ɦ

ɛ

o

ɔ

Accent

è

é

à

á

ó

Nasal

ê

â

î

ô

ú

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Punjabi words and phrases

sat sri: aka:l – Hello/Goodbye (Literally – “God is truth”)

namaste - Alternative greeting (Hindu)

ʃukria - Thanks (Remember, “ʃ” is pronounced like “sh”)

ki: ɦa:l ɦɛ? – How are you?

ʈʰi:k ɦɛ – I am well (ʈʱ is pronounced with the retroflex sound and a breathy voice)

canga: / accʰa: - Well, good (canga: is pronounced more like “Cheng ga”)

ɦukam karo - What can I do for you? (Literally: Order, please do)

náî: - No (Pronounced with an upward tone on the á)

ɦâ: - Yes

ɦɛ na: - Isn’t it? (as in “Your name is … isn’t it?” - this is tagged to the end of a statement to create a question)

tusî: - You (Plural)

dasso / suɳa:o - Please tell (So, “tusî: dasso” means “And you?”)

nâ: - name (so, “My name is ...” would be “mera nâ: … ɦɛ”

milke baɽi: xuʃ i: ɦoi: - Pleased to meet you

mɛ - I

mera: - My

tuɦa:ɖa: - Your

asî: - We

sa:ɖa: - Our

é - It (proximate - e.g. this, these)

éda: - Its (proximate)

ó - It (distant - e.g. that, those)

óda: - Its (distant)

vi: - Also

te (ate) - And

te (utte) - On

dovê - Both

munɖa: - Boy

kuɽi: - Girl

beʈʰo - Sit down

benti: - Request

ija:zat - Permission

dio - Please give

sá:b - Sir (after the name)

ma:f karna: - Excuse me