Urdu Alphabet

Urdu Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Urdu Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Urdu grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Urdu. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Urdu Alphabet

Learning the Urdu alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Urdu language.

Below is a table showing the Urdu alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.

Urdu AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example

ا

aas in apple

ب

bas in book

پ

pas in pool

ت

tas in time

ٹ

as in Togo

ث

th'th' as in think

ج

jas in joy

چ

chas in charm

ح

has in hot

خ

khas in Buch

د

das in dove

ڈ

as in drink

ذ

dh'th' as in that

ر

ras in rice

ڑ

as in rabbit

ز

zas in zoo

ژ

zhas in pleasure

س

sas in small

ش

shas in shrine

ص

as in salt

ض

as in those

ط

tas in tower

ظ

'th' as in this

ع

'watch video below

غ

ghwatch video below

ف

fas in food

ق

qas in queue

ک

kas in kilo

گ

gas in guest

ل

las in life

م

mas in moon

ن

nas in nice

و

v, o, or ūas in wet, cool

ہ, ﮩ, ﮨ

has in house

ھ

has in house

ء

'as in apple

ی

y, ias in year

ے

ai or eas in way

Urdu Pronunciation

You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:

Urdu Pronunciation

The alphabet and its pronunciation have a very important role in Urdu, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with Urdu alphabet, you might want to check the rest of our Urdu lessons here: Learn Urdu. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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