At the airport: Kannada English

 

 

Before you listen: Please, note the highlighted words below. Their pronunciation is different in Kannada English. Try to pay attention when you listen to them, because most Indian people will pronounce them in this way. Remember that 1) in Kannada English, all -ed endings are clearly pronounced 2) ma'am, mam, sir are used in almost every sentence 3) many speakers add Kannada words into their English 4) all th sounds become t or d.

Tip: In India, a lot of people pronounce w and v the same, as v. You can hear that a lot in this topic. That's not correct in other types of English, but in India, it's important to pronounce it like that, or you may not be understood!

At the airport 1 - eigoPaathshala Indian English listening
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[During a check-in]

Meera-san: Excuse me, where is Jet Airways counter?

Guard: That way, madam!

M: Thanks!

[At the Jet Airways counter, conversation between the ground staff and the client]

Ground Staff: May I see your ticket, please?

M: Yes, here you go.

GS: Thanks. Do you have any seat preference?

M: Yes, is a window seat available?

GS: Yes, it is. I can give you.

M: Thanks a lot!

GS: Could you put up your bags here for weighing please?

M: Sure.

GS: Madam, luggage one kg, you have to pay more for it.

M: Ah, well, I have to carry all that. So, I will pay. So, how much is it?

GS: It is rupees five hundred.

M: Cash or card?

GS: Cash, ma'am.

M: Okay, here it is.

GS: Thanks, here’s your receipt, And the boarding pass. We hope you have a nice flight.

Useful vocabulary

①Preference 好み

​ To weigh 重さを量る

​ Boarding pass 飛行機のチケット

②Immigration form 入国審査票

 Declaration 申告

​③Paratha パラーター(インド料理の1つで、平たいパンのような物)

 To opt 選ぶ

At the airport 2 - eigoPaathshala Indian English listening
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[At the immigration counter]

Immigration officer: Please, show your passport, visa and the immigration form.

M: Here it is.

IO: Why have you come to India?

M: I have come on a business trip for two weeks.

IO: When are you going back to Japan?

M: After two weeks, so on June 30.

IO: Okay! Are all your declarations true?

M: Yes, thank you.

IO: Here is your passport, ma'am.

M: Thanks again.

At the airport 3 - eigoPaathshala Indian English listening
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[Inside the flight]

Cabin crew: Welcome aboard, ma'am! Let me show you to your seat.

M: Thanks! Seat number 35D, please.

CC: This way, please.

[After some time, the client is seated]

M: Excuse me, could I get some water please?

CC: Sure, Ma’am!

M: Thanks!

[While serving food]

CC: What’s your food preference ma’am, vegetarian or non-vegetarian?

M: Could I ask the veg and non veg menus please?

CC: Sure, in the veg section we have cut fruits, yogurt, bread, butter and a paratha with rice. In the non veg section we have chicken curry, cut fruits, paratha, rice and yogurt.

M: Okay, so I will opt for the veg lunch.

CC: Sure, I hope you enjoy your meal! Here it is, ma'am! Do you need anything else?

M: Could I have some apple juice, please?

CC: Sure, here goes!