Turn on thread page Beta
    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    Yes i'm a Hindu Punjabi but the thing is i cant speak it. My parents are telling me to learn it but its so hard and that i dont have time to do it ( as i am in med and have alot of work to do!!) All my friends are telling me to learn it... i'm 18 btw! I just dont know what to do ( its hard to learn a new language when you hit 18).. I can understand it abit but i cant speak it.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    its not the end of the world not knowing it.

    but as your parents can speak it, surely it makes it quite a bit easier to learn. just get them to talk to you in punjabi all the time whenever you're at home
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Don't worry, a lot of young people here can't even speak proper english.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    I can't speak Punjabi either.. :sad:
    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
    its not the end of the world not knowing it.

    but as your parents can speak it, surely it makes it quite a bit easier to learn. just get them to talk to you in punjabi all the time whenever you're at home
    I find it really hard because im busy! Plus my grandad gets really annoyed when i dont speak to him or any of my other relatives in Punjabi... and my mum is always like " we are gonna find it hard finding a girl for you as you cant speak our laguage!"
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I find it really hard because im busy! Plus my grandad gets really annoyed when i dont speak to him or any of my other relatives in Punjabi... and my mum is always like " we are gonna find it hard finding a girl for you as you cant speak our laguage!"
    Why didn't you learn it as a child? Of course it's more difficult for you to learn at 18.. Blame your parents for not helping you speak it when you were young :P
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I find it really hard because im busy! Plus my grandad gets really annoyed when i dont speak to him or any of my other relatives in Punjabi... and my mum is always like " we are gonna find it hard finding a girl for you as you cant speak our laguage!"
    surely thats a good thing
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    I can't speak Punjabi either.

    I had a similar thing with my family when I was 12/13; my dad's side of the family are all German-speaking, although I was only brought up speaking English. I sorted it by learning to speak German But if you're finding Punjabi difficult, you don't have to learn it. It's good to be able to speak to your family, but hopefully you can use your parents to interpret/translate if they're fluent. As for them finding a girl for you, if you want an arranged marriage, can you not ask them to arrange one with someone who's in a similar predicament - a girl of your same culture, religion and ethnicity, but who was born in Britain or moved to Britain when young, and thus can't speak Punjabi either?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I guess you could just watch punjabi movies/listen to punjabi music. Shouldn't be too hard to pick it up since it was probably the language spoken in your house.

    It's okay if you don't learn it but I would think that knowing another language would be a benefit. Up to you, really.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I don't think it's fair on your parents telling you to learn it. It was their responsibility to teach it to you when you were young.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Ullu ka patha



    :awesome:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'm a 17 year old you
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    I can say Aloo and other words.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Lol do you not understand at all? Don't your parents speak it at home/to you? If they don't then they can't be annoyed at you or expect you to learn it.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by aeterno)
    Ullu ka patha



    :awesome:
    I was thinking the same :rolleyes:
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    putar.... chitar ane aa!!
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    sonie lol
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Imagine being a midget.
    • TSR Support Team
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    I can speak Punjabi and Urdu

    Although I haven't spoken or had much use for it in quite some time. But there will come a time in a few years where these languages will become an advantage in securing me a career in a certain government department, if I choose that path.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    What a vaddooo, only kidding just tackle it after med school or learn it over the holidays, get your priorities right.
 
 
 
Poll
Favourite type of bread
Useful resources
AtCTs

Ask the Community Team

Got a question about the site content or our moderation? Ask here.

Welcome Lounge

Welcome Lounge

We're a friendly bunch. Post here if you're new to TSR.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.