I finally finished reading Chapter 23 of Practical Chinese Reader III
and also read Units 6-7 of Basic Chinese
(I always do the exercises at the end of each chapter as well, or at least have been doing this so far).
I just posted a bunch of stuff on Reddit for Hindi and Urdu, but I would like to make two posts on r/hindi as well if possible. Problem is, what do I post?
I thought of posting some news reports, but...news from India these days is kind of...depressing. Like I just took a look at Google News in Hindi, and it's like everything that isn't probably just taken from English-language media or something is about a) Pakistan, b) Muslims, c) the BJP, d) Bollywood, e) the elite, or f) places in India where Hindi is not
spoken. And I feel stupid just posting links to Bollywood movies or something...oh! Maybe I could post links to some really interesting Bollywood movies like Achhut Kanya
Or I guess I could ask what people are doing for Christmas, but then I'm worried people might be like I'm not celebrating Christmas, you moron! I'm Hindu!
(even though my brother's Hindu in-laws do celebrate Christmas) because after all, these are the kinds of people who seem to consider using iskul
instead of vidyaalay
for 'school' a mistake.
All right, I guess I might as well post some vocab in Swahili, right? Gosh, how on Earth am I going to go through all these languages before January?! Christmas is only two days away! Anyway, the last item on this list is a proverb:
carving = kinyago
cucumbers = matango
broad, wide = -pana
heavy = -zito
kebab = mshikaki
kebabs = mishikaki
corn cob = gunzi
especially = hasaNdege
means both 'airplane' and 'bird
"A wife is clothes; a banana tree, weeding." = Mke ni nguo, mgomba kupalilia
I should also read at least one recipe each for vibibi
(translated in TY Swahili as 'small pancakes') and vitumbua
Well, that was not so bad! (Now, how I'll remember all these words I've been listing given that I've been adding more and more to the list may turn out to be another matter entirely...