Here’s a handy list of Indianisms for you. An Indianism is an English word or phrase used in India that is not common in other English-speaking countries. In reality though, prepone is an Indianism. It was conjoined by English speakers in India and had never existed in the English language before we started saying . Definition of Indianism – devotion to or adoption of the customs and culture of North American Indians., a word or idiom characteristic of Indian English or.
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Kimono, kimono, kimono… Ha! Kimono is coming from the Greek word himona, it means winter.
So, what do you wear in the wintertime to stay warm? You see; Robe, Kimono. If Gus was a Greek to his roots, we also have the right to add our own desi spins to English.
+ Indianisms – Idioms and Indianisms unique to India
Which of the ones listed have you not heard before? Have you heard a bad name before? The next time you are tempted to say that, say this instead: I am from Hyderabad. For instance, I hurt myself accidentally. So, that way of introducing yourself is completely wrong.
Belong means to be the property of or a member of a group.
For instance, that notebook belongs to Selva. Or, Kavya belongs to Toastmasters.
Indianism | Definition of Indianism in English by Oxford Dictionaries
I am sorry for the inconvenience. The person who began this phrase must have really wanted to say inform, but instead decided to use intimate to sound cool.
The result is very, very uncool. Intimate means private and confidential.
Perhaps, if you were a British officer who worked for the East India Company and were leaving your duty station then this phrase would be right. Have you ever asked yourself what is the purpose of adding ONLY to a sentence?
India sayings can add a twist to English — here are 10 classic Indianisms
Is it for additional stress? With this list, we have told you what to look out for.
Now it is your turn to practice speaking without making this errors. Read this blog to know the Indianisms we must avoid at work.
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