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    Teach me Urdu.

    Having grown up with Pakistani friends, I can speak and understand Urdu but can't read it. I want to learn to read Urdu so help me out PPers.

    Since I can read Arabic, I expect to get a hang of reading Urdu pretty soon.

    For now I want to know:

    1 - How many alphabets are there in the Urdu language?
    2 - Any websites that help in learning Urdu?
    3 - Urdu grammar, especially how one differentiates between masculine and feminine gender, confuses me the most. Sentences ending with ta/ti have often landed me in embarassing situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10sion View Post
    Having grown up with Pakistani friends, I can speak and understand Urdu but can't read it. I want to learn to read Urdu so help me out PPers.

    Since I can read Arabic, I expect to get a hang of reading Urdu pretty soon.

    For now I want to know:

    1 - How many alphabets are there in the Urdu language?
    2 - Any websites that help in learning Urdu?
    3 - Urdu grammar, especially how one differentiates between masculine and feminine gender, confuses me the most. Sentences ending with ta/ti have often landed me in embarassing situations.
    Without slash, with another "T" and the situation can be even more embarrassing for you.


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    That didn't happen.... yet

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    your Urdu alphabets . do not pronounce it the arabic way . you will notice that there are more alphabets in Urdu than Arabic . We can Pay se Pakistan , they say Ba se Bakistan .

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    And they drink Bebsi !

    Khair whats the difference between choti ye and badi ye, in pronounciation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10sion View Post
    And they drink Bebsi !
    Yes. Arabs eat 'Bakorey' instead of 'Pakorey'.
    Last edited by DHONI183; 9th November 2011 at 11:39.


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    Hum ko urdu teach tau nahi kar sakti, laikin yeh paigham yahaa'n par dey saktay hain.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 10sion View Post
    And they drink Bebsi !

    Khair whats the difference between choti ye and badi ye, in pronounciation?
    Aap aa gaYE ( bari ye )

    Woh aa gaYI ( choti ye )

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    Ahan!

    What do I do next? I know the alphabets now. Please write a few urdu words and I will try to read them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHONI183 View Post
    Yes. Arabs eat 'Bakorey' instead of 'Pakorey'.
    Bakistan hotel ke bakorey bohot lazeez

    Quote Originally Posted by Free Hit View Post
    Hum ko urdu teach tau nahi kar sakti, laikin yeh paigham yahaa'n par dey saktay hain.
    Mind....blown!

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    try reading this

    تجھے دیکھا تو یہ جانا صنم

    پیار ہوتا ہے دیوانہ صنم



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    Quote Originally Posted by Looney View Post
    try reading this

    تجھے دیکھا تو یہ جانا صنم

    پیار ہوتا ہے دیوانہ صنم


    "Ab yahaa´n se kahaa´n jaaye´n hum, uski baaho´n mein marr jaaye´n hum......"



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    Urdu ki class maiN hindi gaanay ? yaar kuch tou khayal kar ?

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    Try reading this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looney View Post
    Urdu ki class maiN hindi gaanay ? yaar kuch tou khayal kar ?
    Shurru kisne kiya tha Hindi gaano´n ka silsila?


    "It sounds like you have a great strength of character and strong will" - Ellyse Perry about me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looney View Post
    try reading this

    تجھے دیکھا تو یہ جانا صنم

    پیار ہوتا ہے دیوانہ صنم


    Tujhey dekha tou yea janaa sanam
    Pyaar hota hai deewana sanam

    When typed in this font, it is easier to read. But the next picture that you gave, I couldn't read even the first line.

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    Check if these are right:

    Alif -- Anar
    Be -- Bakri ??
    Pe -- Panka
    Te -- Thakta
    TE -- Topi
    Se -- Samar??
    Jeem -- Juta
    Che -- Chaku
    He -- Halwai ??
    Khe -- Khargosh
    Dal -- Darakht
    DAL -- Dol /dhol ??

    While having the pictures made it easier, I could read majority of the words here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looney View Post


    Try reading this
    I cannot read this. Too hard for me...may be because the words are all too close to each other...

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    Thie is a song in Urdu that Monsee made a thread on. I tried to read it and there are a few lines that I cannot read so help me with it.


    اِک زرداری کو دیکھا تو ایسا لگا -- Aik zardari ko dekha tou aisa laga
    جیسے خانہ خراب -- Jaisey [dont know the middle word] kharab
    جیسے ٹوٹل عذاب -- Jaisey total azaab
    جیسے عادی فقیر -- Jaisey aadi?? faqeer
    جیسے مردہ ضمیر -- Jaisey mardh dameer
    جیسے ناسور ہو کوئی سڑتا ہوا -- Jaisey naswar bu [cant read the rest]

    اِک زرداری کو دیکھا تو ایسا لگا [Repeat of the first line.]

