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Intro

James: Hi everyone, I'm James.
Afrah: And I'm Afrah!
James: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 5! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are the five most popular sweets and desserts in Pakistan. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at UrduPod101.com.
BODY
James: Afrah, what's our first word?
Afrah: رس مالائی (ras malai)
James: "Ras malai," cream balls in sweet milk.
Afrah: [SLOW] رس مالائی (ras malai) [NORMAL] رس مالائی (ras malai)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: رس مالائی (ras malai)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A sweet dish made from milk, butter, and cream that is decorated with almonds.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . رس مالائی بہت سے لوگوں کی پسندیدہ ڈش ہے (Ras malai bohat say logo ki pasandidah dish hai.)
James: "Ras malai is the favorite sweet dish of many."
Afrah: [SLOW] . رس مالائی بہت سے لوگوں کی پسندیدہ ڈش ہے (Ras malai bohat say logo ki pasandidah dish hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: متنجن (matanjan)
James: "Matanjan," sweet rice.
Afrah: [SLOW] متنجن (matanjan) [NORMAL] متنجن (matanjan)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: متنجن (matanjan)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A sweet dish made from rice and local treats called ras gulay (made from flour, milk, and cream balls soaked in a sugary syrup). It’s typically served at weddings.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . اس کی شادی پر متنجن بہت مزیدار تھا (Uss ki shadi per matanjan bohat mazaydar tha.)
James: "The matanjan at his wedding was very tasty."
Afrah: [SLOW] . اس کی شادی پر متنجن بہت مزیدار تھا (Uss ki shadi per matanjan bohat mazaydar tha.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: جلیبی (jalebi)
James: "Jalebi," flour noodles dipped in sugar syrup.
Afrah: [SLOW] جلیبی (jalebi) [NORMAL] جلیبی (jalebi)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: جلیبی (jalebi)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A sweet dish made from flour and yeast that is fried in oil and then dipped in a sugary syrup.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . جلیبی پاکستان کے دیہی اور شہری علاقوں میں یکساں مشہور ہے (Jalebi Pakistan ky dehi aur shehri ilaqon mein yaksan mashhoor hai.)
James: "Jalebi is equally famous in both rural and urban Pakistani areas."
Afrah: [SLOW] . جلیبی پاکستان کے دیہی اور شہری علاقوں میں یکساں مشہور ہے (Jalebi Pakistan ky dehi aur shehri ilaqon mein yaksan mashhoor hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: سویاں (savayian)
James: "Seviyan," special noodles cooked in sweet milk.
Afrah: [SLOW] سویاں (savayian) [NORMAL] سویاں (savayian)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: سویاں (savayian)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A dessert made from special noodles cooked in sweet milk, almonds, and pistachios.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . سویاں عام طور پر عید کے دن کھائی جاتی ہیں (Savayian aam tor per eid ky din khai jati hain.)
James: "Seviyan is usually eaten on the eid day."
Afrah: [SLOW] . سویاں عام طور پر عید کے دن کھائی جاتی ہیں (Savayian aam tor per eid ky din khai jati hain.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: رس گلے (ras gulay)
James: "Ras gulay," flour, milk, and cream balls soaked in sugar syrup.
Afrah: [SLOW] رس گلے (ras gulay) [NORMAL] رس گلے (ras gulay)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: رس گلے (ras gulay)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A dessert made from milk and cream balls dipped in sugar syrup.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . پاکستانی لوگ رس گلے بہت پسند کرتے ہیں (Pakistani log ras gulay bohat pasand kertay hain.)
James: "Pakistani people like ras gulay a lot."
Afrah: [SLOW] . پاکستانی لوگ رس گلے بہت پسند کرتے ہیں (Pakistani log ras gulay bohat pasand kertay 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: سویاں (savayian)
[PAUSE] James: "seviyan," special noodles cooked in sweet milk
Afrah: متنجن (matanjan)
[PAUSE] James: "matanjan," sweet rice
Afrah: رس گلے (ras gulay)
[PAUSE] James: "ras gulay," flour, milk, and cream balls soaked in sugar syrup
Afrah: رس مالائی (ras malai)
[PAUSE] James: "ras malai," cream balls in sweet milk
Afrah: جلیبی (jalebi)
[PAUSE] James: "jalebi," flour noodles dipped in sugar syrup

Outro

James: There you have it - the five most popular sweets and desserts 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 of any other Pakistani desserts?