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kaalakawaa
7th February 2011, 07:19
I assume that most of the posters here are overwhelmingly Pakistanis. To them i ask,

How much proportions of your daily conversations with fellow Pakistanis are held in Urdu?

Personally, i have found myself (for unexplained reasons) increasingly speaking English in my everyday life since a couple of years now, ever since i joined college. So much so that even my Pakistani friends don't talk much Urdu with each other. We speak mostly English when we hang out, with some interspersed Urdu in between to add the desi spin.

Even when i visit back home, i have been observing that my siblings too chose to talk in mostly English with their friends, and even between ourselves we have switched from speaking only Urdu to now gradually speaking Urdish (English + Urdu).

I think i speak uninterrupted Urdu only with my parents now, which i feel is a shame because i grew up speaking only Urdu with everyone and hearing mostly Punjabi (from parents)

English has become a global language and to an extent, it is understandable that we inherit it living in multicultural societies but has that happened at the expense of our native language(s)?

Urdu is a beautiful language and the educated class of Paksitan seem to be getting increasingly distanced from it. I admit i have only started observing this within myself only recently and feel rather .... strange ... about it now in a way that i cannot explain.

Has this transition happened in your life? If you are unmarried, what language will you push for in your home when you have children? Do you care at all? Is it for the benefit of society at large if we all speak one language?

emclub
7th February 2011, 07:22
I speak Punjagi..........and I love it :D

kaalakawaa
7th February 2011, 07:23
Yes it's strange that British Pakistanis speak Punjabi better than English. I grew up listening Punjabi but it just never stuck to my tongue. I can speak but never fluently and i am accused of a sardarish Punjabi when i do try

emclub
7th February 2011, 07:33
I hate sardarish Punjabi..........Pakistani Punjabi is the best :D though I lived for 14 years in Pakistan so its natural :D

Pakistani93
7th February 2011, 07:47
I mostly speak Urdu at home and whenever I meet another Pakistani I prefer speaking in Urdu as well

SAF
7th February 2011, 07:48
I speak urdu alot but only with family members though.

DW44
7th February 2011, 07:59
Exclusively, even with my parents who usually switch back and forth between Hindko and Pushto amongst themselves.

Gujar
7th February 2011, 08:08
Don't speak a word of Urdu, neither does anyone in my family. Punjabi through and thorough.

emclub
7th February 2011, 08:18
^^^^Humayun Gujar :D My favourite film :D

Gujar
7th February 2011, 08:26
^^^^Humayun Gujar :D My favourite film :D

Baraa naa suneyaa ve es Humayun Gujar da. Chal oye Naaji, aj vekhiye te sahi, bataarichoo kira saap kad daa eh.

emclub
7th February 2011, 08:29
Baraa naa suneyaa ve es Humayun Gujar da. Chal oye Naaji, aj vekhiye te sahi, bataarichoo kira saap kad daa eh.

Naaji Butt kad denda a vadyaan vadyaan de watt :D

Gujar
7th February 2011, 08:34
Naaji Butt kad denda a vadyaan vadyaan de watt :D

Gujar loon de badle khoon dhendaa ee.

Decipher
7th February 2011, 08:35
Exclusively, even with my parents who usually switch back and forth between Hindko and Pushto amongst themselves.

Yar Join the "Hindko group" on FB or at least ask your dad to do so. There are a couple of other hindko groups on FB but they are mostly hazaara hindko.

kkmix
7th February 2011, 08:41
100% urdu at home, 75% english outside.

AZ
7th February 2011, 08:47
Urdu the vast majority of the time, lekin baap se daant Angrezi mey parti hai.

and that's like daily, khana naheen hazzam hota mujhe daantey baghair :13:

I'm trying to improve my truly woeful Punjabi though, but I'm all over the place.

