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65 [sixty-five]

Negation 2


‫65 [پینسٹھ]‬

‫نفی کرنا 2‬


Is the ring expensive?
‫کیا یہ انگوٹھی مہنگی ہے؟‬
kya yeh angothi mehngi hai?
No, it costs only one hundred Euros.
‫نہیں، اس کی قیمت صرف سو یورو ہے-‬
nahi, is ki qeemat sirf so euro hai -
But I have only fifty.
‫لیکن میرے پاس صرف پچاس ہیں-‬
lekin mere paas sirf pachaas hin-
Are you finished?
‫کیا تم تیار ہو؟‬
kya tum tayyar ho?
No, not yet.
‫نہیں، ابھی نہیں-‬
nahi, abhi nhin-
But I’ll be finished soon.
‫لیکن میں جلد تیار ہو جاوں گا-‬
lekin mein jald tayyar ho jaun ga-
Do you want some more soup?
‫تمھیں اور سوپ چاہیے؟کیا‬
tumhen aur soop chahiye?
No, I don’t want anymore.
‫نہیں، اور نہیں-‬
nahi, aur nhin-
But another ice cream.
‫لیکن ایک آئسکریم-‬
lekin aik icecream
Have you lived here long?
‫کیا تم کافی دنوں سے یہاں رہ رہے ہو؟‬
kya tum bohat dinon se yahan reh rahay ho?
No, only for a month.
‫نہیں، صرف ایک مہینے سے-‬
nahi, sirf aik mahinay se -
But I already know a lot of people.
‫لیکن میں بہت سے لوگوں کو جانتا ہوں-‬
lekin mein bohat logon ko jaanta hoon
Are you driving home tomorrow?
‫کیا تم کل گھر جا رہے ہو؟‬
kya tum kal ghar ja rahay ho?
No, only on the weekend.
‫نہیں، ویک انڈ پر-‬
nahi, wake lnd min-
But I will be back on Sunday.
‫لیکن میں اتوار کے دن واپس آ جاؤں گا-‬
lekin mein itwaar ke din wapas aa jaun ga-
Is your daughter an adult?
‫کیا تمھاری بیٹی بڑی ہے؟‬
kya tumhari beti barri hai?
No, she is only seventeen.
‫نہیں، ابھی تو صرف سترہ سال کی ہے-‬
nahi, abhi to satrah saal ki hai -
But she already has a boyfriend.
‫لیکن اس کا ایک دوست بھی ہے-‬
lekin is ka aik dost bhi hai -

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