Urdu: Good Morning

Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by Roi Marphille, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Roi Marphille

    Roi Marphille Senior Member

    Moronland
    Catalonia, Catalan.
    Dear mahaz and other friends from Pakistan,

    A contact I have in Faisalabad told me that :
    Good Morning = Asslam-o-Alaikum

    You told me:
    Good Morning = Sub bakhair

    What's the difference? When it is more suitable to use one or another?

    Thanks!

    Roi
     
  2. mahaz Junior Member

    Karachi
    Pakistan: Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi
    Well Roi, both things are slightly different from each other as 'ASSLAM-O-ALAIKUM' is a general greeting as 'hello' and can be said anytime regardless of morning or evening, whatever the time is. While 'SUB BAKHAIR' is specific for early hours of the day just as 'Good Morning'
     
  3. Roi Marphille

    Roi Marphille Senior Member

    Moronland
    Catalonia, Catalan.
    btw, do you say "asslam-o-alaikum" when answering the phone, right? or something like that. I noticed. Or it is "salam-o-alaikum"? :confused:

    thanks my friend,

    Roi
     
  4. mahaz Junior Member

    Karachi
    Pakistan: Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi
    yes you may say 'Asslam-o-Alaikum when answering the phone. Well some says 'Asslam-o-Alaikum' while some says it as 'Salam-o-Alaikum.
     
  5. black magic woman Junior Member

    colombia
    spanish/english/urdu
    yes mahaz is right you can say assalam-o- alaikum answering the phone and you can use it in the day and in the night
     
  6. Masood Senior Member

    Leicester, England
    British English
    assalam-o-alaikum (peace be with you) is actually arabic and is used as a form of greeting between muslims throughout the world (whether they speak arabic or not). Equally, it is also used by non-muslims when speaking to muslims if they wish to - being a gesture of peace and good will to whom they are addressing.
    wasalam,
    Masood
     
  7. Roi Marphille

    Roi Marphille Senior Member

    Moronland
    Catalonia, Catalan.
    thanks to all!
     

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