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Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 14: Recreational Activities

Intro

James: Hi everyone, I'm James.
Afrah: And I'm Afrah!
James: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 14! In this lesson you'll learn five essential phrases related to recreation and leisure. These are the five most popular recreational activities in Pakistan. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at UrduPod101.com.
BODY
James: Afrah, what's our first phrase?
Afrah: باہر کھانا کھانا (bahir khana khana)
James: "dining out"
Afrah: [SLOW] باہر کھانا کھانا (bahir khana khana) [NORMAL] باہر کھانا کھانا (bahir khana khana)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: باہر کھانا کھانا (bahir khana khana)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: One of the most common recreational activities in Pakistan. Everyone likes food, and eating at special restaurants can be very exciting.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this phrase.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . پاکستان میں لوگ باہر کھانا کھانا پسند کرتے ہیں (Pakistan mein log bahir khana khana pasand kertay hain.)
James: "People like to dine out in Pakistan."
Afrah: [SLOW] . پاکستان میں لوگ باہر کھانا کھانا پسند کرتے ہیں (Pakistan mein log bahir khana khana pasand kertay hain.)
James: Okay, what's the next phrase?
Afrah: باربی کیو کرنا (bar b que kerna)
James: "to throw a barbeque"
Afrah: [SLOW] باربی کیو کرنا (bar b que kerna) [NORMAL] باربی کیو کرنا (bar b que kerna)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: باربی کیو کرنا (bar b que kerna)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A recreational activity that people love to do on Eid ul Adha. Barbecuing, along with playing music, creates a party scenario.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this phrase.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . زیادہ تر خاندان سال میں کم سے کم ایک بار باربی کیو کرتے ہیں (Ziada tar khandan saal mein kam say kam aik bar bar b que kertay hain.)
James: "Most families throw a barbeque at least once a year."
Afrah: [SLOW] . زیادہ تر خاندان سال میں کم سے کم ایک بار باربی کیو کرتے ہیں (Ziada tar khandan saal mein kam say kam aik bar bar b que kertay hain.)
James: Okay, what's the next phrase?
Afrah: کرکٹ کھیلنا (cricket khelna)
James: "to play cricket"
Afrah: [SLOW] کرکٹ کھیلنا (cricket khelna) [NORMAL] کرکٹ کھیلنا (cricket khelna)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: کرکٹ کھیلنا (cricket khelna)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A favorite pastime in Pakistan. On the weekends, people are often seen going to the cricket grounds to play mini tournaments.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this phrase.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . کرکٹ پاکستان میں سب سے زیادہ مقبول کھیل ہے (Cricket Pakistan mein sab say ziada maqbool khail hai.)
James: "Cricket is the most popular sport in Pakistan."
Afrah: [SLOW] . کرکٹ پاکستان میں سب سے زیادہ مقبول کھیل ہے (Cricket Pakistan mein sab say ziada maqbool khail hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next phrase?
Afrah: ساحل سمندر پر جانا (sahil e samundar per jana)
James: "to go to the beach"
Afrah: [SLOW] ساحل سمندر پر جانا (sahil e samundar per jana) [NORMAL] ساحل سمندر پر جانا (sahil e samundar per jana)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: ساحل سمندر پر جانا (sahil e samundar per jana)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Taking a sunbath and having a picnic can be a great recreational activity. During the summer, people spend most evenings at the beach. They also eat food from street vendors there.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this phrase.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . موسم گرما کے دوران ساحل سمندر پر جانا پاکستانی لوگ پسند کرتے ہیں (Mosam e garma ky doran sahil e samundar per jana Pakistani log pasand kertay hain.)
James: "Pakistani people like to go to the beach during the summer."
Afrah: [SLOW] . موسم گرما کے دوران ساحل سمندر پر جانا پاکستانی لوگ پسند کرتے ہیں (Mosam e garma ky doran sahil e samundar per jana Pakistani log pasand kertay hain.)
James: Okay, what's the next phrase?
Afrah: تفریحی پارک میں جانا (tafreehi park mein jana)
James: "to go to the amusement park"
Afrah: [SLOW] تفریحی پارک میں جانا (tafreehi park mein jana) [NORMAL] تفریحی پارک میں جانا (tafreehi park mein jana)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: تفریحی پارک میں جانا (tafreehi park mein jana)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: All the big cities in Pakistan have amusement parks. They are made in accordance with the local demand and taste. Some of the famous parks having amazing rides for both kids and adults, including "Ayub Park" in Rawalpindi, "Sozo Water Park" in Lahore, and "Sindbad Amusement Park" in Karachi.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this phrase.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . لاہور کے لوگ تفریحی پارک جانا بہت پسند کرتے ہیں (Lahore ky log tafreehi park jana pasand kertay hain.)
James: "The people of Lahore like to go to the amusement park."
Afrah: [SLOW] .لاہور کے لوگ تفریحی پارک جانا بہت پسند کرتے ہیں (Lahore ky log tafreehi park jana pasand kertay hain.)
QUIZ
James: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the phrases you just learned? Afrah will give you the Urdu - please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Afrah: ساحل سمندر پر جانا (sahil e samundar per jana)
[PAUSE] James: "to go to the beach"
Afrah: باربی کیو کرنا (bar b que kerna)
[PAUSE] James: "to throw a barbeque"
Afrah: تفریحی پارک میں جانا (tafreehi park mein jana)
[PAUSE] James: "to go to the amusement park"
Afrah: باہر کھانا کھانا (bahir khana khana)
[PAUSE] James: "dining out"
Afrah: کرکٹ کھیلنا (cricket khelna)
[PAUSE] James: "to play cricket"

Outro

James: There you have it - the five most popular recreational activities 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 recreational activities?