Punjabi/Vocabulary/Birds

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ਪੰਛੀ - Birds[edit]

ਮੋਰ - Peacock

Bird is called ਪੰਛੀ in Punjabi. ਮੋਰ i.e. peacock, a symbol of grace, joy, beauty and love, is the National bird of India. It looks beautiful when it fans its tail feathers. Here are some more birds.

  1. ਤੋਤਾ = parrot
  2. ਬਟੇਰਾ = quail
  3. ਬਗਲਾ = egret
  4. ਕਬੂਤਰ = pigeon
  5. ਤਿੱਤਰ = partridge
  6. ਕੋਇਲ = nightingale
  7. ਬਾਜ = hawk
  8. ਚੀਲ = vulture
  9. ਇੱਲ, ਚੀਲ = kite
  10. ਚਿੜੀ = sparrow
  11. ਘੁੱਗੀ = dove
  12. ਟਟੀਹਰੀ = lapwing, Skylark
  13. ਗਟਾਰ = common myna
  14. ਬਤਖ਼ = duck
  15. ਹੰਸ = swan
  16. ਕੁੱਕੜ = cock, rooster, cockerel
  17. ਉੱਲੂ = owl
  18. ਕਾਂ = crow
  19. ਸਾਰਸ = crane
  20. ਚੱਕੀਰਾਹਾ = common hoopoe,
  21. ਕਠਫੋੜਾ = woodpecker

Exercises[edit]

1. Write names of ten birds in Punjabi.
2. Regular Punjabi nouns end with kanna(ਆ). Plurals of regular nouns are formed by replacing kanna(ਾ) with lanv( ੇ). Now write the plural forms of the following regular Punjabi nouns.

  1. ਤੋਤਾ
  2. ਬਟੇਰਾ
  3. ਬਗਲਾ
Solutions
  1. ਤੋਤੇ
  2. ਬਟੇਰੇ
  3. ਬਗਲੇ

3. Plurals of irregular nouns ending with a vowel are formed by adding ਆਂ. Write the plural forms of the following Punjabi nouns.

  1. ਚਿੜੀ
  2. ਉੱਲੂ
Solutions
  1. ਚਿੜੀਆਂ
  2. ਉੱਲੂਆਂ

4. Plurals of irregular nouns ending with a consonant are formed by adding ਾਂ. Write the plural forms of the following Punjabi nouns.

  1. ਬਤਖ਼
  2. ਗਟਾਰ
  3. ਤਿੱਤਰ
  4. ਕਬੂਤਰ
  5. ਬਾਜ
  6. ਮੋਰ
Solutions
  1. ਬਤਖ਼ਾਂ
  2. ਗਟਾਰਾਂ
  3. ਤਿੱਤਰਾਂ
  4. ਕਬੂਤਰਾਂ
  5. ਬਾਜਾਂ
  6. ਮੋਰਾਂ

Conclusion[edit]

In this chapter you were introduced to birds. You also learnt the concept number in Punjabi nouns. The next chapter shall be devoted to animals.