Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Bhalentine Day - Bengali Way


With Valentine Day just round the corner, could not resist putting this up... Had read it a few years ago...

In Bengali,

Tumi (pronounced too-mi ) means You and Ami (pronounced aami means I)

Tumi samudra ami aranya, tumi Amit ami Labonya;
(You are the sea and I am the forest; You are infinite and I am beauty)

Tumi bhugal ami itihaash, tumi Paro ami Debdash;
(You are Geography and I am History; You are Paro and I am Devdas)

Tumi Closeup ami Colgate, tumi Romeo ami Juliette;

Tumi Makaibari ami Wah Taj, tumi Shajahan ami Mumtaz;

Tumi Thuja ami Arnica, tumi Clinton ami Monica;

Tumi chiruni ami ayna, tumi Dodi ami Diana;
(You are the comb and I am the mirror)

Tumi bulbul ami tota, tumi Jyoti ami Mamata;

Tumi dherosh ami alu, tumi Rabri ami Lallu;
(You are the lady's finger and I am the potato)

Tumi ucche ami potol, tumi Soniya ami Atal;
(You are a type of bitter gourd and I am parwal (a type of veggie)

Tumi chips ami popcorn, tumi Phulan (Devi) ami Birappan (Veerappan);

Tumi jilipi ami chumchum, tumi Suchitra ami Uttam;
(You are jalebi and I am chamcham)

Tumi hajmi ami toffee, tumi Boris ami Steffi;

Tumi khyal ami gazal, tumi Shahrukh ami Kajol;

Tumi CBI ami greftaar, tumi Sangeeta ami Azar;

Tumi Santro ami Ciello, tumi Desdemona ami Othello;

Tumi mach ami mangsho, tumi srishti ami dhangsho;
(You are fish and I am mutton; You are creation and I am destruction)

Tumi Ajit ami Mona, tumi Sourav ami Donna;

Tumi elish ami parshe, tumi Pheluda ami Topse;
(elish and parshe are types of fish)

Tumi dhakna ami shishi, tumi Katthak ami Orissi;
(You are the cork and I am the bottle)

Tumi Sholay ami Bazigar, tumi Minar ami Chabighar;

Tumi boma ami grenade, tumi Mahakaran ami Brigade;
(You are the bomb and I am the grenade)

Tumi Only Vimal ami DCM, tumi Congress ami CPM;

Tumi Raju ami Gopal, tumi Bharat ami Nepal;

Tumi galpa ami kobita, tumi Aishwariya ami Susmita;
(You are story and I am poetry)

Tumi OK ami fine, tumi aniyam ami ayeen;
(You are OK and I am fine; You are illegal and I am law)

Tumi bangla ami hindi, tumi tip ami bindi;
(Tip and Bindi mean the same thing)

Tumi uttejona ami kolahol, tumi cricket ami football;
(You are excitement and I am chaos)

Tumi jhamela ami gandagol, tumi Pk ami Amol;
(You are nuisance and I am disturbance)

Tumi gur ami chini, tumi hulo ami mini;
(You are jaggery and I am sugar)

Tumi gaja ami khaja, tumi Rani ami Raja;

Tumi botua ami pouch, tumi oof ami ouch;

Tumi babbah ami mago, tumi hyago ami ogo;

Tumi superb ami glory, tumi lekho ami pori.
(You are superb and I am glory; You keep writing and I will keep reading)

23 comments:

  1. Hey that was funny!
    I know bengali lil lil...like tumi kemon acho?bhalo i hope...:)

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  2. Hi………
    Absolutely fantastic post! Good job!
    Great! Keep writing…….

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  3. hehe.. lolz.. it was really funny, thnx for sharing ;)

    tumi lekho ami pori.. :D

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  4. hehe.. you keep writing and I will keep reading :))

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  5. This contribution of yours is a very big contrib in my family ;-)

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  6. My ex is bengali so I understood quite a bit of that! yay! :D

    Khoob bhalo :)

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  7. ok that was incredibly funny and yet so amazingly cute!!!

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  8. @ Meera : :) yeah Meera, bhalo is correct!

    @ Femin Susan : Thanks girl

    @ Richa : Thanks!

    @ Scattered Thoughts : I will do that :)

    @ Jinxed Pixie : Yes... a true blue bong

    @ Life 24*7 : I know D... ab aap hamare paas tution lene aa sakti hain!

    @ ki : :) Dhonnobaad

    @ mayz : Thanks!

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  9. ok, since this is a poem, I'm hijacking it for my blog too :P What say sis?

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  10. bah bah besh bhalo... darun post ta... :P

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  11. @ Shaunak : Go ahead, SKK!!! ;)

    @ Phoenix : Dhonnobaad!

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  12. There is Romeo, there is Juliet,
    Me your fan, You my Poet.

    Great! Enjoyed it!

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  13. Cool ..... Never knew you were a Bengali !! :)

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  14. Hey, I enjoyed every bit of it!!!
    Brought back memories of a close bengali friend.

    I have already started humming it,,
    Way to go!!!

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  15. hahhahha somehow they way they sing these songs makes me smile more . listen to this " shono amra ki shoobaaaaiiii bondhu hote pari naaaa"

    and this one takes the icing " jiboooon ar cholche na shoja potheeeee , benche gechi boli hote hoteeeeee"
    hehhehe

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  16. LOL

    that was funny :)

    happy valentines day jalebi :P

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