Veritas is a global leader in providing professional Urdu translation and interpreting services, all of which are carried out by fully qualified and registered Urdu translators and interpreters.
Our expert linguists work across a variety of sectors; from business, financial and legal, to multimedia, sports and technical, plus many more too.
Sourcing an Urdu translation
At Veritas, we believe that trust is crucial. Many translation companies will offer Urdu translation services, but they all vary in terms of the quality they can promise. Therefore, it is essential that you take your time in sourcing a professional company to handle your Urdu translation requirements, ensuring that you are 100% confident in your choice.
We trust our translators completely, and we guarantee that you can trust them to provide you with a superb Urdu translation too.
Veritas only work with in-country, native Urdu translators. We also make sure that they all have at least five years’ professional translation experience, and that they specialise in one or more industry fields/sectors. That way, we can handpick an Urdu translator to match your project, and the area in which you work.
So whether you need an Urdu translation (from or into Urdu) of a certificate, contract, document, website, or any other text that you care to consider, then Veritas will find the perfect translator for you who translates solely into their native language.
Location Pakistan/India, South Asia
Language family Hindi-Urdu branch of the Indo-Aryan family
Related languages Standard Hindi, Farsi, Arabic, Turkic
Number of global speakers Over 60 million, whilst close to 500 million speak Hindi-Urdu
Urdu translation – our guarantees
- We will match any equivalent, like-for-like Urdu translation quote
- We only use professional Urdu translators with at least five years’ experience
- Our Urdu translators only translate into their native language, and they live in Pakistan or India
- Our Urdu translation services are quick, efficient and reliable
Urdu translation – a language overview
Urdu is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Pakistan and in many parts of India. It is similar to Arabic and Persian (Farsi), due to the origin of the old Urdu which derived from a mixture of Turkish, Persian and Arabic.
The meaning of the Turkish word “Urdu” signifies “an army” or ”legion”. Hindi-Urdu is spoken by around 500 million people around the world, and there is also an Urdu community in the UK of around 1 million speakers.The Urdu vocabulary contains approximately 70% Farsi, with some Arabic and Turkish. Urdu is written from right to left and is normally written in Nastaliq style.
The Urdu alphabet has 39 basic letters and 13 extra characters where numerals are also presented as symbols. Urdu is normally written using only consonants and long vowels where an indication of short vowels is presented as a small mark above or below the stressed letter. Urdu uses grammatical gender where all nouns are masculine or feminine and many adjectives change due to the gender adaptations. Urdu uses postpositions rather than prepositions.
Loyalty and respect to family is very important in the Pakistan culture where female members are protected from outside influences and older people are the most influential and respected family members. Elders are viewed as wise therefore are expected to make important decisions in the family. The use of hierarchy in the Pakistan culture is very important in family situations as well as in a business environment and a person’s title and their surname must be used unless invited to use their first name.
Therefore when going to a Pakistani’s home make sure that you adapt to these cultural differences. Another important factor is that when doing business with Pakistanis bear in mind that Pakistanis do not require as much personal space as most western cultures, therefore do not back away, as this can be interpreted as being rude.