Hando
7th February 2011, 12:44
Urdu, with some Totipoti Punjabi

hussnainn
7th February 2011, 12:50
I speak urdu and my mum responds in punjabi.. In office (where most of my time s spent), its 80/20 Urdu/English.

usmiunique
7th February 2011, 13:47
urdu with everyone everywhere!!! Except those who dont know it!!!! ;-)

NJamal
7th February 2011, 14:49
At home 100% Pashto. At office its English so no Urdu.

amirfanforlife
7th February 2011, 16:00
None whatsoever :D
Mostly Mirpuri Punjabi (with parents) and english(with bro's).

saeedhk
7th February 2011, 17:15
i speak pothwari(mirpuri) most.

DHONI183
7th February 2011, 19:20
I only speak Punjabi at home (with English and German occasionally).

Mr.Awesome<(-_-)>
7th February 2011, 20:17
From AJK speak mirpuri or whatever form of Punabi when some one like a guest is at home we tend to speak urdu but normally punjabi also we brothers english

cricket_fever
7th February 2011, 20:41
Urdu the vast majority of the time, lekin baap se daant Angrezi mey parti hai.

and that's like daily, khana naheen hazzam hota mujhe daantey baghair :13:

I'm trying to improve my truly woeful Punjabi though, but I'm all over the place.
i feel sorry for you :P......but thats the same wid my mum, cant spend a day without scolding me :(.......but i dont really mind, i know she loves me at the end of the day anyways :D

as for me, i speak urdu with my parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, but if i argue then its english coz my english is better than my urdu and i can express myself better in it. with my sisters its english usually and at school its english and out of the house its english or afrikaans at times.

but one thing i know for sure is, when i have kids inshallah, i will speak to them in english if their daddy speaks in urdu, and if he is more comfortable with english then i will speak urdu, in this case kids wont be deprived of any language :P

amirfanforlife
7th February 2011, 21:49
but if i argue then its english

Haha, same but my reason is different.
If I'm arguing with my parents I do it in english because most of the time I speak so fast they have no clue what I'm saying lol, so I keep out of trouble :P

Looney
7th February 2011, 23:06
With family and my elders who are Pakistan , it is Urdu but with friends , cousins , coworkers , strangers , it is English.

It is understandable if you have not lived a long time in Pakistan , and you are not fluent in Urdu or whatever your first language is . I get worried though when i talk to the " younger generation " of Pakistan that is fluent in neither Urdu nor English and cannot speak one without the other . Many of them are suffering from the Dhobi ka kutta syndrome .

AZ
8th February 2011, 02:18
i feel sorry for you :P......but thats the same wid my mum, cant spend a day without scolding me :(.......but i dont really mind, i know she loves me at the end of the day anyways :D



lol indeed, just showing their 'pyaar'

Arsh_afridi
8th February 2011, 03:02
Pashto 24/7

saeed-sohail
9th February 2011, 01:39
Asaan kar wich potohari bolne aan 60% and 40% English.
At work its obviously English.

Lekin janab Urdu hai meri sab se pasandeeda zuban isliye moqay ki talaash main rehta hoon ke koi Urdu bolne wala mil jaaye toh kuch guft o shuneed Ho sake.

Namak_Halaal
10th February 2011, 02:13
Urdu at home mixed with my Dad's punjabi. English outside.

AZ
10th February 2011, 02:17
oh yeah, and English with my younger brothers.

kya kare, thoray mummy daddy se hain :P

iZaman
10th February 2011, 07:06
wait a second, are you all guys Pakistani who have gone abroad?

I speak urdu and I live in Pakistan.
English @ school only :D

Inswinger
10th February 2011, 20:04
Urdu with my parents. Actually, they speak Punjabi and I respond in Urdu. With my brothers and cousins I always speak English. For some reason speaking Urdu with them seems a bit odd. Also mix in some Punjabi when we're having fun.

Cover Drive
10th February 2011, 22:33
I have been born and brought up outside Pakistan and have never lived or went to a Pakistani school so at home, it is totally Urdu :) My parents speak Punjabi among them but with us (kids) they speak in Urdu. However, if I come across a Punjabi lad (Club-mates, friend etc) then it is Punjabi.

So English doesn't hold any room in our house.

