ILS DISENT / THEY SAY à AU LIEU DE / INSTEAD OF
I am liking it very much. I am understanding it. She is knowing the answer. à I like it very much.
Let us discuss about this. à Let us discuss this.
They did it, no? / He is here, isn’t it? / She closed the door, did she? à They did it, didn’t they? / He is here, isn’t he? / She closed the door, didn’t she?
A: You didn't come on the bus? B: Yes, I didn't." à A: You didn't come on the bus? B: No, I didn't."
My all closets are empty. à My closets are all empty.
He does this always. à He always does this.
Where you are going? / Tell me where are you going. à Where are you going? / Tell me where you are going.
I only told her to do that. à I Ø told her to do that.
She had so much of work to do that… à She had so much Ø work to do that…
Let’s go out for some ice-cream-ice-cream. / She has curly-curly hair. / You will get used to the humidity slowly-slowly. / Don't worry about small-small things. à Let us go out for some ice-cream Ø.
Seriously / Actually etc., she is a good person. à Ø she is a good person.
What is your good name? à What is your Ø name?
Please do the needful. à Could you help me with this?
Where do you stay?à Where do you live?
I don't take meat/milk. à I don't eat meat / drink milk.
It is really bad. / There is none. à It is worst. / There is less.
Out of station.à Out of town.
Tell me (used when answering the phone) à How can I help you?
T-K. ("theek hai" literally means "fine is") à O-K.
Hotel à Restaurant
Kindly disregard the previous message. à Please disregard the previous message.
My head is paining. –> My head is hurting.
Cover à Envelope ou shopping bag
I got fired today at the office. à I have been given an oral (not written) dressing down by a superior / sacked / dismissed.
To revert à To reply to
Today morning / Yesterday night –> This morning / Last night
Healthy à Fat people
To reduce à To lose weight
Bring it this side. / We went that side. à Bring it here. / We went there.
Metro (for Metropolis) à Big city
When are you shifting? à When are you moving?
Do you have sugar? à Do you have diabetes?
I have BP! à I am suffering from high BP or hypertension.
I met my friend last night. à I spent time with my friend last night.
I also need a blanket. / He was late also. à I too need a blanket. / He was late as well.
Open / Close the air conditioner. à Turn on / Turn off the air conditioner.
Open your shirt. à Take off your shirt.
Current went and came. à The power went out and came back.
You are gifting me a new cell phone? à You are giving me a new cell phone?
Curd à Yoghurt
Batchmate or batch-mate à Not classmate, but a schoolmate of the same grade
Eggitarian à A person who is eats vegetarian food, milk and eggs but not meat
Brother / Sister à Male brother & first cousin / Female sister & first cousin
Deadly à Intense
Hi-fi à Stylish or beyond the perception of the average person
Sexy à Excellent or extremely cool
Gone for a toss. à Something got ruined.
Bucks à Rupees
I had gone. à I went.
I would be going to New York this weekend. à I will be going to New York this weekend.
I have been working since four years. à I have been working for four years ou I have been working since four years ago.
Can you drop me? à Can you drop me off?
Throw it. à Throw it out.
Wish her. à Wish her a happy birthday.
Let's go to city. à Let's go to the city.
I heard that you have written a document on... Could you send me the same? à I heard that you have written a document on... Could you send it to me?
What I did? à What did I do?
I met him five years back. à I met him five years ago.
Arey! C'mon, yaar! Don't be such a killjoy! / Long time no see, bhai. / Ay, bhaiyya! Over here! / How much to go to the train station, boss? /Arey! What a good job you did!, Accha, so that's your plan.
Pour ce qui est de l’accent, l’accent indien surprend toujours mais au final il est assez proche de l’accent français : inutile donc de vouloir se la raconter avec un accent britannique !
Sources: chillibreeze.com par Dr. Roopa Nishi Vishwanathan et Wikipédia, article de John Lawler.
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