You want to see progress right? Take a seat and another bite of verbosity. It’s a big bowl so settle in and enjoy it!
One way to communicate you are making progress is to say “Ohista, Ohista”. The literal translation is “slowly, slowly” or, “softly”. In the right context, the meaning implies progress, strength and forward movement. A good thing to remember
Understanding: More Than Just Knowledge
A business owner who operated a business locally took some language lessons. He learned the word for “slow” which is “Ohista” (while the word for fast is “tez”, which can also be used for other things like, hurry, spicy hot, and more). While on the job one day he asked a local employee how things were going. “Ohista, Ohista”, came the reply.
“Slow, Slow???!!!” The owner was profoundly disappointed. Slow?? “NO” he exclaimed, “tez, tez!!!”
The employee in shock grew very fearful of this boss who only wanted instant results – instead of consistent growth. From that day on she found it difficult to keep up progress whenever the owner was around. The fear was a direct result of partial understanding on the part of the owner – ouch!
A good lesson to remember as time in learning language continues. Little by little, consistent growth will bear significant results. Eating elephants requires a bit of stamina no? – and perhaps a strong stomach would help?
More to come!