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Jan 27, 2005

Balti Language Vocabulary (Learn Balti language online) | | Learn language of Skardu

Balti is a language which is spoken in the region of Baltistan in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Also, it is spoken in Kargil and Ladakh region of India too. It is a branch of Tibetan language, but after the partition of India and Pakistan, the Balti language has differed from the main Tibetan language due to the influence of Urdu (National language of Pakistan). 
It is spoken in the whole region of Baltistan division, Ladakh, Kargil and small pockets of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Karachi.

Why should you learn Balti language? 

 Well, if you are not a native speaker of Balti language you would be wondering how can I learn Balti or is it difficult or easy and much more questions like this would be hovering over your head. Learning Balti would be the best thing if you are a nature lover and want to visit the mighty mountainous regions of Pakistan, India, and Nepal. Knowing an indigenous language while visiting a locality is always a privilege then be there as an alien. 
In past, many mountain climbers and nature lovers visited Baltistan region and they fell in love with the Balti language and culture. They not only learned Balti but conducted research and gave Balti language prominence at international level. The fact that people fall in love with the Balti language is that it is accompanied by rich Balti culture. The culture of story telling, epic singing, dancing and many other things not only entertain the outsiders but they fall in love and make mind to learn the Balti language. The epic singing and story telling of King Kesar has been one of the prominent features of the Balti culture. A researcher from Japan while conducting the research regarding the epic of King Kesar loved the Balti language and now she resides in Baltistan and speaks Balti fluently.  There are many other people from all around the world who learned Balti language and permanently live there in Baltistan or visit the area seasonally. 

Some researchers have opined that Balti is most prominent and original form of Tibetan language which has retained the phonetics of Tibetan language for centuries. 

Balti the honorific language 

Balti is a langue which has ultimate honorific terms and it conveys esteem or respect when you talk. In simple words, you can choose the formal word for the known friends or persons and you can choose the honorific words for people with whom you are not familiar, or he/she is elder than you.

The simple words mostly used are the use of a pronoun while talking with someone. The pronoun "You" have two forms: Khyang (informal/ familiar) and Yang (formal/ polite). Khyang is used to talk with persons you know well and there is no need of honorific term. While Yang is used while talking with elders or unknown persons.

Similarly, when someone calls you, you can say "Ju" means "yes" in an honorific way. But if you are familiar with the person and there is no need of paying respect you can use "Han". Although it is a loan word from Urdu, the exact word of Balti for informal "Yes" has become extinct.





