Thinking today of the word “love”. How many words in English, Latin or archaic languages express the idea of love? One or at most two or three if you think well. In a single language, Urdu, however, we can find 18 different words that for intensity and emotion are used to express love.

Urdu is the official language, along with English, of western Pakistan, also spoken in northern and central India; structurally close to Hindi, it distinguishes itself, among other things, for the use of the Arabic alphabet.

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