Back Cover Blurb
- Master Urdu script with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. Read and write Urdu script is a clear step-by-step guide to the written language, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how it works in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning. This new edition has an easy-to-read page design.
- Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course.
- Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design:
- Author Insights: Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
- Useful Vocabulary: Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.
- Test Yourself: Tests in the book to keep track of your progress.
- Try This: Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
- Development of Urdu script from Arabic – x
- Connecting and non-connecting characters – xi
- Nasta'liq and naskh styles of Urdu script – xiv
- Representing the short vowels – 4
- Reading and writing practice – 6
- Punctuation – 33
- Nazalisation – 42
- Pronunciation of ’ain – 93
- Reading a restaurant bill – 100
- The functions of hamza – 105
- Decimals and fractions – 127
- Dates, days and months (Christian and Muslim calendars) – 129
Teach Yourself; Bilingual edition (30 July 2010)
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