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Names of Different Types of Clothes in Punjabi With English Meanings

I live in India, and I speak Hindi, Punjabi and English very well. I like to learn other languages too.

This page covers information about the names of different clothing items in Punjabi.

This page covers information about the names of different clothing items in Punjabi.

Clothing is the true reflection of an individual's personality. We use different clothes in different seasons and for specific occasions. Here we will discuss the names of some commonly used clothing items in the Punjabi language.

The Punjabi language is written with Gurumukhi script, but the Punjabi names in this article have also been provided in the Roman script for the ease of understanding of English readers. There are some clothes which have a name in English but have no name in Punjabi; such words have been omitted from this list.

Cloth names in Punjabi and English

Cloth Name in EnglishCloth Name Meaning in Punjabi (Roman Letters)Cloth Name Meaning in Punjabi (Gurumukhi Letters)

Shirt

Kameej

ਕਮੀਜ਼

Trouser

Pajama

ਪਜ਼ਾਮਾ

Socks

Juraban

ਜੁਰਾਬਾਂ

Pullover

Sweater

ਸਵੈਟਰ

Gloves

Dastane

ਦਸਤਾਨੇ

Handkerchief

Rumal

ਰੁਮਾਲ

Scarf

Dupatta

ਦੁਪੱਟਾ

Towel

Toliya

ਤੋਲਿਆ

Vest

Banain

ਬਨੈਣ

Uniform

Vardi

ਵਰਦੀ

Skirt

Ghagra

ਘੱਗਰਾ

Turban

Pugg(u silent)

ਪੱਗ

The Punjabi translation of the word "cloth" is "kapraa."

Shirt

The Punjabi name for the shirt is kameej. It is written as ਕਮੀਜ਼ in Punjabi.

Shirt|Kameej|ਕਮੀਜ਼

Shirt|Kameej|ਕਮੀਜ਼

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: What is the price of this shirt?

Punjabi Translation (Roman script): Es kameej di keemat kinni hai?

Punjabi Translation (Gurmukhi script): ਇਸ ਕਮੀਜ਼ ਦੀ ਕੀਮਤ ਕਿੰਨੀ ਹੈ।

Trousers

The name for trousers in Punjabi is pajama. It is written as ਪਜ਼ਾਮਾ in Punjabi.

Trouser|Pajama|ਪਜ਼ਾਮਾ

Trouser|Pajama|ਪਜ਼ਾਮਾ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: I put on the trousers before going for a walk.

Punjabi Translation (Roman script): Main sair te jaan ton pehlaan pajama paundaan haan.

Punjabi Translation (Gurumukhi script): ਮੈਂ ਸੈਰ ਤੇ ਜਾਣ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਪਜ਼ਾਮਾ ਪਾਉਂਦਾ ਹਾਂ ।

Socks

The socks are called juraban in Punjabi. It is written as ਜੁਰਾਬਾਂ in Punjabi.

Socks|Juraban|ਜੁਰਾਬਾਂ

Socks|Juraban|ਜੁਰਾਬਾਂ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: Give me a pair of socks.

Punjabi Translation (Roman script): Mainu juraban di ik jori deo.

Punjabi Translation (Gurumukhi script): ਮੈਨੂੰ ਜੁਰਾਬਾਂ ਦੀ ਇੱਕ ਜੋੜੀ ਦਿਓ।

Pullover

The Punjabi name for the pullover is sweater. It is written as ਸਵੈਟਰ in Punjabi.

Pullover|Sweater|ਸਵੈਟਰ

Pullover|Sweater|ਸਵੈਟਰ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: You will need a pullover there.

Punjabi Translation (Roman script): Tuhaanu uthe sweater di lor pavegee.

Punjabi Translation (Gurumukhi script): ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਉੱਥੇ ਸਵੈਟਰ ਦੀ ਲੋੜ ਪਵੇਗੀ।

Gloves

The name for the gloves in Punjabi is dastane. It is written as ਦਸਤਾਨੇ in Punjabi.

Gloves|Dastane|ਦਸਤਾਨੇ

Gloves|Dastane|ਦਸਤਾਨੇ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: I want to buy gloves.

Punjabi Translation (Roman script): Main dastane khareednaa chahundaa haan.

Punjabi Translation (Gurumukhi script): ਮੈਂ ਦਸਤਾਨੇ ਖਰੀਦਣਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦਾ ਹਾਂ।

Handkerchief

The handkerchief is called rumal in Punjabi. It is written as ਰੁਮਾਲ in Punjabi.

