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Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 18: Frequently Used Modes of Transportation

Intro

Kellie: Hi everyone, I'm Kellie.
Hamza: And I'm Hamza!
Kellie: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 18! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to transportation and to use around town. These are the five most frequently used modes of transportation in Pakistan. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at UrduPod101.com.
BODY
Kellie: Hamza, what's our first word?
Hamza: بس (bus)
Kellie: "bus"
Hamza: [SLOW] بس (bus) [NORMAL] بس (bus)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: بس (bus)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: The most frequently used mode of transportation. Currently, there are three types of buses that operate within the country. One type of bus only transports people within a single city. Another type of bus transports people between different cities. The last type of bus, known as the Metro, transports people within a city on specialized tracks that are separate from the usual traffic.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . پاکستان میں سرکاری بس پر سفر کرنا سستا ہے (Pakistan mein sarkari bus per safar kerna sasta hai.)
Kellie: "Travelling by public bus is cheap in Pakistan."
Hamza: [SLOW] . پاکستان میں سرکاری بس پر سفر کرنا سستا ہے (Pakistan mein sarkari bus per safar kerna sasta hai.)
Kellie: Okay, what's the next word?
Hamza: ٹرین (train)
Kellie: "train"
Hamza: [SLOW] ٹرین (train) [NORMAL] ٹرین (train)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: ٹرین (train)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: Large cars on tracks operated by the government. Helpful for people who travel far. Along with passengers, trains also carry cargo and move products from the Karachi sea port to other parts of the country.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . پاکستان میں ٹرینیں اکثر وقت پر نہیں ہوتی ہیں (Pakistan mein trainein aksar waqt per nahin hoti.)
Kellie: "Trains are often late in Pakistan."
Hamza: [SLOW] . پاکستان میں ٹرینیں اکثر وقت پر نہیں ہوتی ہیں (Pakistan mein trainein aksar waqt per nahin hoti.)
Kellie: Okay, what's the next word?
Hamza: کار (car)
Kellie: "car"
Hamza: [SLOW] کار (car) [NORMAL] کار (car)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: کار (car)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: One of the most common modes of transport in the city. Many people finance their cars. Most people prefer imported Japanese cars due to their higher quality and safety standards. There is a huge market for used Japanese cars in Pakistan.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . میرے پاس سپورٹس کار ہے (Meray pas sports car hai.)
Kellie: "I have a sports car."
Hamza: [SLOW] . میرے پاس سپورٹس کار ہے (Meray pas sports car hai.)
Kellie: Okay, what's the next word?
Hamza: موٹر سائیکل (motor cycle)
Kellie: "motorcycle"
Hamza: [SLOW] موٹر سائیکل (motor cycle) [NORMAL] موٹر سائیکل (motor cycle)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: موٹر سائیکل (motor cycle)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: One of the most common modes of transportation. Motorcycles are cheap to buy in Pakistan due to increased domestic manufacturing. Because of their price, they are popular among people with lower incomes. Cities like Lahore, Karachi, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala have roads crowded with bikes. Riding a motorcycle is considered very dangerous.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . موٹر سائیکل کی سواری خطرناک ہے (Motor cycle ki sawari khatarnak hai.)
Kellie: "Riding a motorcycle is dangerous."
Hamza: [SLOW] . موٹر سائیکل کی سواری خطرناک ہے (Motor cycle ki sawari khatarnak hai.)
Kellie: Okay, what's the next word?
Hamza: رکشا (rikshaw)
Kellie: "rickshaw"
Hamza: [SLOW] رکشا (rikshaw) [NORMAL] رکشا (rikshaw)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: رکشا (rikshaw)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: A small, three-wheeled cart available in all major cities except Islamabad. People use them for commuting to work or school every day. Rickshaws have very small seats and low roofs. This makes it very difficult for taller people to get on and off.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . یہ شہر رکشوں سے بھرا ہوا ہے (Yeh shehar rikshon say bhara hua hai.)
Kellie: "This city is crowded with rickshaws."
Hamza: [SLOW] . یہ شہر رکشوں سے بھرا ہوا ہے (Yeh shehar rikshon say bhara hua hai.)
QUIZ
Kellie: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Hamza will give you the Urdu - please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Hamza: موٹر سائیکل (motor cycle)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "motorcycle"
Hamza: ٹرین (train)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "train"
Hamza: رکشا (rikshaw)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "rickshaw"
Hamza: بس (bus)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "bus"
Hamza: کار (car)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "car"

Outro

Kellie: There you have it - the five most frequently used modes of transportation in Pakistan! We have more vocab lists available at UrduPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone! See you next time!
Hamza: خدا حافظ (Khuda Hafiz)

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Do you know of any other modes of transportation in Pakistan?