Traveling to a great country like India is can be a colorful and even overwhelming experience. Here are 10 North Indian expressions to make your deciphering of the local language easier.
ABCD (American Born Confused Desi)
Meaning: An expression that refers to children of Indian immigrants in the U.S.
Meaning: Fantastic. An expression used to portray approval
Meaning: A girl who has fair skin and generally used for a foreigner. But when this word is used in Bollywood songs, it also means light-skinned Indian Girl.
Meaning: Male version of gori
Meaning: Meaning “of course”, “without delay”; often used as a positive reply to a question.
Meaning: An older male authority-figure. Often used by Indians but also by working-class white people. From the Indian word for “hat”.
Meaning: Mostly used in arguments, meaning “this and that”.
Mamu (Mumbai) Thulla (North India)
Meaning: An impolite way to refer to a police officer
Meaning: A small stall where locals get cigarettes
Meaning: Small kid working in a roadshide shop
Meaning: A roadside eatery