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Vehicle Names in Punjabi

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

Transportation is an essential part of everyday life. Consequently, we can say that vehicles are also a very important part of our lives. Here we will discuss the names of different vehicles in the Punjabi language.

Punjabi words are usually written with Gurumukhi script, but the vehicle names in this article have also been provided in the Roman script for the ease of understanding of English readers. There are some vehicles which have a name in English but which have no Punjabi name. Such kinds of words have been omitted from this list.

Vehicle Name in English Vehicle Name in Punjabi(Roman Script)Vehicle Name in Punjabi(Gurumukhi Script)

Car

Gaddi

ਗੱਡੀ

Train

Railgaddi

ਰੇਲ ਗੱਡੀ

Airplane

Hawaayi Jahaaj

ਹਵਾਈ ਜਹਾਜ਼

Boat

Kishtee

ਕਿਸ਼ਤੀ

Ship

Samundri Jahaaj

ਸਮੁੰਦਰੀ ਜਹਾਜ਼

Bicycle

Sykal

ਸਾਈਕਲ

Container Ship

Samaan Dhon Waalaa Samundri Jahaaj

ਸਮਾਨ ਢੋਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਸਮੁੰਦਰੀ ਜਹਾਜ਼

Freight Train

Maalgaddi

ਮਾਲ ਗੱਡੀ

Spacecraft

Pulaar Zantar

ਪੁਲਾੜ ਯੰਤਰ

Hot Air Balloon

Garam hawaa da gubbaaraa

ਗਰਮ ਹਵਾ ਦਾ ਗੁਬਾਰਾ

The word vehicle means "aan jaan da saadhan" in Punjabi.

Car

The Punjabi name for the car is gaddi. It is written as ਗੱਡੀ in Punjabi.

Car|Gaddi|ਗੱਡੀ

Car|Gaddi|ਗੱਡੀ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: You should drive the car slowly.

Punjabi Translation(Roman script): Tuhaanu gaddi holee chalauni chaahidi hai.

Punjabi Translation(Gurumukhi script): ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਗੱਡੀ ਹੌਲੀ ਚਲਾਉਣੀ ਚਾਹੀਦੀ ਹੈ।

Train

The train is called railgaddi in Punjabi. It is written as ਰੇਲ ਗੱਡੀ in Punjabi.

Train|Railgaddi|ਰੇਲ ਗੱਡੀ

Train|Railgaddi|ਰੇਲ ਗੱਡੀ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: At what time will the train arrive?

Punjabi Translation(Roman script): Railgaddi kine vaje aavegee.

Punjabi Translation(Gurumukhi script): ਰੇਲ ਗੱਡੀ ਕਿੰਨੇ ਵਜੇ ਆਵੇਗੀ।

Airplane

The name for airplane in Punjabi is hawaayi jahaaj. It is written as ਹਵਾਈ ਜਹਾਜ਼ in Punjabi.

Airplane|Hawaayi Jahaaj|ਹਵਾਈ ਜਹਾਜ਼

Airplane|Hawaayi Jahaaj|ਹਵਾਈ ਜਹਾਜ਼

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: The airplane can fly very high.

Punjabi Translation(Roman script): Hawaayi jahaaj bahut uchaa ud sakdaa hai.

Punjabi Translation(Gurumukhi script): ਹਵਾਈ ਜਹਾਜ਼ ਬਹੁਤ ਉੱਚਾ ਉੱਡ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ।

Boat

The Punjabi name for the boat is kishtee. It is written as ਕਿਸ਼ਤੀ in Punjabi.

Baot|Kishtee|ਕਿਸ਼ਤੀ

Baot|Kishtee|ਕਿਸ਼ਤੀ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: We want to hire a boat.

Punjabi Translation(Roman script): Asin ik kishtee kiraaye te lainaa chaahunde haan.

Punjabi Translation(Gurumukhi script): ਅਸੀਂ ਇੱਕ ਕਿਸ਼ਤੀ ਕਿਰਾਏ ਤੇ ਲੈਣਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦੇ ਹਾਂ।

Ship

The ship is called samundri jahaaj in Punjabi. It is written as ਸਮੁੰਦਰੀ ਜਹਾਜ਼ in Punjabi.

Ship|Samundri Jahaaj|ਸਮੁੰਦਰੀ ਜਹਾਜ਼

Ship|Samundri Jahaaj|ਸਮੁੰਦਰੀ ਜਹਾਜ਼

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: The ship is getting close.

