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Are there any plans for a Duolingo Urdu course?

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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...

4 weeks ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/EpicRuler1414
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Duolingo never add dialects of a language. Hindi and Urdu are bascially the same language and are mutally intelligable. If you can speak Hindi, you can easily understand Urdu. (Although you will need to learn the Arabic abjad to read it)

4 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndresGarner
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If you know Hindi you know Urdu because they were origannly just Hindi put when Pakistan broke away from India they instituted Arabic script because they are a mostly islamic country

4 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pj1506
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It would be a good way to review Hindi and to learn another script at the same time. Many Hindi words are replaced by Arabic and Persian words in Urdu, so it can be the same or it can be quite different..

4 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndresGarner
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it is just different scripts

4 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Itz.Sara.x

But their alphabets are completely different so some people might want to be able to read urdu as well.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PriyaSinghJatti

Lingot for asking!

4 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ritik_Rao
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It would be a MAJOR waste of time. Just go on Memrise and learn the Arabic script. Memrise teaches it better than Duolingo anyways. And those words where they use Arabic and not Sanskrit words are words where ok they literally use english in real life scenarios for those words anyways Source: am from the subcontinent

5 days ago
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