I know a family or two and when they came from Karachi they strictly told there kids not to speak in Urdu and only speak in English and in result of that those kids are 'wannabees gorahs' and only speak English whether they are outside or in home.

Personally I'm proud of our native language (Urdu) and don't feel shy or ashamed speaking in it in university or among people who are Non-Asian.

Gotta Love Pakistan!

Quick Single
11th February 2011, 17:15
Alhamdulilah I am proud to say I speak mostly Urdu in the house.

Even at college with my Pakistani dosts I speak Urdu.
:pakflag2

Looney
12th February 2011, 02:17
wait a second, are you all guys Pakistani who have gone abroad?

I speak urdu and I live in Pakistan.
English @ school only :D

.Do you go to one of those O levels school ? Even we had to speak English only in my school in Pakistan but we were all too dheet so we talked in Urdu with each other , except for with teachers :P

No_Username
21st February 2011, 00:59
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No_Username
21st February 2011, 01:03
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H
21st February 2011, 03:02
Lol we speak punjabi + urdu +English depends whatw e say I speak Punjabi most of the times brothers urdu and Mum,dad, sister urdu we are from kashmir so not really 100%english but my Dad and Mum teach my little brothers how to read and write URDU everyday, i learnt from my parents and doing A2 Urdu in college (got A* in AS which was quite easy but still its my 3rd language)

TAK
4th April 2011, 02:56
would never speak urdu at home

punjabi all the way

ElRaja
4th April 2011, 16:10
i speak urdu to my parents, its good cos it reduces the risk of me accidently swearing in front of them especially when cricket is on.

speak mix of english and urdu to other family members. speak urdu to my pakistani mates about half the time. one or two mates i always talk in urdu to because they feel more comfortable.

somethings are better said in english or urdu, translating them makes it sound wierd.

Tera Gawaandi
5th April 2011, 13:17
Punjabi Punjabi Punjabi

I know as a kid when I used to be attempting Hindi, everyone used to laugh (Just like you guys laugh on Pakistan politicians gulabi english), I said screw Hindi, why get laughed at trying to speak someone else's language when I can rather speak my own 'maa' boli. You try to speak their language (Hindi, Urdu, English) and you get laughed at.. pathetic. Now I stay 100% pure desi, sadly Punjabi is not treated with respect on both sides of border. In India Hindi is promoted, Urdu in Pakistan. Why relate language with religion? Consequence's of such behaviour are very dangerous for whole country n civilization itself.

Acim
5th April 2011, 13:40
I have lived all my life in Pakistan. I am a Punjabi, was born in Lahore. My parents moved to Karachi when I was 2 in 1985.

At home I speak Punjabi, with friends and colleagues it's Urdu, and sometimes English only when there is need to, mostly in meetings.

So mostly it's Urdu and Punjabi. :). Just the way it should be IMHO.

TAK
5th April 2011, 14:20
Punjabi Punjabi Punjabi

I know as a kid when I used to be attempting Hindi, everyone used to laugh (Just like you guys laugh on Pakistan politicians gulabi english), I said screw Hindi, why get laughed at trying to speak someone else's language when I can rather speak my own 'maa' boli. You try to speak their language (Hindi, Urdu, English) and you get laughed at.. pathetic. Now I stay 100% pure desi, sadly Punjabi is not treated with respect on both sides of border. In India Hindi is promoted, Urdu in Pakistan. Why relate language with religion? Consequence's of such behaviour are very dangerous for whole country n civilization itself.

shabassh

good post that

MIG
6th April 2011, 01:34
But whats the problem in learning a new language? and shame on those who laugh at your hindi - people need to grow up.

To me URDU is a unifying force for Pakistan - but then Urdu speakers should also make an effort to understand and speak Punjabi or Sindhi or Baluch or Pushto etc

Radiance Of Australis
6th April 2011, 18:47
Mostly Urdu at home.Rarely any English.

I converse with my friends in English and Urdu both, with words like "Kya ho-ingzz..Bhook lugging.." thrown in. :D


But whats the problem in learning a new language? and shame on those who laugh at your hindi - people need to grow up.

