Search Box

Monday, February 15, 2016

Hinglish In India

The Rise and Rise of Hinglish in India (+Video)

Vineeta Chand | February 11, 2016

English is widely acknowledged as the world’s most successful language. It has developed over the 20th century into a global lingua franca, the most widely used language on the internet, and the clear leader in education and research. But new competitors are emerging to displace English, especially in rich multilingual contexts such as India.
The language Hinglish involves a hybrid mixing of Hindi and English within conversations, individual sentences and even words. An example: “She was bhunno-ing the masala-s jub phone ki ghuntee bugee.” Translation: “She was frying the spices when the phone rang”. It is gaining popularity as a way of speaking that demonstrates you are modern, yet locally grounded.

Some phrases in Hinglish (Source Source:

<more at; related links: ("Head is paining" [Hinglish for headache]) and (The Rise Of ‘Hinglish’: Modern Necessity Or Dire Threat To India’s Culture And Languages? October 11, 2012)>

No comments:

Post a Comment