Urdu, Hindi, Persian: Working hours and non-working hours

Sheikh_14

Senior Member
English- United Kingdom, Urdu, Punjabi
Dear Foreros,

I was wondering what the official terms for working and non-working hours are in the languages above.

From a quick Google search the following is what is returned so far as Urdu is concerned:

Auqaat/Oqaat e kaar which would suggest that Ghair-auqaat/oqaat E kaar would be the term for non-working hours.

For Farsi it appears to be sa'aat E kaarii and sa'aat E ghair-kaarii.

I would like to posit a coinage of my own in a'mlii-auqaat/oqaat and ghair-a'mlii au/oqaat which appears to hit the mark just as well.

Regards,
Sheikh
 
  • mannoushka

    Senior Member
    Iran/Persian
    Hello. Is "gheir" placed before "oghaat" in Urdu?

    I am not sure whether your coinage might not perhaps be misunderstood by Persian speakers. I am afraid a native may just wrongly think that a reference to practical hours and non-practical times is what's meant.
     

    Qureshpor

    Senior Member
    Panjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    Hello. Is "gheir" placed before "oghaat" in Urdu?

    I am not sure whether your coinage might not perhaps be misunderstood by Persian speakers. I am afraid a native may just wrongly think that a reference to practical hours and non-practical times is what's meant.
    No, there is no غیر اوقات in Urdu. And the word is "auqaat" in Urdu and not "oqaat" or "oghaat".
     
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