Punjabi Nouns

Welcome to the third Punjabi lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Punjabi to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

potatoes
potatoes Audio
ਆਲੂ [ālū]
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
ਟਮਾਟਰ [ṭamāṭara]
onions
onions Audio
ਪਆਿਜ਼ [paā̔iza]
carrots
carrots Audio
ਗਾਜਰ [gājara]
fruits
fruits Audio
ਫਲ [phala]
apples
apples Audio
ਸੇਬ [sēba]
bananas
bananas Audio
ਕੇਲਾ [kēlā]
oranges
oranges Audio
ਸੰਤਰਾ [satarā]

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Punjabi + Pronunciation
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
ਕੀ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਕੋਲ ਦੁੱਧ ਹੈ? Audio
[kī tuhāḍē kōla dudha hai?]
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
ਮੇਰੇ ਕੋਲ ਦੁੱਧ ਅਤੇ ਕੌਫੀ ਹੈ Audio
[mērē kōla dudha atē kauphī hai]
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
ਓਸ ਮੁੰਡੇ ਕੋਲ ਤਿੰਨ ਸੇਬ ਹਨ Audio
[ōsa muḍē kōla tina sēba hana]
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
ਓਸ ਕੁੜੀ ਕੋਲ ਸਿਰਫ ਇੱਕੋ ਸੇਬ ਹੈ Audio
[ōsa kuṛī kōla sirapha ikō sēba hai]
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
ਅਸੀਂ ਛੋਟੇ ਜਿਹੇ ਘਰ 'ਚ ਰਹਿੰਦੇ ਹਾਂ Audio
[asīṁ chōṭē jihē ghara 'ca rahidē hāṁ]
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
ਮੈਨੂੰ ਸਾਡਾ ਨਾਸ਼ਤਾ ਪਸੰਦ ਹੈ Audio
[mainū sāḍā nāśatā pasada hai]

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread Audio
ਡਬਲਰੋਟੀ [ḍabalarōṭī]
milk
milk Audio
ਦੁੱਧ [dudha]
butter
butter Audio
ਮੱਖਣ [makhaṇa]
cheese
cheese Audio
ਪਨੀਰ [panīra]
coffee
coffee Audio
ਕੌਫੀ [kauphī]
sandwich
sandwich Audio
ਸੈਂਂਡਵਚਿ [saiṁṇḍavaci]
meat
meat Audio
ਮਾਸ [māsa]
chicken
chicken Audio
ਕੁੱਕਡ਼ [kukaṛa]
fish
fish Audio
ਮੱਛੀ [machī]
breakfast
breakfast Audio
ਨਾਸ਼ਤਾ [nāśatā]
lunch
lunch Audio
ਦੋਪਹਰ ਦਾ ਖਾਣਾ [dōpahara dā khāṇā]
dinner
dinner Audio
ਰਾਤ ਦਾ ਖਾਣਾ [rāta dā khāṇā]

Conversation in Punjabi

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Punjabi
Pronunciation
Do you speak (English/ Punjabi)?
ਕੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ (ਅੰਗਰੇਜ਼ੀ/ਪੰਜਾਬੀ) ਬੋਲ ਸਕਦੇ ਹੋ?
[kī tusīṁ (agarēzī / pajābī) bōla sakadē hō?] Audio
Just a little
ਥੋੜੀ ਜਿਹੀ
[thōṛī jihī] Audio
I like Punjabi
ਮੈਨੂੰ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਪਸੰਦ ਹੈ
[mainū pajābī pasada hai] Audio
Can I practice with you?
ਕੀ ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਨਾਲ ਅਭਿਆਸ ਕਰ ਲਵਾਂ?
[kī maiṁ tuhāḍē nāla abhi'āsa kara lavāṁ?] Audio
How old are you?
ਤੁਹਾਡੀ ਉਮਰ ਕੀ ਹੈ?
[tuhāḍī umara kī hai?] Audio
I'm thirty three years old
ਮੈਂ ਤੇਤੀ ਸਾਲ ਦਾ ਹਾਂ
[maiṁ tētī sāla dā hāṁ] Audio
It was nice talking to you
ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਨਾਲ ਗੱਲ ਕਰ ਕੇ ਚੰਗਾ ਲੱਗਿਆ
[tuhāḍē nāla gala kara kē cagā lagi'ā] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Punjabi. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Punjabi Adjectives   Punjabi Adjectives

Punjabi Plural   Punjabi Plural



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