salamz people...i jus wanna know if arabic n urdu have any similarities..i mean like do they have same words???
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Hi guest

urdu alphabets are similar the arabic, but words meaning are different, I think there are some words have same meaning, but not much.
In what countries people speak urdu?
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In india, mmm I forgot to tell you that urdu similar to farisi in Iran

I can understand that you are not indian?!
good guess!!
i thought alphabets were different for the urdu and arabic languages...interesting!!
I have met someone from Sri Lanka, do they speak urdu there?
Urdu is spoken in Pakistan and parts of India. It's Pakistan's national language and one of India's official languages. It's a lot similar to Hindi when spoken, and speakers of Urdu and Hindi perfectly make sense to each other, although subtle differences in usage can be noticed. However, it's in formal writing that the differences start showing up to the extent of wiping out any signs of mutual intelligibility between Urdu and Hindi. There are two reasons why it's so:

(1) Urdu is written in Nastaliq script, which is the superset of modern-day Arabic script, whereas Hindi is written in Devanagari script. These two scripts are completely different from each other.

(2) Though Urdu and Hindi share a near-common grammar, their vocabularies are different. Urdu being a predominantly Muslim language, its vocabulary is chiefly derived from Arabic and Persian. Hindi, on the other hand, has several loan-words from Sanskrit, an ancient Hindu language.

Urdu's relationship with Arabic is complicated in the sense that it's not related in the same way as the romance languages are to Latin. I'd say it's more of an influence, but a rather strong influence since it was based on religion. It gets even more complicated when it comes to the writing system. Urdu is written in Nastaliq script which is descended from "Naskh", the modern Arabic writing system, and "Taliq", a different writing system. So, if we were to give an Urdu speaker, with no Arabic knowledge, something written in Arabic, he would be able to read it (since it's the same script as his, but with some "signs" missing), but would only be able make out bits and pieces of what's written.

I hope I wasn't boring.

Note: Sinhalese and Tamil are the two languages spoken in Sri Lanka, none of which are related to Urdu. Unlike Urdu, both have left-to-right writing systems.
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sorta, dudes & dudats
URDU IS PAKISTANS MAIN LANGUAGE.
I'M PAKISTANI AND I SPEAK URDU.
URDU IN WRITING IS VERY SIMILAR TO ARABIC BUT IT HAS DIFFERENCES BUT THE LANGUAGE IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM ARABIC, ALTHOUGH A FEW WORDS MIGHT BE THE SAME
Arabic and Urdu belong to completely different language families. Arabic belongs to the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family and Urdu to the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo- European family (which includes English).

Modified forms of the Arabic script are/have been used to write many languages, for example Turkish, Malay and Swahili, all of which belong to different language families.
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