The Punjabi language

Punjabi is counted among the Indo-Iranian languages. It is spoken natively by 130 million people. The majority of those people live in Pakistan. However, it is also spoken in the Indian state of Punjab. Punjabi is hardly ever used as a written language in Pakistan. It is different in India because there the language holds an official status. Punjabi is written in its own script. It also has a very long literary tradition. Texts have been found that are almost 1000 years old. Punjabi is also very interesting from a phonological point of view. This is because it is a tonal language. In tonal languages, the pitch of the accented syllable changes their meaning. In Punjabi, the accented syllable can take on three different pitches. That is very unusual for Indo-European languages. That makes Punjabi that much more appealing!

Learn Punjabi from your native language with our method “book2” (books in 2 languages)

“Punjabi for beginners” is a language course that we offer free of charge. Advanced students can also refresh and deepen their knowledge. No registration is required and you can learn anonymously. The course includes 100 clearly structured lessons. You can set your learning pace.First you will learn the basics of the language. Example dialogs help you speak the foreign language. No previous knowledge of Punjabi grammar is required. You will learn commonly used Punjabi sentences and can communicate immediately in various situations. Learn Punjabi during your commute, lunch break or workout. You can start immediately and will quickly achieve your learning goals.

Learn Punjabi with the Android and iPhone app «50 languages»

With these apps you can learn more than 50 languages on Android phones and tablets and iPhones and iPads. The apps include 100 free lessons to help you learn and communicate effectively in Punjabi. Practice your language skills using the tests and games in the apps. Use our free «book2» audio files to listen to native speakers of Punjabi and improve your pronunciation! You can easily download all audios in your native language and Punjabi as MP3 files. After downloading you can also learn offline.

Text book - Punjabi for beginners

If you prefer to learn Punjabi using printed materials, you can buy the book Punjabi for beginners. You can buy it in any bookstore or online at Amazon.

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