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Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 10: Plants

Intro

James: Hi everyone, I'm James.
Afrah: And I'm Afrah!
James: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 10! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to geography and nature. These are five common plants in Pakistan. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at UrduPod101.com.
BODY
James: Afrah, what's our first word?
Afrah: گلاب (gulab)
James: "rose"
Afrah: [SLOW] گلاب (gulab) [NORMAL] گلاب (gulab)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: گلاب (gulab)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A plant liked by most people in Pakistan. Typically used as an indoor and outdoor plant.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . گھروں میں گلاب عام ترین پھول ہے (Gharon mein gulab aam tareen phool hai.)
James: "Roses are the most common flower in homes."
Afrah: [SLOW] . گھروں میں گلاب عام ترین پھول ہے (Gharon mein gulab aam tareen phool hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: کیکر (kikar)
James: "acacia"
Afrah: [SLOW] کیکر (kikar) [NORMAL] کیکر (kikar)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: کیکر (kikar)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A plant that can be seen along the roads and in rural areas. The branches of this tree are also used as tooth cleaning herbs.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . اس گاؤں میں کیکر کے بہت سے پودے ہیں (Iss gaon mein kikar ky bohat say poday hain.)
James: "There are many acacia plants in this village."
Afrah: [SLOW] . اس گاؤں میں کیکر کے بہت سے پودے ہیں (Iss gaon mein kikar ky bohat say poday hain.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: نیم (neem)
James: "neem"
Afrah: [SLOW] نیم (neem) [NORMAL] نیم (neem)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: نیم (neem)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A plant that is typically used as an herb. The branches of this plant are used as an herb for medicine.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . نیم ایک مفید جڑی بوٹی ہے (Neem aik mufeed jari booti hai.)
James: "Neem is a useful herb."
Afrah: [SLOW] . نیم ایک مفید جڑی بوٹی ہے (Neem aik mufeed jari booti hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: چنبیلی (jambeli)
James: "jasmine"
Afrah: [SLOW] چنبیلی (jambeli) [NORMAL] چنبیلی (jambeli)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: چنبیلی (jambeli)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: The national plant of Pakistan. Many people in Pakistan love the fragrance of these flowers as it is very calm and pleasant.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . جیسمین کی بہت اچھی خوشبو ہے (Jasmine ki bohat achi khushbu hai.)
James: "Jasmine has a very good fragrance."
Afrah: [SLOW] . جیسمین کی بہت اچھی خوشبو ہے (Jasmine ki bohat achi khushbu hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: بیر (bair)
James: "ziziphus mauritiana"
Afrah: [SLOW] بیر (bair) [NORMAL] بیر (bair)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: بیر (bair)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A tree widely found in Pakistan. The branches of this tree produces a fruit.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . پارک میں ایک بیر کا درخت ہے (Park mein aik bair ka darakht hai.)
James: "There is a ziziphus mauritiana tree in the park."
Afrah: [SLOW] . پارک میں ایک بیر کا درخت ہے (Park mein aik bair ka darakht hai.)
QUIZ
James: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Afrah will give you the Urdu - please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Afrah: چنبیلی (jambeli)
[PAUSE] James: "jasmine"
Afrah: کیکر (kikar)
[PAUSE] James: "acacia"
Afrah: بیر (bair)
[PAUSE] James: "ziziphus mauritiana"
Afrah: گلاب (gulab)
[PAUSE] James: "rose"
Afrah: نیم (neem)
[PAUSE] James: "neem"

Outro

James: There you have it - five common plants in Pakistan! We have more vocab lists available at UrduPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone! See you next time!
Afrah: خدا حافظ (Khuda Hafiz)

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Do you of know any other plants that are common in Pakistan?