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Introduction
Alisha: Welcome to 3-Minute Urdu, Lesson 25 - On the Phone In this lesson, you’ll learn how to understand the basic vocabulary on the phone in Urdu.
Body
Alisha: Here's a way to say 'Hello' when answering the phone in Urdu.
Syed: [Normal] ہیلو۔ (Hello.)
Alisha: This expression has only one word meaning 'hello'
Syed: [Normal] ہیلو [Slow] ہیلو (hello)
Alisha: Listen again to the word meaning 'Hello.'
Syed: [Slow] ہیلو۔ [Normal] ہیلو۔
Alisha: Ok, now let's see the way to say 'This is Ahmed.'
Syed: [Normal] یہ احمد ہے۔ (Yeh Ahmed hai.)
Alisha: First is a word meaning 'this'
Syed: [Normal] یہ [Slow] یہ (yeh)
Alisha: Next is the 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 'This is Ahmed.'
Syed: [Slow] یہ احمد ہے۔ [Normal] یہ احمد ہے۔
Alisha: Following is the way to ask 'May I talk to Hussain?' for a male speaker
Syed: [Normal] کیا میں حسین سے بات کر سکتا ہوں؟ (Kia mei Hussain say baat ker sakta hun?)
Alisha: First is a phrase translating to 'do I'
Syed: [Normal] کیا میں [Slow] کیا میں (kia mei)
Alisha: Next is the name 'Hussain'
Syed: [Normal] حسین [Slow] حسین (Hussain)
Alisha: Next is the word meaning 'to'
Syed: [Normal] سے [Slow] سے (say)
Alisha: Next is the word meaning 'talk'
Syed: [Normal] بات کر [Slow] بات کر (baat ker)
Alisha: Last is the phrase meaning 'can'
Syed: [Normal] سکتا ہوں [Slow] سکتا ہوں (sakta hun)
Alisha: Listen again to the way to ask 'May I talk to Hussain?'
Syed: [Slow] کیا میں حسین سے بات کر سکتا ہوں؟ [Normal] کیا میں حسین سے بات کر سکتا ہوں؟
Alisha: Finally is a way to say 'I'll call again later' for a male speaker.
Syed: [Normal] میں بعد میں دوبارہ کال کروں گا۔ (Mei baad mein dobarah call karun ga.)
Alisha: First is a word meaning 'I'
Syed: [Normal] میں [Slow] میں (mei)
Alisha: Next is the phrase meaning 'later again'
Syed: [Normal] بعد میں دوبارہ [Slow] بعد میں دوبارہ (baad mein)
Alisha: Next is the phrase meaning 'call'
Syed: [Normal] کال کروں [Slow] کال کروں (call karun)
Alisha: Last is the word meaning 'will'
Syed: [Normal] گا [Slow] گا (ga)
Alisha: Listen again to the masculine (speaker) phrase meaning 'I'll call again later.'
Syed: [Slow] میں بعد میں دوبارہ کال کروں گا۔ [Normal] میں بعد میں دوبارہ کال کروں گا۔
Cultural Insight
Alisha: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight. The Urdu language has appropriated the English word 'hello' for use when answering the phone, and it has become widely accepted in Pakistani society.

Outro

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

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