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Assalamualaikum. Hello everyone and welcome to Urdu top words. So our lesson for today is, What are Your Top 10 Language Learning Goals for the Year?
میں ایک دن میں دو سبق سن کر اردوپاڈ101.کام پر بقا کی سیریز مکمل کروں گا / گی.
(Mein aik din mei dou sabaq sun ker Urdupod101.com per baqa ki series mukamal karun ga / gi.)
"I'll finish Survival Phrases series on UrduPod101.com by listening to two lessons a day."
I think guys, it’s very important to set a goal. Without setting a target, it is very hard to learn any language but of course you don’t need to be overwhelmed by the amount of the lesson you are learning. You need to make very realistic goals and you need to work hard in order to achieve those goals.
میں روز دس صفحات پڑھ کر ایک اردو کی کتاب مکمل پڑهوں گا / گی.
(Mein roz das safhaat perh ker aik Urdu ki kitab mukamal perhun ga / gi.)
"I'll finish reading one Urdu book by reading 10 pages a day."
One of the easiest ways to learn any language is by developing a habit of reading every day. You don’t have to read 10 pages but as long as you feel comfortable with it. You can even read one page a day and trust me guys, it’s going to make a huge difference in your vocabulary, in your grammar structure, the way you say things. So I strongly recommend you to read one page a day in order to build your vocabs, your grammar, your sentence structure.
میں اپنا اردو کا امتحان پاس کروں گا /گی.
(Mein apna Urdu ka imtehan pass karun ga/gi.)
"I'll pass my Urdu test."
As a student, if it is required of you to pass an Urdu test and it is one of your goals, I think it will keep you more motivated because test is something that we all feel or dread at certain times in our life and if you know, oh, we are going to be tested, it makes you more committed towards your goal but I think it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. It varies from person to person. Some people actually feel more pressured if they are told that they are going to be tested and they tend to give more positive results when they are not being tested. So it’s not for everyone but I think it is good to have such a goal to keep you motivated.
میں ہر روز ایک اردو فلم دیکھ کراسےمکمل طور پر سمجھوں گا /گی.
(Mein har roz aik Urdu film daikh ker isay mukamal tor per samjhun ga /gi. )
"I'll fully understand one Urdu movie by watching it every day."
Okay people. Let’s get it straight. Everybody has their own stamina to do things. So my advice is again, you don’t have to watch the whole movie. You can actually break it into 15 minutes parts and whenever you are commuting to a place, when you have a lunch break, its excellent way to utilize your time beneficially by just looking at the movie and trying to understand it. And I would suggest you repeating it. Rather than watching the next 15 minutes, you can actually repeat the same 15 minutes in order to have a better understanding.
میں اپنے اردو کے دوستوں کو اردو میں تین منٹ کی تعارفی تقریر دوں گا /گی.
(Mein apnay Urdu ky doston ko Urdu mei teen minat ki tarafi taqreer dun ga /gi.)
"I'll give a 3-minute introductory speech in Urdu to my Urdu friends."
It’s always good to practice in front of your friends. I mean what are friends for.
میں پانچ اردو نغمے یاد کروں گا / گی.
(Mein panch Urdu naghmay yaad karun ga/gi. )
"I'll memorize 5 Urdu songs."
I think it’s one of the interesting goals you can have for the New Year because music is something that some people really like and if you are really into music, I think songs can actually help you learn Urdu fast.
میں اردوپاڈ101.کام پر فلیش کارڈ کے ساتھ ساڑهے تین سو الفاظ یاد کرنا مکمل کروں گا ​/گی.
(Mein Urdupod101.com per flash card ky sath sarhay teen sau alfaaz yaad kerna mukamal karun ga/gi.)
"I'll finish memorizing 350 words with Flashcards on UrduPod101.com."
I guess flashcards are a good technique of learning any words in any language. Just repeat. It’s kind of making your muscle memory kind of learning motor skills. So yeah, it’s a good technique to do.
میں اپنے اردو دوستوں کو اردو میں دس پوسٹ کارڈ لکھوں گا / گی.
(Mein apnay Urdu doston ko Urdu mei das post card likhun ga/gi.)
"I'll write 10 postcards in Urdu to my Urdu friends."
Well, I guess if you are a traveller and traveling is something that you are doing in the coming year, then it might be a really good exercise for you to write those postcards in Urdu instead of using your own language to your Urdu friends.
میں ماضی حال اور مستقبل کے واقعات کے بارے میں بات کرنا سیکهوں گا / گی.
(Mein mazi haal aur mustaqbil ky waqiyaat ky baray mei baat kerna seekhun ga /gi.)
"I'll learn how to talk about past, present and future events."
I think it is a very achievable target if you can make a list of some past, present and future events that you would like to talk to your Urdu friends about and you can just have – for example, we have Eid for Muslims and Christmas for Christians. So it’s a very relatable and doable event for you to practice with your friends.
میں پانچ الفاظ روزانہ یاد کر کے ڈیڑه سو الفاظ میں مہارت حاصل کروں گا/گی.
(Mein panch alfaaz rozana yaad ker ky dairh sau alfaaz mei maharat hasil karun ga/gi.)
"I'll master 150 words by memorizing 5 words a day."
Well, I think it’s quite doable, especially if you are commuting from one place to another. Again, it’s building your muscle memory and while you are commuting or when you have free time, you can always learn new words and I think it’s very achievable guys. Only learning five new words a day, just five and I think maybe you can do it.
Thank you again guys for watching our video. I hope you liked our video for today. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. See you until next time. This is your host Afrah. Allah Hafiz!