Punjabi Translations

POZENA’s professional human translations from Punjabi to English and any other language or from English and any language into Punjabi are reliably performed by formally qualified native-speaking translators, assuring their consistently high quality.

Why choose professional Punjabi translations?

  • With about 100 million native speakers (1.5% of the world’s population), Punjabi ranks tenth among the most commonly used languages by the number of native speakers.
  • Punjabi is the official language of the province of Punjab in Pakistan (it does not have official status at the national level in this country) and one of the official languages in India (regional official language in the state of Punjab), where it is the seventh most spoken language. Punjabi is spoken as a diaspora language in many countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. It is the third most commonly used language in the United Kingdom.

POZENA’s professional Punjabi translations

  • Assurance of professional quality
  • Business-class reliability
  • Translators who are native-speakers of Punjabi
  • Translations for a broad range of industries and disciplines
  • Document translations of any type and format
  • Certified Punjabi translations
  • Specialist translations and non-standard requirements
  • Translations from Punjabi to English or any other language
  • Friendly and professional client service
  • Contact POZENA to discuss any multilingial project

Punjabi – basic information

  • Punjabi is a member of the Indo-Aryan subfamily of languages, a branch of the Indo-European family. It emerged as a distinct language in the 12th from Sanskrit through the Shauraseni language, and went on to become a carrier of the flourishing Punjabi culture. In its history, it came under the influence of Turkic languages, Persian, Arabic and English.
  • The internal variation of the Punjabi language has been the subject of controversy and dispute. Some researchers regard the western dialects of Punjabi as a separate language called Lahnda (also known as Western Punjabi), which is spoken exclusively in Pakistan. Under this approach, the name Punjabi refers solely to the dialects spoken in the Indo-Pakistani border area (Eastern Punjabi). Punjabi displays very large dialectal variation. Both in India and Pakistan, this language is based on the Majhi dialect.
  • In Pakistan, the Punjabi language is written in the Shahmukhi alphabet, a modified version of the Arabic script, used primarily by Muslims in Punjab. In India, though, Punjabi is written in the Gurmukhi alphabet (all linguistic examples in the subsequent sections are provided in this script), which is used mostly by Sikhs.

Specialist industry translations from and into Punjabi

Certified translations

Legal translations

Translations for the energy sector

Military translations

Business translations

Marketing translations, localisation and copywriting

Translation of agreements and power of attorney

Translations of user guides and service manuals

Translations of technical documentation

Website translation

Translation of business offers and public tenders

Financial and Accounting translations


Basic words and phrases – English-Punjabi mini dictionary

  • yes - ਹਾਂ (hāṁ)

  • no - ਕੋਈ (kō'ī)

  • please - ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ (kirpā karkē)

  • thank you - ਧਨਵਾਦ (tànvād)/ ਸ਼ੁਕਰੀਆ (shukrīā)

  • sorry - ਖਿਮਾ (kimā)/ਮਾਫ਼ ਕਰੋ ਜੀ।(māf karō jī)

  • good morning - ਸਤ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ (sata srī akāla)

  • good evening - ਸਤ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ (sata srī akāla)

  • goodbye - ਰੱਬ ਰਾਖਾ (rabb rākhā)

  • good night - ਸ਼ੁੱਭ ਰਾਤਰੀ (shubh rātri)

  • hi - ਸਤ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ (sata srī akāla)

  • How are you? - ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਕੀ ਹਾਲ ਹੈ? (Tuhāḍā kī hāl he?)

  • good - ਠੀਕ (thīka)

  • My name is… - ਮੇਰਾ ਨਾਂ ... ਹੈ (mērā nā̃ ... he)

  • I don't understand - ਮੈਂ ਨਹੀਂ ਸਮਝਿਆ। (mẽ nahī̃ samájiā)

  • I'm from the UK - ਮੈਨੂੰ ਬ੍ਰਿਟੇਨ ਤੱਕ ਆ (Mainū briṭēna taka ā)


Interesting facts

  • The name of the language is derived from the Persian word Panj-āb, which means ‘five waters’ and refers to five tributaries of the Indus river. Punjabi is one of the few Indo-European languages which employs tones to distinguish words. It has three tones: high, mid and low.
  • The standard word order is subject-object-verb. Unlike English, which has prepositions, Punjabi uses postpositions: modifying words which in English occur before the object in Punjabi occur after the object.
  • As a descendent of Sanskrit, Punjabi is a moderately inflectional language. Nouns are declined for five cases, two numbers and two genders.