   Numbers
English
Balti
Urdu
One
chik
ek
Two
nis
do
Three
sum
tin
Four
bji
tchar
Five
gha
pantch
Six
truk
tche
Seven
rdun
sat
Eight
rgyet
ath
Nine
rgu
nau
Ten
tchu
das
Fifteen
tchuga
pandrah
Twenty
nichu
bis
Thirty
somtchu
tis
Forty
nishu nis
chalis
Fifty
gha tchu
petchas
Sixty
nishu sum
sath
Seventy
nishu sum na tchu
sattr
Eighty
nishu bji 
assi
Ninety
nishu bji na tchu
nabbe
One hundred
bgya
ek sau
One thousand
stong tchik
ek azar
   Nouns/Pronouns/Relations
English
Balti
Urdu
I
na
mein
You (familiar)
khyang
tum
You (polite)
yang
aap
He, She
kho/mo
woh
We
naya
ham
You (plural)
yidang
aap log
They
khoung
wo log
My
nge
mera
Your (Polite)
yari
aapka
Your
khiri
tumhara
His, her
khon gi
is ka, us ka
Our
ngayi
hamara
Your
yati
ap ka
Their
khoni
in ka, un ka
King
gyal po
raja
Queen
gyal mo
rani
Minister
Ihon po
wazir azam
Father
baba/ ata/ aba
waild 
Mother
zizi/ ama
walida
Elder brother
Kacho/kaka
bara bhai
Younger sister
nomo
choti behen
Grand father
apo
nana
Grand mother
api
nani
Aunt (father’s side)
ani
chachi
Uncle (father’s side)
ajang
mama
Aunt (mother’s side)
matchon
mami
Uncle (mother’s side)
agu
chacha
   Objects
English
Balti
Urdu
House
nang
ghar
Fire
me
aag
Table
tchok tse
mez
Chair
kursi
kursi
Glass
kore
glass
Plate
tabaq
thali
Spoon
thur mans
cham-mach
Knife
tji
chaku, chura
Tent
kur
tambu
Luggage
khur
saman
Bag
jola
bori
   Food & Beverages
English
Balti
Urdu
Food
zachess
khana
Meat
shaa
gosht, mass
Vegetable
tseutma
sabzi
Fish
gnia
mach-li
Butter
mar
mak-khan
Bread
khorba
roti
Sugar
khara
chini
Cereal
nasse
anaj
Barley
chi rok
jow
Rice
bruss
chaval
Yogurt, curd
loqfi oma
dahi
Fruit
meva
phal
Apricot
chuli
khubani ka phal
Apple
kuchu
seb
Water
tchu
pani
Tea
tcha
chai
Milk
oma
dudh
   Flora
English
Balti
Urdu
Grass
tsua
ghas
Flower
mendok
phool
Tree
staqji
darakht
Wood
ching
lakri
Eucleptus
byarfa
safeda
   Fauna
English
Balti
Urdu
Horse
Sta
Ghora
Donkey
bung bu
gadha
Dog
khi
kuta
Sheep
lug
bher
Goat
rabaq
bakri
Cow
balang
gai
Hen
bya mo
murgi
Cock
bya fo
murga
Bird
bya fro
chiriya
Crow
byarok
kow-wah
   Natural Elements
English
Balti
Urdu
Wind
khlung
hava
Rain
charfa
barish
Snow
kha
barf
Sky
khnum
asman
Sun
gni ma
suraj
Moon
lzod
chand
Star
skarma
tara
Pass
la
dar-rah
River
tsang po
nadi
Mountain
ri
pahar
Plain
spang
maidan
Valley
lung ma
nala
Road
lam
rasta
Field
jing
khet
Sand
byana
ret
Soil
sa
mitti
Gold
ser
sona
Silver
smul
chandi
Coral
churu
munga
Pearl
mutik
moti
Stone
rdoa
pat-thar
Turquoise
yu
phiroza 
   Days/Month/Year/Time
English
Balti
Urdu
Monday
chamdral
somvar
Tuesday
angaru
mangalvar
Wednesday
bodu
budhvar
Thursday
brespod
jumarat
Friday
shuguru
jumma
Saturday
shingsher
hafta
Sunday
adeed
itvar
Today
diring
aaj
Tomorrow
haskye
kal
Yesterday
gunday
kal
Morning
gyoqpa
savera
Evening
pitok
sham
Week
donchak
hafta
Month
lza
mahina
This year
dilo
ye saal
Last year
na ning
pitchla saal
Next year
oongmi lo
agla saal
   Seasons
English
Balti
Urdu
Spring
spid
bahar
Summer
byar
garmi
Autumn
ston
khizaan
Winter
rgun
sardi
Warm
chad
garam
Cold
jkahmo
thanda
   Colours
English
Balti
Urdu
White
karfo
safed
Black
nakpo
kala
Yellow
serpo
pila
Red
marpo
lal
Blue
nagon po
nila
Green
snunpo
hara
   Shape/Size/Amount
English
Balti
Urdu
Heavy
hlcho
bhari
Light
yang mo
halka
Round
kir kir
gol
Flat
lep lep
chora
Large
chogo
bara
Small
chunsay
chota
Close
nemor
nazdik
Far
thakring
dur
Few
khekchi
kam
Many, much
mangmo
bahut
Quickly
shokhmo
jaldi
Slowly
kulay
dhirey

   Phrases

English
Balti
Urdu
Yes
yot
han 
No
met
 nahi
Hello
Chena?
kaisay ho?
How are you?
yang chena yo?
apko kaise hai?
I am fine                                 
na lyakhmo yod
mein thik hun
Come in
shokh (polite) / oong (familiar)
a-e-ye/ ajao
Sit down
seikha shokh (polite)/ 
seikha dok (familiar)
bai-thi-ye/ betho
Where do you come from?
yang gar na oneng yod pin?
Ap kahan se a rahe hai?
Where are you going?
yang gar gowen yod pin?
Ap kidar ja rahe ho/hai?
Where do you live?
yang gar dogpin?
aap kahan rehte hai?
I live in Skardu
na Skardu dokpi in
main Skardu me rehta hu
What is the price of this book?
di shokbovi rin po cham in?
is kitab ka dam kya hai?
Sixty rupees
smul nishu sum
Saath rupiyah
Do you have any sugar?
Yari chan la karra yoda?
apke pas chini hai?
How far is it ?
yang chamche thaqrin yod?
kitni dur aur hai?
Three days more
yang jak sum
teen din aur
Are there jeep available?
Jeep thobi ina?
kya Jeep milengay?
Yes, jeeps are available
ju,  jeep thobi in 
hanji, jeep milenge
Happy Birthday
skiye jaq boarak
Janam din mubarak 



You are beautiful                            
Khyng gasha yod
Tum khosorat hay/ ho
Thank you
bakhshish/ Charimo
shukriya
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19 comments:

  1. i am balti but unfortunately my parents did,not teach and speak balti language with us and thats why i am unlucky to learn and speak my own language ..

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  2. this is really helpful but if you add some more words and sentences then it would become more helpful thanks

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  3. thanks really helpful looking for this!

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  4. can you please tell me how to say "WELCOME"in balti language?

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  5. Would anyone tell me that how i ove you is said in balti

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  6. And how we say sorry in balti also

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  7. And how we say sorry in balti also

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  13. sawaab ko Balti ma Kya khata h la apo

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