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Social Media Influencers And Code Switching Posted by on Apr 11, 2021

Social Media Influencer

In our last blog post, we mentioned the Tapori language spoken by the lower classes of Mumbai. In this blog, we will turn our attention to a sophisticated form of Hindi spoken by the upper classes. It is a mixture of English and Hindi. Social media influencers have taken लिया है to YouTube in droves…

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Hinglish in Advertising Posted by on May 24, 2019

As you delve deeper into your Hindi studies (हिंदी की पढ़ाई/Hindi ki parhaai), you’ll notice that English (अँग्रेज़ी/angrezi) continues – for better or worse – to make extensive inroads into the Hindi language. This is true in casual conversation (बातचीत/baatcheet), especially amongst young, urban and educated people but also among the population as a whole…

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Levels of Language: Register in Hindi, Part 3 Posted by on Dec 29, 2017

In today’s post, I’ll be discussing the newest transformation that Hindi has undertaken: Hinglish. This term refers to a combination of Hindi and English vocabulary, syntax and, sometimes, grammar and idiom. It can refer to speech that includes a vast majority of English and a minority of Hindi or vice versa. But, for the purposes…

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Hinglish Posted by on Dec 27, 2009

Hinglish is a term used to describe the mixing of Hindi and English words in one sentence. In India, you’ll hear some quirky English phrases that have formed from the grammar and syntax of Hindi. Some of these phrases are also idomatic, and you might at first have to ponder the meanings of these phrases. You…

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