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Re: Strictly Urdu Corner

Postby Meera » 2013-07-01, 16:56

I put this in the video thread, but I thought it would be useful here also:

If you guys want to practice your Urdu, I recomend this Pakistani Drama:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMdJrUCPn0I

All the episodes are on youtube, I think its old but it's really good. I'm finding it very helpful to watch Urdu and Hindi drama's to hear the difffirences between them.
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Re: Strictly Urdu Corner

Postby Meera » 2013-07-01, 16:57

Here is another Pakistani drama, this one has english subtitles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZoPiPqRnik
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Re: Strictly Urdu Corner

Postby langurdu » 2013-09-28, 20:34

Thank you Meera for your useful links.

I have been using the following to learn some Urdu words.
http://www.urdu-english.com/lessons/beginner

Do you know more Urdu English sites like this?

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Re: Strictly Urdu Corner

Postby Meera » 2013-09-29, 23:47

Sorry All the sources I know are alreyad posted. If you want to learn Urdu I would suggest getting a textbook.
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Re: Strictly Urdu Corner

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-07-12, 6:56

Well, here's another resource that I mentioned in the songs thread once: the Pakistani serial Larka Karachi Ka Kuri Lahore Di. :D If you want a bit of information on what this serial is, I'd like to refer you to this post I made. :P

All of the episodes are on YouTube, so two posts below that, I posted the first episode. But here it is again anyway. :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMsSfxdd0zY

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Re: Strictly Urdu Corner

Postby Michael » 2014-09-05, 4:32

Saim wrote:
Meera wrote:Yes it is very frustrating. Because that's what newspapers and books are written in. Even signs are written in that way but you cant find anywhere on internet

It's also a much prettier style. Naskh is ugly as hell.

Hey, Nasḫ can be just as aesthetic as Nasta‘līq, it all depends on the font. Arial, Times New Roman and Sans Serif make me want to gouge my eyes out, what with their sharp teeth. They're too stark in my opinion.

Also, you must keep in mind that regardless of an Urdu speaker's ability to install Nasta‘līq support, the script still has a certain air of conservatism about it, but I can't be sure whether that's a factor in its lack of presence on the internet.

I've been trying to write Persian with a Nasta‘līq-influenced hand (so not Shekaste) but it's proving a challenge. The problem is that conventional ballpoint pens don't have as much friction as traditional reed or modern Iranian/Pakistani wide-nib pens.
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Re: Strictly Urdu Corner

Postby Meera » 2014-09-05, 17:59

Aóristos wrote:
Saim wrote:
Meera wrote:Yes it is very frustrating. Because that's what newspapers and books are written in. Even signs are written in that way but you cant find anywhere on internet

It's also a much prettier style. Naskh is ugly as hell.

Hey, Nasḫ can be just as aesthetic as Nasta‘līq, it all depends on the font. Arial, Times New Roman and Sans Serif make me want to gouge my eyes out, what with their sharp teeth. They're too stark in my opinion.

Also, you must keep in mind that regardless of an Urdu speaker's ability to install Nasta‘līq support, the script still has a certain air of conservatism about it, but I can't be sure whether that's a factor in its lack of presence on the internet.

I've been trying to write Persian with a Nasta‘līq-influenced hand (so not Shekaste) but it's proving a challenge. The problem is that conventional ballpoint pens don't have as much friction as traditional reed or modern Iranian/Pakistani wide-nib pens.


Yeah you are right the pens suck. My Arabic teacher make us use a special kind of pen and we are all only writing in Naskh and it still looks bad :P
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Re: Strictly Urdu Corner

Postby Meera » 2014-10-01, 18:57

This is a new Urdu Pakistani film coming out in October:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnBwLJ9QN0A&noredirect=1
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Re: Strictly Urdu Corner

Postby vijayjohn » 2020-04-02, 4:28

This is the first episode of the TV series we're currently going through in the Urdu study group:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z2vFJFQTFk
And I figure I might as well post the second episode as well since eskandar has gotten that far already :P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goZMT2sLtPs


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