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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 19:Shops and Services! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation &around town. These are 5 shops or services in towns 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 shops or services in town in India. These are quite common, which means you’ll hear these words a lot!
Jason:Neha, what’s our first word?
Neha:धोबी
Jason:laundryman
Neha:(slow) धोबी (regular) धोबी
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:धोबी
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:The laundryman picks up the laundry each week from homes that do not have their own washing machine.
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) भारत में धोबी दरवाजे से कपड़े इकट्ठा करते हैं|
Jason:A laundryman in India collects clothes from the doorsteps.
Neha:(slow) भारत में धोबी दरवाजे से कपड़े इकट्ठा करते हैं|
Jason:Okay, what’s the next word?
Neha:दूधवाला
Jason:milkman
Neha:(slow) दूधवाला (regular) दूधवाला
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:दूधवाला
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:The milkman in India often rides a motorbike or a bicycle.
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) दूधवाला गाय का ताज़ा दूध पहुंचाता है|
Jason:The milkman delivers fresh cow’s milk.
Neha:(slow) दूधवाला गाय का ताज़ा दूध पहुंचाता है|
Jason:Okay, what’s the next word?
Neha:सब्जीवाला
Jason:vegetable seller
Neha:(slow) सब्जीवाला (regular) सब्जीवाला
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:सब्जीवाला
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:Indian families get their vegetables from the local vegetable seller.
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) कुछ सब्जीवाले ठेले पर सब्जियां बेचते हैं|
Jason:Some vegetable sellers sell vegetables on a cart.
Neha:(slow) कुछ सब्जीवाले ठेले पर सब्जियां बेचते हैं|
Jason:Okay, what’s the next word?
Neha:रिक्शा
Jason:rickshaw
Neha:(slow) रिक्शा (regular) रिक्शा
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:रिक्शा
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:A rickshaw is a very common mode of transportation in India.
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) रिक्शा में यात्रा करना बहुत ही किफायती है|
Jason:Travelling in a rickshaw is very economical.
Neha:(slow) रिक्शा में यात्रा करना बहुत ही किफायती है|
Jason:Okay, what’s the last word?
Neha:नौकरानी
Jason:maidservant
Neha:(slow) नौकरानी (regular) नौकरानी
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Neha:नौकरानी
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:It is common for Indian families to have a maidservant.
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Neha:(normal) घर को रोज साफ़ करने के लिए लोग नौकरानी रखते हैं|
Jason:People keep maidservants to clean their house everyday.
Neha:(slow) घर को रोज साफ़ करने के लिए लोग नौकरानी रखते हैं|
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:धोबी
[pause]Jason:laundryman
Neha:दूधवाला
[pause]Jason:milkman
Neha:सब्जीवाला
[pause]Jason:vegetable seller
Neha:रिक्शा
[pause]Jason:rikshaw
Neha:नौकरानी
[pause]Jason:maidservant

Outro

Jason:There you have it – the names of 5 shops or services in towns 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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