Namaste, Kusum Auntie, aayiye, baethiye, khayiye!

English translation: Hello Auntie Kusum, come, sit down, eat!

20:17 Jun 10, 2010
Hindi to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Hindi term or phrase: Namaste, Kusum Auntie, aayiye, baethiye, khayiye!
the passage is about Indian girls in the US:

'They had a self-righteousness common to many Indian women of the English-speaking upper-educated, went out to mimosa brunches, ate their Dadi’s roti with adept fingers, donned a sari or smacked on elastic shorts for aerobics, could say “Namaste, Kusum Auntie, aayiye, baethiye, khayiye!” as easily as “Shit!” They took to short hair quickly, were eager for Western-style romance, and happy for a traditional ceremony with
lots of jewelry: green set (meaning emerald), red set (meaning ruby), white set (meaning diamond)...'

can you please help me with translating the hindi words in the text?
vitaminBcomplex
Local time: 18:48
English translation:Hello Auntie Kusum, come, sit down, eat!
Explanation:
You could leave "Namaste" untranslated.

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Note added at 14 mins (2010-06-10 20:32:19 GMT)
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by the way, Dadi is (paternal) grandmother, who of course makes the best roti.
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Martin Cassell
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:48
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thanx
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4 +3Hello Auntie Kusum, come, sit down, eat!
Martin Cassell


  

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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
Hello Auntie Kusum, come, sit down, eat!


Explanation:
You could leave "Namaste" untranslated.

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Note added at 14 mins (2010-06-10 20:32:19 GMT)
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by the way, Dadi is (paternal) grandmother, who of course makes the best roti.

Martin Cassell
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:48
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
Grading comment
thanx

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Shera Lyn Parpia: please come etc.....
28 mins
  -> thanks!

agree  Quamrul Islam: Or rather "Hello Auntie Kusum, please come in, be seated, and have some food!"
4 hrs
  -> thanks! you and shera lyn are right, of course, with your suggestions for a less "bare bones" way of phrasing it: I was concentrating on the core meaning

agree  sukirat anand
5 hrs
  -> thanks!
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