Urdu 101

Top Resources for Learning Urdu

Learn Urdu with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Urdu.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Urdu with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Urdu language

Free Courses

Amazon - Urdu language learning materials
Pimsleur - Comprehensive Urdu course based on the Pimseleur method

Phrases

Defense Language Institute - Urdu language survival kit basic guide
Surface Languages - Basic Urdu phrases with audio

Dictionaries and Translation

Google Translate - Translate to and from Urdu

Grammar and Vocabulary

Forvo - Collection of Urdu words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Urdu grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Urdu vocabulary
Verbix - Urdu verb conjugation tool

Video

TED - Watch TED talks with Urdu subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Urdu

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Meetup - List of Urdu language meetups worldwide
Reddit - /r/urdu subreddit for learning Urdu

Books

Children's Library - Children's books in Urdu

News

Other Resources

Articles and Opinion

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