To me URDU is a unifying force for Pakistan - but then Urdu speakers should also make an effort to understand and speak Punjabi or Sindhi or Baluch or Pushto etc

I agree.
I have Pathan and Punjabi friends and also from different cultures like Irani, Afghan, Somalian etc and its really fun to learn their language. :)

Fawad_Bhai
6th April 2011, 23:08
Always Urdu at home.

Outside home, have to talk in english because that is the only language people speak outside home :)

I occasionally say "Aray yaar" to my **** friends too when im disappointed with what they have said/done haha.. Teaching them some urdu too such as "whats up!" is "Oupar kya hai" :))

Gujar
7th April 2011, 06:31
Punjabi Punjabi Punjabi

I know as a kid when I used to be attempting Hindi, everyone used to laugh (Just like you guys laugh on Pakistan politicians gulabi english), I said screw Hindi, why get laughed at trying to speak someone else's language when I can rather speak my own 'maa' boli. You try to speak their language (Hindi, Urdu, English) and you get laughed at.. pathetic. Now I stay 100% pure desi, sadly Punjabi is not treated with respect on both sides of border. In India Hindi is promoted, Urdu in Pakistan. Why relate language with religion? Consequence's of such behaviour are very dangerous for whole country n civilization itself.

Khush kitta ee veeru. Assi vi taahnye bus Punjabi hi boldeyaan wai assi Punjabi haan te saanu vi maan aa apni maa boli te.

pakcricketfan
8th April 2011, 02:12
Urdu the vast majority of the time, lekin baap se daant Angrezi mey parti hai.

and that's like daily, khana naheen hazzam hota mujhe daantey baghair :13:

I'm trying to improve my truly woeful Punjabi though, but I'm all over the place.

Kab sudhreingay AZ bhai?! :sigh:
:P


But whats the problem in learning a new language? and shame on those who laugh at your hindi - people need to grow up.

To me URDU is a unifying force for Pakistan - but then Urdu speakers should also make an effort to understand and speak Punjabi or Sindhi or Baluch or Pushto etc

Agreed!

At times, I do get angry on my own self.. I don't understand Punjabi at all.. When I do come across this language, I say 'screw it..Mujhe toh samajh hi nahi aati' instead of making a real effort to try and learn it.. It is not even a problem for me as my mom is a VERY fluent Punjabi speaker as she spent her childhood in many different cities and towns of Punjab. In fact, almost everyone in my family understands Punjabi, except me and my brother. It is Greek to us. :sigh:

DHONI183
9th April 2011, 01:55
I am a die-hard fan of Punjabi, the language of real men:D!

PakPrince
9th April 2011, 02:11
As long as the person is Pakistani, its Urdu for me. Just love speaking my language.

even if some burger kids talk to me in English, I usually end up replying in Urdu

ElRaja
9th April 2011, 03:12
i dont have a specific preference but if i spend a lot of time talking in urdu or english, i miss talking in the other.

rabia tareen
21st April 2011, 12:42
i speak many languages like Punjabi, handkio but i speak urdu at home because i like urdu :)

NO 1 AFRIDI FAN
21st April 2011, 23:10
I normally speak English at home, only speak mirpuri when I am speaking to my mother or my grandparents. So hardly any urdu, but quite surprisingly I am very fluent in urdu, probably because I learn it in school. :D

ahsan88
3rd May 2011, 02:31
Speak in English with younger siblings but always use urdu with ammi abu. When in good mood, use Punjabi as well.

DHONI183
3rd May 2011, 15:05
Speak in English with younger siblings but always use urdu with ammi abu. When in good mood, use Punjabi as well.

So how often are you in a 'good mood':13:?

ahsan88
3rd May 2011, 22:48
So how often are you in a 'good mood':13:?

How often does Monsieur Dhoni lose his cool? :P

DHONI183
4th May 2011, 00:44
How often does Monsieur Dhoni lose his cool? :P

Never:P!

