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Dogri is a language spoken by more than two million people in Jammu and Kashmir region of India and Pakistan. It is also spoken by Dogri communities residing in various parts of India, including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Delhi.

Traditionally, Dogri was written using Dogra Akkhar script, which is the modified version of Takri script. However, the use of the Dogra Akkhar script declined over time, and today, Dogri is primarily written using the Devanagari script, which is also used for languages such as Hindi and Sanskrit.

The adoption of the Devanagari script for writing Dogri has provided a standardised writing system, making it easier for speakers to communicate in writing and enabling the publication of literature, newspapers, and other written materials in Dogri.

In terms of grammar, Dogri follows a subject-object-verb (SOV) word order and words are formed by adding suffixes to the root words. These suffixes indicate various grammatical functions such as tense, case, number, and gender.

The vocabulary of Dogri has been influenced by various languages and cultures throughout its history. It has borrowed words from languages such as Sanskrit, Punjabi, Hindi, and Persian, among others.

Dogri, with its rich linguistic heritage, is an important part of the cultural identity of the Dogra community in Jammu and Kashmir and other regions where it is spoken. Efforts are being made to promote and preserve the language through education, literature, and cultural events.

Our online English to Dogri translation tool is powered by Google API. While this is at the early stage the translation may not be accurate. Therefore, professional translation services can be sought for accurate translations of complex sentences or specialised content to ensure precise communication in Dogri.

Features you should know:

English sentence and phrase will be translated into Dogri meaning.

For E.g. typing:
"Dogri is a Indo-Aryan language. It is predominantly spoken in the Indian state of Jammu, Himachal Pradesh and Northern Punjab." will be translated into "डोगरी इक भारत-आर्य भाशा ऐ। एह् भारत दे राज्य जम्मू, हिमाचल प्रदेश ते उत्तरी पंजाब च मता बोलेआ जंदा ऐ।"

Use our translator tool as English to Dogri dictionary.

For E.g.
"Hope" meaning in Dogri will be "मेद"
"Beauty" meaning in Dogri will be "शलैपा"

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Commonly Spoken English to Dogri Phrases

I Love you
में तुगी हिरख करना
How are you?
थुआढ़ा केह् हाल ऐ?
I’m fine and you?
मैं ठीक हां ते तुसीं?
What is your name?
थुआढ़ा केह् नांऽ ऐ?
Pleased to meet you
तुहानू मिल के खुश होया
Thank you
थुआढ़ा धन्नवाद
Excuse me / Sorry
माफ करना / माफ करना
See you!
फ्ही मिलने आं!
Do you speak English?
क्या तुस अंग्रेजी बोलदे ओ?
I don’t understand
मिगी समझ नेईं आवै करदा
Please speak slowly
कृपया धीरे-धीरे बोलो
Where are the restrooms?
शौचालय कित्थे हन?
Can I change money?
क्या मैं पैसे बदल सकदा हां?
How much is this?
एह् किन्ना ऐ?
It’s too expensive!
एह् बड़ा महंगा ऐ !
Please say it again
दोबारा कहो
Left / Right / Straight
बाएं / दाएं / सीधा

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What script is Dogri written in?

Traditionally, the Dogri language was written using the old Dogra Akkhar script, which is a modified version of the Takri script. However, due to the script's limitations in accurately representing the sounds of Dogri, the Devanagari script gradually became the preferred writing system for Dogri.

The Devanagari script, commonly used for languages like Hindi and Sanskrit, provides a more comprehensive and suitable representation of the phonetic elements of Dogri. Its adoption has facilitated standardized writing and improved communication in the language.

How does English To Dogri text translation works?

Our translation service either uses Google or Microsoft to translate the text you have typed in English.

Whenever you type a word, sentence or phrase in English - we send API requests to either Google or Microsoft for a translation. In return, they send back a response with a translated text in Dogri.

Their system uses machine-language technologies to bring together some cutting edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (deep learning), big data, Web APIs, cloud computing etc to perform higher quality translations.

What other tools do you have for Dogri Typing and Translation?

We have the following tools:

  1. Dogri Typing Input Tool (also known as Google Transliteration):

    With this tool you can type in English and get in Dogri. For e.g. typing "shub ratri" gives you "शुभ रात्रि". This makes typing in Dogri natural as you don’t need to remember complex Dogri keyboard layout. Please visit: Google Input Tool for Dogri to use this tool.

    This Dogri typing tool is FREE. Additionally, you can email the text you have typed to anyone - including yourself.

  2. Dogri Unicode Typing:

    Online Dogri unicode tool will automatically convert any roman text into unicode Dogri. Whenever you type any letter, you will get additional hints to make your typing easier.

  3. Dogri Speech Translator:

    Dogri speech translation service is provided by both Microsoft and Google. They both use their own cognitive services to translate spoken words and phrases into a language of your choice. For some languages, you will hear the translation spoken aloud.

    Microsoft Translator in particular powers speech translation features across its products which can be used for Live Presentation, In-Person or Remote Translated Communication (such as Skype), Media Subtitling, Customer support and Business Intelligence.

How do I translate English Text from an Image to Dogri?

Our Online software doesn't have a feature to translate English Text from an Image.

If you have an Android or iPhone & iPad you can use your phone’s camera to translate signs or handwritten English notes with the native Translate app. Follow this instruction guide.

For others and if you are using desktop and personal computer - you can use a well established third party website to do this.

We recommend, Yandex English Image Translator.

Is this translation FREE?

Yes. This Eng. to Dogri text translation is absolutely FREE. You can use our translation tool for both personal and commercial use.

However, we have the following restrictions:

  1. Per Request Limit: At any time you can translate up to maximum of 500 per request. However, there is no restriction on the number of requests you can send.
  2. Daily Limit : While you can make a number of requests for translation, you won’t be able to translate if we run out of a daily quota.

These restrictions are placed to ensure that robots or automated software are not abusing this facilities.

Can I translate from Dogri To English?

Yes. To translate from Dogri to English visit this link.

Why is the translated text not accurate?

As explained earlier, the machine-language technology is used to perform the translation. This translation software is evolving every day and as time goes by the translation is going to be pretty accurate - especially for commonly used phrases and sentences.

At the moment, it is not perfect but our translation software is useful for those who need help framing the sentence and get a general idea on what the sentence or phrase is conveying the message.

For those who would like accurate translation - there are plenty of websites that provide human translators for translating English to Dogri.