Urdu language resources – Language Links Database

Urdu (/ˈʊərduː/;[Urdu: اُردُو‎, ALA-LC: Urdū, [ˈurduː]  – also known as Lashkari (لشکری, Laškarī, [ləʃkəri:]) – or Modern Standard Urdu is often described as a Persianised standard register of the Hindustani language. Urdu is the official national language, and lingua franca, of Pakistan. In India, it is one of 22 constitutionally recognised official languages, having official status in the five states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, as well as the national capital territory of Delhi.

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Native speakers: 68.62 million (2019)

Official language in: Pakistan, India

Urdu Grammar and Pronunciation

  • mylanguages.org - free courses below about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, exercises… to help you with your Urdu grammar
  • learn101.org - “All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists, and everything else that you see below.”
  • ilanguages.org - this site is designed to teach you and help you learn Urdu for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer)
  • Wikibooks - alphabet and vocabulary
  • SQA Easy/Middle - Find past papers and marking instructions for your revision. You can search by topic and or refine by subject and level. To add the matching marking instructions simply tick the box.

Urdu Reading Materials

Urdu Dictionaries

Urdu Listening and Video Resources

  • Urdu Seekhiye - “Topics covered include basic conversational phrases that you might need when conversing with someone in Urdu. Episodes also cover topics such as translations and interviews with Urdu language learners. The podcast additionally offers free online Urdu resources, such as video lessons on beginner topics, like the Urdu alphabet.”
  • Urdu Aaj Kal - “Screenwriter and poet Muhammad Faraz, sits with modern day urdu poets and literary experts to discuss about modern urdu literature and language. “
  • Urdu Adab - “The podcast aims to spread Urdu Adab to people who cannot read or write urdu. It will contain short stories which are meaningful, funny, romantic & sarcastic as well as poetry, literature and other forms of Urdu Adab.”
  • YouTube Video Learn Urdu in 30 Minutes - ALL the Basics You Need
  • YouTube Playlist Learn Urdu lessons easy 


  • streema.com - List of Urdu Language Radio Stations Online

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