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Metal Names in Punjabi With English Meanings

I live in India, and I speak Hindi, Punjabi and English very well. I have also been learning some more languages.

This article will provide information about the names of different types of metals in the Punjabi language.

This article will provide information about the names of different types of metals in the Punjabi language.

The metals are an important component of life. We use different kinds of metals for different purposes according to their properties. Here we will discuss the names used for different metals in the Punjabi language.


Originally, the Punjabi is written with Gurumukhi script, but the Punjabi names of the metals have also been provided in the Roman script in this article for the ease of understanding by English readers.

Metal Names in Punjabi and English

English Name for the MetalPunjabi Name for the Metal (Roman Script)Punjabi Name for the Metal (Gurumukhi Script)

Iron

Lohaa

ਲੋਹਾ

Copper

Taambaa

ਤਾਂਬਾ

Gold

Sonaa

ਸੋਨਾ

Silver

Chaandi

ਚਾਂਦੀ

Steel

Steel

ਸਟੀਲ

Lead

Lead

ਲੈਡ

Zinc

Zinc

ਜ਼ਿੰਕ

Brass

Pittal

ਪਿੱਤਲ

Bronze

Kaansi

ਕਾਂਸੀ

Mercury

Paaraa

ਪਾਰਾ

Tin

Teen

ਟੀਨ

Iron

The Punjabi name for iron is lohaa. It is written as ਲੋਹਾ in Punjabi.

Copper

The Punjabi translation for the word copper is taambaa. It is written as ਤਾਂਬਾ in Punjabi.

Gold

The Punjabi name for gold is sonaa. It is written as ਸੋਨਾ in Punjabi.

Silver

The name for silver metal in Punjabi is chaandi. It is written as ਚਾਂਦੀ in Punjabi.

Steel

The word steel translates to steel in Punjabi. It is written as ਸਟੀਲ in Punjabi.

Lead

The name for lead in Punjabi is lead. It is written as ਲੈਡ in Punjabi.

Zinc

The name for zinc in Punjabi is zinc. It is written as ਜ਼ਿੰਕ in Punjabi.

Brass

The Punjabi name for brass is pittal. It is written as ਪਿੱਤਲ in Punjabi.

Bronze

The name for the bronze metal in Punjabi language is kaansi. It is written as ਕਾਂਸੀ in Punjabi.

Mercury

The metal mercury is given the name paaraa in Punjabi. It is written as ਪਾਰਾ in Punjabi.

Tin

The metal tin has the name teen in Punjabi. It is written as ਟੀਨ in Punjabi.

It's quiz time now!

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

  1. What is the Punjabi name for iron?
    • Lohaa
    • Steel
  2. What is the name for copper in Punjabi?
    • Taambaa
    • Kaansi
  3. What is the Punjabi name for mercury?
    • Paaraa
    • Teen
  4. What is the name for silver in the Punjabi language?
    • Chaandi
    • Sonaa

Answer Key

  1. Lohaa
  2. Taambaa
  3. Paaraa
  4. Chaandi

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