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Urdu in Pakistan


Asking for Directions

It is polite to stop someone one in the street to ask directions. However, a male should not stop a female; nor a female stop a male. If someone of the same gender cannot be found, a good alternative would be to ask a shopkeeper or a street vendor. Shop vendors are more likely to speak English than street vendors. There are very few central places for tourist information. Arrive with a good guidebook and get help from hosts and hotel staff.

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  • "right"
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  • "right"
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  • "left"
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  • "left"
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  • "turn right"

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  • "turn left"

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  • "on the right hand side"

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  • "on the left hand side"

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  • "straight"

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  • "Where is the bazaar?"

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  • "Where is the post office?"

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Images

  • Tourist information center
    Tourist Information Center in Lahore run by the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation
  • Sign for private bus company offering tours
    Second Images: Many private companies offer tours to visitors