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Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 23: 5 Historical Figures

Intro

Kellie: Hi everyone, I'm Kellie.
Hamza: And I'm Hamza!
Kellie: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 23! In this lesson you'll learn five essential names related to historical figures. These are five famous historical figures in Pakistan. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at UrduPod101.com.
BODY
Kellie: Hamza, who's our first historical figure?
Hamza: محمد علی جناح (Muhammad Ali Jinnah)
Kellie: "Muhammad Ali Jinnah"
Hamza: [SLOW] محمد علی جناح (Muhammad Ali Jinnah) [NORMAL] محمد علی جناح (Muhammad Ali Jinnah)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: محمد علی جناح (Muhammad Ali Jinnah)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: The founder of Pakistan. He is considered to be one of the most important figures in Pakistani history. He also served as the first Governor General of Pakistan.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . محمد علی جناح عظیم رہنما تھے (Muhammad Ali Jinnah azeem rehnuma thay.)
Kellie: "Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a great leader."
Hamza: [SLOW] . محمد علی جناح عظیم رہنما تھے (Muhammad Ali Jinnah azeem rehnuma thay.)
Kellie: Okay, who's the next historical figure?
Hamza: عمران خان (Imran Khan)
Kellie: "Imran Khan"
Hamza: [SLOW] عمران خان (Imran Khan) [NORMAL] عمران خان (Imran Khan)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: عمران خان (Imran Khan)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: Known to the world for his cricketing achievements. Under his captaincy Pakistan won the cricket world cup in 1992. He later turned to politics and became prime minister of Pakistan in 2018.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . عمران خان بہت مشہور کرکٹ کے کھلاڑی ہیں (Imran Khan bohat mashhoor cricket ky khilari hain.)
Kellie: "Imran Khan is a very famous cricket player."
Hamza: [SLOW] . عمران خان بہت مشہور کرکٹ کے کھلاڑی ہیں (Imran Khan bohat mashhoor cricket ky khilari hain.)
Kellie: Okay, who's the next historical figure?
Hamza: عبدالقدیر خان (Abdul Qadeer Khan)
Kellie: "Abdul Qadeer Khan"
Hamza: [SLOW] عبدالقدیر خان (Abdul Qadeer Khan) [NORMAL] عبدالقدیر خان (Abdul Qadeer Khan)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: عبدالقدیر خان (Abdul Qadeer Khan)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: Known in the country for his role in developing the atomic bomb and making Pakistan a nuclear state. An arms research laboratory is named after him.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . عبدالقدیر خان محنت کش سائنسدان ہے (Abdul Qadeer Khan mehnat kash science dan hai.)
Kellie: "Abdul Qadeer Khan is a hardworking scientist."
Hamza: [SLOW] . عبدالقدیر خان محنت کش سائنسدان ہے (Abdul Qadeer Khan mehnat kash science dan hai.)
Kellie: Okay, who's the next historical figure?
Hamza: عبدالستار ایدھی (Abdul Sattar Eidhi)
Kellie: "Abdul Sattar Eidhi"
Hamza: [SLOW] عبدالستار ایدھی (Abdul Sattar Eidhi) [NORMAL] عبدالستار ایدھی (Abdul Sattar Eidhi)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: عبدالستار ایدھی (Abdul Sattar Eidhi)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: A great philanthropist. He selflessly helped many people in the country. His organization, the "Edhi Foundation," continues to serve humanity in various ways even after his death.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . عبدالستار ایدھی کا کام ہمیشہ یاد رکھا جائے گا (Abdul Sattar Eidhi ka kam hameesha yaad rakha jaye ga.)
Kellie: "Abdul Sattar Eidhi's work will always be remembered."
Hamza: [SLOW] . عبدالستار ایدھی کا کام ہمیشہ یاد رکھا جائے گا (Abdul Sattar Eidhi ka kam hameesha yaad rakha jaye ga.)
Kellie: Okay, who’s the next historical figure?
Hamza: نصرت فتح علی خان (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)
Kellie: "Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan"
Hamza: [SLOW] نصرت فتح علی خان (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) [NORMAL] نصرت فتح علی خان (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: نصرت فتح علی خان (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: A great singer. He had a huge fan following, not only known in Pakistan and India, but in the western world also because of his exceptional singing abilities.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . نصرت فتح علی خان ماہر کلاسیکی گلوکار تھے (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan mahir classici glukar thay.)
Kellie: "Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was an expert classical singer."
Hamza: [SLOW] . نصرت فتح علی خان ماہر کلاسیکی گلوکار تھے (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan mahir classici glukar thay.)
QUIZ
Kellie: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the names you just learned? Hamza will give you the Urdu - please say the name in English out loud! Are you ready?
Hamza: عبدالستار ایدھی (Abdul Sattar Eidhi)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Abdul Sattar Eidhi"
Hamza: عمران خان (Imran Khan)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Imran Khan"
Hamza: نصرت فتح علی خان (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan"
Hamza: محمد علی جناح (Muhammad Ali Jinnah)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Muhammad Ali Jinnah"
Hamza: عبدالقدیر خان (Abdul Qadeer Khan)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Abdul Qadeer Khan"

Outro

Kellie: There you have it - five famous historical figures 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 Pakistani historical figures?