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Dual Meaning Hindi Words Posted by on Aug 24, 2021

There are certain words in Hindi that have no direct translation. Also, they can be translated and interpreted in several ways. This can lead to a lot of confusion as the interpretation may sometimes depend on the area in which one lives, or the tone of voice while saying the word or the context. The…

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Bandra Hindi Posted by on Apr 2, 2021

Sea Link Bridge Bandra

Bandra Hindi What is Bandra Hindi? Bandraites, the residents of Bandra speak a combination मिश्रण  of Hindi and English with colloquial phrases. This language is a mixture of Hindi words that are anglicized or butchered, slang, and Marathi words. Where did Bandra Hindi come from? Bandra Hindi evolved विकसित from Marathi, Konkani, and English which…

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Tapori Language of Mumbai Posted by on Mar 15, 2021

Kid on street

India भारत is a subcontinent उपमहाद्वीप, and each state राज्य has its own language भाषा and culture संस्कृति, but Mumbai is a unique अद्वितीय city with its own language and culture. Mumbai is a commercial hub वाणिज्यिक केंद्र, attracting people from different अलग parts of the nation राष्ट्र. When people of different cultures and…

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Catching the Local Lingo Posted by on Jun 24, 2018

While grammar, sentence construction, and vocabulary have their place in learning a new language, they often fall short during actual experiences in the country. Local slang, dialect, and idiomatic phrases play a good part in shaping understanding of fleeting encounters or local conversations. In previous blogs (Idiomatic Phrases and  More Idiomatic Phrases) we took a look at…

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Conversational Hindi: Common Questions and Answers (Part 3) Posted by on May 31, 2018

इस ब्लॉग के तीसरे हिस्से को आपका स्वागत है! Welcome to the third part of this series on conversational Hindi! I’m writing these posts in an effort to provide more access to and guidance on colloquial, rather than formal, Hindi as it is more useful for everyday conversation. As always, thanks for reading and please…

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Conversational Hindi: Common Questions and Answers (Part 2) Posted by on May 24, 2018

This blog is the second part to my first blog on this topic. As a student of Hindi myself, I would sometimes become frustrated with the sheer volume of “formal Hindi” I was being taught. Of course, this Hindi was overly formal and outdated, but I wasn’t being told that––instead, this Hindi was described as…

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Conversational Hindi: Common Questions and Answers Posted by on May 23, 2018

As per a recent request from a reader, this blog will be devoted to conversational Hindi. Specifically, it will concern questions and answers to common conversational topics. Thank you so much, devoted readers (especially the reader who suggested this topic), for following my blog and making awesome suggestions for future blogs! These questions and answers…

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