    جیسے بجلی کی تار -- Jaisey bijlee kai taar
    جیسے خنجر کی دھار -- Jaisey khanjar key dhar
    جیسے دوزخ کی آگ -- Jaisey douzakh kee aag
    جیسے زہریلا ناگ -- Jaisey {cant read the second word but will try -- zehreela?] naag
    جیسے کتے پہ ہو کوا بیٹھا ہوا -- Jaisey katay?? [cant read the rest]

    اِک زرداری کو دیکھا تو ایسا لگا [Repeat of first line]

    جیسے گرمی کی دھوپ -- Jaisey garmi ka dhoop
    جیسے شیطان کا روپ -- Jaisey shaitan ka roop
    جیسے بے وردی ڈکیٹ -- Jaisey [cant read the second word -- wait is it bey wardi?] ticket
    جیسے مولوی کا پیٹ -- Jaisey molvi k peat ??
    جیسے ڈاکو کوئی گن دکھاتا ہوا -- Jaisey daku? [cant read the rest]

    اِک زرداری کو دیکھا تو ایسا لگا

    So correct me where I am wrong and couldn't read certain words/lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10sion View Post
    Thie is a song in Urdu that Monsee made a thread on. I tried to read it and there are a few lines that I cannot read so help me with it.


    اِک زرداری کو دیکھا تو ایسا لگا -- Aik zardari ko dekha tou aisa laga
    جیسے خانہ خراب -- Jaisey [khana] kharab
    جیسے ٹوٹل عذاب -- Jaisey total azaab
    جیسے عادی فقیر -- Jaisey aadi faqeer
    جیسے مردہ ضمیر -- Jaisey murda zameer
    جیسے ناسور ہو کوئی سڑتا ہوا -- Jaisey nasoor ho koi sarta hua ]

    اِک زرداری کو دیکھا تو ایسا لگا [Repeat of the first line.]

    جیسے بجلی کی تار -- Jaisey bijlee kai taar
    جیسے خنجر کی دھار -- Jaisey khanjar key dhar
    جیسے دوزخ کی آگ -- Jaisey douzakh kee aag
    جیسے زہریلا ناگ -- Jaisey {yes.. zehreela] naag
    جیسے کتے پہ ہو کوا بیٹھا ہوا -- Jaisey kuttay pe ho kawwa baitha hua]

    اِک زرداری کو دیکھا تو ایسا لگا [Repeat of first line]

    جیسے گرمی کی دھوپ -- Jaisey garmi ka dhoop
    جیسے شیطان کا روپ -- Jaisey shaitan ka roop
    جیسے بے وردی ڈکیٹ -- Jaisey [bay wardi dakait
    جیسے مولوی کا پیٹ -- Jaisey molvi k peat ??
    جیسے ڈاکو کوئی گن دکھاتا ہوا -- Jaisey daku koi gun dikhata hua]

    اِک زرداری کو دیکھا تو ایسا لگا

    So correct me where I am wrong and couldn't read certain words/lines.
    Corrections in Bold. Very nice attempt waisay. Well Done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10sion View Post
    I cannot read this. Too hard for me...may be because the words are all too close to each other...
    Sub inspector saaNp ke kaatne
    se zakhmi saaNp halak ho gaya


    SaaNp ke kaatne se sub inspector shadeed zakhmi ho gaya jab ke saaNp moqay par hi halak ho gaya sub inspector Riasat Ali Bhatti ko saaNp ne das lia sub inspector ne bataya ke saaNp dassnay ke baad tarapnay laga aur moqay per hi halak ho gaya . :kami

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    Meanings of Urdu words needed

    Dear All,

    I would like to have meanings for these Hindi/Urdu words...


    jadal (जदल)
    zanmuriid (ज़न्मुरीद)

    Thanks!

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    zan ( female ) mureed ( slave ) - used for husbands who are dominated by their wives at home

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    Meanings of Urdu words needed

    More words...

    zenaakaar (ज़नाकार)
    zehnii (ज़हनी)

    If possible, include a simple sentence for its usage. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looney View Post
    zan ( female ) mureed ( slave ) - used for husbands who are dominated by their wives at home
    In Punjabi they call it "Rann mureed".


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    Quote Originally Posted by lafz_puchnevala View Post
    More words...

    zenaakaar (ज़नाकार)
    zehnii (ज़हनी)

    If possible, include a simple sentence for its usage. Thanks!
    "Zaani" is the word actually as "Zina´kaar" is not the correct one according to the dictionaries.

    It means 'fornicator' or 'adulterer'.

    Example:

    "Ye´h shaks/aurat zaani hai" ('This man/woman is fornicator/fornicatress/adulterer/adulteress').

    Hope am correct.


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    and zehni means mental

    iss ko koi zehni masla hai


    he or she has a mental problem

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    Hi All,

    More words, meanings wanted...

    zehmat (ज़हमत)
    zeheen (ज़हीन)

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafz_puchnevala View Post
    Hi All,

    More words, meanings wanted...

    zehmat (ज़हमत)
    zeheen (ज़हीन)

    Thanks!
    1. 'Inconvenience'
    "Aap iss ke liye ziyada zehmat matt utthayei´n" ('don´t get to Inconvenient about it').

