Urdu Translation


  • ISO:9001 quality certified
  • Excellent customer service
  • Expertise in more than 120 languages

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Urdu translation and interpreters for Singapore

The subject matter specialists and native-language speakers who handle Asian Absolute’s Urdu translation services help companies in Singapore succeed in markets as diverse as Pakistan, India, the Persian Gulf, Europe and the US.

Because Urdu is spoken by over 100 million people around the world. Localising your content requires the kind of in-depth cultural understanding which only native linguists can provide. It’s the only way to get your message, and all of the concepts it contains, across any language barrier.

We always pair your project with an Urdu translator who is an expert in your field. This could be a legal specialist to help you meet the Ministry of Manpower’s exacting requirements – something we’ve not yet failed to accomplish – or a practising or former doctor for medical translations.

Why choose Asian Absolute?

  • Award-winning project management expertise
  • Urdu translators with specialisms in a diverse range of industries
  • Native-language linguists for both Urdu to English and English to Urdu translations
  • Global network results in ultra-fast project turnarounds
  • Extensive Quality Assurance and ISO:9001 quality management standard-compliance


Asian Absolute helped FTChinese.com in the challenging task of building a world-class translation service. They provide top quality, personal service.

Financial Times

I was extremely impressed by Asian Absolute’s hard work to complete the project to our high standards and within a very tight timeframe.

Global Witness

Many thanks for your help and also for providing an interpreter for the week, she was absolutely fantastic and a real life-saver!

Guinness World Records

Urdu translation services for any industry in Singapore

Truly precise localisation calls for in-depth knowledge of the terminology and culture of the industry or subject in question.

Asian Absolute’s solution is to always select a linguist for your project who has Masters degree-level qualifications and/or five years of experience in your industry.

Using this industry-specific expertise, we’ve already completed Urdu translations for companies in Singapore, the APAC region and around the world in a broad range of sectors:



Life Sciences

Banking & Finance

Marketing & PR





Travel & Tourism



Are Hindi and Urdu the same language?

Hindi and Urdu are technically different registers of the same language – Hindustani. Some scholars argue that the differences between the two are only sociolinguistic.

It’s easy enough to see why. Because, when spoken, the languages are very similar. However, when they are written down, there are significant differences:

  • Urdu is written from right to left, while Hindi is written left to right.
  • Hindi uses Sanskrit vocabulary, while Urdu mainly relies on Persian and Arabic.

But this does not change the fact that to people who actually speak Urdu and Hindi, the two languages are very different. The long-standing regional and religious differences mean it is vital to distinguish between the two when you are targeting any Urdu-speaking region.

If you aren’t sure how to proceed, our extensive experience in the region means we are ideally positioned to advise you.

Get coverage of any Urdu dialect

We can help you target any Urdu-speaking region with ease. We always use native linguists to ensure you can confidently get your message across to any audience in any region Urdu is spoken:

  • Pakistan, where it is the national language.
  • In several Indian states – Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal – where it has official status.
  • Pakistani and Indian overseas communities.

It also has several dialects, including Dakhni, Rekhta, and Modern Vernacular Urdu among them. We are more than used to carefully adjusting the level of formality in your message, something which is a vital part of Urdu communications.

If you need an Urdu translator to localise your project into English, we do the same for Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US and any other English-speaking region.

Call on subject matter specialists

Every Urdu translation project we complete – for clients in Singapore, Pakistan and around the world – is handled by subject matter specialists.

We translate a huge variety of technical and non-technical content in numerous areas, including:

You can also have us provide notarised, Apostilled and certified translations of official documents for the Ministry of Manpower or other official bodies.

Locate Urdu interpreters for your next assignment

What kind of event do you need an interpreter for? We regularly provide consecutive and simultaneous Urdu interpreting services for clients who need them for events such as:

  • Business meetings and conferences
  • Presentations and speeches
  • Dinners and other social events
  • Voice-over and dubbing projects
  • Specialist medical interpreters
  • Professional court interpreters

Just like our written Urdu translation services, we select your Urdu interpreter based on their expertise in your field.

They’ll be experts in things like body language and etiquette too. Helping you succeed no matter what objectives you’re trying to achieve.

Discuss your project with an expert 24/7

Find out everything you need to know about using us for your next Urdu translation or interpreting project in Singapore or worldwide today.

Get a free, no-obligation quote, ask questions and get us started on your project 24/7.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Urdu spoken?
Urdu is spoken by around 230 million people worldwide, around 65 million of whom have it as their mother tongue.

Most Urdu speakers reside in Pakistan and India (it is an official language of Pakistan and has greater or lesser levels of recognition in individual Indian states). There are also sizable numbers of Urdu speakers across the Middle East as well as in the UK, the USA, and Canada

Are Urdu and Hindi the same?
Urdu and Hindi have different writing systems, scripts, and literary traditions. Urdu is written from right to left in a Nastalique script and is derived from Persian or Arabic. Hindi is written from left to right in a Devnagri script and is derived from Sanskrit.

That said, the two languages do have certain things in common. They can sound quite similar when spoken and share a great deal of basic vocabulary and grammar. This isn’t so surprising when you consider they both originate from Khari Boli, a dialect of the Dehli region of India.

Are Urdu and Arabic the same?
Arabic and Urdu are very different languages, hailing from different language families and using different writing systems. Arabic is much older and spoken more widely, even being said to have a strong influence on Urdu’s development.

The two languages tend to be separated by geography too. Most Urdu speakers are in Pakistan and India, while most Arabic speakers are in the Middle East and the North and horn of Africa.

However, because the two languages are used by Muslim communities around the world they tend to be seen as being more related than they really are.

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