Word for the Travel Wise (10/21/06)

If I had more time I swear I’d sit in a huge kitchen and learn how to cook all my favorite exotic Thai, Peruvian, Japanese, and Indian dishes. The problem is I just don’t have the time. I’m on the go A LOT and while some of my hotel rooms are conveniently equipped with a microwave and fridge, trying to make tikka masala or anything curry is not likely to go over well. Anyhow, my daydreams of being a master of the cooking arts lead us to this word which some of you may wish to request less of depending on the dish.

Today’s word is a Hindi word from India:

pyaaz – onion

There are several awesome resources online to learn Hindi for free and a fee. Wikitravel Phrasebook provides many useful phrases to remember for your journey. Let’s Learn Hindi is a colorful place to pick up the basics and some additional tools. Those interested in reading Sanskrit can click here and Pimsleur has great audio books. To purchase a Lonely Planet phrasebook for the road, click here to head to Amazon.

Past Hindi words: pankhaa, Ravivar, lajawab, paisa, limbu pani