Best Urdu Websites
Around 200to help you learn Urdu
All the links below were recently updated.

The word Urdu is a Turkish word and it means "an army or region". Modern Urdu has taken almost 900
years to develop to its present form. The old Urdu was a mixture of Turkish, Persian and Arabic and
was the language of the most powerful warrior tribes of central Asia. These tribes would invade,
conquer and occupy areas within easy reach for their wealth, gold, silver and precious stones. Wherever
these tribes went, they took their language which had an amazing mingling and absorbing local words and proverbs.

  • A Guide to Urdu - 10 facts about the Urdu language


       The most recently added sites

       Learn Urdu w/videos    Urdu Grammar    Dictionaries

       Pakistan Travel Guide    Games for Urdu

       Karachi Travel Guides    Urdu Tutorials

       Quizzes on Urdu

       Urdu Teacher Hints, Advice and Teaching Tips


    143 Fun Learning Games and Activities for the Urdu Classroom

    They work well as I used each of them with great success for 35 years

    Teacher, call on me. I can answer in Urdu

  • The 143 Activities Website above translated into Urdu

    Professor Polyglot

    I want to help you learn

  • Professor Emeritus
    University of Northern Iowa

  • We search the world for travel sites to share with you

    - Senior Citizen Travel -

    This site is for those of you who enjoy travel

    Jim Becker's Travel Websites

    I love to speak Urdu

    July 25, 2020

    Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring
    City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol

    Photo: Express Tribune

    Students learning Urdu
    It is your attitude and NOT your aptitude
    that determines your altitude.

    Say this twice in a row
    Khirkyon ke bajne se khirkati hai khirkiyah.
    Khirkyon ke bajne se bajta hai kharaksingh.
    Kharaksingh ke bajne se khartkti hai khirkiyan.

  • Test Your Urdu RIgiht Here
    A wide variety of exams for you to try.
  • Omniglot help for leaning Urdu
  • Ten Facts On The Urdu Language
  • BBC Urdu

  • Urdu Forum

  • Urdu Websites of Pakistan/India
  • The Largest Urdu Website For Kids
  • Urdu Maza. The best Rrdu website of poetry, beauty tips, news and islam
  • Top Urdu Websites of Pakistan

  • Karachi travel guides via Google

  • Urdu Dictionaries via Google
  • English-Urdu Dictionary

  • A useful translation site
    English to Urdu an Urdu to English
  • for Urdu
  • Google Listing of More Dictionaries
  • Google Listing of More Dictionaries

    Quizzes on Urdu

  • Quizzes on the Urdu by Transparent Language
  • Urdu Quizzes and Urdu Trivia

    Urdu is a national language of Pakistan, Beside this, there are several languages spoken in different regions of Pakistan.
  • Pakistani Urdu Game
  • Basic Islamic Quiz
  • Urdu Quiz / Test Your Knowledge
    This page contains a quiz in Urdu related to grammar and vocabulary. The test has 20 questions, which might take you 7 min to finish. You will see your score after submitting. This exam should be taken only for fun! The level is for beginners.

  • Urdu Foreign Language Learning from Duke University
  • Urdu Resources
    Welcome to's Urdu Resources. To get started, make a selection from the various links.

  • A Major Listing of Urdu Resources for Audio Links
  • An overview of the language from Transparent Language
    Urdu is part of the Bantu group of languages which stems from the Niger-Congo language family. Contact with Arabic traders along the coast and the establishment of regular trade routes helped spread the language. It also gave it a strong Arabic influence, as is evident from the many words of Arab origin found in the Urdu language today. Even the name "Urdu" comes from an Arabic word meaning "by the coast."
  • Is Urdu a particularly hard language to learn for an English-speaking person?
  • Urdu Phrases links r

    The name "Pakistan" means "Land of the Pure" in
    Urdu, Sindhi, and Persian.

  • The Beauty of Pakistan / a video
    Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a sovereign country located in South Asia and the Greater Middle East. It has a 1,046 kilometer coastline along the Arabian Sea in the south, and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and is the second most populous country with a Muslim majority. Its territory was a part of the pre-partitioned British India and has a long history of settlement and civilization including the Indus Valley Civilization.

  • Islamabad the Beauty of Pakistan / a video
    Islamabad is beautiful. It is a region-wide symbol of progress, innovation and architectural marvel. Settlement in Islamabad, the new capital after Karachi, began in the 1960s. As the city was newly founded, the growth of the population was slow. Being the seat of the Government of Pakistan, initially government servants and employees of the federal administration settled here. Since then, there has been a steady growth in the population of the city, which has swelled to somewhere in excess of a million inhabitants.

  • A Bus Tour of Lahore

    God can see a black ant walk on a black
    stone in a black night.

  • The Top Ten Cleanest Cities in Pakistan

    An Ad For Learning Another Language
    From YouTube
    If this turtle can learn Urdu you can too.

    Entoloma Hochstetter A Blue Mushroom
    It is a species found in New Zealand and India.

