White American Girl meets brown Pakistani guy. Hilarity ensues.
thats great lol
lol :-P. Nevertheless, you're learning :-)
hahahahahah :D.. how cute :D..That's cute urdu, not bad urdu :D
Hee hee. Cute!!!
basic urdu grammar according to english..Indefinite:Present: the verb ends with "ta hai" .. like "mein khana banata hoon" .. notice the verb banaana becomes banataPast: simple past tense .. "meine khana banaya" .. banana becomes banaya ..future: the sentence ends with "ga" at the end of the sentence .. mein khana banayoon "ga" .. continuous ..easiest .. in all use "raha" .. for present: raha hoon .. like khana bana raha hoonfor past: raha tha .. e.g. kahana bana raha thafor future: raha hoon ga .. e.g. mein khana bana raha hoon ga perfect tense:again .. easy .. use chuka instead of raha in the sentence ..presenet: chuka "hoon" e.g mein khana bana chuka hoonpast: chuka "tha" e.g mein khana bana chuka tha ..future: chuka "hoon ga" e.g mein khana bana chuka hoon ga .... next lesson .. how to use mein, meine .. tum .. tumne .. .. hum .. hamare ..once you are done with these two exercises .. sentence composition will be alright .. vocab building and practice remains ;)hope it helps :)
Ummmn... On second thoughts, for past indefinite you can use banata tha instead of banaya ....
TGW: I was thinking about practical ways to improve your Urdu. I think you have a lot of vocab and some basic idea about the grammar but your communication skills have fossilized since you have had no real instruction or structured practice with opportunity for correction. You have done great mashallah, a lot of ppl have been trying for years more and know way less. However, I think what you need is to force the ole` mian to sit down with you and do some old fashioned grammar drills.As in, verb: jaanatense: present:aap: _____ham: _____and so forththen do past preterite and past imperfect, then do future, then do with sakna, etc.also try it with possessives:jutay:our shoes: hamaaray jutay, etc. etc.That will shape your usage up.10 mins per day of drills should help you out. Then maybe do a 20 minute "Urdu only" session. You can use English words that desis usually use codeswitching in English, but try to say as much as you can in Urdu. Simple topics: a scary dream, my plans for the weekend, my favorite food, etc. try to choose topics that will elicit various specific tenses.I am guessing that you can understand a lot more than you can speak, so keep up the listening practice as well by watching media like Hindi movies or actively listening to convos between ppl. Here is a website that has a film list with Hindustani vocab for learners for a lot of films:http://www.bollywhat.com/film_index.htmlanywayz...hope u find this useful.
lol.. Urdu is a hard language to learn. Cut yrself some slack. :)
lol.. at least you try.. I cant even imagine trying. Allahu alim.. sis you on facebook? I wanted to add you, recently my best bud in Canada started a conversation with A on one of my photos warning him on the consequences if he hurt me.. and today a friend in UK started on him too... all in urdu lol :D
LF - I think that what you wrote is the perfect description of my Urdu skeellz - fossilized. And I think your ideas sound good, especially the drills and stuff, but one of the problems is that in grade school I wasn't taught that grammatical structure. "Past preterite and past imperfect" doesn't mean anything to me, which is why things like what Yousef commented earlier doesn't really seem helpful to me. Perhaps I have to sit down with a fifth-grade textbook and learn all that first...
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funny, and cute!
O this sounds so FAMILIAR...
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