Last week, for some reason, I needed (or wanted, or whatever!) to know the word for “smile” in Kannada, but could not think of it. Laugh I knew several words for, but not smile. So out came the Kannada-English dictionary, but obviously that did not help. Went online, and found one I liked – ‘kirunage’. I knew I had heard the word before and so fought to get it… I went kirunage … kirunage yembaa … and finally got it. Here is the official version. Today, this song is only as politically correct as its Hindi equivalent.
September 2, 2007
How does one “smile” in Kannada?