Are there any plans for a Duolingo Urdu course?

Urdu could be quite easier to learn than Hindi for a number of people, specially Arabic, Persian and Turkic languages speakers (about 600 or 700 million people worldwide altogether). I would like to study both Hindi and Urdu...

December 24, 2018


Hindi and Urdu are NOT just dialects. Yes, there is high mutual intelligibility; however, there are many vocabulary differences and the scripts are different. It is the lingua franca of Pakistan and millions speak it in India. If we can have Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish, then we can have Urdu.

July 24, 2019

Lingot for asking!

December 24, 2018

I don't think it's more or less difficult to learn Hindi or Urdu because they're identical at the conversational/colloquial level that's taught in Duo’s skill tree. If it were to teach literary Urdu, I'd agree with that because that can get highly intelligible with Farsi.

The best way to implement this in my view is for Duo to adhere to the shared colloquial language because that's what transcends the divide of the digraphia. At the same time, the course can obviously become a means to bridge the script divide by teaching both the scripts.

February 10, 2019

If you're interested in contributing to adding Urdu to Duolingo - comment/vote on the following post! also try to apply to becoming a contributor for "Urdu" for "English" Speakers! Here:

April 2, 2019

We need the Urdu script. And We would also need Pashto. As it's a language with resources very very difficult to find, and useful for a lot of reasons (diplomacy, etc)

September 10, 2019
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