Come get some candy. The candy man is here. Red, black, yellow, come and collect your candy. It’s time for Radio City’s Candy Class.
Hello! It’s so nice to see that all you naughty little kids are getting to see so many different coloured candies. But, before you have them, I want to tell you something. Don’t eat too many candies or else, your teeth will get spoilt. And especially, don’t eat them before going to bed.
Alright. So, you kids will definitely get some candy today. But for that, you have to be a part of my English Candy Class.
What class is this? And who am I?
Hi. I’m RJ Archana on Radio City 91.1 FM. How are you doing, Mumbai? Every morning I wake you up with my voice.
And kids, if you pay attention in my English Candy Class, then for every word of English you get right, you’ll get a candy. FREE! Exciting, right?
Alright, so here’s what you have to say. Now, when you meet someone you ask them, “aap kaise hain?” That’s how you greet them, right? “Namaste, aap kaise hain?” Now in English, you’ll say, “hello, how are you?”
Okay, now repeat with me, “Hello! How are you?” How…Are……You……
Very good! This basically means that you’re enquiring the well-being of the other person.
Whenever you meet your friend, your teacher, your neighbor or your mum, the first thing you enquire is their well-being. Similarly, when you meet someone for the first time, all you have to say is, “Hello! How are you?”
Alright. Alright. Let’s all repeat it together. “Hello! How are you?”
Now, what do you say in response to this is also important to know.
If someone meets you and asks, “Hello Ramesh, how are you?”, what will your response be, Ramesh?
All of you, pay attention. Your response will be, “I am fine, thank you.”
Which in Hindi means, “main theek hoon. Shukriya.”
Now, you’ll have to learn this. So, repeat slowly, I……Am……...Fine…. Which means, “main theek hoon”
And how do you say “shukriya”. “Thank you” For, someone asked your well-being nah, kids. Like your Archana didi is on Radio City 91.1 FM.
Okay now, get ready to win some candy. But, you’ll have to repeat with me once more.
If you meet someone for the first time, then ask them, “hello. How are you?”
Okay Sita, you’re sitting in a corner in the red dress. You say it………………….. Very good!
And now, I’ll tell you what I’ll say in response. “I am fine, Sita, thank you.” Alright?
Should we say again? “I am fine” Very good!
Okay, now let’s take this class forward. You like making new friends, don’t you. Even I really like it.
When you meet someone for the first time, you ask for their name, right? And how do you ask them? Simple, “aapka naam kya hai?”
Now, if you have to ask the same thing in English, it’s simple, “what is you name?” “what is your name?” “what is your name?”
Simple. Archana didi will repeat it slowly. “What……Is….Your……Name…….
Now come on, ask each other, “what is your name?”. Even if you know. And then I’ll tell you what to say in response. But quickly, come on everybody, ask each other. Haha so much commotion.
Now, I’ll tell you what to say in response to it.
Suppose if you ask me, “What is your name?” I will tell you, “My name is Archana Pania” Simple!
“Mera naam hai Archana Pania.” “My……….Name………….Is……….Archana Pania”
It’s easy, right. Okay, let’s say it together. If someone asks you your name, you say, “my name is….” Now, everybody’s name can’t be Archana Pania. So, you say your own name.
“My name is Shobit” “My name is Nikhil” “My name is Kangana”
Yay! Very good. Now come on, let’s revise what we learnt in class today.
When you meet someone, you ask them, “Namastey! Aap kaise hain?” The same thing you’ll say in English like this, “Hello! How are you?”
In response you’ll say, “Main theek hoon, shukriya.” Which in English will be, “I’m fine, thank you.”
Then if you want to find out someone’s name, you’ll say, “Aapka naam kya hai?” which in English will translate to, “What is your name?”
And if you want to respond to that, you’ll say, “Mera Naam hai Amit” or “My name is Amit”
Wasn’t that easy? Alright, so Archana didi will wait for you till the next class. This much is enough for today. Now, you can go play to your heart’s content and enjoy yourselves. But also, go and practice these sentences amongst each other. It’s like your homework.
So next time, tell me how you practiced and if you made any new friends using your English sentences.
That brings to an end the English Candy Class for today.
For the rest of you, stay tuned into Radio City 91.1 FM. Because Mumbai runs through our veins.