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Archive for April, 2014

Pakistan’s Music Instruments (part 1/2) Posted by on Apr 27, 2014

Pakistanis enjoy a variety of music from local Sufi folk to modern Rock even Rap. Most famous singers have their own unique style that captivates their audiences. A variety of music instruments are used in producing music in Pakistan. These instruments are also common in the region especially in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. In…

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Useful Urdu Phrases (part 2/2) Posted by on Apr 25, 2014

English اردو (Urdu) How do you say … in Urdu? آپ ۔۔۔ كو اردو ميں كيا كہتے ہيں (aap … ko Urdu main kya kehte hain?) Excuse me (ma’zarat) معزرت! (maf kijiye) معاف کيجۓ! How much is this? Sorry (yeh kitne ka hai?) یہ کِتنےکاہے؟ (maf karna) معاف کرنا Thank you Response (No problem) (bahut) shukriya (بہت) شكريه   Where’s the toilet?…

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Useful Urdu Phrases (part 1/2) Posted by on Apr 24, 2014

Here are some of the common phrases with their translation in Urdu: English اردو (Urdu) Welcome (khush amdid) خوش آمديد Hello  (assalam ‘alaykum) السلام علیکم reply – (wālaikum assalām) وعليكم السلام inf – (salām) سلام on phone – (helo) ەيلو How are you? I’m fine, thanks. And you?  (ap kaisi hain) آپ کیسی ہيں؟ (ap kaise hain) آپ کيسے ہيں؟ (kya…

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Urdu and Turkish Languages Posted by on Apr 20, 2014

Let’s analyze a few historical facts. The Turks started converting to Islam in 920 AD with the invasion of Arabs. The Arabs put their foot on the soil of Sindh in 711 AD but they were in constant contact with the Indian Subcontinent for centuries prior to Islam. The Ottoman Turk Empire was established in…

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Urdu – A Borrowed Language? Posted by on Apr 18, 2014

“Urdu is a mixture of Persian, Arabic and Turkish words formed with the intermingling of invading Muslim armies and local Hindi-speaking Hindus. It’s a Turkish word which means Army camp.” Almost everyone who knows something about the Urdu language knows this statement, which is logically incomprehensible, historically incorrect and linguistically misleading. Irrespective of the fact…

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