Urdu: Good Morning

Roi Marphille

Senior Member
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
 
  • mahaz

    Member
    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'
     

    Roi Marphille

    Senior Member
    Catalonia, Catalan.
    mahaz said:
    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'
    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
     

    mahaz

    Member
    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.
     

    Masood

    Senior Member
    British English
    Roi Marphille said:
    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
    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
     
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