Colloquial Urdu: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Psychology Press, 2000 - 358 من الصفحات

Colloquial Urdu provides a step-by-step course in Urdu as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Urdu in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Key features include:

e progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

e structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar

e an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises

e realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios

e useful vocabulary lists throughout the text

e additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Urdu will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Urdu.

Course components:

The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-13540-5 (please note this does not include the audio)

CDs : 978-0-415-28950-4

eBook: 978-0-203-97730-9 (please note this does not include the audio, available to purchase from

MP3s: 978-0-415-47058-2 (available to purchase from

Pack : 978-0-415-44539-9 (paperback and CDs)

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Greetings and social etiquette
Where are you from?
What would you like?
What are your hobbies?
What are you going to do during the holidays?
What did you do yesterday?
Can you speak Urdu?
I need to get some cheques cashed
Whats written in the fortune cookie?
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الصفحة 14 - ... to simple pauses. This is particularly true of sounds formed far forward in the mouth. At other times they are uttered with rapidity and force. In recording my texts, I found it difficult to distinguish fortis-sounds from sonants. L sounds something like dl, and L something like // or kl; in both the tip of the tongue touches the back of the teeth, and the air is expelled at the sides: 1 is similar, but more of the tongue is laid against the roof of the mouth, and a greater volume of air allowed...
الصفحة 17 - In the formation of wh and w the back of the tongue is raised towards the soft palate and the lips are rounded. 2. Lower lip against upper teeth: voiceless continuant f in 'fine

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