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Urdu (اُردو)
Spoken by: ~ 60 million (native)
Spoken in: Pakistan, India, Fiji
Language family: Indo-Aryan

Urdu is the official language of North India, Pakistan, and Fiji.

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Common difficulties Edit

The Foreign Service Institute has classified Urdu as a "Hard" language. It is estimated that learning Urdu to a Professional Working Proficiency in the language (a score of Speaking-3/Reading-3 on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale) will take an average of 44 weeks (1100 class hours).[1]

Resources Edit

Sublearning - Urdu to English movie subtitle flash cards

Pimsleur offers a course in Urdu

Rosetta Stone offers a course in Urdu

References Edit

  1. U.S. Department of State; FSI's Experience with Language Learning; https://www.state.gov/m/fsi/sls/c78549.htm