Punjabi Translation(Roman script): Samundri jahaaj nere aa rehaa hai.

Punjabi Translation(Gurumukhi script): ਸਮੁੰਦਰੀ ਜਹਾਜ਼ ਨੇੜੇ ਆ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ।

Bicycle

The name for "bicycle" in Punjabi is sykal. It is written as ਸਾਈਕਲ in Punjabi.

Bicycle|Sykal|ਸਾਈਕਲ

Bicycle|Sykal|ਸਾਈਕਲ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: I want to buy a bicycle.

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

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

Container Ship

The Punjabi name for the container ship is samaan dhon waalaa samundri jahaaj. It is written as ਸਮਾਨ ਢੋਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਸਮੁੰਦਰੀ ਜਹਾਜ਼ in Punjabi.

Container Ship|Samaan Dhon Waalaa Samundri Jahaaj|ਸਮਾਨ ਢੋਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਸਮੁੰਦਰੀ ਜਹਾਜ਼

Container Ship|Samaan Dhon Waalaa Samundri Jahaaj|ਸਮਾਨ ਢੋਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਸਮੁੰਦਰੀ ਜਹਾਜ਼

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: We saw a container ship.

Punjabi Translation(Roman script): Asin ik samaan dhon waalaa samundri jahaaj dekheyaa.

Punjabi Translation(Gurumukhi script): ਅਸੀਂ ਇੱਕ ਸਮਾਨ ਢੋਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਸਮੁੰਦਰੀ ਜਹਾਜ਼ ਦੇਖਿਆ।

Freight Train

The freight train is called maalgaddi in Punjabi. It is written as ਮਾਲ ਗੱਡੀ in Punjabi.

Freight Train|Maalgaddi|ਮਾਲ ਗੱਡੀ

Freight Train|Maalgaddi|ਮਾਲ ਗੱਡੀ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: The material has been loaded in the freight train.

Punjabi Translation(Roman script): Samaan maalgaddi vich ladd dittaa geyaa hai.

Punjabi Translation(Gurumukhi script): ਸਮਾਨ ਮਾਲ ਗੱਡੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਲੱਦ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ।

Spacecraft

The Punjabi name for the spacecraft is pulaar zantar. It is written as ਪੁਲਾੜ ਯੰਤਰ in Punjabi.

Spacecraft|Pulaar Zantar|ਪੁਲਾੜ ਯੰਤਰ

Spacecraft|Pulaar Zantar|ਪੁਲਾੜ ਯੰਤਰ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: NASA sent a spacecraft to the moon.

Punjabi Translation(Roman script): NASA ne chan te ik pulaar zantar bhejeyaa.

Punjabi Translation(Gurumukhi script): ਨਾਸਾ ਨੇ ਚੰਨ ਤੇ ਇੱਕ ਪੁਲਾੜ ਯੰਤਰ ਭੇਜਿਆ।

Hot Air Balloon

The hot air balloon is called garam hawaa da gubbaaraa in Punjabi. It is written as ਗਰਮ ਹਵਾ ਦਾ ਗੁਬਾਰਾ in Punjabi.

Hot-air-balloon|Garam hawaa da gubbaaraa|ਗਰਮ ਹਵਾ ਦਾ ਗੁਬਾਰਾ

Hot-air-balloon|Garam hawaa da gubbaaraa|ਗਰਮ ਹਵਾ ਦਾ ਗੁਬਾਰਾ

Sentence Usage

English Sentence: Where is the hot air balloon going?

Punjabi Translation(Roman script): Garam hawaa da gubbaaraa kithe jaa rehaa hai?

Punjabi Translation(Gurumukhi script): ਗਰਮ ਹਵਾ ਦਾ ਗੁਬਾਰਾ ਕਿੱਥੇ ਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ।

It's quiz time now!

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

  1. The name for the train in Punjabi is railgaddi.
    • True
    • False
  2. The airplane is called samundri jahaaj in Punjabi.
    • True
    • False
  3. What is the name for boat in Punjabi?
    • Maalgaddi
    • Kishtee
    • Sykal
  4. What is the Punjabi name for the spacecraft?
    • Samaan dhon waalaa samundri jahaaj
    • Pulaar zantar
  5. The Punjabi name for the car is gaddi.
    • True
    • False

Answer Key

  1. True
  2. False
  3. Kishtee
  4. Pulaar zantar
  5. True

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

Haris Javed2 on May 03, 2020:

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