Originally posted by BlackSonic
Originally posted by A-A-S
Originally posted by Nafisa_blossoms
Originally posted by A-A-S
Just a quick one: Is Anas Rashid, who now plays Suraj in Diya Aur Baati Hum, the second actor who played Umang in SNS? Or was that some one else who looks like him?
It's different people, the one that was in Saathiya was called Anas Khan and the one in DABH is Anas Rashid.
I have a few language questions now.
I take it that the word 'vevaan' (excuse the spelling!) in Gujurati means your child's mother-in-law? (I don't understand Gujurati, just bits that I have learnt from SNS!) So, as we have seen, both Hetal and Kokila call Urmila 'vevaanji', since Urmila is Hetal's son's MIL and Kokila's kids' aunt-in-law and close enough to MIL.
My actual question is, how come Urmila only usually refers to Kokila as 'vevaanji' and calls Hetal 'moti ben' most of the time? 'Moti ben' means elder sister, right? I would have thought that she would refer to both of them as 'vevaanji', or at least to Hetal more than Kokila, since Hetal is actually her own daughter's MIL. Have I misunderstood what that word means? Or is this another special Urmism?
Also, how come Urmila calls Hetal 'moti ben' but most of the time other people refer to her as 'mota bhabi' and not 'moti bhabi'? I guess this is a grammar thing?
1. Vevaan in Hindi means samdhi...I guess... you call your daughters/sons/brother/sisters in-laws samdhi jee...
but sometimes out of love ladies also refers each other as didi or moti behan...
My mom calls my sisters mil Didi...it is out of love..otherwise Vevaan is a general term which everyone use. So its a special thing. thats why Urmila calls Hetal moti behan and kokila vevaan jee..
2. Yes it is a gender thing. Most of people who don't know hindi struggle with this the most.
Moti behan...means elder sister
Mota behan..is wrong..means nothing
Usually Bhabhi is used for lady who is wife of your elder brother or wife of your husbands elder brother...
Moti bhabhi doesn't seems right since the later word i.e. Bhabhi is already used as respect for elder so the first word would be Mota not moti. Moti sounds disrespecting.
Its difficult to explain...I hope i've done a good job.
Thanks, BlackSonic! You have done a good job.
1) About the vevaanji/motiben thing: Your explanation definitely makes sense, thanks. When it comes to Urmila, I thought that she would have been formal with everyone, including Hetal, and call them by their proper relationship (especially as she is always telling Rashi to remember that Hetal is her saas, not her mother). I guess this is another way Urmila is trying to weasel herself close to Hetal (and make Hetal think she likes her so much, even though Urmila actually thinks Hetal is silly and is trying to/able to control her!) while being formal with Kokila.
2) I do understand Hindi, that's why I was a bit confused about the mota bhabi/motiben thing. I originally thought that it would be moti for everything when referring to an elder female and mota for elder male (elder as in age-wise or relationship-wise), so motiben made sense to me but mota bhabi confused me. But moti bhabi does sound funny, so that must be why the real term is mota bhabi.
Just as an aside (and absolutely no offence intended to the Gujarati language/culture etc!) - I do still find myself giggling every so often when people call anyone mota/moti anything! (Because that means fat in Hindi!)
Anyway, thanks BlackSonic!
Edited by A-A-S - 07 April 2012 at 9:29am