Written Urdu – signs and notices… and someone’s diary!

Urdu signs and notices

Here are some examples of Urdu signs and notices, written in a variety of fonts and type-scripts.





Can you guess what is being advertised?

The board states that you can get sliver fillings done here!




A hand written notice states entry is strictly forbidden as building works are taking place.





“Buy 3 packs and get a free gift!”

An advert in a supermarket.




“Do not park in front of this gate. Entry of unauthorised vehicles into this car park is strictly forbidden.”




Headlines of the day.



The Pakistani National Anthem painted on the wall of a school.

Click on the link to hear the National Anthem:





A notice in 3 languages: English, Hindi and Urdu. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!





Urdu, Hindi and English. The entrance to the labyrinth at the Bara Imambara in Lucknow.





“ Hindustan Chikan Art”

Chikan is a form of embroidery famous in Lucknow, India.

Did you know that Queen Victoria learnt Urdu?

Click on the link to see a sample of Queen Victoria’s Urdu diary: www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00xcallig/urdu/victoria/victoria.html