What Hindi sounds like to foreigners...with the help of a bollywood song!

  • deep388

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    Jul 30, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    My friend posted this up on his facebook page...As someone with a bit of Indian heritage, I couldn't stop laughing at this (Now I know what the Hindi language sounds like to people not familiar with the language). icon_lol.gif




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    Jul 30, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    They sing about weird stuff in Hindi. icon_lol.gif

    This reminded me of the Bad Lip Reading videos.

  • Manarii2281

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    Jul 30, 2013 8:44 AM GMT
    okay, the Hindi piece was funny, but more than likely because I love Bollywood films and have for years. Thanks for sharing that.

    the lip reading one too was good watching!
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    Jul 30, 2013 12:21 PM GMT
    Man i don't know about you but all of the sudden I feel like mustard ahahaha
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    Jul 30, 2013 11:56 PM GMT
    I can't unhear this now, even after watching the original! Also, why do I feel guilt for finding this so funny?
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    Jul 31, 2013 12:13 AM GMT
    flyingdiamond saidI can't unhear this now, even after watching the original! Also, why do I feel guilt for finding this so funny?


    I find it incredibly hilarious because it's amazing what she is singing sounds like to non-hindi speakers or people not familiar with Hindi or bollywood movies. My Hindi is quite rusty but: -

    "May he poop on my knee" = "Mehboob mere" (my lover or like male lover...The word mehboob comes from Arabic and is used extensively in Bollywood songs and movies)

    Would you Mustard my hole with a genie babe: "Mujhe Mast mahaul mein jeene de" =(Let me live in abandonment).

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  • heyom

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    Jul 31, 2013 12:21 AM GMT
    I know its terrible, because this is actually a gorgeous song with very deep and beautiful lyrics...

    But I can't stop laughing...

  • heyom

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    Jul 31, 2013 12:23 AM GMT
    deep388 said
    flyingdiamond saidI can't unhear this now, even after watching the original! Also, why do I feel guilt for finding this so funny?


    I find it incredibly hilarious because it's amazing what she is singing sounds like to non-hindi speakers or people not familiar with Hindi or bollywood movies. My Hindi is quite rusty but: -

    "May he poop on my knee" = "Mehboob mere" (my lover or like male lover...The word mehboob comes from Arabic and is used extensively in Bollywood songs and movies)

    Would you Mustard my hole with a genie babe: "Mujhe Mast mahaul mein jeene de" =(Let me live in abandonment).

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    I'm guessing your name is Mandeep or Deepak?
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    Jul 31, 2013 12:24 AM GMT
    Funny, but I bet a rendition of 'I Will Survive' would sound as stupid to someone from a village in India. Hindi happens to be my first language so trashing it is always subjective!

    Plus, Miss Sen is hot!
  • heyom

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    Jul 31, 2013 12:29 AM GMT
    kratostoan saidFunny, but I bet a rendition of 'I Will Survive' would sound as stupid to someone from a village in India. Hindi happens to be my first language so trashing it is always subjective!

    Plus, Miss Sen is hot!


    I don't really think it is "trashing". But I think that is subjective... it is in no way perjorative, this humour (at least, I don't find so, and more than half my family speaks Hindi, and they too would simply laugh)
  • heyom

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    Jul 31, 2013 12:32 AM GMT
    Lord_Trollileo saidThis one is much more entertaining and more coherent.

    Benny Lava video


    Isnt this Tamil? (Not bollywood in any way, though foreigners often confuse the styles). It sounds like Tamil from South India... not Hindi, thats from the North. (to put it in perspective, its like English vs Hungarian in distance and difference)
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    Jul 31, 2013 12:36 AM GMT
    heyom said
    kratostoan saidFunny, but I bet a rendition of 'I Will Survive' would sound as stupid to someone from a village in India. Hindi happens to be my first language so trashing it is always subjective!

    Plus, Miss Sen is hot!


    I don't really think it is "trashing". But I think that is subjective... it is in no way perjorative, this humour (at least, I don't find so, and more than half my family speaks Hindi, and they too would simply laugh)

    I don't think so, it's offensive to insult someone's mother tongue. as you said "it's subjective"
    So, may be depending on the person's sense of humor and sense of value given to their mother tongue...it would be extremely funny to extremely offensive.
  • heyom

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    Jul 31, 2013 12:40 AM GMT
    Harry7785 said
    heyom said
    kratostoan saidFunny, but I bet a rendition of 'I Will Survive' would sound as stupid to someone from a village in India. Hindi happens to be my first language so trashing it is always subjective!

    Plus, Miss Sen is hot!


    I don't really think it is "trashing". But I think that is subjective... it is in no way perjorative, this humour (at least, I don't find so, and more than half my family speaks Hindi, and they too would simply laugh)

    I don't think so, it's offensive to insult someone's mother tongue. as you said "it's subjective"
    So, may be depending on the person's sense of humor and sense of value given to their mother tongue...it would be extremely funny to extremely offensive.


    well, like I said... it's many of my family's mother tongue, and if people would make a video like this about my own mother tongue.. I would laugh.. as far as Hindi is concerned, I think its a gorgeous language, I learned Sanskit in addition, so I harbour no disrespect to the language.

    I really think its just a matter of what you define to be offensive... in this case.. I do not feel in any way disrespected, because I don't find the language itself to be attacked.. but thats just me.. my own mother tongue is Dutch and everybody makes fun of it when they hear it (so guttural) but I'm not offended... I laugh
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    Jul 31, 2013 12:41 AM GMT
    Dont't get me wrong, this is funny no doubt, but Media representations such as these do make a subliminal impact, especially in the west. I'm in London for three years now and I can see and have encountered so many deep-rooted stereotypes about Indians, accents, languages and customs, some of which could possibly be sourced to videos such as these.

    Something to think about.
  • deep388

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    Jul 31, 2013 12:42 AM GMT
    heyom said
    deep388 said
    flyingdiamond saidI can't unhear this now, even after watching the original! Also, why do I feel guilt for finding this so funny?


    I find it incredibly hilarious because it's amazing what she is singing sounds like to non-hindi speakers or people not familiar with Hindi or bollywood movies. My Hindi is quite rusty but: -

    "May he poop on my knee" = "Mehboob mere" (my lover or like male lover...The word mehboob comes from Arabic and is used extensively in Bollywood songs and movies)

    Would you Mustard my hole with a genie babe: "Mujhe Mast mahaul mein jeene de" =(Let me live in abandonment).

    icon_lol.gif


    I'm guessing your name is Mandeep or Deepak?


    Sandeep. :-) my dad is of indian (punjabi) and Nepalese descent so I know how to speak a bit of punjabi, Hindi and Nepali. (Hindi I picked up from Bollywood movies). It's similar to punjabi and Nepali but also quite different, like Italian, Spanish and French.
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    Jul 31, 2013 12:43 AM GMT
    somersault saidit sounds like i'm in an opium den with John Lennon listening to racoons fucking outside


    Gotta love some Beatles.
  • deep388

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    Jul 31, 2013 12:45 AM GMT
    Lord_Trollileo saidThis one is much more entertaining and more coherent.




    That is indeed in Tamil and therefore not Bollywood, completely unrelated language to North India where majority of the people speak and understand the language in the first video I posted up. Still, funny. icon_biggrin.gif