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Real World Urdu Examples for Reading Practice

Reading Urdu children stories is common for practising Urdu reading, but I find practising translating real-world signs and menus in Pakistan even more useful. Because you’re definitely going to come across these things every day while in Pakistan – and it’s this very reason why I decided I needed to learn Urdu.

My videos on basic Urdu travel phrases for Pakistan

These photos are from my trips around Pakistan. Click on them for the high-quality downloadable version. Then save and print, or translate on your screen.

Menu from a Dhaba in Hasan Abdul, Punjab
Sign of a restaurant in Sahiwal, Punjab
Menu from a Dhaba in Sahiwal, Punjab
Entry fee sign from Harappa, Punjab
Restaurant signs in Mirpur
Outside a Dhaba in Mirpur
Sign as you enter Mirpur
Restaurant sign from Sahiwal, Punjab
A tea brand in Pakistan
Urdu store signs in Peshawar
An ad for Pakistan’s most popular motorcycle. Notice that they haven’t written in Nastaliq.
Sign to gain entry into Ramkot Fort
Khewra Salt Mine entry sign

I’ll update this page as I find more food examples for Urdu practice.

By Karl Rock

Karl Rock is a Hindi speaking expat who left his career and life behind in New Zealand to take viewers behind the scenes of incredible India.

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