    Our soccer team is going to win today. Yea Pakistan.

    We want to race Ben Hur three times
    around the Roman Coliseum Arena.
    Now, get those two birds out of our path.

    Our Urdu teacher has lots of CLASS

    Urdu is written from right to left just like Arabic and Persian. Urdu has 39 basic letters and 13 extra characters, all together 52 and most of these letters are from Arabic and a small quantity form Persian. It has almost all the sounds available in any other language spoken in the world.
    The most popular sport in Pakistan is cricket, while field hockey, polo, and squash are also popular in Pakistan. Traditional sports like kabaddi and other well-known games are also played.

  • They dug up 50 key words in Urdu for you to learn just below.
  • And here they are
    See how many you already know.

  • Over here is beautiful Lahore

  • Best Urdu Websites
    GOOGLE rates this URDU site #2.

  • A helpful listing of Urdu websites, lots of them.

  • The Best Views in the World Worth Traveling For
    Don't overlook this site. It is awesome. Check it out.

  • The Latest News from Karachi

  • Welcome to the Urdu Pages

  • Learn Urdu with or without a teacher

  • How to teach Urdu to kids

  • Teachers Training | Urdu - A video

  • Learn Urdu with UrduPod 101

  • Urdu reading

  • View World Heritage Sites in Pakistan

  • List of World Heritage Sites in Pakistan

  • Dozens of glimpses of Pakistan - Great Site

  • The latest News from Pakistan. Right here.

  • Favorite Urdu Songs, lots of them on YouTube

  • How to learn Urdu. Lots of suggestions.

  • A video documentary on Karachi, the City of Lights

  • World Most Beautiful City, Karachi, Pakistan. A video.

  • Lahore, the Cultural Capital of Pakistan. A video.

  • We travel around Beautiful Pakistan to view its beauty

  • Abdul Sattar Edhi
    Abdul Sattar Edhi was a Pakistani philanthropist, ascetic, and humanitarian who founded the Edhi Foundation, which runs hospitals,

  • Dozens of neat photos of Afghanistan. Enjoy. JEB

  • In the streets of Kabul - A tour through the city

  • We visit Kaldahar City - A video

  • Helicopter View of the Ka'bah
  • Kabul - 5th fastest growing city in the world - a video

  • Now meet the people of Afghanistan - a video

  • My Kabul Afghanistan travel documentary

  • Learn about the Khyber Pass

  • The National Anthem of Pakistan with lyrics

  • Lots and lots of images of Urdu life
    And each photo expands. Enjoy your search.

  • Now view Islamabad in dozens of views

  • Wow. Look what I just discovered.
    A trove of Urdu websites for you to explore.

  • Urdu Phrasebook

  • Tongue Twisters in Urdu
    How many you can repeat in one minute? Challenge a friend to say it faster.

  • Basic Words In Urdu
    (Lesson 1) - A short video.

  • (Lesson 2) - Basic Sentences

  • Now learn some fruits in Urdu
    A the end, how many can you repeat?

  • Learn Urdu

  • Top 300 Urdu Websites

  • More Top Websites for you to consider

  • Welcome to Pakistan

  • Tourism in Pakistan by Wikipedia

  • ===> A major listing
    Urdu Newspapers Online

    Urdu is the official language of Pakistan, and it is spoken widely in western India. Urdu descends from the Indo-Iranian branch of Indo-European. Its immediate ancestor was Vedic Sanskrit. Urdu is most closely related to Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Singhalese, Romany, and Urdu.
  • Photos of Pakistan

  • Learn Urdu Online for Free
    Select the phrases that you want to learn from the list on the right. These cover a wide variety of Urdu topics, including the numbers in Urdu, Urdu days, Urdu greetings and the months in Urdu. All the phrases have audio recorded by a native speaker.
    This is one great new "find" and the sound enhances the resource. Be sure to give it a try.

  • BING Guide to Learning Urdu
  • Learn to Read Urdu
  • The Urdu Language
  • How to Learn Urdu

  • Videos for learning Urdu
  • English to Urdu Translation
  • Punjabi, Hindi, and urdu translation, editing, and voice over services
  • Learn to Speak Urdu
  • Urdu Phrases and Common Sentences
    This page contains a table including the following: Urdu phrases, expressions and words in Urdu, also called Pakistani conversation and idioms, Urdu greetings and survival phrases or simply if you want to know what to say when chatting.
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • Have some fun here playing games in Urdu
    Build your vocabulary knowledge with numbers, animals, clothing, colors, food and more. Enjoy.

  • Games, Phrases, Flashcards and more
    From Surface Languages - a loaded site

  • Univ. of Pittsburgh Lessons in Urdu
    Twelve lessons, a supplement and a Glossary.

  • Urdu Words, Phrases & Everyday Expressions
    Learn the most important words and phrases of the Urdu language and listen to basic Urdu conversations, questions and sentences.

