Saturday, October 8, 2011

India language: शाबाश and मजा

Before picking our Indian words, we had to first pick our Indian language.  India has 18 official languages, many of which are totally dissimilar to each other in pronunciation and script.  Hindi is the most widely spoken, and it also happens to be one of the languages spoken in our home.  So we've picked two of our favorite Hindi words.

Maza (pronounced muh-zaa) means "fun."  The Whirl Girl has been using it since she was a little girl at meal times.  When there is something that she likes, she says maza and shakes her body in happiness.
Shabaash (shaa-baash) means "well done" or "great job."  A good one once you're done with a project!

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