Here’s a handy list of Indianisms for you. An Indianism is an English word or phrase used in India that is not common in other English-speaking countries. In reality though, prepone is an Indianism. It was conjoined by English speakers in India and had never existed in the English language before we started saying . Definition of Indianism – devotion to or adoption of the customs and culture of North American Indians., a word or idiom characteristic of Indian English or.

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How to learn English: The incident — in addition to adding some humour and an equal dose of annoyance to my morning — reminded me of the fact that we Indians really do employ a unique, if misplaced, variant of the English language.

When you complete your studies at an educational institution, you graduate from that institution. Privacy Policy Terms of Use. One common mistake we make is using the word revert to mean reply or respond.

Students of chaos theory. There are many more pure grammatical “gems” in what we call Indian English.

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The most common ones, and my favorites among them. And here they are. We’re Indians, damn it. Or, Kavya belongs to Toastmasters. Try to avoid enlish the phrase “do the needful. When someone approaches you with a query, and your reply begins with the phrase “do one thing,” you’re doing it wrong. And worst of all, any person who starts a sentence with “do one thing” invariably ends up giving you at least five things to do.


More of the Hammer in 16 hours ago. Enylish — We are a unique species, aren’t we? The result is very, very uncool. The biggest problem with Indianism is that many candidate who otherwise have good Spoken English, still use Indianism unknowingly, and ebglish doesn’t get detected easily during the selection snglish of companies, leading to bad hires.

It was reformatted and republished in To many an Indian, there was nothing unusual about this question. If it happened in the past, it happened years ago, not “years back. While a fan of anthropomorphism, I do have my limits.

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Talent Prism Vol The word “discuss” means to “talk about. Simple rule of thumb: Go to top of page Instagram Facebook Twitter. The person who began this phrase must have really wanted to say inform, but instead decided to use intimate to sound cool. Do not use this phrase unless it really is an invitation to the indianiem side of your butt. You see; Robe, Kimono.

Take a free test. Your life isn’t a poem. You may use the phrase humorously, to poke fun at such archaic speech, or other dinosaurs. The present continuous tense. Leave a Comment Cancel Comment Please log in to post a comment.


Get In Touch Now Got a question? You take the SATs. And perhaps in the near future, we’ll get better at English. When you order something, you “order” it, you do not “order for” it. Kanchana Srinivasan February 7, Prepone is the opposite of postpone, you think. Perhaps somewhere in our history someone lost a little faith in the “doing” word and added “for” to make sure indianksm order would reach them. Indianism may also englsh to the way a sentence has been structured as if it was literally translated from an Indian language to English.

A year of the world’s Best Beaches There’s a perfect beach for idnianism week of the year. I myself will do itI will do itLet us discuss about politicsLet us discuss politicsWhat is your good name?

Skip to main content. Table 1 – Examples of Indianism vs. Daniel D’Mello currently lives and works in Mumbai. It is only understood in India. For instance, that notebook belongs to Selva.

So, that way of introducing yourself is completely wrong. This morning, while I was buying a cup of coffee at Starbucks, the barista asked me a seemingly innocuous question. Get In Touch Now.