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Introduction
Alisha: Welcome to 3-Minute Urdu, Lesson 1 - Self Introduction. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to introduce yourself in Urdu.
Body
Alisha: First is the way to say 'Hello.' in Urdu.
Syed: [Normal] .السلام علیکم (Assalam-u-alaikum)
Alisha: First is a word meaning 'peace be'
Syed: [Normal] السلام [Slow] السلام (assalamu)
Alisha: Last is the word meaning 'upon you'
Syed: [Normal] علیکم [Slow] علیکم (alaikum)
Alisha: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Hello.'
Syed: [Slow] .السلام علیکم [Normal] .السلام علیکم
Alisha: Ok, now let's hear how to say 'I'm Ahmed.'
Syed: [Normal] میں احمد ہوں۔ (Mei Ahmed hun.)
Alisha: First is a word meaning 'I'
Syed: [Normal] میں [Slow] میں (mei)
Alisha: Next is the person's first name, 'Ahmed, '
Syed: [Normal] احمد [Slow] احمد (Ahmed)
Alisha: Last is the word meaning 'am'
Syed: [Normal] ہوں [Slow] ہوں (hun)
Alisha: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I'm Ahmed.'
Syed: [Slow] میں احمد ہوں۔ [Normal] میں احمد ہوں۔
Alisha: Next, let’s hear the way to say 'My name is Ahmed.'
Syed: [Normal] میرا نام احمد ہے (Mera naam Ahmed hai.)
Alisha: First is a word meaning 'my'
Syed: [Normal] میرا [Slow] میرا (mera)
Alisha: Next is the word meaning 'name'
Syed: [Normal] نام [Slow] نام (naam)
Alisha: Next is the person's first name 'Ahmed'
Syed: [Normal] احمد [Slow] احمد (Ahmed)
Alisha: Last is the word meaning 'is'
Syed: [Normal] ہے [Slow] ہے (hai)
Alisha: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'My name is Ahmed.'
Syed: [Slow] میرا نام احمد ہے۔ [Normal] میرا نام احمد ہے۔
Alisha: Finally is a formal way to say 'Nice to meet you.'
Syed: [Normal] آپ سے مل کر اچھا لگا۔ (Aap say mil ker acha laga.)
Alisha: First is the formal word meaning 'you'
Syed: [Normal] آپ [Slow] آپ (aap)
Alisha: Next is the phrase literally meaning 'after meeting'
Syed: [Normal] سے مِل کر [Slow] سے مِل کر (say mil ker)
Alisha: Last is the phrase meaning 'felt good'
Syed: [Normal] اچھا لگا [Slow] اچھا لگا (acha laga)
Alisha: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Nice to meet you.'
Syed: [Slow] آپ سے مل کر اچھا لگا۔ [Normal] آپ سے مل کر اچھا لگا۔
Cultural Insight
Alisha: Now, it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Alisha: Pakistani people generally shake hands with people of the same gender and often hug them as well. If you are unsure, just say
Syed: .السلام علیکم (Assalam-u-alaikum)
Alisha: and shake hands with people of the same gender as you.

Outro

Alisha: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Syed: !الوداع (alwida!)

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Can you introduce yourself in Urdu?

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Wednesday at 03:56 AM
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Hello Ali,


Thank you for posting!


Feel free to ask questions if you face any difficulty.



Cheers,

Sahrish.

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Ali
Tuesday at 05:29 AM
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السلام علیکم