Urdu at the grocery store


If you’re committed to teach your kids Urdu, every day is a great opportunity to learn. Today we practiced our Urdu while doing groceries.

Watch the video here.

I pointed out the items on our list to my five-year-old in English and she announced the Urdu words quite proudly.

Since my children are bilingual (English-Urdu), there were some vegetables for which she only knew the English word and some fruits where she only knew the Urdu version. We learnt, repeated and had fun. It definitely made the grocery trip go by much faster.

Let me know how you incorporate Urdu learning in your daily life. Thanks for reading!

9 thoughts on “Urdu at the grocery store

    1. We stick with Broccoli or my kids call it Trees 😉 technical translation in Urdu too difficult which is شاخ گوبھی

  1. seriously UM?? is Shaakh-e-Gobhi a real serious word for broccoli? i am just amused that i have never heard this before and i always thought its because we didnt have broccoli in pakistan 20 years ago lol

    one version i heard on mom saying was that “yeh Hari Gobhi hay” 😀

    1. Yup! It’s a form of cauliflower so both those versions are correct. I think i will stick with Broccoli for this one 🙂

  2. I love your ideas for incorporating Urdu! My hubby and myself go back and forth on Urdu vocab as he has a hyderabadi background (some of their Urdu has more persian than our karachi Urdu) Shaakh e Gobhi who knew?!! I need to say that in front of my mum!!

    1. Thanks for your feedback! Loved hearing from you. I found Shaakh e Gobhi quite interesting myself 😉 do tell me your mom’s reaction! Btw I checked out your blog and loved the recipes. Will be following it 🙂

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