Most English speakers learning Urdu would want to implement the Romanized Urdu writing system to begin picking up Urdu phrases, however as with all languages, learning the native alphabet would be ideal as soon as possible.
What follows are some common Urdu phrases translated from English, in both the Romanized and Urdu written form:
“Good Evening” Romanized Urdu: Shaam Ba Khair or Assalam O Alaikum Urdu: شام بخیر
“Hello!” Romanized Urdu: Hello! Urdu: خدا حافظ
“Yes” Romanized Urdu: Ji Haan Urdu: جی ہاں
“No Romanized Urdu: Nahin Urdu: نہیں
“Please” Romanized Urdu: Barae Meharbani Urdu: برائے مہربانی
“Thanks” Romanized Urdu: Shukriya Urdu: شکریہ