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Session 38

Listen to find out what to say in English when you want to talk about things that make you laugh.
तुम्हाला कशामुळे हसू येतं? अशा गोष्टींबद्दल कसं सांगायचं ते आजच्या भागात ऐकू.   

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How do I talk about things that make me laugh?

What makes you laugh?
तुम्हाला कशामुळे हसू येतं? अशा गोष्टींबद्दल कसं सांगायचं ते आजच्या भागात ऐकू.

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Tejali
बीबीसीच्या  How do I… मध्ये तुमचं स्वागत, मी तेजाली आणि माझ्यासोबत आहे टॉम.

Tom
Hi everyone, welcome to the programme!

Tejali
आज बोलणार आहोत अशा गोष्टींबद्दल, ज्यामुळे आपल्याला हसू येतं. हसणं खूप महत्त्वाचं आहे. हो ना टॉम?

Tom
That's important – we all need to laugh! Shall I tell you a joke?

Tejali
तेवढा वेळ नाहीये आपल्याला. त्यापेक्षा हे ऐक.

I think jokes are really funny.

I think this book is hilarious!

The people I work with really make me laugh.

My cousin is so funny. She really cracks me up!

Tejali
शेवटची व्यक्ती सांगतीये तिच्या चुलत भावंडाबद्दल. पहीली व्यक्ती काय सांगतीये ऐकू.

I think jokes are really funny.

Tejali
ती म्हणाली, तो जोक अगदीच मजेदार होता, 'really funny'  होता, हे आपण आणखी कुठल्या प्रकारे सांगू शकतो का?  

Tom
Here we had the adverb 'really' – which is similar to 'very'. We can use different adverbs to say how funny something is. We can make it stronger by saying something is 'incredibly funny', or we can make it weaker by saying it's 'quite funny'.

Tejali
आता पुढंच ऐका. Which word do you think means 'very funny'? कुठल्या शब्दाचा अर्थ very funny होऊ शकतो?

I think this book is hilarious!

Tejali
The word is 'hilarious' याबद्दल आणखी काय सांगता येईल?

Tom
Hilarious is an adjective that means 'very funny' and it gives us the noun 'hilarity'. Both of these forms are stressed on the second syllable – it's hilarious and hilarity.

Listen to the pronunciation and repeat after me:

hilarious

This book is hilarious.

Tejali
नंतरची व्यक्ती काय म्हणाली ऐका. त्याच्या सहकाऱ्यांबद्दल त्याने काय सांगितलं ?

The people I work with really make me laugh.

Tejali
तो हसतो, कारण त्याचे सहकारी त्याला हसवतात. हसवतात यासाठी इथे make me laughs वापरलंय. 

Tom
Obviously, if something is funny it can make you laugh – it might also 'make you smile' or 'make you happy'.

Listen to these examples and repeat them:

Your jokes always make me smile. 

Seeing my brother makes me happy.
   

Tejali
शेवटच्या व्यक्तीने एक म्हण वापरलीये. काय म्हटलंय ऐका.

My cousin is so funny. She really cracks me up!

Tejali
इथे त्याने 'crack' वापरलंय. Crack म्हणजे शब्दशः ‘तोडणे’. 'She really cracks me up!'

Tom
If something or someone 'cracks you up' it means it makes you laugh a lot. We could also use it to describe laughing. For this, we use ‘be’. I could say: 'that joke is so funny – I am cracking up!'

Tejali
बरोबर, आता तुमची परीक्षा. तुम्हाला कशाने हसू येतं हे किती प्रकारे सांगता येतं? आठवतंय का? सांगा बरं एक एक करून.  

Tom
I think jokes are really funny!

Tejali
आता वापरायचंय 'hilarious'. तुम्हाला चित्रपटाबद्दल बोलायचंय.

Tom
I think this film is hilarious!

Tejali
एका प्रोग्राममुळे तुम्हाला खूप हसू येतं. याबद्दल तुम्हाला सांगायचं आहे. कसं सांगाल?    

Tom
This programme really makes me laugh.

Tejali
आता एक म्हण वापरलीये. आठवतीये का? तुमच्या मित्राबद्दल बोलताना ती म्हण कशी वापराल?   

Tom
My friend really cracks me up!

Tejali
बरोबर. आता तुम्हाला नीट जमलंय. Now you know how to talk about things that make you laugh.    

Tom
Ah! So you'll be able to talk about my jokes now… let me just tell you a new one.

Tejali
No, no, no. आता राहूदे . आपल्याला वेळ नाहीये. आज इथेच थांबू मित्रांनो. पुन्हा भेटू पुढच्या भागात. Bye.

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 1. be incredibly / really / quite funny

मजेदार गोष्टींबद्दल बोलताना incredibly, really किंवा  quite funnyहे क्रियाविशेषण वापरता येतं.

This book is incredibly funny. I couldn't stop laughing!

That's my favourite joke. It's really funny.

This film is quite funny, but I liked the other one more.

 2.  hilarious

Hilariousम्हणजे खूप जास्त मजेदार, खूप हसवणारं 'very funny'. खूप जास्त अशा संदर्भात याचा वापर =होतो त्यामुळे त्यासोबत  त्यासोबत absolutely किंवा utterlyही वापरता येतं 

 I think this book is hilarious.

This film is absolutely hilarious.

3.  make me laugh

आपली प्रतिक्रिया सांगताना make meवापरतात आणि  याबरोबर laugh, smile किंवा happy.

The people I work with really make me laugh.
Your jokes always make me smile.

Seeing my brother makes me happy.

4.  crack up

crack up हसू कोसळणे, खूप हसवणे या अर्थानेही वापरतात.
My cousin is so funny. She really cracks me up.

Your jokes just crack me up.

That's so funny. I'm cracking up!

How do I talk about things that make me laugh?

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Session Vocabulary

  • joke
    विनोद 

    book
    पुस्तक

    cousin
    चुलत/ मावस/ आते / मामे भावंड  

    laugh
    हसणे 

    crack
    विनोद करणे