Sunday, June 19, 2005

Nawab Ki Padhaayi

Dhananjay Singh Sisodiya, a.k.a. Nawab – my favorite cousin. And now, well, my student. You won’t think teaching mathematics to a 14-year old will be a tough job. Neither did I, that is, not till I actually began with it.

Even I’ve done my schooling from a hindi medium school, the same school as his, in fact. But I was yet again reminded how easily we forget things once out of touch.

Mathematics (Ganit) in shuddh hindi, believe me, that’s not easy.

K: “Haan to Nawab, first chapter kaun sa hai?”
N: “Pahla adhyaay Samuchchay hai.”
Now, now, I remembered that Samuchchay means Set, and was proud of the fact. But remembering something, and using it in your language are two different things.

N: “Kanu didi, Rikt Samuchchay kya hai?”
K: “Jis Set mein koi element na ho”
N: ?
K: “Jis Samuchchay mein koi avayav na ho.” (sigh)

And when you think you know it all,
K: “Samuchchay(Set) ka Sarvanishth (Intersection) nikaalne ke liye jo avayav(elements) dono mein hon, unhe lete hain, aur Sangh (Union) ke liye dono Samuchchayon(Sets) ke avayav(elements) lete hain.”
N: “To Sangh aur Sarvanishth ek hi hue na?”
K: 8-

How do you read A = {x: x is a natural number and x<=10}??
Samuchchay A, jahan A ke avayav x hai, jabki x ek Prakrat Sankhya hai, aur x is less than or equal to 10. (Jhappu, “less than or equal to” ko hindi mein kya kahte hain?)

Root 2? Square root of two? No! Do ka vargmool.

“Exercise 10.1 kar lena”
“Kya karna hai?”
“Abhyaas das dashamlav ek.”

You do get better with time! B-)

Trigonometry has never been more difficult.
K: “Dekho Nawab, ek Saral Rekha (Straight Line) ek sau assi ansh (180 degrees) ka kon (angle) banaati hai, aur yeh prashn mein diya hai ki dono angles ke beech ka antar (difference) right angle ke barabar hai. To a+b = 180, aur a-b = kitna hua?”
N: “Right Angle kya hota hai?”
K: “Nabbe ansh ka kon”
N: “To aise boliye na!”

Sankhyiki (Statistics), Trikonmiti (Trigonometry) – you learn mathematics from the scratch. And thank your stars for the wonderful teachers that you got!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

kaan ke peechhe ek laga dena on my behalf

~Time [8)]

Ritesh said...
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Ritesh said...

Hahaha... so now I know whom to contact when I need to know some 'shudh' hindi words! :)

Kanupriya said...

@Time
Kyuuuuuuun? [:o]

@Ritz dear
Bilkul! [:D]

ted said...

Nawab ko ganit sikhane ke saath saath thodi bahut angrezi bhi sikha do. :p

Siege Perilous said...

I second to TD !!

Ritesh said...
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Anonymous said...

Sure you can, R dear! [:)]

Ritesh said...

I see some names here: "N: “Kanu didi, Rikt Samuchchay kya hai?”" [:D]

ravi said...

nawab saheb ne to aap se kamaal karwa diya...

kissa padh kar chupke chupke ki yaad aa rahi aur ab movie ko phir dekhne jaa raha hoon....

sanju said...

:D :D :D :D
hai ram!! :O
phir to padhane mein bahaut mushkil hua hoga :P

mujhe bhi hindi sikhao na...mujhe bhi thik se nahi aati :D

S-e-A said...

hmm,nawab sahab urdu ki jagah hindi prefer karte hain....sahi hai!!

waise,trignometry ko triknomiti kehte hain kya??[:o]

Anonymous said...

@Ravi
indeed!

@Sanju
zaroor padha denge. par tumhare paas time kahan hai? x-(

@S-e-A
naye zamaane ke nawab hain B-)
lo, tumhe trikonmiti nahin pata :-p

-blogger

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of my University dats back in 1975 when I was reading for my BSc in Chemistry from Lucknow University. Being a foreigner, my command of Hindi was very superficial. My very first lecture happend to be Mathematics. The lecturer took it for granted that all students are Indians..therefore could understand Hindi...in spite of the fact that lectures were meant to be done in English language. Imagine my astovishment when I heard words like " Iss rekha ke uppar ek bindu laga do..." To me Rekha and Bindu were only meant to be found in Hindi Cinema. Now, after three years in India, I've mastered the language (only spoken)and am proud of it. Ye huwi na baat!!!

Nawab of Mauritius

Auri said...

Hi Kanupriya (thatz ur name rite?),

Found your blog searching for lyrics of 'Pyaar mujhse jo...' And wow, I read the whole blog!

You have a great sense of writing and humor .... bahut maza aaya ... Especially the "Ganit" blog .. U made me laugh on a stressful day @ office.

I'm far away from Swades, lekin Rahne wala M.P ka hi hoon :) Your blog is on my bookmark ... hope to see more of you.

Cheers,
Auri

Anonymous said...

@Nawab of Mauritius
are u really a Nawab? :-o
anyway, good to know that u can speak good hindi. even some Indians are not very good at it. :-p

@Auri
Thanx a lot. glad that u liked it.

@both
u didn't give ur blog's addresses.

Lalit Singh said...

aapka hindi ka gyan to prshansaniya hain

Kanupriya said...

thanx, Lalit :-)

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