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Session 4

Listen to learn how to use an everyday English expression.
इंग्रजीतले नेहेमीच्या वापरातले वेगवेगळे वाक्प्रचार

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Activity 1

To put all your eggs in one basket

Listen to find out how to use an everyday English expression.
नेहेमीच्या वापरातील नवनवीन इंग्रजी वाक्प्रचार शिकायला ऐकूया English expression.

Listen to the audio and take the quiz. हा ऑडीयो ऐका आणि त्याप्रमाणे प्रश्नांची उत्तरं द्या.

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नमस्कार मित्रांनो... English Expressions मध्ये सगळ्यांचं स्वागत. हा शो आपल्याला इंग्रजीतले नवनवीन वाक्प्रचार शिकण्यास मदत करेल.
आजचं English Expressions आहे “to put all your eggs in one basket” गुंतवणूकीसाठी सल्ला देताना हा वाक्प्रचार नेहमी वापरतात.
फिफी आणि रॉब गुंतवणुकीविषयी बोलतआहेत. चला ऐकू.  

Rob, what are you doing? 

(counting out money) Oh hi, I'm just counting up all my money… actually, Feifei, could I borrow £100, please?

£100? That's a lot of money. What do you need it for?

Well, with all my savings plus your £100, I'll just have enough.

For what?!

To invest in this new company my friend is setting up. He's invented this machine where you can talk to people anywhere in the world and there are no wires or cables. It's going to be a huge success.

Rob, that sounds to me like a mobile phone – that's already been invented.

Yeah but you can also type messages on it and send them to other people. Absolutely amazing! If this is successful my investment is going to make me millions of pounds!

रॉब त्याच्या मित्राच्या कंपनीत पैसे investकरतोय. आणि ही investment चांगली ठरली तर त्याला खूप पैसा मिळेल, असं रॉबला वाटतंय. तो खूपच excited आहे. पण फिफीला हे पटलेलं नाही. तिनं काय सल्ला दिला रॉबला? चला ऐकू या!

Err, Rob calm down. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

What? I'm not investing in eggs – this is real money. And what do you mean about one basket? I wasn't going to put the money in a basket!

It's a saying! Don't put all your eggs in one basket – it's an expression that means you should never rely on just one plan because it could go wrong. Rob, don't use all of your savings on this one idea – it might fail.

Fail? Do you really think so? Are you really saying putting all my eggs – or my money - in one basket is too risky?


फिफीने रॉबला सांगितलं, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. इथे पैशांना अंड्यांची उपमा दिलीयेआणि गुंतवणुकीला टोपलीची. पैसे वेगवेगळ्या ठिकाणी गुंतवले तर होणारं नुकसान कमी होतं. सगळी अंडी एकाच टोपलीत ठेवली आणि ती पडली तर सगळीच अंडी फुटतील. म्हणजेच एकाच plan वर अवलंबून राहिलं आणि तो plan चुकीचा ठरला तर जास्त नुकसान होईल. म्हणूनच पैसे वेगवेगळ्या ठिकाणी गुंतवावेत,असं सांगतात. Don’t keep all your eggs in one basket.
काही उदाहरणं बघू

My dad says I should buy shares in a lot of different companies, and not put all my eggs in the one basket. He said my money would be safer that way.
You shouldn’t just apply for one job. What happens if you don’t get it? Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

So, don't put all your eggs in one basket. Have you got the message, Rob?

Yes. I mustn't depend on one idea to make me rich. I'm not so sure about my friend's new idea anyway, but does that mean you won't lend me £100?


What about for my other cracking good idea - one that you really will need a basket for?

What is it?

I have bought a chicken. It means I won't have to buy eggs at the supermarket anymore. It will save me lots of money. Oh look, she's just laid her first egg… here, Feifei, catch. Can you put that in the basket for me?

Watch out, that nearly hit me.

शेवटी रॉब ला फिफीचा सल्ला पटला आणि त्याने सगळे पैसे वेगवेगळ्या ठिकाणी गुंतवण्याचं ठरवलं. वेगवेगळ्या ठिकाणी पैसे गुंतवणं हा यशस्वी गुंतवणुकीचा कानमंत्र आहे. तुमचा investment फंडा काय आहे? तुम्ही कशी गुंतवणूक करता ? नक्की सांगा मला..

मी तुम्हाला भेटीन English Expressions पुढच्या भागात... आणखी काही नवीन शब्दप्रयोग घेउन… तोपर्यंत... Bye! 

Check what you’ve learned by choosing the correct option to the question. 

या पर्यायांतून योग्य उत्तर निवडा... बघू या काय काय समजलंय तुम्हाला.

To put all your eggs in one basket

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योग्य पर्याय निवडा. 

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