Punjabi/Vocabulary/Birds

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ਪੰਛੀ - Birds[edit | edit source]

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. ਚਕੋਰ = chukar partridge
  7. ਬੁਲਬੁਲ, ਕੋਇਲ = nightingale
  8. ਪਪੀਹਾ/ਬੰਬੀਹਾ = brainfever bird
  9. ਬਾਜ = hawk
  10. ਚੀਲ = vulture
  11. ਇੱਲ, ਚੀਲ = kite
  12. ਚਿੜੀ = sparrow
  13. ਘੁੱਗੀ = dove
  14. ਟਟੀਹਰੀ = lapwing, Skylark
  15. ਗਟਾਰ, ਸਾਰਖ = common myna
  16. ਬੱਤਕ = duck
  17. ਹੰਸ = swan
  18. ਕੁੱਕੜ = cock, rooster, cockerel
  19. ਉੱਲੂ = owl
  20. ਕਾਂ = crow
  21. ਸਾਰਸ = crane
  22. ਚੱਕੀਰਾਹਾ = common hoopoe,
  23. ਕਠਫੋੜਾ = woodpecker
  24. ਨੀਲਕੰਠ = indian roller

Exercises[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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