As of 2015, Nicholas Awde's "Urdu Dictionary and Phrasebook" and "The Oxford Urdu-English Dictionary," which is written by S. M. Salimuddin, Suhail Anjum, Rauf Parekh and Tariq Mahmud, are popular Urdu dictionaries, according to Amazon.com. Awde's book offers both Urdu to English and English to Urdu
As of 2015, among the numerous Urdu classes available online are the Web courses offered by LiveMocha and Verbal Planet. An online introductory course on Urdu is also available from North Carolina State University.
Some tips for learning Urdu include getting accustomed to the Urdu alphabet, identifying similarities to your native language, practicing Urdu vocabulary, reading text in the language and practicing writing every day. As with any secondary language acquisition, allocating enough time for study is a
Good short stories written in Urdu include "Kaali Shalwar" by Saadat Hasan Manto and "Kafan" by Munshi Premchand. Novels written in Urdu include "Jangloos" by Shaukat Siddiqui, "Zindagi" by Chaudhry Afzal Haq, "Mirat-al-Urus" by Nazeer Ahmed and "Makaan" by Paigham Afaqui.
The Urdu Point website is a Pakistani web portal in Urdu language that features news stories, weather, Urdu literature, Islamic articles and horoscopes. UrduPoint.com covers politics, business, sports, entertainment and technology.
KFoods and Khana Pakana both feature recipes in both English and Urdu on their websites. In order to access a specific recipe, first select the preferred food category and then choose among the many displayed recipes. Select the Urdu subtitle beneath the English caption, and the recipe appears in Ur
One of the most important elements of learning to speak Urdu is the verb "Hona," which translates to the English verb "to be," because it is required when speaking in the present tense. It's also important to remember that the Urdu sentence structure is somewhat different from that of English.
Many websites offer monthly horoscopes in Urdu. Some websites specialize in horoscopes, while others offer monthly horoscopes in addition to other services and products. Some of the more popular websites that offer horoscopes in Urdu include Urdupoint, Astrohope.pk and HoroscopeUrdu.com.
Some common Islamic girls' names in Urdu include Khirad, meaning "intellect" in English; Rashidah, meaning "wise;" Hareem, meaning "the walls of the House of Kaaba;" and Eshal, meaning "the flower in Heaven." A girl's name may also include the word "bint," meaning "daughter of," followed by her fath
Funny Urdu poetry is available at PaperPK.com, Ranjish.com and SheroShayari.net. There are also Hindi and Urdu poetry collections at PaperPK.com. This website accumulates Urdu Shayari poetry with either one, two or four lines. It also publishes funny Urdu poetry in English.