(G. Mukund, Chennai)

There are two ways of pronouncing this word. One way is to pronounce it like the word ‘bad’, and the other is to make it rhyme with the words ‘made’, ‘fade’ and ‘jade’. ‘Bade’ is the past tense of ‘bid’. When you ‘bade’ someone goodbye, for example, you are bidding him goodbye.

*Geetha bade Govind goodbye and walked into the airport.

S. UPENDRAN