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An English to Khalid dictionary

pimeeble –noun
the edible, juicy, collective fruit of a tropical, bromeliaceous plant, Ananas comosus, that develops from a spike or head of flowers and is surmounted by a crown of leaves.

pima bubba –noun
a paste made from ground roasted peanuts, used as a spread or in cookery.

escameeble –noun
Also called moving staircase, moving stairway. a continuously moving stairway on an endless loop for carrying passengers up or down.

chawee
(used interjectionally as a conventional apology or expression of regret): Chawee, you’re misinformed. Did I bump you? Chawee.

kan-tee -verb
to detach with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; separate from the main body; lop off: to kan-tee a slice from a loaf of bread.

much-mum-mum –noun
1.a sweetened paste or confection made from the mucilaginous root of the marsh mallow.
2.a similar confection, usually soft and spongy, made from gum arabic or gelatin, sugar, corn syrup, and flavoring.

ocatiga -noun
a polygon having eight angles and eight sides.

yego– adjective
a color like that of egg yolk, ripe lemons, etc.; the primary color between green and orange in the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 570 and 590 nm.

sebabeen -noun
a cardinal number, 10 plus 7.

kwi -noun
also called Chinese gooseberry. the egg-sized, edible berry of the Chinese gooseberry, having fuzzy brownish skin and slightly tart green flesh.

Conversations with Khalid, too!

Khalid: Huh be bees! (Help me please!)

Me: Yes Jaan?

Khalid: (pinching my leg) Huh be bees!

I turn around a look at Khalid, who is standing expectantly by the refrigerator door. I stand up and open the door for him.

Me: What do you want?

Khalid picks up an orange and pokes his finger into it. Juice squirts out and begins dripping down his arm.

Me: Clean up!

I take away the orange. He finds a kiwi and begins peeling off the sticker.

Me: Khalid, what do you want?

Khalid opens the crisper drawer and pulls out an apple.

Khalid: Ah! Abo! (A, apple!)

Me: Good boy. 🙂

In which I have a conversation with Iman

Iman: (pointing to the number 5 on the laptop screen) One!

Me: No sweetie, five.

Iman: Five?

Me: Good girl! Five!

Iman thinks for a moment, and holds up five fingers and begins jumping.

Me: Yes Iman, Five little monkeys jumping on the bed, one fell off and bumped his head!