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"Learn some basic Urdu" National Language - Urdu Tip by lachydragon

National Language - Urdu, Pakistan: 1 reviews and 1 photos

  Almost all signs are in English & Urdu
by lachydragon
 
 

I guess this is a universal travel tip, but I proved its worth while travelling in Pakistan.

It really helped break down cultural barriers by having a few Urdu phrases up your sleeve. I won a Hindi-Urdu phrasebook in a competition in Australia and it proved really useful to get me started.

The pronunciation is so hard to get from a book but once I had bumbled my way through a few phrases most people were only to happy to explain in English how to pronounce the Urdu!

Also knowing the universal greeting 'assalam aleikum' goes a long way.........and 'nahii' to tell all those insistent taxi drivers that you don't want a lift!

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  • Updated Jun 27, 2003
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