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Learn Punjabi (Pakistani) through conversations

This language is spoken in an incredible place that contains every kind of natural landform—waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, deserts, forests—something for everyone! The scenic vistas create the perfect backdrop for the beautiful cities. Pick up a delicious mango in the marketplace, haggle with a local over the price of the pottery, indulge your eyes at a wondrous mosque. The people are friendly and warm wherever you turn. If you are invited to a private home for a feast, don’t forget to say مہربانی (MEHr-baani), which means “thank you”, to your host!

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Punjabi language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Punjabi culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Punjabi culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

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Course Overview

Learn Punjabi (Pakistani) language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Punjabi (Pakistani)

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1People
  • 2Travel
  • 3Activities
  • 4Places
  • Chapter 1 - Who are you?
  • Chapter 2 - Our Family
  • Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You
  • Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home
  • Chapter 5 - Where did you study?
  • Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”
  • Chapter 2 - Bargaining and Money
  • Chapter 3 - In My Closet
  • Chapter 4 - Shop Till You Drop
  • Chapter 5 - Asking the Way
  • Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports
  • Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer
  • Chapter 3 - What are you doing this weekend?
  • Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party
  • Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss This Place
  • Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well
  • Chapter 2 - Let's Eat
  • Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That
  • Chapter 4 - Help!
  • Chapter 5 - What is your emergency?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Who are you?

Conversational Goals

  • Greet Others and Bid Them Farewell
  • Introduce Yourself Formally
  • Meet New People

Grammar Goals

  • Conjugate "To Be" in Present Tense for 1st & 2nd Person
  • Identify Subject Pronouns
  • Use the 1st & 2nd (Person) Possessive Pronoun

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Our Family

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Questions Regarding Familial Relationships
  • Describe Someone in Relation to Family Members
  • Introduce Someone Else

Grammar Goals

  • Learn 3rd Person Pronouns
  • Use the 2nd Person Plural Possessive Pronoun
  • Use the Simple Present Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You

Conversational Goals

  • Articulate Feelings
  • Describe Physical Characteristics
  • Express Interest
  • Inquire About a Stranger

Grammar Goals

  • Create Adjective Feminine & Masculine Forms
  • Form the Future Tense
  • Use "To You," "To Her"
  • Use the Infinitive Verb Form

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home

Conversational Goals

  • Explain That You Are a Non-Native Speaker
  • Explain Where You Are From
  • Identify Languages and Countries
  • Inquire About Someone’s Ability to Speak a Language

Grammar Goals

  • Form Questions With "Where"
  • Use the Preposition "From"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where did you study?

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the Merits of a School
  • Inquire About Programs
  • Use of Present Perfect Tense (Have Heard)

Grammar Goals

  • Form Possessives
  • Use "To Be" in the Past
  • Use Masculine Forms of Adjectives

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”

Conversational Goals

  • Provide and Obtain New Information
  • Request New Vocabulary

Grammar Goals

  • Create the Imperative Form of "To Speak"
  • Form the Question Word kyaa
  • Use "Can/Able to" in the Present Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Bargaining and Money

Conversational Goals

  • Ask the Price for Something
  • Buy a Ticket for Travel
  • Count
  • Negotiate

Grammar Goals

  • Form Questions With "How Much...?"
  • Use "Would Like" in Present Form

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - In My Closet

Conversational Goals

  • Express Future Plans
  • Identify Various Articles of Clothing
  • Question Statements Made by Others

Grammar Goals

  • Form Questions With "What Kind/ Sort of..."
  • Use the Future Tense of the Verb "Want"
  • Use the Preposition "After"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Shop Till You Drop

Conversational Goals

  • Acquire Necessities
  • Find Places to Shop
  • Gather Information From a Native Speaker
  • Inquire About Shops in the Local Area

Grammar Goals

  • Create the Phrase "I Don't Know"
  • Use "Excuse me"
  • Use the Past Participle of "Open"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Asking the Way

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and Receive Directions
  • Describe the Location of One Object in Relation to Another

Grammar Goals

  • Form Questions and Responses With "Where"
  • Use the Polite Imperative Form of the Verbs "Turn" & "Go"
  • Use the Preposition "Near/Close to"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss Sports and Exercises
  • Express Time Relationships
  • Invite Someone to Join Along

Grammar Goals

  • Create the Perfect Tense "I Have Done..."
  • Use the 2nd Person Form "You Want To"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer

Conversational Goals

  • Ask About Vacations and Seasonal Opportunities
  • Discuss the Four Seasons
  • Discuss the Months of the Year

Grammar Goals

  • Form the 1st Person Present Tense of "Like To Do"
  • Use "I Enjoy" in the Present Tense
  • Use "To Be" In Present Tense ....honda ay

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - What are you doing this weekend?

Conversational Goals

  • Converse About the Days of the Week
  • Make Plans for the Weekend
  • Talk About Age and Birthdays
  • Use the Terms Weekday and Weekend

Grammar Goals

  • Form the Progressive Tense
  • State "I am ... years old"
  • Use the Name of the Days With "ko"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make Future Plans
  • Tell Time

Grammar Goals

  • Form "Let's"
  • Use "O' Clock"
  • Use the Verb "Invite"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss This Place

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a Departure
  • Strengthen Relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Form the Phrase "To Go Into..."
  • Use "Have Fun"
  • Use "To Miss..."

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Medication
  • Describe Symptoms
  • Speak to a Pharmacist

Grammar Goals

  • State "I Need"
  • Use "I Have" With Illnesses
  • Use the Word "Complaint"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Let's Eat

Conversational Goals

  • Identify Items on the Dinner Table
  • Offer Assistance
  • Order a Meal
  • Understand the Customs of Local Dining

Grammar Goals

  • Form the Question "Can I Help?"
  • Learn the Correct Placement of "Not"
  • Use "I Want"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Whether a Dish Contains Certain Ingredients
  • Explain That You Require a Special Diet
  • Give Compliments
  • Reference Senses

Grammar Goals

  • State "I am hungry"
  • Use "I am allergic"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Help!

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Questions
  • Declare That a Problem Exists
  • State That You Do Not Know Something

Grammar Goals

  • Ask "What happened?"
  • Use "I Do Not Know"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - What is your emergency?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer Questions
  • Request Emergency Aid

Grammar Goals

  • State Location
  • Use "Hurts"

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