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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And here they are. Try to avoid using the phrase “do the needful.

So, that way of introducing yourself is completely wrong. The person who began this phrase must have really wanted to say inform, but instead decided to use intimate to sound cool.

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A study was conducted at one of India’s ejglish ITeS company to understand if assessments on Indianism at the time of recruitment can provide any incremental value, post assessment of Pronunciation, fluency, grammar, vocabulary etc parameters of a candidate’s spoken English. Kanchana Srinivasan February 7, The following table illustrates the study results:.


7 Desi-isms you might be guilty of

You don’t indisnism to give body cycles their own personalities. When you complete your studies at an educational institution, you graduate from that institution. We need a fault-ridden topic to mirror our bad grammar.

Get In Touch Now Got a question? Simple rule of thumb: You take the SATs. Using it today indicates you are a dinosaur, a dinosaur with bad grammar.

Indianiwm log in to post a comment. The most common ones, and my favorites among them. Kimono, kimono, kimono… Ha! It is not proper English.

Ten Common (Incorrect) “Indianisms” That You Need To Stop Saying

Because we need it. Indianims you ever asked yourself what is the purpose of adding ONLY to a sentence? To “pass out” refers to losing consciousness, like after you get too drunk, though I’m not sure how we managed to connect graduating and intoxication. Which got me thinking about a compilation, a greatest hits of the most hilarious Indianisms out there. Indianism is a significant factor when hiring for ITeS companies, especially if they are dealing with international calls.

Indianism may also refer to the way a sentence has been structured as if it was literally translated from an Indian language to English. What is your name? Which of the ones listed have you not heard before? Kimono is coming from the Greek word himona, it means winter. Some examples of common Indianism mistakes include: I am sorry for the inconvenience. If Gus was a Greek to his roots, we also have the right to add our own desi spins to English. As a result, companies englisn to invest significant time and efforts to make the candidates un-learn these Indianism which they have been using thinking its correct English.


Indianism refers to a word or phrase which is a characteristic of Indian English.

Indian English Dictionary and Indianisms

Revert means “to return to a former state. The next time you are tempted to say that, say this instead: I love to write. It is an Indianism.

Prepone is a perfectly legit word, you think. As opposed to your fake brother?