Saturday, October 11, 2008

'Hasta' means 'hands'

ME (looking a poster of 'Nav Ratri festival') :
Nav Ratri.. Nav means 'Nine'

PRIM (A nepalese):
Nawa.. It means nine..

ME:
Nawa? Oh.. so it just like Sapta is seven and Panca is five?

PRIM:
You know? Do you know D***, T*** (he mentioned some words I didn't catch)

ME:
No, I don't know that much. I only know some words because we, Indonesian familiar with some sanskrit words.

PRIM:
How about Dasa?

ME:
Dasa means 'ten'.

PRIM:
That's correct.

ME:
How about Hasta?

PRIM:
Hasta means 'hands'



PS: Selama ini kukira hasta itu 'delapan'.... :(

1 comments:

Yulis said...

Kalau bahasa Jawa, Asta mean hand Mas. Mirip ya? Saya juga selalu dikira orang India karena nama jawa asli saya. Terkadang sering disolisitir sama sales India karena difikir sebahasa he he.. :P . thanks