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Words for Different Bodies of Water 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.

Water is the main constituent of the world. According to one estimate, the planet earth is composed of 70% water, and the rest as land. Water does not have any shape and takes the shape of the container in which it is placed. The containment of water on the earth's crust is known as a body of water—oceans and rivers, for example.

There are many types of water bodies; here we will discuss the names of some of the principal water bodies in the Punjabi language. Punjabi words are originally written with Gurumukhi script, but the Punjabi names of the water bodies have also been provided in the Roman script in this article for the ease of understanding of English readers.

Water bodies name in Punjabi and English

EnglishPunjabi Meaning(Roman Letters)Punjabi Meaning(Gurumukhi Script)

River

Nadee

ਨਦੀ

Pond

Taalaa

ਤਲਾਅ

Dam

Bunn

ਬੰਨ੍ਹ

Bay

Khaaree

ਖਾੜੀ

Waterfall

Jharnaa

ਝਰਨਾ

Ocean

Samundar

ਸਮੁੰਦਰ

Lake

Jheel

ਝੀਲ

Strait

Jaldamroo

ਜਲਡਮਰੂ

Water-well

Khooh

ਖੂਹ

Bog

Daldal

ਦਲਦਲ

Harbor

Bandargaah

ਬੰਦਰਗਾਹ

Ditch

Naali

ਨਾਲੀ

The word for "bodies of water" in Punjabi is "paani de somey."

River

The meaning of the word river in Punjabi is nadee. It is written as ਨਦੀ in Punjabi.

River|Nadee|ਨਦੀ

River|Nadee|ਨਦੀ

Pond

The word for the pond in Punjabi is talaa. It is written as ਤਲਾਅ in Punjabi.

Pond|Talaa|ਤਲਾਅ

Pond|Talaa|ਤਲਾਅ

Dam

The Punjabi meaning for the word dam is bunn. It is written as ਬੰਨ੍ਹ in Punjabi.

Dam|Bunn|ਬੰਨ੍ਹ

Dam|Bunn|ਬੰਨ੍ਹ

Bay

The word "bay" means khaaree in Punjabi. It is written as ਖਾੜੀ in Punjabi.

Bay|Khaaree|ਖਾੜੀ

Bay|Khaaree|ਖਾੜੀ

Ocean

The meaning of the word "ocean" in Punjabi is samundar. It is written as ਸਮੁੰਦਰ in Punjabi.

Ocean|Samundar|ਸਮੁੰਦਰ

Ocean|Samundar|ਸਮੁੰਦਰ

Lake

The Punjabi meaning of the word lake is jheel. It is written as ਝੀਲ in Punjabi.

Lake|Jheel|ਝੀਲ

Lake|Jheel|ਝੀਲ

Strait

The strait is called jaldamroo in Punjabi. It is written as ਜਲਡਮਰੂ in Punjabi.

Strait|Jaldamroo|ਜਲਡਮਰੂ

Strait|Jaldamroo|ਜਲਡਮਰੂ

Water-well

The Punjabi meaning for the word water-well is khooh. It is written as ਖੂਹ in Punjabi.

Water-well|Khooh|ਖੂਹ

Water-well|Khooh|ਖੂਹ

Bog

The word for "bog" in Punjabi is daldal. It is written as ਦਲਦਲ in Punjabi.

Bog|Daldal|ਦਲਦਲ

Bog|Daldal|ਦਲਦਲ

Harbor

The meaning for the word harbor in Punjabi language is bandargaah. It is written as ਬੰਦਰਗਾਹ in Punjabi .

Harbor|Bandargaah|ਬੰਦਰਗਾਹ

Harbor|Bandargaah|ਬੰਦਰਗਾਹ

Ditch

The word for the ditch in Punjabi language is naali. It is written as ਨਾਲੀ in Punjabi.

Ditch|Naali|ਨਾਲੀ

Ditch|Naali|ਨਾਲੀ

It's quiz time now!

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

  1. What is the name for river in Punjabi?
    • Nadee
    • Khooh
  2. What would you call a bog in Punjabi?
    • Jaldamroo
    • Daldal
    • Talaa
  3. The name for lake in Punjabi is jheel.
    • True
    • False
  4. The ocean is called samundar in Punjabi.
    • True
    • False
  5. The Punjabi name for the bay is ...............(fill in the blanks)
    • Bunn
    • Khaaree

Answer Key

  1. Nadee
  2. Daldal
  3. True
  4. True
  5. Khaaree

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

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