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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
In this lesson, you’ll learn conversational phrases to ask and answer the question, "How do you say this?" After watching this video, you’ll be able to ask someone how a word is pronounced.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
یہ کیسے کہتے ہیں؟
(Yeh kaisay kehtay hain? )
یہ "پارکنگ لاٹ" ہے۔
(Yeh "parking laat" hai. )
Once more with the English translation.
یہ کیسے کہتے ہیں؟
(Yeh kaisay kehtay hain? )
“How do you say this?”
یہ "پارکنگ لاٹ" ہے۔
(Yeh "parking laat" hai. )
"It's 'parking lot.'”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “How do you say this?”
یہ کیسے کہتے ہیں؟
(Yeh kaisay kehtay hain? )
Listen to it again:
یہ کیسے کہتے ہیں؟, یہ کیسے کہتے ہیں؟
(Yeh kaisay kehtay hain? , Yeh kaisay kehtay hain? )
This Urdu sentence means something like "This how you say do?" But it means "How do you say this?" in English.
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
یہ [ ] ہے۔
(Yeh [ ] hai.)
This Urdu sentence literally translates into "This [word] is." But it means “It's (word)." in English.
For example:
"It's 'parking lot.'”
یہ "پارکنگ لاٹ" ہے۔, یہ "پارکنگ لاٹ" ہے۔
(Yeh "parking laat" hai. , Yeh "parking laat" hai. )