You are thinking about pursuing (or continuing your pursuit of) Urdu! Awesome you!

Learning about different languages is really exciting. It gives you the opportunity to communicate with others when travelling to a place where it is spoken. And knowing different cultures and languages is the best practice.

Urdu is the national language of Pakistan. It is the 21st most widely spoken language in the world. It sounds like the Hindi language and it is also spoken in some cities in India. Urdu is a mixture Persian, Arabic, and Sanskrit languages and many more.

Learning this language is a big adventure! Your energy and time won't be wasted because being a polyglot is an amazing thing.

We are proud to share with you this completely free online compendium of 15 resources to help you get started with, improve, and ultimately master the Urdu language.

To that end, on the pages to come, you will find a bunch of truly helpful Urdu language resources, each answering a key question you need the answer to. We also provide a list of resources, broken down by level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced, to ensure you get the support you need, no matter at what level you may find yourself.

Where do the resources come from? Our members and staff. We individually screen every resource prior to posting to ensure high quality, and to verify the authenticity of each. If it's listed, it means a) one of our Break Diving members has used the resource and highly recommends it, and b) the listed resource has in some way supported the growth of Break Diving and believes in our mission (or at the very least, has not actively refused to support our mission). You can trust that each resource we list is legitimate, and has our Break Diving seal of approval. If you have any issues with any of the resources listed, please reach out and let us know!

That all being said, it's time to take a deep dive into Urdu. Ready?