Now your answer:26:........

ahsan88
4th May 2011, 01:31
^^ Well i'm the exact opposite :P

violet_may
4th May 2011, 08:18
I speak Urdu when the person I am talking to also speaks in Urdu. If the person is speaking in English, then I also converse in English.

violet_may
4th May 2011, 08:18
But it is easier to express my anger in English. I can't seem to do it in Urdu lol just not as effective for me

Looney
4th May 2011, 09:54
But whats the problem in learning a new language? and shame on those who laugh at your hindi - people need to grow up.

To me URDU is a unifying force for Pakistan - but then Urdu speakers should also make an effort to understand and speak Punjabi or Sindhi or Baluch or Pushto etc
We do , bro . In most schools , Sindhi is taught from grade 3 so you have to learn it .

iHammad
4th May 2011, 10:00
Urdu/English with friends

Urdu at home, English at school

PakPrince
4th May 2011, 10:06
A question to all Pakistani origin people living in the west:

1) How well can you speak Urdu? Fluently? If yes how often do you speak it?(qs of the thread)

2) Can you read Urdu?

3) If no, can you read the Holy Quran?

kkmix
4th May 2011, 10:11
Yes to all your questions.

iHammad
4th May 2011, 10:26
My urdu is very fluent, and I hope it remains that way. I can read and write urdu too :)

And obviously I can read the holy quran.

PakPrince
4th May 2011, 10:28
Ive always wondered how Muslims of non Pakistan and non-Arab descent learn to read the Quran. Basically how do they read it if they do not the Arabic script?

Lets say Muslims of Africa or Muslims of Albania, Kazakhstan etc whose native script is not Arabic.

DHONI183
4th May 2011, 16:20
^^ Well i'm the exact opposite :P

I thought you would say "never":P.


A question to all Pakistani origin people living in the west:

1) How well can you speak Urdu? Fluently? If yes how often do you speak it?(qs of the thread)

2) Can you read Urdu?

3) If no, can you read the Holy Quran?

1) Yes, can speak very fluently, but prefer Punjabi at home but Urdu with guests etc.

2) Yes, but very slowly. Not at all as fluent as in speaking.

3) I first learnt reading the Holy QurŽan and then bit of Urdu.

I hope it helps:).

amirfanforlife
4th May 2011, 23:24
A question to all Pakistani origin people living in the west:

1) How well can you speak Urdu? Fluently? If yes how often do you speak it?(qs of the thread)

2) Can you read Urdu?

3) If no, can you read the Holy Quran?

1) Don't speak it at all.

2) Nope... I try - but fail epically :/

3) Yes.

PakPrince
4th May 2011, 23:34
1) Don't speak it at all.

2) Nope... I try - but fail epically :/

3) Yes.

but if you can read Arabic doesnt tha tmean you should be able to read Urdu too? After all its the same script

AZ
4th May 2011, 23:39
does anyone speak Sindhi at home?

ShahidAfridi_rulez
6th May 2011, 21:28
My home language is Urdu but i dont really know much of it now (forgot urdu ever since i learnt english)

Pk-zindabaad
6th May 2011, 21:50
A question to all Pakistani origin people living in the west:

1) How well can you speak Urdu? Fluently? If yes how often do you speak it?(qs of the thread)

2) Can you read Urdu?

3) If no, can you read the Holy Quran?


1) yes i can speak it fluently but in a Pashto accent :))), it's a common thing if your Pathan!

2)Yes, i can read it, as my mum made me read/write it ever since I was little, i keep practicing though!

3) Ofcourse!!!

Pk-zindabaad
6th May 2011, 21:59
At home 100% Pashto. At office its English so no Urdu.

same,
and in school it's english, or if I am having a laugh with my mates, or need to say something secretly, it's Urdu/punjabi as they are punjabis. I speak Urdu in the masjid or to Urdu speaking relatives.

ElRaja
6th May 2011, 23:42
But it is easier to express my anger in English. I can't seem to do it in Urdu lol just not as effective for me

imo its impossible to express anger in urdu without using the bc word, at least that what ive found. :afridi

NO 1 AFRIDI FAN
7th May 2011, 02:38
A question to all Pakistani origin people living in the west:

1) How well can you speak Urdu? Fluently? If yes how often do you speak it?(qs of the thread)

2) Can you read Urdu?