    2. 'intelligent'
    "Mein bohat zeheen insaan hoo´n" ('I am a very intelligent man').

    I am not too sure about the first one and its explanation. Maybe someone can correct me on that.


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    Hi,

    Word for today is

    zabaandaanii (ज़बानदानी)

    I know zabaan means language but not sure what this word means exactly. Noticed that this 'daanii' is attached behind some other words as well. Something to do with grammer perhaps... like the -vaalaa that we all use very often?

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    i am not sure it is a word because zabaan means a language or tongue and daani means where you keep something .

    maybe you meant zabaan darazi ??

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    Bakara means goat in URDU?

    It means cow in Arabic.


    and the word (ث)thamarun means fruit in arabic too
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    bakra = goat

    we say samar but it is not commonly used , mostly people say phal

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    Hi,

    I found out that zabaandaan refers to a linguist. So i guess zabaandaani means fluency in a language or something like that...

    Anyway words for today

    zarb (ज़रब)
    zaraayat (ज़रायत)
    junbish
    jumbish

    Of the last 2 words which one exists and if both exists what is the difference between them because it looks like both of them refer to some kind of mechanical movement.

    Thanks!
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    Hi,

    More words...

    zaahiraa (ज़ाहिरा)
    zikr (ज़िक्र)

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafz_puchnevala View Post
    Hi,

    More words...

    zaahiraa (ज़ाहिरा)
    zikr (ज़िक्र)

    Thanks!
    zikr - to say or to mention....aapne jis baat ka zikr kiya woh bilkul sahi hai

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    More meanings and sample usages needed...

    zaahiraa/zaahirah (जाहिरा) - not sure which is the correct romanisation
    zaahiri
    zaahir
    What is the exact difference between the above 3 words? Is it the adjectivial gender for the first 2 and the third is a noun?

    zer (ज़ेर)
    takabuur/taqabuur (तकब्बुर)
    taqreer (तकरीर)

    Thanks!
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    urdu shikhna 1 saal pahle shuru kia tha lekin (actually likhna) i have some question the 'S' and 'Z' more than 1 so how u use them i mean when and where?also like
    تجھے دیکھا تو یہ جانا صنم

    پیار ہوتا ہے دیوانہ صنم here the word tujhe why dont u use chhoti ye?its literally become 'tjhe'.so for non urdu speaker has to make a guess that its tujhe not tjhe

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10sion View Post
    Tujhey dekha tou yea janaa sanam
    Pyaar hota hai deewana sanam

    When typed in this font, it is easier to read. But the next picture that you gave, I couldn't read even the first line.
    well done, now you can officially take credit of being urdu reader

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looney View Post
    and zehni means mental

    iss ko koi zehni masla hai


    he or she has a mental problem
    yeh kisi ke taraf ishara hai

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law View Post
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murakh View Post
    urdu shikhna 1 saal pahle shuru kia tha lekin (actually likhna) i have some question the 'S' and 'Z' more than 1 so how u use them i mean when and where?also like
    تجھے دیکھا تو یہ جانا صنم

    پیار ہوتا ہے دیوانہ صنم here the word tujhe why dont u use chhoti ye?its literally become 'tjhe'.so for non urdu speaker has to make a guess that its tujhe not tjhe
    chotti ye sounds like I as in Eating, while bade ye sounds like AE like hey

    tujhe with bade ye makes the word a pronoun, if you use chotti ye, it will make it an adverb where you will have to add a preposition like if you replace tujhe with bade ye with tujhe with choti ye, you will say like

    tujhe ko dekha to jana sanam

    instead of

    tujhe dekha to jana sanam

    i guess im guiding you in right direction

    also there is slight change in the meaning in terms of emphasising manner

    hope this helps
    Last edited by HaMmy FinE LeG StriKeR; 14th October 2012 at 14:26.

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    Oh wow never been here before


    #LOOSE CANNONS #EXECUTION

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    thanks HaMmy FinE LeG StriKeR

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHONI183 View Post
    Without slash, with another "T" and the situation can be even more embarrassing for you.
    Hah!


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    Quote Originally Posted by DHONI183 View Post
    Without slash, with another "T" and the situation can be even more embarrassing for you.

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    say sai samar, lols. ive never used the word samar in a sentence, does say have any other use or is it generally useless, kinda like the mohammad sami of the alphabet world.

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    Try to follow some simple lessons at http://www.urdu-english.com/lessons/beginner.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElRaja View Post
    say sai samar, lols. ive never used the word samar in a sentence, does say have any other use or is it generally useless, kinda like the mohammad sami of the alphabet world.
    I know people are named Samar

    Samar is not used in everyday Urdu , you would sound like Mirza Ghalib born in the wrong century if you say , " Samar ramzan main mehengay ho jaate haiN "

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    I know the alphabets now. Please write a few urdu words and I will try to read them.



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    Try this:

    ہم سب دوست ہیں

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