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Hindi words that can't be translated!

Unique Hindi words that we use everyday!

Though every language is beautiful on its own but being Indian, Hindi is close to my heart. It has a plethora of mellifluous words that can’t be translated into English, no matter how much you try. We can only describe the meaning of the word but exact replacement is not possible.

Let me take you through such words which are used as it is in English:

  • Bindi – A colored dot wore between the eyebrow of women, especially by Hindu women. Available in various colors, shapes, and sizes, it has special relevance in the life of married women.

  • Thumka – This word is my personal favorite; you won’t find an exact translation of this word. After all, they have never danced in a typical ‘baraat’

  • Jhankaar – Beautiful sound that comes when feet adorned with Ghungroos (anklet bells) are busy dancing.

  • Rakhi – A symbol of love and affection in the form of a string or wristband that sisters tie around her brother’s wrist at the time of the Rakshabandhan festival in India.

  • Dhaaba –The roadside eateries mostly found on the highways in India meant for the lorry drivers! we all have our fair share of eating at Dhaabas!

  • Adda – A friend’s meeting point is known as their adda. It can be a restaurant, society garden, or any random street corner! and let's admit, we all had our own Adda to meet friends while growing up!

So, what are you waiting for? Add these words in your vocab and flaunt your Hindi in front of your Angrez dost!!! (Non-Indian friends)

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Deepawali diwali diya in flower rangoli

Deepawali or Diwali?

It is that time of the year again 🪔

The air is filled with the vibrant spirit of Deepawali. …

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