Urdu: Fill in the blanks

Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by Chhaatr, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Chhaatr Senior Member

    One says "rikt sthaanoN kii puurti kareN/kiijie" in Hindi for "fill in the blanks".

    What would be the Urdu equivalent for this?

    Many thanks!
  2. Cilquiestsuens Senior Member

    One way of saying that would be:

    خالی جگہوں کو پر کریں
    khaalii jagaho.n ko pur kare.n
  3. Chhaatr Senior Member

    pur kareN = bhareN?
  4. Qureshpor Senior Member

    Punjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    Yes indeed. pur = full, pur karnaa = to fill

    yih sab kuchh xaanah-purii ke liye hii ho rahaa hai.

    All this is happening just for ticking the box.

    maiN pur-ummiid huuN kih Chhaatr SaaHib mere xat kaa javaab jald deN ge.
  5. Chhaatr Senior Member

    bahut shukriyah aap sabhii SaaHibaan ko!
  6. Wolverine9 Senior Member

    American English
    So pur / pur karnaa is not quite the same in meaning as puuraa / puuraa karnaa, correct?
  7. marrish

    marrish Senior Member

    اُردو Urdu
    Yes, correct. خالی جگہوں/خانوں کو پورا کرنا؟ - sounds quite odd and off. خالی جگہوں/خانوں کو پورا بھرنا, yes, it works well but not with پورا کرنا۔. Supposing the blank fields are there in an examination paper or a form which should be filled in, if one says فارم کو پورا کریں or امتحانی پرچہ کو پورا کریں one suggests completing it, in other words فارم/امتحانی پرچہ کو مکمل کریں.
  8. JaiHind Senior Member

    India - Hindi
    "pur karnaa" is not correct. It should be "puuraa karnaa" / "purti karnaa" / "purn karnaa". I think the origin is the Sanskrit word "puurn" from which Hindi/Urdu word "puuraa" has come. "Puurti" is also a form of "puurn".
  9. marrish

    marrish Senior Member

    اُردو Urdu
    How come it is not correct??? Any reason? I used to be convinced that it was the only correct way of saying it.
  10. Chhaatr Senior Member

    Kyaa aap kaa yeh daavaa Urdu ke lihaaz se hai? Mu3aaf kiiji'e gaa is li'e puuch rahaa huuN kyuN ki yeh laRii Urdu ki hai.
  11. Faylasoof Senior Member

    Plato's Republic
    English (UK) & Urdu (Luckhnow), Hindi
    I'm sorry, but your assertion of "pur karnaa" being incorrect is itself quite incorrect as far as Urdu goes! Although an attempt has been made to explain the difference in usage of pur karnaa and puuraa karnaa, use of the latter in this context is neither incorrect nor odd i.e. you can use puuraa karnaa as well, but pur karnaa we use more. BTW, we took pur from Persian.

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