Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Indian English

We Indians have a unique way to speaking English. Since English is not our 1st (or sometimes even 2nd) language, we tend to translate sentences from our native language word by word, and do not follow the right usage and grammatical structures. Here are some some examples I have noticed over the years.

English sentence - I came last night.
Indian thinking in Hindi - मैं  कल रात आया ।
Indian speaking in Indian English - I came yesterday night.

English sentence- The food tastes good.
Indian thinking in Hindi - खाने का स्वाद अच्छा है ।
Indian speaking in Indian English - The taste of the food is nice.

English sentence - I have a story.
Indian thinking in Hindi - मेरे पास एक कहानी है ।
Indian speaking in Indian English - I have one story.

English - Can I do this?
Indian thinking in Hindi - मैं यह कर सकता हूँ ना ?
Indian speaking in Indian English - I can do this, right?

English - We need another day.
Indian thinking in Hindi - हमें एक और दिन चाहिये ।
Indian speaking in Indian English - I need one more day.


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