Urdu: It is not safe to drive in the fog.

Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by Abu Talha, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Abu Talha Senior Member

    Urdu
    Hello,

    What is the best Urdu word for "safe". Here are some example sentences:

    It is not safe to drive in the fog.
    This isn't a very safe neighborhood.
    This is a very safe city.

    Thanks.
     
  2. marrish

    marrish Senior Member

    اُردو Urdu
    I'd opt for محفوظ maHfuuz (pron. maiHfuuz). دھند میں گاڑی چلانا محفوظ نہیں ہے۔ dhund meN gaaRii chalaanaa maHfuuz nahiiN hai.
    یہ بہت محفوظ محلہ نہیں۔ yih bahut maHfuuz muHallah nahiiN.
    یہ بہت محفوظ شہر ہے۔ yih bahut maHfuuz shahr hai.

    One can also go for بے خطر be-xatar like دھند میں گاڑی چلانا بے خطر نہیں ہے۔
     
  3. Alfaaz Senior Member

    English
    Could this work: ضباب میں گاڑی چلانا مامون / ایمن نہیں ہے?
     
  4. marrish

    marrish Senior Member

    اُردو Urdu
    Waah jii waah who we have here! I'm not familiar with the first word, only with the second pair, but let's have others some say about it.
     
  5. Qureshpor Senior Member

    Punjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    Both marrish and Alfaaz SaaHibaan have provided good translations but I am sure you would appreciate that the common factor in all three sentences is the concept of danger.

    dhuNd meN gaaRii chalaanaa xatre se xaalii nahiiN hai.

    is paRos meN ziyaadah salaamatii nahiiN hai. (yih paRos ziyaadah salaamat nahiiN hai?)

    yih ek bahut pur-amn shahr hai.
     
  6. Abu Talha Senior Member

    Urdu
    Thanks everyone.
     
  7. UrduMedium Senior Member

    United States
    Urdu (Karachi)
    QP saahab- excellent translation on the first and the last. The middle one sounds a bit unfamiliar and perhaps overly formal to my ears. My humble suggestion ..

    yih zyaadah mehfuuz 3ilaaqah nahiN hai.
     
  8. Qureshpor Senior Member

    Punjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    Thank you and agreed. Actually, marrish SaaHib had done a grand job. Mine was just an attempt at a bit of variety.
     
  9. mastermind1212 New Member

    India-Hindi
    Yeh zyadaah mehfooz mohalla[colony,neighborhood] nahi hai.
     
  10. Qureshpor Senior Member

    Punjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    Looking at your post, it appears you do not show nasalisation in your transcription. (nahiiN hai)
     

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