Taking Leave - Formal
When people leave or depart they ask for permission of the other person. Here Rajesh meets his teacher Sohan Singh at the school office when he is leaving for home at the end of the day. This is how the dialog takes place.
- Sohan Singh : Rajesh, tu ghar da sara kam note kar lia he(Rajesh, have you noted all the home work)?
- Rajesh : Ji Sriman ji(Yes sir).
- Sohan Singh : Mein tere laii ik kitab rakhii he(I have kept a book for you)?
- Rajesh : Shukria Sriman ji, mein isnu jaldi padanga(Thank you sir, I shall read it quickly).
- Sohan Singh : tu isnu apnhe pass rakh sakda hein(You can keep it).
- Rajesh : Shukria Sriman ji, Sat Sri Akal(Thank you sir, Sat Sri Akal).
Vocabulary used in this dialog
- ਘਰ = home, ਲਈ = for, ਸਾਰਾ = all, ਕੰਮ = work, ਨੋਟ ਕਰ ਲਿਆ = noted, ਸ੍ਰੀਮਾਨ ਜੀ = sir, ਤੇਰੇ ਲਈ = for you, ਇੱਕ = a or one, ਕਿਤਾਬ = book, ਰੱਖੀ = kept, ਇਸਨੂੰ = it, ਜਲਦੀ = quickly, ਪੜ੍ਹਾਂਗਾ = will read, ਆਪਣੇ ਪਾਸ = with you
Taking leave - Informal
There are informal ways of taking leave of others.
- Sunil : Hello Sanjeev(Hello Sanjeev).
- Sanjeev : Hello Sunil, tu kiven hein(Hello Sunil, how are you) ?
- Sunil : Mein theek haan, mein college jaa riha haan(I am alright, I am going to college).
- Sanjeev : Theek hei, phir milde haan(Ok, see you later)?
- Sunil : Haan(Ok).
Other parting greetings
In the above dialog Rajesh takes leave of his teacher Sohan Singh by saying Sat Sri Akal (ਸਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ) which signals that Rajesh is departing. This is same as the greeting when they met. Here again there are cultural variants. A Hindu can use Namate or Namaskar (ਨਮਸਤੇ or ਨਮਸਕਾਰ) and a Sikh may say Rab Rakha (ਰੱਬ ਰਾਖਾ) and a follower of Islam Khuda Hafiz (ਖੁਦਾ ਹਾਫਿਜ਼).