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Introduction
Alisha: Welcome to 3-Minute Urdu, Lesson 2 - Greetings. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to greet someone in Urdu when you arrive and when you leave.
Body
Alisha: Here's 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 'Good morning.'
Syed: [Normal] .صبح بخیر (Subh bakhair.)
Alisha: First is the word meaning 'morning'
Syed: [Normal] صبح [Slow] صبح (subh)
Alisha: Last is the word meaning 'with wellness '
Syed: [Normal] بخیر [Slow] بخیر (bakhair)
Alisha: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Good morning.'
Syed: [Slow] صبح بخیر۔ [Normal] صبح بخیر۔
Alisha: Now, let's hear the way to say 'Good evening.'
Syed: [Normal] شام بخیر۔ (Shaam bakhair.)
Alisha: First is a word meaning 'evening'
Syed: [Normal] شام [Slow] شام (shaam)
Alisha: Last is the word literally meaning 'with wellness'
Syed: [Normal] بخیر [Slow] بخیر (bakhair)
Alisha: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Good evening.'
Syed: [Slow] شام بخیر۔ [Normal] شام بخیر۔
Alisha: Finally is the way to say 'Goodbye.'
Syed: [Normal] خدا حافظ۔ (Khuda hafiz.)
Alisha: First is the word literally meaning 'God'
Syed: [Normal] خدا [Slow] خدا (khuda)
Alisha: Last is the word literally meaning 'protector'
Syed: [Normal] حافظ [Slow] حافظ (hafiz)
Alisha: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Goodbye.'
Syed: [Slow] خدا حافظ۔ [Normal] خدا حافظ۔
Cultural Insight
Alisha: Now, it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Alisha: In Urdu, using different greetings for each time of the day is not very common. Most of the time, you can just say
Syed: .السلام علیکم (Assalam-u-alaikum)
Alisha: and not worry about it!

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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