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Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 8: Pop and Traditional Culture

Intro

James: Hi everyone, I'm James.
Afrah: And I'm Afrah!
James: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 8! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to society and culture. These are five common pop and traditional culture threads in Pakistan. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at UrduPod101.com.
BODY
James: Afrah, what's our first word?
Afrah: شلوار قمیز (shalwar kameez)
James: "pants and shirt"
Afrah: [SLOW] شلوار قمیز (shalwar kameez) [NORMAL] شلوار قمیز (shalwar kameez)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: شلوار قمیز (shalwar kameez)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: The traditional and national dress of Pakistan. What most of the population wears, especially while praying.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . آپ کا شلوار قمیز بہت اچھا لگ رہا ہے (Aap ka shalwar kameez bohat acha lag raha hai.)
James: "Your shalwar kameez looks great."
Afrah: [SLOW] آپ کا شلوار قمیز بہت اچھا لگ رہا ہے. (Aap ka shalwar kameez bohat acha lag raha hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: بھنگڑا (bhangra)
James: "Bhangra," a freestyle dance especially famous in Punjab.
Afrah: [SLOW] بھنگڑا (bhangra) [NORMAL] بھنگڑا (bhangra)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: بھنگڑا (bhangra)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A traditional dance that is very popular in most parts of Pakistan. A freestyle dance to the beat of a dhol or drum.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . بھنگڑا پاکستان میں شادیوں کا اہم حصہ ہے (Bhangra Pakistan mein shadio ka ahem hisa hai.)
James: "Bhangra is an important part of Pakistani weddings."
Afrah: [SLOW] . بھنگڑا پاکستان میں شادیوں کا اہم حصہ ہے (Bhangra Pakistan mein shadio ka ahem hisa hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: بسنت (basant)
James: "Basant," kite flying festival.
Afrah: [SLOW] بسنت (basant) [NORMAL] بسنت (basant)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: بسنت (basant)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: A kite flying festival celebrated at the start of the spring season. Lahore is famous for this festival and attracts tourists from all across the world. Along with kite flying, wearing colorful clothes and having delicious meals is also an important part of this festival.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . لاہور بسنت تہوار کے لئے دنیا بھر میں مشہور ہے (Lahore basant tehwar ky liye duniya bhar mein mashhoor hai.)
James: "Lahore is famous for its basant festival."
Afrah: [SLOW] . لاہور بسنت تہوار کے لئے دنیا بھر میں مشہور ہے (Lahore basant tehwar ky liye duniya bhar mein mashhoor hai.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: مہمان نوازی (mehman nawazi)
James: "hospitality"
Afrah: [SLOW] مہمان نوازی (mehman nawazi) [NORMAL] مہمان نوازی (mehman nawazi)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: مہمان نوازی (mehman nawazi)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Hospitality is an important part of Pakistan's culture. People go out of their way to welcome their guests. Even foreigners are welcomed with great warmth as locals treat them with delicious food and help them in all possible ways.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . میں پاکستانی لوگوں کی مہمان نوازی سے بہت متاثر ہوا (Mei Pakistani logo ki mehman nawazi say bohat mutasir hua.)
James: "I was impressed by the hospitality of the Pakistani people."
Afrah: [SLOW] . میں پاکستانی لوگوں کی مہمان نوازی سے بہت متاثر ہوا (Mei Pakistani logo ki mehman nawazi say bohat mutasir hua.)
James: Okay, what's the next word?
Afrah: چائے (chaye)
James: "milk tea"
Afrah: [SLOW] چائے (chaye) [NORMAL] چائے (chaye)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Afrah: چائے (chaye)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Milk tea plays a major part in Pakistani culture and drinks. This drink is served to guests with breakfast and evening snacks, and during winter nights. People have tea parties in which they serve various snacks along with tea.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Afrah: [NORMAL] . پاکستان میں زیادہ تر لوگوں کو چائے پسند ہے (Pakistan mein ziada tar logo ko chaye pasand hai.)
James: "Milk tea is liked by most people in Pakistan."
Afrah: [SLOW] . پاکستان میں زیادہ تر لوگوں کو چائے پسند ہے (Pakistan mein ziada tar logo ko chaye pasand 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: مہمان نوازی (mehman nawazi)
[PAUSE] James: "hospitality"
Afrah: بھنگڑا (bhangra)
[PAUSE] James: "bhangra," a freestyle dance especially famous in Punjab
Afrah: چائے (chaye)
[PAUSE] James: "milk tea"
Afrah: شلوار قمیز (shalwar kameez)
[PAUSE] James: "pants and shirt"
Afrah: بسنت (basant)
[PAUSE] James: "basant," kite flying festival

Outro

James: There you have it - five common pop and traditional culture threads 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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