Saturday, November 3, 2007

His vocabulary amazes me!

It was around 6 PM today. Me and Anirudh walked down to our local market as I had some stuff to be given for dry cleaning. Right next to the dry cleaners shop was this electricians shop who had displayed various styles, shapes and sizes of electric decorative lighting. There were so many since Diwali is just round the corner.

Looking at such colorful flickering decorations he was so excited and wanted me to buy one too. I told him we have one at home and that we will put it on tomorrow. But he kept insisting to buy one and when I finally told him that we will put it on as soon as we reach back the house today itself, he finally calmed down. And as soon as we reached, as promised, I took out the lighting and started to work on putting it in. After nailing down a few nails, and placing the wire across the wall, finally we were all done and the moment I plugged it and switched it on, the lights started to blink in waves. He was ecstatic! He jumped up and down and said "Yay!". After admiring it for a few seconds he goes "Arre waah! Kamaal ka kaam ho gaya!" (Oh wow! What a great job done.)

I was so taken aback by the usage of word 'kamaal' by him. I asked him who taught you this? At first he kept saying kisi ne nahi? Then when I probed further he called out a name of his teacher. I thought ok fine but does he know what it means? So I asked him "Iska kya matlab hota hai?" (What does it mean?) and he said "Achha kaam ho gaya" (Good job done) leaving no doubts that he does know what it meant :)

7 comments:

PG said...

Arre Waah! Tumhara Kamaal ka Beta hai (Aur mera kamal ka Bhanja hai)! :)(Touchwood!)

karmickids said...

Lovely. The boy is growing up so fast....adorable.

Rohini said...

That's really cool.

ddmom said...

wow! kamaal kar diya :) He is growing up fast.

the mad momma said...

wow! this is such a coincidence. I just did a post a day before you saying the brat says kamaal kar diya when you play cricket with him. i guess we're succeeding in teaching them good hindi despite living in delhi amidst the tu-tu main-main!

2B's mommy said...

Yeh toh such mein kamaal ho gaya. Itna chota sa lekin vocabulary toh dekho ! and he knows the meaning of it too !!

~nm said...

@all : Thanks all! He really is gorwing up into a 'Kamaal ka ladka!"