Hindi is a standardised form of the Hindustani language and is an official language of India along with English. It is mutually understandable with Urdu - despite some vocabulary differences - but Hindi uses the Devanagari script and Urdu a Perso-Arabic script. Hindi is the fourth most spoken language in the world and, in India, is a lingua franca in the Hindi Belt and much of the rest of the country. Lots of its vocabulary comes from Sanskrit and Prakit, with additional borrowings from English.Learn Hindi with uTalk
There's a Hindi idiom, 'thali ka baingan', which translates as 'aubergine on a plate' and means that loyalties shift depending on circumstances - the eggplant will roll in the direction the plate tips.
English borrows the words bungalow, pyjama and jungle from Hindi.
The single word jugaad means coming up with a canny and cost-efficient solution through innovation and creative thinking.
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