Tuesday, March 23, 2010

We speak Hindi these days

Definitely not at home. Pattu has couple of Hindi speaking friends at school and she seems to be quite fascinated by the language. She speaks very fluent gibberish that sounds like flawless Hindi! She intersperses her Hindi sentences with one or two English words, so it is possible to get a hang of what she is saying...

The conversation goes something like this...

Pattu: Kya ke jao tum ke neki (No clue what that means!)
Amma: What are you saying?
Pattu:Amma, upstairs jake tum kene ke? (Shall we go upstairs?)
Amma:OK..what do you want to do there?
Pattu:Ghar ja tum ke play ke neke upstairs jake nee (Let's play)
Amma:What do you want to play?
Pattu: Iske piske balloon aske deke ne karo kee (Let's play with balloon)
Amma: No, I don't want to play
Pattu:kya ke tum kiya bas taakke owl dekre ke hai.. karo tum? (If you don't owl will come and take you...well, something to that effect..)

you get the drift... and it goes on and on... there are days when we speak only Hindi, even to the maid, driver and the poor care taker! We are going mad!

22 comments:

rrmom said...

Very funny. I guess thats how you learn to speak the language. Just keep trying and maybe she will get it one day. Her friends are there to correct her too.

anitha said...

this post really kept me splitting into laughs.......try to record them for future

The Print Lover said...

ROFL :) this is the funniest post ever!!

A journey called Life said...

HILARIOUSSS!!! pattu u r awesome! i love the way u speak Hindi..

Jayashree said...

ROFL!!!

Uma said...

rrmom - true..that's why we play along and encourage her
Anitha - Thanks for reminding me - I should record this...
TPL, AJCL, Jayashree - this + pattu's expression and modulations make it even better :D

MindfulMeanderer said...

very funny. Lil p is also picking up hindi.. n speaks it with an english accent,, we call her katrina kaif at home!! Patuu's hindi is adorable!!! LOL.

Hema said...

ROFL!! Probably this is how 'Junoon' will sound if it is made in Tamil and then dubbed in Hindi:))

Lavanya Sriram said...

ROFL !!!! Simply hilarious !!!
I hope you have recorded it ? :) LOL :)

Vidya said...

Wow! That's the best code language that I've heard in recent times!:-) Super!

Uma said...

Mindful - Hindi with English accent would definitely call for a lot of leg-pulling :)

Hema - LOL! True

Lavanya - well, not yet...but will do

Vidya - :) It definitely sounds like one

Trish said...

LOL!! so cute!!!

Uma said...

Trish - :) except when she insists on doing this through the day... it can be tiring :D

asha said...

pattu, kya ke cute talk tum ki?.

well uma, this is for you. It means pattu's talk is simply cute.Anyways, pattu will not need the translation. simply say the words to her. I can see that you are enjoying ur daughter. Enjoy, these moments will be cherishable later.

Uma said...

Asha - you seen to have learnt Pattu's brand of Hindi pretty fast :)
Will definitely tell her :)

PV said...

Pattu's Hindi is so cute. Does she speak this crossover language with her Hindi friends ?

Wonder what she makes of the Hindi film songs on TV ;-)

Uma said...

PV - I don't know actually - would be interesting to find out :)

Swati said...

tagged

Uma said...

Swati - you asked for it ;)

Shilpa said...

LOL ... this is so funny :)

Uma said...

Shilpa - :) it is great fun indeed!

Sumana said...

Loved your blog and all the pattu series. You have a cutie pie at home. Have blog rolled you. Hope you do not mind.