Nanju answers questions about things people commonly fear.
- Audio Notes
Todd: OK, so Nanju, I'm going to ask you about things that people are sometimes afraid of. Are you afraid of flying?
Todd: No. Do you fly a lot?
Nanju: No, if I am getting opportunity I will be very happy.
Nanju: Yeah sure!
Todd: OK, are you afraid of snakes?
Todd: Now, India has cobras.
Nanju: Yeah, it's a lot of cobras. I have seen a lot of cobras, and fighting with cobras, each other, but run away so I can not.
Todd: So, you're not afraid of cobras?
Todd: Like have you ever seen a cobra by your house?
Nanju: Yeah, I have seen a lot of cobras, which is going to be 12 feet.
Nanju: Yeah, sure.
Todd: And your not afraid?
Nanju: No, I will get some sticks and go through about from my home or something.
Todd: So you get a stick and you go and kill it?
Nanju: No, I won't kill it. Killing of cobra is very illegal in India. Not illegal, it's like god, so we won't.
Todd: Sin. It's a sin. Oh, wow.
Nanju: So we won't kill that cobra or something.
Todd: Wow, very fascinating. Thank you.
Are you afraid of flying?
In this case "flying" is not flying like a bird, but rather traveling by plane. Notice the following:
- Are you flying to Miami or driving?
- I am flying to Bogota early tomorrow morning.
If I get the opportunity to fly I will be very happy.
In this example, "opportunity" can be replaced by "chance" or it is a good situation to do something. Notice the following:
- She has the opportunity to learn a lot in her job.
- His boss gave him the opportunity to work with the company's most
In the example, "sure" has a similar meaning to "of course" or "yes." It is a word of agreement. Notice the following:
- Sure. I'll help you study for your exam.
- Sure. We would love to come to your cabin this weekend.
I've seen cobras fighting with each other.
"Each other" is a pronoun used, in this example, to describe the actions between one cobra and another. They are both performing the same action, directed at the other cobra. Notice the following:
- They have liked each other since they were 13 years old.
- We looked at each other across the restaurant.
In India it's a sin to kill a cobra.
A "sin" is a moral or religious crime. For example, killing another person is both a religious crime and a legal crime. Notice the following:
- Do you think telling lies is a sin?
- It is a sin to steal from another person.