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INTRODUCTION
Jason:Hi everyone, I’m Jason.
Neha:And I’m Neha!
Jason:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Hindi Vocabulary, Lesson 18:Transportation! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation &around town. These are 5 frequently-used modes of transportation in Hindi. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at HindiPod101.com.
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Jason:In this lesson, you’ll learn the names of frequently used modes of transportation in India. These are very common, which means you’ll hear these words a lot!
Jason:Neha, what’s our first word?
Neha:साईकिल रिक्शा
Jason:Cycle rickshaw
Neha:(slow) साईकिल रिक्शा (regular) साईकिल रिक्शा
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:साईकिल रिक्शा
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:Cycle rickshaws are tricycles pulled or pedalled by humans to transport freight or people to nearby places.
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) साईकिल रिक्शा कई शहरों में आम हैं|
Jason:Cycle rickshaws are common in many cities.
Neha:(slow) साईकिल रिक्शा कई शहरों में आम हैं|
Jason:Okay, what’s the next word?
Neha:ऑटो रिक्शा
Jason:Auto Rickshaw
Neha:(slow) ऑटो रिक्शा (regular) ऑटो रिक्शा
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:ऑटो रिक्शा
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:An auto rickshaw is a small motorized rickshaw most common in cities.
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) ऑटो रिक्शा एक तीन पहिया वाहन है जो भारत में आम है|
Jason:An auto rickshaw is a three-wheeled vehicle common in India.
Neha:(slow) ऑटो रिक्शा एक तीन पहिया वाहन है जो भारत में आम है|
Jason:Okay, what’s the next word?
Neha:टैक्सी
Jason:Taxi
Neha:(slow) टैक्सी (regular) टैक्सी
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:टैक्सी
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:The taxi is a popular mode of transportation in India.
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) भारत में टैक्सी ज़्यादातर काली और पीली होती हैं|
Jason:Taxis in India are mostly black and yellow.
Neha:(slow) भारत में टैक्सी ज़्यादातर काली और पीली होती हैं|
Jason:Okay, what’s the next word?
Neha:मेट्रो रेल
Jason:Metro Rail
Neha:(slow) मेट्रो रेल (regular) मेट्रो रेल
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:मेट्रो रेल
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:The Metro Rail is the public train transit system.
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) मेट्रो पहले कलकत्ता में शुरू हुई|
Jason:The metro was first started in Calcutta.
Neha:(slow) मेट्रो पहले कलकत्ता में शुरू हुई|
Jason:Okay, what’s the last word?
Neha:बस
Jason:Bus
Neha:(slow) बस (regular) बस
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:बस
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:Some of the larger cities in India have double-decker buses.
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) बस भारत में सबसे आम परिवहन है|
Jason:The bus is the most common form of transportation in India.
Neha:(slow) बस भारत में सबसे आम परिवहन है|
QUIZ
Jason:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Neha will give you the Hindi – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Neha:साईकिल रिक्शा
[pause]Jason:Cycle rickshaw
Neha:ऑटो रिक्शा
[pause]Jason:Auto Rickshaw
Neha:टैक्सी
[pause]Jason:Taxi
Neha:मेट्रो रेल
[pause]Jason:Metro Rail
Neha:बस
[pause]Jason:Bus

Outro

Jason:There you have it – the names of 5 frequently used modes of transportation in India! We have a more complete list at HindiPod101.com, so be sure to check it out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Neha:शुक्रिया (Śukriyā)

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If you were in India, which one of the most popular transportation means would you prefer to use and why?