3) If no, can you read the Holy Quran?
1. Very fluently, dont speak much at home though

2. Yes I can read and write in Urdu

3. Qur'aan is a must

Looney
7th May 2011, 06:40
does anyone speak Sindhi at home?

Only people in Interior Sindh , maybe some in the cities who really take pride in Sindhi culture :zardari

Looney
7th May 2011, 06:43
1) yes i can speak it fluently but in a Pashto accent :))), it's a common thing if your Pathan!

2)Yes, i can read it, as my mum made me read/write it ever since I was little, i keep practicing though!

3) Ofcourse!!!

" Afridi baut e achi bowling karti ay " and " baaji tum kidhar jaata ? " waali ? :fawad

Free Hit
7th May 2011, 06:44
I look like and sound like a Geek. If I try to speak Urdu anywhere. Punjabi totat are mast :afridi

Looney
7th May 2011, 06:46
Geek or Greek ? :inti

Fawad
8th May 2011, 04:11
I speak Punjabi at home :inzi

amirfanforlife
9th May 2011, 00:26
but if you can read Arabic doesnt tha tmean you should be able to read Urdu too? After all its the same script

Is it? I didn't know that. But I can read the qu'raan, just can't read anything in urdu. :/

irfan
10th May 2011, 04:38
Hardly speak any Urdu anymore, for me it's my 3rd language; first is English and then Punjabi.

Ranvir
21st August 2011, 03:42
I find it strange that many of you speak Urdu instead of your ancestral mother tongue. You shouldn't abandon your roots.

For example with Indians, a Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali person will speak their mother tongue first and if they live in India they will learn Hindi as a second language, it won't replace their day to day language and it won't become their first language.
And if these people are born outside of India they will not be fluent at all in Hindi and will only know bits and pieces picked up from films and songs.

For example my parents speak Punjabi and that's what I know, I know some Hindi as it's quite similar to Punjabi and also I picked some up from Bollywood movies.

Are Mirpuris and Punjabis in Pakistan ashamed of their mother tongue? Do people think you are uneducated if you speak these languages? Urdu comes from the Delhi/UP area, hundreds of miles away from your land. That's like an English person taking up French as his language.

DHONI183
24th August 2011, 20:18
I find it strange that many of you speak Urdu instead of your ancestral mother tongue. You shouldn't abandon your roots.

Exactly! Learning other languages is always good but donŽt forget your own language. I speak Punjabi with pride:) even though some of the country-men around me here in Germany feel ashamed at it and usually reply with "HummeiŽn Punjabi nahi naa aati,.... issliye samajh nahi aayi":facepalm:.

iHammad
25th August 2011, 04:29
24/7 urdu at home, outside 24/7 english

AZ
25th August 2011, 05:25
attempted speaking Punjabi at home.

suffice to say, it didn't go well...they looked at me as if I was ********.

TAK
14th November 2011, 20:59
Are Mirpuris and Punjabis in Pakistan ashamed of their mother tongue

just punjabis who are ashamed

personally never speak urdu unless it is Absolutely neccessary

e.g. last week i had a good chat with a bloke from burma in urdu

Cricket-o-Saurus
10th January 2013, 16:36
i speak in urdu to parents.......and afrikans and english to my sisters......sometimes i kick off in english to my parents too...but then i have to be reminded......'urdu men baat karo beta'...:))

jatt
26th January 2013, 10:48
always speak punjabi at home although i can talk in urdu/hindi but get taunted as being bhaiya if i try. when with cow belt indians or pakistanis i talk in hindi/urdu

Pakistaniboy
27th January 2013, 00:38
Just Punjabi with my dad and Urdu and Punjabi with my mom.

Norwegian with my sisters lol.

Saeed
20th December 2013, 06:14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqi4Jzq2pBU Wow this guy put me to shame.

