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Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 13: Sports

Intro

James: Hi everyone, I'm James.
Afrah: And I'm Afrah!
James: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 13! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to recreation and leisure. These are the five most popular sports in Pakistan. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at UrduPod101.com.
BODY
James: Afrah, what's our first word?
Afrah: کرکٹ (cricket)
James: "cricket"
Afrah: [SLOW] کرکٹ (cricket) [NORMAL] کرکٹ (cricket)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: کرکٹ (cricket)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: The most famous sport in Pakistan. Pakistan has won the world championship of cricket twice.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . پاکستان کی بہت اچھی کرکٹ ٹیم ہے (Pakistan ki bohat achi cricket team hai.)
James: "Pakistan has a very good cricket team."
Afrah: [SLOW] . پاکستان کی بہت اچھی کرکٹ ٹیم ہے (Pakistan ki bohat achi cricket team hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: ہاکی (hockey)
James: "hockey"
Afrah: [SLOW] ہاکی (hockey) [NORMAL] ہاکی (hockey)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: ہاکی (hockey)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: The second most popular sport in Pakistan. A few years back, the Pakistani hockey team was very strong and won the world championship.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . پاکستان نے ہاکی کا عالمی کپ چار بار جیتا ہے (Pakistan nay hockey ka aalmi cup char bar jeeta hai.)
James: "Pakistan won the hockey world cup four times."
Afrah: [SLOW] . پاکستان نے ہاکی کا عالمی کپ چار بار جیتا ہے (Pakistan nay hockey ka aalmi cup char bar jeeta hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: سکواش (squash)
James: "squash"
Afrah: [SLOW] سکواش (squash) [NORMAL] سکواش (squash)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: سکواش (squash)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A sport dominated by Pakistan for a long time. Pakistan has won the world championship many times.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . جہانگیرخان پاکستان کے مشہور سکواش کے کھلاڑی ہیں (Jahangir khan Pakistan ky mashhoor squash ky khilari hain.)
James: "Jahangir Khan is a famous Pakistani squash player."
Afrah: [SLOW] . جہانگیرخان پاکستان کے مشہور سکواش کے کھلاڑی ہیں (Jahangir khan Pakistan ky mashhoor squash ky khilari hain.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: کبڈی (kabaddi)
James: "kabaddi"
Afrah: [SLOW] کبڈی (kabaddi) [NORMAL] کبڈی (kabaddi)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: کبڈی (kabaddi)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A game famous in South Asia that requires power and strength. It is similar to wrestling but has more rules and clearer strategies.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . کبڈی کے لیے مضبوط جسم کی ضرورت ہے (Kabaddi ky liye mazboot jism ki zarurat hai.)
James: "Kabaddi requires a strong body."
Afrah: [SLOW] . کبڈی کے لیے مضبوط جسم کی ضرورت ہے (Kabaddi ky liye mazboot jism ki zarurat hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: پولو (polo)
James: "polo"
Afrah: [SLOW] پولو (polo) [NORMAL] پولو (polo)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: پولو (polo)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A very famous sport in the northern areas of Pakistan. The highest polo ground is also located in Pakistan. The Shandoor Polo Festival attracts polo players from different parts of the world.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . پاکستان میں شندور پولو تہوار بہت مشہور ہے (Pakistan mein shandoor polo tehwar bohat mashhoor hai.)
James: "The Shandoor Polo Festival is very famous in Pakistan."
Afrah: [SLOW] . پاکستان میں شندور پولو تہوار بہت مشہور ہے (Pakistan mein shandoor polo tehwar bohat mashhoor 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: کبڈی (kabaddi)
[PAUSE] James: "kabaddi"
Afrah: ہاکی (hockey)
[PAUSE] James: "hockey"
Afrah: پولو (polo)
[PAUSE] James: "polo"
Afrah: کرکٹ (cricket)
[PAUSE] James: "cricket"
Afrah: سکواش (squash)
[PAUSE] James: "squash"

Outro

James: There you have it - five most popular sports 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 sports?