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.
|English||Punjabi (Roman Letters)||Punjabi (Gurumukhi Letters)|
The word for "bodies of water" in Punjabi is "paani de somey."
The river is called nadee in Punjabi. It is written as ਨਦੀ in Punjabi.
The name for the pond in Punjabi is talaa. It is written as ਤਲਾਅ in Punjabi.
The Punjabi name for the dam is bunn. It is written as ਬੰਨ੍ਹ in Punjabi.
The word "bay" means khaaree in Punjabi. It is written as ਖਾੜੀ in Punjabi.
The word "ocean" means samundar in Punjabi. It is written as ਸਮੁੰਦਰ in Punjabi.
The Punjabi name for the lake is jheel. It is written as ਝੀਲ in Punjabi.
The strait is called jaldamroo in Punjabi. It is written as ਜਲਡਮਰੂ in Punjabi.
The Punjabi name for the water-well is khooh. It is written as ਖੂਹ in Punjabi.
The name for "bog" in Punjabi is daldal. It is written as ਦਲਦਲ in Punjabi.
The Punjabi name for the harbor is bandargaah. It is written as ਬੰਦਰਗਾਹ in Punjabi .
The name for the ditch in Punjabi is naali. It is written as ਨਾਲੀ in Punjabi.
It's quiz time now!
For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.
- What is the name for river in Punjabi?
- What would you call a bog in Punjabi?
- The name for lake in Punjabi is jheel.
- The ocean is called samundar in Punjabi.
- The Punjabi name for the bay is ...............(fill in the blanks)
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© 2020 Sourav Rana
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