Tuesday, February 17, 2009

हाती और हाता

I overheard this conversation while I was writing lines of code....
A south Indian colleague was trying to learn Hindi.

He was asking what is the word for "Elephant" in Kannada. Another colleague said it is आने
He was quick enough to relate it to आना meaning "To come" in Hindi.

Continued asking what was the Hindi word for "Elephant". Someone mentioned it as हाथी.

He was like "Oh! I thought हाथी means a Girl's hand and हाता is a boy's hand; as हाथ means hand.

LOL......I laughed away unnoticed .......

5 comments:

  1. haha very funny :) such small thinkskeep mood up :)

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  2. :-)
    अरे वाह, आप तो हिन्दी में भी लिख लेते हैं। हिन्दी में और भी लिखिये।

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  3. Hi AS;

    Thank you. Yeah it is; and with the fact that it was a one-off genuine conversation.

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  4. Hi Unmukt,

    Dhanyavaad! I'll try to do few posts in Hindi :-)

    Thanks again

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