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Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 12: Cities

Intro

James: Hi everyone, I'm James.
Afrah: And I'm Afrah!
James: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 12! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to geography and nature. These are the five biggest cities in Pakistan. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at UrduPod101.com.
BODY
James: Afrah, what's our first word?
Afrah: اسلام آباد (islamabad)
James: "Islamabad"
Afrah: [SLOW] اسلام آباد (islamabad) [NORMAL] اسلام آباد (islamabad)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: اسلام آباد (islamabad)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: The capital city of Pakistan. It is the only planned city in Pakistan.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . اسلام آباد خوبصورت شہر ہے (Islamabad khubsurat shehar hai.)
James: "Islamabad is a beautiful city."
Afrah: [SLOW] . اسلام آباد خوبصورت شہر ہے (Islamabad khubsurat shehar hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: لاہور (lahore)
James: "Lahore"
Afrah: [SLOW] لاہور (lahore) [NORMAL] لاہور (lahore)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: لاہور (lahore)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: The capital city of the Punjab province. It has historical buildings, tasty food, and rich culture.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . لاہور میں بہت سی تاریخی عمارات ہیں (Lahore mein bohat si tareekhi imaraat hain.)
James: "Lahore has many historical buildings."
Afrah: [SLOW] لاہور میں بہت سی تاریخی عمارات ہیں. (Lahore mein bohat si tareekhi imaraat hain.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: کراچی (karachi)
James: "Karachi"
Afrah: [SLOW] کراچی (karachi) [NORMAL] کراچی (karachi)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: کراچی (karachi)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: The capital city of the Sindh province. It is also the biggest city in Pakistan in terms of population and economic activity. The city also has a sea port.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . کراچی پاکستان کا میٹروپولیٹن شہر ہے (Karachi Pakistan ka metropolitan shehar hai.)
James: "Karachi is the metropolitan city of Pakistan."
Afrah: [SLOW] . کراچی پاکستان کا میٹروپولیٹن شہر ہے (Karachi Pakistan ka metropolitan shehar hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: پشاور (peshawar)
James: "Peshawar"
Afrah: [SLOW] پشاور (peshawar) [NORMAL] پشاور (peshawar)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: پشاور (peshawar)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: The capital city of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. It shares a border with Afghanistan.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . پشاور کے لوگ بہت زیادہ گوشت کھاتے ہیں (Peshawar ky log bohat ziada gosht khatay hain.)
James: "The people of Peshawar eat a lot of meat."
Afrah: [SLOW] . پشاور کے لوگ بہت زیادہ گوشت کھاتے ہیں (Peshawar ky log bohat ziada gosht khatay hain.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: کوئٹہ (quetta)
James: "Quetta"
Afrah: [SLOW] کوئٹہ (quetta) [NORMAL] کوئٹہ (quetta)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: کوئٹہ (quetta)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: The capital city of the Balochistan province. It shares a border with Iran.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . کوئٹہ میں بہت سے قبائلی لوگ ہیں (Quetta mein bohat say qabaeli log hain.)
James: "Quetta has many tribal people."
Afrah: [SLOW] . کوئٹہ میں بہت سے قبائلی لوگ ہیں (Quetta mein bohat say qabaeli log hain.)
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: پشاور (peshawar)
[PAUSE] James: "Peshawar"
Afrah: لاہور (lahore)
[PAUSE] James: "Lahore"
Afrah: کوئٹہ (quetta)
[PAUSE] James: "Quetta"
Afrah: اسلام آباد (islamabad)
[PAUSE] James: "Islamabad"
Afrah: کراچی (karachi)
[PAUSE] James: "Karachi"

Outro

James: There you have it - the five biggest cities 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 know any other Pakistani cities?