DELHI LINGO. While HIndi is the official language and spoken by most people in Delhi; you will also hear snap shots of Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu etc. English is the official language of the corporate community. And a new language ‘Hinglish’ is the official language of the youth. Here are some words/ phrases that will make your trip to Delhi a lil easier & much more fun!
How are you? Aap kaise hain?
See you later. Baad mein milenge.
Take care. Apna khyaal rakhna.
Thanks. Shukriya / Dhanyavad.
How much is this? Yeh kitne ka hai?
This is very expensive. Yeh bahut mehenga hai.
Give a better price. Kam daam do
Ok I’ll take it. Theek hai, de do
I don’t want it. Nahin chahiye
Can I have the menu. Menu deejiye.
Don’t make it spicy. Mirchi mat daalna.
Hurry, we’re very hungry. Jaldi, bahut bhookh lag rahi hai.
TAKING A TAXI / AUTO
We’ll go by the meter. Meter se jaayenge.
How far? Kitni door?How much? Kitna hua?
ANIMALS (use it at your discretion)
Female Dog. Kutti.
TATTOOS (great words / phrases for tattoos)
Leave me alone. Peechaa chodo.
Go away. Jao yahaan se.