  • Vocabulary and Phrases, Grammar and Videos
    Moo-witch po polskoo - means speaking (in) Urdu

  • Translations from English to Urdu via Google
    This is one of my preferred websites: jeb

  • How to Introduce Yourself in Urdu
    Urdu in Three Minutes

  • Common Words and Phrases
    Level One - Urdu 101

    Time to work on your URDU grammar
  • Urdu Grammar

    "On the day of victory no one is tired"

  • Urdu Grammar Sites Via Google

  • Urdu Grammar Quiz

  • Hindustani Grammar from Wikipedia

  • Darvazah: A Door Into Urdu

  • A short reading quiz

  • Urdu | About World Languages
    Urdu, or KiUrdu, is a North-East Coast Bantu language that belongs to the larger Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family.

  • Important Urdu words to know when traveling to Tanzania
    From TripAdvisor.

  • A Guide to Urdu - 10 Facts About the Urdu Language
    From the BBC.

  • Learn Urdu on YouTube

  • Learn Urdu for 1hr17 minutes via the blackboard

  • Urdu for kids DVD set - Children learning Urdu, KiUrdu, Poland

  • Can you understand spoken Urdu?

  • Speaking Urdu (beginners) - A YouTube Video

  • Youtube Tutorials for Learning Urdu

  • Urdu Language Games

  • Urdu Games for Kids
  • Hangman Game for Urdu - Phansi Ghar

  • Online Urdu games - Click and tell online game - Urdu language learning games for kids
    Lots of fun here with various categories. Hit the CLICK TO PLAY button.
  • Learn to Speak Urdu
    Language Exchange via Email, Text Chat and Voice Chat

  • Learn Urdu For Free

    "Fear those who are afraid of you"

  • The Best Way to Learn Urdu by GOOGLE

  • Take a quiz in Urdu
    These online quizzes are based on the Urdu content in the Transparent Language's Languages of the World program.

    A blue footed boobie

    "Fear can make a donkey attack a lion"

  • Jim's Multilanguage Homepage with 29 languages
    Just added the CZECH language. Czech it out.

  • English to Urdu Translator
  • This one provides an translation either direction
    It is a great site...check it out! Talk about a site that does your language homework...this is it!
    You select the language you want translated from English and VOILA!

    Urdu Teacher hints, advice and tips
    I know from my own experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward be a good teacher. Hang out with other Urdu educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment!

    Whenever you can in your own environment, ask to observe colleagues in action in their Urdu classroom. Pick up ideas that work for them and adopt and adapt them to you own classroom. Always be on the "lookout" for new ideas, new means of teaching, new ways to incorporate things that work for others into your own methodology. Don't hesitate to ask questions of Urdu teachers who have had much success as to how and why that happened. I used to observe elementary teachers and how they interacted with their young students. Always something to learn. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You'll never live long enough to make all of them yourself." Another that I always believed in is - If you think you're green, you'll grow - if you think you're ripe, you'll rot. All true. Don't rot! That's an axiom that will never grow old. You may think that you are the best, but you're not. There is always someone better than you. (I learned this playing basketball) Learn from them. Know what the best practices are and be aware of the current online resources that can be of great help to you and your Urdu language students.

    Keep your Urdu classroom presentations FRESH. Keep up with innovation and the changing needs of your students by incorporating technology such as computer use, iPhones, iPads, e-mail and a host of other innovations into your routine classroom activities to communicate with others in the target language and to access authentic resources. Stay current with options and trends in the field such as the National Standards and know how to incorporate them into your daily plans. Hopefully these few ideas will aid in your growth and success. Stay with it. Don't throw in the towel like many have, but again as I point out above, whatever new ideas you discover, you must first adopt and then adapt. Not everything you see elsewhere will work for you as I have personally learned. You must adapt those ideas to your own classroom. There are a host of great ideas available on all these sites, but they are only as successful as you will make them. And perhaps most important of all, do ask your students often how they feel about what they are doing and learning and what they enjoy the most and the least in your classroom. Most of all, do enjoy your Urdu students and share yourself with them. [They don't care how much you know until they know how much you CARE] I hope that you picked up some ideas here that will aid in your total success. Have fun in your classroom. (ps I picked up these ideas in a recent dream and wanted to share with each of you) I'm 78 now, but never too old to learn and never too old to share ideas. Best yet, why not be learning another language yourself? Check out one of the sites above. It is a great means to experience first-hand what your students are feeling. Now you are "walking in their shoes." Don't forget to have FUN doing it. (See Below)

    Jim Becker = BA, Cornell College (Iowa), MA, La Sorbonne (Paris), PhD.-ABD, The Ohio State University (Foreign Language Education)

    143 Fun Learning Games and Activities for the Urdu Classroom
    A wide array of proven fun games and learning activities for teachers to use in the classroom.
    35 years of classroom experience for students and their teachers to enjoy.

    I hope you enjoyed all the Urdu links on this site.

    Jim Becker, Professor Emeritus and your Webmaster.

    real time web analytics