Handkerchief|Rumal|ਰੁਮਾਲ

Handkerchief|Rumal|ਰੁਮਾਲ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: This is my handkerchief.

Punjabi Translation (Roman script): Eh meraa rumal hai.

Punjabi Translation (Gurumukhi script): ਇਹ ਮੇਰਾ ਰੁਮਾਲ ਹੈ ।

Scarf

The Punjabi name for the scarf is dupatta. It is written as ਦੁਪੱਟਾ in Punjabi.

Scarf|Dupatta|ਦੁਪੱਟਾ

Scarf|Dupatta|ਦੁਪੱਟਾ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: She has a brown-colored scarf.

Punjabi Translation (Roman script): Oos kol ik bhurey rang daa dupatta hai.

Punjabi Translation (Gurumukhi script): ਉਸ ਕੋਲ ਇੱਕ ਭੂਰੇ ਰੰਗ ਦਾ ਦੁਪੱਟਾ ਹੈ ।

Towel

The name for "towel" in Punjabi is toliya. It is written as ਤੌਲੀਆ in Punjabi.

Towel|Toliya|ਤੌਲੀਆ

Towel|Toliya|ਤੌਲੀਆ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: Give them a towel to wipe off their hands.

Punjabi Translation (Roman script): Unaa nu hath punjan lyi ik toliya deyo.

Punjabi Translation (Gurumukhi script): ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਹੱਥ ਪੂੰਝਣ ਲਈ ਇੱਕ ਤੌਲੀਆ ਦਿਓ

Vest

The vest is called banain in Punjabi. It is written as ਬਨੈਣ in Punjabi.

Vest|Banain|ਬਨੈਣ

Vest|Banain|ਬਨੈਣ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: I bought a vest.

Punjabi Translation (Roman script): Main ik banain khareedee.

Punjabi Translation (Gurumukhi script): ਮੈਂ ਇਕ ਬਨੈਣ ਖਰੀਦੀ।

Uniform

The Punjabi name for the uniform is vardi. It is written as ਵਰਦੀ in Punjabi.

Uniform|Vardi|ਵਰਦੀ

Uniform|Vardi|ਵਰਦੀ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: He has worn the uniform.

Punjabi Translation (Roman script): Usne vardi paa lyi hai.

Punjabi Translation (Gurumukhi script): ਉਸ ਨੇ ਵਰਦੀ ਪਾ ਲਈ ਹੈ ।

Skirt

The name for skirt in Punjabi is ghagra. It is written as ਘੱਗਰਾ in Punjabi.

Skirt|Ghagra|ਘੱਗਰਾ

Skirt|Ghagra|ਘੱਗਰਾ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: She wanted to buy a skirt.

Punjabi Translation (Roman script): Oh ik ghagra khareednaa chahundee si.

Punjabi Translation (Gurumukhi script): ਉਹ ਇੱਕ ਘੱਗਰਾ ਖਰੀਦਣਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦੀ ਸੀ।

Turban

The turban is called pugg in Punjabi. It is written as ਪੱਗ in Punjabi.

Turban|Pugg

Turban|Pugg

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: He was wearing a blue turban.

Punjabi Translation (Roman script): Us ne neele rang di pugg bani hoyi see.

Punjabi Translation (Gurumukhi script): ਉਸ ਨੇ ਨੀਲੇ ਰੰਗ ਦੀ ਪੱਗ ਬੰਨ੍ਹੀ ਹੋਈ ਸੀ ।

It's quiz time now!

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What is Punjabi name for the socks?
    • Pajama
    • Rumal
    • Juraban
  2. The towel in called kameej in Punjabi.
    • True
    • False
  3. The name for turban in Punjabi is pugg.
    • True
    • False
  4. The Punjabi name for the handkerchief is rumal.
    • True
    • False
  5. What would you call a trouser in the Punjabi language?
    • Ghagra
    • Pajama

Answer Key

  1. Juraban
  2. False
  3. True
  4. True
  5. Pajama

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Sourav Rana

Comments

Hasibul Islam Apon from People’s Republic of Bangladesh on June 13, 2020:

That's a good collection of information.

Sourav Rana (author) on May 14, 2020:

Wow! that's amazing you got 100% result in the quiz. It is extraordinary task to get such performance in the language that you may be reading for the first time(I think you may have read about Punjabi language for the first time here). Thanks for your kind feedback Nell.

Nell Rose from England on May 14, 2020:

I got all your questions right! lol! I love this hub! I like learning other languages, so this is really useful. Shared!

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