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INTRODUCTION
No matter where you are, you’ll always have someplace to be! Today we'll look at a question that will give you the tools to ask how much time you have left to get there. We'll also give you the tools to understand the answer!
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In Urdu, "What time is it?" is Kia waqt hua hai? (SLOW) Kia waqt hua hai? Let's break it down by syllable: kia wa-qt hua hai? Now let's hear it once again: Kia waqt hua hai? The first word kia means "what." Let's break down this word and hear it one more time: (SLOW) kia, kia. Next, we have waqt, which in English is "time." (SLOW)wa-qt, waqt. Then we have hua hai, which literally means "is." All together, we have Kia waqt hua hai? Literally, this means, "What time is it?"
Let's go over hours here. “Hours" in Urdu is ghanta, (SLOW) ghanta. However, you will never hear this word while asking for the time. When talking about (hours) o'clock, you just have to say the number and that's it.
1 o'clock aik bajy
2 o'clock dou bajy
3 o'clock teen bajy
4 o'clock char bajy
5 o'clock panch bajy
6 o'clock chay bajy
7 o'clock saat bajy
8 o'clock aath bajy
9 o'clock nau bajy
10 o'clock das bajy
11 o'clock gyarah bajy
12 o'clock barah bajy
Let's cover how to answer the question, Kia waqt hua hai? in Urdu now! First, you answer the "time" and then bajy hain. Let's hear it one more time:...bajy hain. Let's try it with six o'clock. "It's six o'clock" in Urdu is chay bajy hain, (SLOW)chay bajy hain. Let's break it down by syllable: (SLOW)chay ba-jy hain. Let's hear it one more time: chay bajy hain. The first word chay means "six." Then you have the word bajy, which comes from the verb bajna, which is used in reference to "time." And the next is hai, which means "is." All together, we have chay bajy hain.
Let's go over minutes now. "Minutes" in Urdu is minat, (SLOW) minat. Let's break it down by syllable: mi-nat. In Urdu, first you say the number for the "hours," followed by the conjunction baj kar, meaning “o’clock.” Then you say the number for the "minutes." For the minutes "past" the hour, you use baj kar. For the minutes "to" the hour, you use Bajnay mei.
For example, "It's 3:20" in Urdu is Teen baj kar bees minat, (SLOW) Teen baj kar bees minat. "It's 5:55" in Urdu is panch baj kar pachpan minat, (SLOW) panch baj kar pachpan minat. Here we are literally saying "five hours, fifty-five minutes." "It's 8:34" in Urdu is aath baj kar chountees minat. (SLOW)aath baj kar chountees minat.
Urdu also has words for the times of the day:
"Midday" in Urdu is dopehar, (SLOW) dopehar.
"Midnight" is aadhi raat, (SLOW)aadhi raat.
Lastly, "quarter" in Urdu is sava. Therefore, "It's 2:15" in Urdu can also be Sava dou, (SLOW) sava dou.

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Hi Listeners! What time is it now? ...Try answering in Urdu!

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Hello!


Das baj kar bees minat

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Aath baj kar biss minute