The Advisory Boar

By Abhijit Menon-Sen <>

More weird Hindi phrases

Not all of the strange Hindi phrases I've encountered can be traced to awkward translations. Here are some that I find baffling all by themselves.

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Bogus Hindi translations

A few common Hindi phrases are bogus translations of equivalent English phrases.

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Temporal modifiers in Delhi

I've noticed a strange quirk of Delhi English—people say "until" when they really mean "while", and are oblivious to the inverted meaning of the resulting sentence.

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