Urdu Lesson 9 (Questions and Misunderstanding)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 9th lesson teaches an important aspect in Urdu which is the interrogative form also called questions. In addition, there is a list of vocabulary terms about misunderstanding and finally some commonly used phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Urdu Classes.


Being able to ask questions is what makes us curious beings, which in turns broadens our knowledge. It is no different when it comes to learning Urdu. You will always be asking questions, and the following are some tools to help you in that quest.

The following are the 5 Ws + "how" commonly used adverbs to express the interrogative form. Most likely, whenever a question needs to be asked, one of them should be used. The table contains 3 columns (English, Urdu, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Interrogative Form in Urdu

Questions Urdu Audio
What?کیا ؟

Now we will try to implement the adverbs above into full Urdu sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Urdu Questions in a Sentence

Can I come?کیا میں آ سکتا ہوں؟
Can I help you?کیا میں آپ کی مدد کر سکتا ہوں ؟
Can you help me?کیا آپ میری مدد کر سکتے ہیں ؟
Do you know her?کیا آپ اسے جانتے ہیں؟
Do you speak English?کیا آپ انگریزی بولتے ہیں؟
How difficult is it?یہ کتنا مشکل ہے؟
How far is this?یہ کتنی دور ہے؟
How much is this?یہ مقدار میں کتنی ہے ؟
How would you like to pay?آپ کیسے قیمت ادا کرنا چاہیں گے؟
What is this called?یہ کیا کہلاتا ہے؟
What is your name?آپکا نام کیا ہے؟
What time is it?کیا وقت ہوا ہے؟
When can we meet?ہم کب مل سکتے ہیں؟
Where do you live?آپ کہاں رہتے ہیں؟
Who is knocking at the door?دروازے پر کون دستک دے رہا ہے؟
Why is it expensive?یہ کیوں مہنگا ہے؟


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Vocabulary List about Misunderstanding

There are times when you will not understand what a person said in Urdu, or simply that you want them to repeat a word. The following are 24 expressions used to clear misunderstandings. Very essential to any conversation!

Misunderstanding in Urdu

Misunderstanding Urdu Audio
Can you repeat?کیا آپ دہرائیں گے ؟
Can you speak slowly?کیا آپ ٹھہر ٹھہر کر بول سکتے ہیں ؟
Did you understand what I said?کیا آپ میری بات سمجھ گئے ؟
Don't worry!!فکر نہ کریں
Excuse me? (i.e. I beg your pardon?)معاف کیجیےگا؟
How do you say "OK" in French?ٹھیک ہے کو فرانسیسی زبان میں کیا کہیں گے ؟
I don't know!!میں نہیں جانتا
I don't understand!!میں نہیں سمجھتا
I need to practice my Frenchمجھے فرانسیسی زبان کی مشق کرنے کی ضرورت ہے
Is that right?کیا یہ ٹھیک ہے ؟
Is that wrong?کیا یہ غلط ہے ؟
My French is badمیری فرانسیسی بری ہے
No problem!!کوئی مسئلہ نہیں
Quicklyتیزی سے
Sorry (to apologize)معذرت
To speakبولنا
What does that word mean in English?اس لفظ کا انگریزی میں کیا مطلب ہے ؟
What is this?یہ کیا ہے ؟
What should I say?مجھے کیا کہنا چاہئیے ؟
What's that called in French?وہ فرانسیسی میں کیا کہلاتا ہے ؟
Write it down please!!برائے مہربانی تحریر کریں


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Daily Conversation in Urdu

Finally, a list of some common phrases that you might come across from time to time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Urdu Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Urdu

English Urdu Audio
In The Morning(صبح (کے وقت
In the evening(شام(کے وقت
At Night(رات (کے وقت
Hurry up!!جلدی کرو

Fun Facts

Language Quote: The oldest written language was believed to be written in about 4500 BC.

Congratulations! You finished your 9th lesson in Urdu about questions, and misunderstanding. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Urdu Lesson 10. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Urdu homepage.

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