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04/13/2018 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
7 Things you are bound to hear from Gujju grandparents Having grandparents is a blessing and especially if you are able to see them often or live with them. Many Gujarati families, not just in India but globally live in extended families with Dada(grandpa), Ba(grandma), Kaka(paternal uncle), Kaki(Kaka’s wife) and other relatives. When you live...
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04/03/2018 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
Gujarati Language Rediscovered Gujarati names for family relations: In English, your uncle is your uncle and your aunty is your aunty. In Spanish, the names for uncle is tio and aunty is tia. But not in Gujarati! Gujarati families traditionally were extended families. My grandmother grew up in a large house with her seven sisters...
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12/18/2017 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
Have you ever wondered what does our school name mean? Although we teach Gujarati language and culture why did we choose this as our school name? Does this mean we teach you to be “sanskari”(Civilized and proper)? Sanskar is defined many different ways in google search. According to hindujagruti.org, Sanskar is multiplication of virtues and...
09/04/2017 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
This video is about the second letter of the Gujarati Alphabet also known as the Barakhadi. KHA = ખ Watch the video and practice the tongue twister to familiarize yourself with the sound of KH! Khiskoli khushi thi khajoor khaay! (The squirrel is happily eating a date) Gujarati Alphabet 2nd Letter Want more tongue twisters?...
05/01/2017 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
This post is part of our Gujarati News for kids series. One of the easiest and fun ways to learn the sounds of alphabet letters is through tongue twisters. Come along and practice these tongue twisters with us.
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01/20/2017 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
Why is it important to say things right in any language? Uchhaar – pronounciation. Particularly in Gujarati, a difference of just one letter can make things interesting. It can alter the meaning of the whole word! Here are commonly mispronounced words in Gujarati, especially by those who are not brought up in India and are attempting...
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01/16/2017 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
The word new or Navoo in Gujarati has a sense of freshness and clean feel to it. With freshness comes life and liveliness. Given the choice, who wouldn’t want something new compared to something old? When I go down memory lane the word new for me is new books and clothes before school started. When...
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11/07/2016 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
When I first got married and moved in with my husband’s family, I couldn’t understand certain words. My husband and I are both from Gujarati families and we both speak Gujarati, so why couldn’t I understand certain things? Well, my family is from Baroda (north-western part of the state of Gujarat) and his family is...
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