difficult urdu words with english meaning

‘Difficult urdu words with english meaning’is a page dedicated to difficult words. Such words need explanations; therefore, we have added a list of all those words that we found difficult especially while translating the poetry of Allama Muhammad Iqbal. But these difficult words and their English translations are not limited to mere Iqbal’s poetry. These do include other poets’ poetry too. This page is a continuous effort on our part because we shall keep adding the meanings and English translations of newer words that we do find during our readings.

Urdu language, as we know, is an amalgamation of several languages like English, German, French and Russian. But the history of Urdu is not very old. So it becomes a matter of difficulty to find relevant words from other languages to explain certain words in Urdu.

Translation of Difficult words from Shikwa by Allama Iqbal

Urdu Words: English Translation and Equivalent

Urdu       English
زیاں کار     Looser
سود            Benefit
فراموش       Refrain, avoid
فردا            Future
محو            Busy, lost
غم              Sorrows
دوش           Past
نالے           Complaints
ھمہ تن گوش  Attentive
ھم نوا          Companion
خاکم بدہن     Unfortunately
تابِ سخن      Courage to speak
بجا              True
شیوہ تسلیم      Acceptance, to reconcile
نالہ             Complaint
شمیم            Wind
الطافِ عمیم    Source of blessings

Translation of Difficult words from Jawab e Shikwa by Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal

Urdu English

رضوان The keeper of the gates of heaven
ذاتیں Castes
فرقہ بندی Division of Caste
پنپنے Progress
زمانے World
منفعت Benefit
نقصان Loss
عدل justice
فاطرِ Eternal
ازل Since Beginning
شکوہ Complaint
فقط just
وعدہ Promise
شعور Wisdom/ awareness
آبا Ancestors
فردا Tomorrow
باطل Evil
صفحئہ دھر From the world
نکو نام Gain repute from
بجلیاں Lightening
خرمن Stores/Sheds
اسلاف Ancestors
نشیمن Home/Homeland/Nest
جذبِ باھم United Passion/ Unity
طبعِ آزاد Freedom loving nature/uncontrolled temperament
آئینِ وفاداری Rule of loyalty
گراں Painful/irritating
سودائی Lover/loyal

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