Urdu: pur vs mukammal

Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by Chhaatr, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. Chhaatr Senior Member

    In one of the other threads where I had sought Urdu equivalent of "Fill in the blanks", I noticed the word "pur" suggested for filling in or bharen. Can this word (pur) be used as a substitute for "mukammal"?

  2. Qureshpor Senior Member

    Punjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    One meaning of pur karnaa is "bharnaa" whereas mukammal karnaa is "puuraa karnaa".

    yih makaan kab mukammal ho gaa? (When will this house be completed?)

    xaalii jagheN pur kiijiye (Fill in the blank spaces)

    maiN ne itnaa khaa liyaa hai kih "pur" ho gayaa huuN! ( I've eaten so much that I an full!)

    us kii kampanii sanjiidah nahiiN hai. vuh sirf xaanah-purii kar rahii hai. (His company is not serious. They are just ticking the boxes.)

    Is the glass half full or half empty? (gilaas aadhaa pur hai yaa aadhaa xaalii?)
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2013
  3. Chhaatr Senior Member

    Thank you!

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