Urdu Resources

First Steps to Understanding Urdu

Suitable for non-native speakers, even those without Urdu or its sister languages. A user-friendly textbook teaching grammar rules and vocabulary, reinforced using exercises.

The entire book can be viewed here.

First Steps to Reading Urdu

Designed with a focus on reading only, First Steps to Reading Urdu is an entry-level text. Rules are taught with lessons, exercises and English examples to relate pronunciation to English words.

Sample pages can be viewed here.

Urdu a Step by Step Guide (Out of Print)

This book is out of print and has been replaced by First Steps to Understanding Urdu. 

A PDF of this can be viewed here.

Other Resources

Online Urdu Dictionaries

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