Bhashe-Language-Sprache (Part II)

Continuing on the same topic, I thought I will tell you guys this small experience of mine…
I’m looking for a new room to shift from past week and I happen to visit an apartment yesterday to have a look at it. In German, the sharing of apartment is called as WG (Wohngemeinschaft) and there were 2 girls living and were searching for a 3rd companion. It’s so happened that I reached the place to see it and also to meet the people who are already living but there was already one girl sitting and chatting with the ladies, who had also come there to see the apartment. I felt little weird at the beginning but then it was fine. Within 5 minutes the door bell rings and there is already another girl to see the room/apartment. Basically, there were 3 potential candidates for the apartment at the same time. Later it was only I, the two girls who live in the apartment and the girl who came at the end, started talking a bit.

And this what happens….

We start giving a small intro of ourselves.. bla.. bla.. The girl, who had come to check the room tells us that she had been to Himalayas recently and also travelled around India. I was like.. ok.. thats cool…. And then I start telling them that I come from India and suddenly this female asks me like from which part of India. I said Bangalore. And you guys wont believe what I get to hear from her next. She asks me and I quote “ನಿನ್ನ ಹೆಸರು ಏನು?” (Ninna Hesaru Yenu?-What is your name?). I was so surprised, you guys should have seen my face that time. I can hardly expect them to speak English and all of a sudden she talks to me in Kannada. I felt really happy at that moment. I did answer to that question in Kannada and later she also replied back saying her name, which by the way I hardly remember. Then she mentioned that she happened to visit Karnataka and also stayed in Udupi for few days and her experiences with the train, traffic and so on….

Last time I was sharing with you guys how wonderful it is, that people from different countries come together and talk comfortably in a foreign language and are able to understand each other. And here, foreign people, in their own country talking to you in your own regional language and able to communicate. I really believe that Language has no barrier. And the more languages you know, the more people you connect to. For a moment the World seems to be really small… 🙂

13 comments

  1. vinay katara · June 9, 2011

    schoking n intresting !! must have seen the look on ur face though

  2. Kiran · June 9, 2011

    lol. u shud learn from her.. see how fast she learnt kannada. endlich hast du chance mit zwei maedschen wohnen? Ob Ja es ist echt geil

    • Pavan · June 9, 2011

      oh… das ist noch nicht versprochen. ich war da nur für casting…

  3. rashmi · June 9, 2011

    lovely 🙂 ..ya shd have gotten to see ur face that time 🙂

  4. Sunil · June 9, 2011

    Pavan,.
    First Of all. It is well portrayed.. I liked the way you have carried out the writing.. I was also amazed after reading like people appreciate the language so much.. The world seems to be very small after reading this.. Each and every corner of the world is reachable..

    • Pavan · June 9, 2011

      thanks for the nice words!!

  5. pals · June 9, 2011

    nice!!! I like the fact that u don’t remember her name 😉 after months of thirsting for language/friendliness, u forget the 1 gal who tried ha ha… *o*

    • Pavan · June 9, 2011

      thats not how it looks like… she had actually come with her boyfriend.. so.. but anyways it was really nice talking to her in kannada… 🙂

  6. gdo · July 2, 2011

    The world seems to be small, but the people are another worlds themselves. I friend told me, that it isn’t trascendental where we were, but the people we met. I’m not sure about the validity of his statement (trueness is subjective) but it’s a good initial point for a posterior meditation.

  7. Pooja · July 7, 2011

    so who got the room finally???

    • Pavan · July 7, 2011

      no idea… all I know is I didnt get it… But as they say everything happens for good.. I’m very happy with my current room… 🙂

  8. Paresh · August 22, 2011

    You wanted to stay with 2 girls? If you got the room, it would have been saying more of “mich cooking dish…cleaning dish… dos girls eating dish” 😉
    Why did pals like that you forgot that girl’s name i have no idea…. i’m sure pavan remembers what he named her back at that moment 😉

    • Pavan · August 23, 2011

      lo.. firstly i didnt get that room and secondly nothing… no use commenting anything for that…

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