Foreign languages have never been my strong suit, so I figured there might be a few of you in this same boat. I found these tips for communicating with your child (or anyone who is being chased by a rhino) that I thought might be helpful.
I, for one, hope my child is not yet speaking so we can slowly learn these phrases through the years together!
“a” is pronounced like “uh” as in “America”
“Z” is often pronounced like “J”. I had to smile when we told the taxi driver we wanted to go to the zoo, he replied “to the joo?” Yep!
Verb Present Tense Imperative
To Play kelne khela
To Sleep sutne suta
To Stop rhokne rokha
To Wait parkhane parkhana
To Go janne jaaun
To Come aaou
To Sit Down basne basa
To Give daou
To Eat khanne khaau
Present tense: ********ne (pronounced like “way”)
Past tense: ********eko
Be Quiet chup laagyo
Don’t Do That nagara
"I am hot" & "are you hot?" garmi laagyo
" " cold jaado laagyo
" " tired nidraa laagyo
" " thirsty tirka laagyo
" " hurt duka laagyo
" " hungry bhok laagyo
I am not hungry bhok lagdaina
More badhi or dherai
Great! Kaasto Raamro!
You do it Timi gara
I don't understand Bujina
How is it? Kasto chha?
What happened? Ke bhayo?
Where is the bathroom? Toilet?
She is my daughter Uni mero chhori ho.
I don't eat meat ma maasu khandina
Where is ____? ______ kahaan cha?
Don’t cry, baby Narou naani (girl) or nanou (boy)
I will be back soon Ma pheri anunchu
Very Good! Ekdaam ramro
What a good girl! Kati raamro keti!
I love you malaai maya laagyo
What should I do if a rhino starts chasing me? Gaidaa le lakhetyo bhane ke garne?
Monday, January 5, 2009 | Posted by Laura Love-Aden at 3:24 PM |