Kianig89
20th December 2013, 16:24
I speak punjabi at home in fact with all my relatives n friends i speak Punjabi Urdu only with Pashtun freinds :)

Phool
21st December 2013, 04:50
The honest answer is that I am not very proud of Urdu. Probably because I am adha teetar adha batair!

DeadlyVenom
21st December 2013, 17:47
Very little. My spoken Urdu is quite slow but I understand it to a good level. I have to make sure I don't slip in punjabi phrases when I speak Urdu so have to overthink everything I say.

My family all speak Punjabi.

ElRaja
21st December 2013, 18:05
still urdu mostly, exclusively with parents, mix english urdu with others. rarely punjabi.


The honest answer is that I am not very proud of Urdu. Probably because I am adha teetar adha batair!

lolwut?

Noori
29th January 2014, 17:27
Language is a language whether Urdu Punjabi Balochi or whatever. Just a means of communication, speak your Mother tongue to remain rooted to your culture, but don't get into the linguistic "superiority" cause no language is superior to another, it's all too petty and meaningless, no language is for REAL Men or women. It's like saying Tyson or Nigel Benn are real tough men because they speak English or are black. That has no bearing on anything. It's all individual.

HamzaSaeen
29th January 2014, 17:33
I speak urdu to any Pakistani person I meet.
Basically anyone of a Pakistani background.
Just more comfortable with speaking the mother language :msd

96NotOut
30th January 2014, 19:14
Not much. Everyone around me speaks English. And the grownups just laugh at me when I do speak in Urdu. Actually, when I was a kid, I spoke more Spanish at home than Urdu! XD

Red Devil
11th February 2014, 18:35
I speak punjabi at home in fact with all my relatives n friends i speak Punjabi Urdu only with Pashtun freinds :)


still urdu mostly, exclusively with parents, mix english urdu with others. rarely punjabi.





No Pothwari? :danish What's wrong with you people :moyo



:P

cricket083
12th February 2014, 12:32
I speak Urdu all the time at home and sometimes English,elders do speak Punjabi and I know how to speak it but I don't speak it,very seldom with anybody who doesn't know Urdu..

cricket083
12th February 2014, 16:11
Not much. Everyone around me speaks English. And the grownups just laugh at me when I do speak in Urdu. Actually, when I was a kid, I spoke more Spanish at home than Urdu! XD

Where do you live now?
Pakistan?

96NotOut
12th February 2014, 16:29
Where do you live now?
Pakistan?
Yes. :)
That's why I had to learn. I would love to be able to speak LOTS of languages, but never really felt comfortable in Urdu. I can express myself better in my first language.

cricket083
13th February 2014, 12:32
Yes. :)
That's why I had to learn. I would love to be able to speak LOTS of languages, but never really felt comfortable in Urdu. I can express myself better in my first language.

Oh!well,if you live in Pakistan then you should be well versed in Urdu as well because it is our National language and you can't cope without this language as alot of people can't even understand English here..

Ibad17
14th February 2014, 13:45
I am Persian speaker but I talk in Urdu with my friends..

Mughlai
17th February 2014, 11:11
Only urdu. We take it quite seriously.

96NotOut
17th February 2014, 19:16
Oh!well,if you live in Pakistan then you should be well versed in Urdu as well because it is our National language and you can't cope without this language as alot of people can't even understand English here..
Yeah, I'm pretty good at it now, but my accent is still weird and I often switch from Urdu to English without realizing it. My parents speak good Urdu so they expect me to be a natural too.

kinventor
18th February 2014, 10:26
Majhi punjabi, the one which is spoken in central punjab. Though i can understand and speak hindko, mirpuri, etc dialects of punjabi as well. They are very similar to each other.

abcpark
26th February 2014, 10:27
use to speak urdu all the time

Noori
10th March 2014, 13:14
I speak Urdu at home and with relatives, and with cousins who are able to speak it, and English with the remaining cousins who can't speak Urdu, they feel neglected otherwise lol. For some reason people from back home are so surprised when others can speak Urdu with the proper accent & pronunciation, it's really no big deal when you've been taught to speak it since your toddler years, it's a natural progression.