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Old 7th March 2008, 14:17   #151
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@ TheOne: Es gibt wichtigeres im Leben, als beständig dessen Geschwindigkeit zu erhöhen! Mahatma Gandhi

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Yeh kaam karne ke liye Jigar chahiye.
My carpentry class professor used to say this to our shop group a lot. Jigar Shah was a very able woodworker.
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Sam once tried explaining to me that you actually have three ways of addressing people and when to use which form - now I cannot remember how they are called - but I was very confused lol, it seemed so complicated.
Yes. You have du(familiar) and Sie(formal)

We have tu (very familiar or younger), tum (medium familiar or junior) and Aap (formal)

The safest to use in all circumstances is Aap. In north India the culture is to use Aap for everyone, even little children.
In fact in cases even swearing is done formally and respectfully. They would use Aap while umm, referring to your mother, if you know what I mean.

In Mumbai we have no culture at all, lol. We use tu for almost everyone. Or tum. Or all 3 all together in one sentence. (Don't ask)

But we will not clog your welcome thread with a breakdown of Hindi.
That would be against the rules.

This thread is for welcome to India Jenny, welcome to Team-BHP messages only. Probably some cultural questions are OK. The mods have been patient. Let's not run away with that patience.

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@ TheOne: Es gibt wichtigeres im Leben, als beständig dessen Geschwindigkeit zu erhöhen! Mahatma Gandhi

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I means: There are more important things in life than to constantly increase its speed.

Probably not the best sounding translation but this is what it means. So don't focus on the wrong things in life
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So in Delhi (and other nothern states) you could often be addressed as Jenny-Bhabbi-ji.
Actually its spelt as "Bhabhi" Navin. And in most cases she'll be addressed as either Bhabhi-ji or Jenny-didi depending on the person addressing her.

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My carpentry class professor used to say this to our shop group a lot. Jigar Shah was a very able woodworker.

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Warm welcome, TheOne.
Enjoy your stay in India and tbhp.
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Welcome aboard ma'am!

Regards,
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Jenny-didi
didi = sister so that would mean "Jenny my sister". My wife is called that (not Jenny but "her name-didi") by the chauffers, cook, etc..

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In Mumbai we have no culture at all, lol. We use tu for almost everyone. Or tum. Or all 3 all together in one sentence. (Don't ask)
This thread is for welcome to India Jenny, welcome to Team-BHP messages only.
we are also trying to ensure that Jenny has as little culture shock as possible.

BTW, Sam, dont you find it funny that it is me who is doing the translations? :-)

T-O, it would be safe to say that my knowledge of Hindi falls in the lowest 5% of all members on TBHP.

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We have tu (very familiar or younger), tum (medium familiar or junior) and Aap (formal)
I can never use TUM - don't know why !!

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In Mumbai we have no culture at all, lol. We use tu for almost everyone.
True.

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Actually its spelt as "Bhabhi" Navin. And in most cases she'll be addressed as either Bhabhi-ji or Jenny-didi depending on the person addressing her.
wow iRags - that was such a decent post.
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11 paGES!!! of an introduction thread!!! Man, does it go any further!!!
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didi = sister so that would mean "Jenny my sister". My wife is called that (not Jenny but "her name-didi") by the chauffers, cook, etc..
Exactly what I meant Navin, she'll be referred to as didi especially by the female help. The male help will mostly address/refer to her as bhabhi.

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wow iRags - that was such a decent post.
I could post an appropriate response to that here but unfortunately it'll lead to an infraction so I'll refrain for the time being & save it for when I meet you personally.
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I think, with everbody having laid out the welkommen carpet to TheOne®, the time is auspicious to close this record-breaking thread before it loses direction. If anyone has been left of the welcoming delegation, please send a PM to the Moderator Team and we shall include that here.
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Default Epilogue - Thank you

I have always been very dependent on and deeply appreciative of the love I have received from this forum as a collective. From you.

Now you have shown this incredible warmth towards Jenny. We are both very thankful. In just a few days we have discussed Germany, India, the weather, traffic, language, the heart, the liver, North and South India, Bollywood and Indian hospitality, to name a few topics.

Without even realising it, just by being yourselves, you have already helped her take another step towards moving here.

I have always believed that Indian people are capable of an indescribable warmth that is somehow ingrained deeply in all of us.

Team-BHPians are capable of even more.

This may sound plain and formal coming from my usually smart mouth, but this is just the way I genuinely feel right now.

You will all get to meet her one day and I will speak for her when I say that she looks forward to it.

Thank you.
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