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 from Surat (which is the southern part of the state of Gujarat).
Gujarati is spoken differently in different parts of Gujarat. If I heard “ghavadaave chhe” (it itches) in my “Barodian” Gujarati they were saying “khanjvaad aave chhe”.
Here are few words that I learned in Surati Gujarati as time went on: