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It’s the end of May and the south-westerly monsoon winds should be headed across the Western coast of India. This is the time when temperatures तापमान (taapmaan) and humidity run high, guaranteeing the impending monsoon showers बारिश (baarish) a resounding welcome स्वागत (swagat). It’s also the time when even a short errand outside can drench you in heat and sweat, making even the crispest of cotton kurtas go limp and unattractive. As such, it is not uncommon for most people to return home and take another refreshing bath that washes away the sweat पसीना (paseena) and grime मैल (mayle).Let’s listen to this conversation between a mother and her daughter who has just returned home from school.
|आ गयी||aa gayi||have come; gayi (fem.) conjugation of jaana (to go).
aa + jaana = to come
|कितना||kitna||how much sweat|
|पसीना छूट रहा है||paseena choot raha hai||paseena chootna = to sweat|
|ऊपर से||oopar se||used figuratively here to mean: on top of that/ in addition to it/to make things worse
literally, it means “from above”
|हाथ मुँह धो लो||haath mooh dho lo||wash up/literally it means to wash your hands (haath) and face (mooh).|
|नाश्ता करो||naashta karo||Eat a snack. (imperative)/ (Naashta karna) = to eat a snack|
|नहाकर||nahaakar||get showered/take a bath; nahaana = to bathe/shower|
|ले जाना||le jaana||to take (with oneself)|
|भूल गयी||bhool gayi||I forgot (fem.)/conjugation of bhool jaana = to forget|
|भीग गयी हूँ||bheeg gayi hoon||I am drenched (fem.)/conjugation of bheeg jaana = to get drenched/wet|
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