Hey there Scout, time to learn Hindi! I put together a cute picture of some of the most basic phrases you will use in India (it’s called Hindi not Indian). I wont lie to you because I did not include a very common word, Bhaiya or Bhai meaning brother. Bhai is the shortened version which I feel is more casual like bro; brother and bro mean the same thing but the feel is different. I hope you catch my drift.
I already put a disclaimer at the bottom but I’ll say it again! India is a BIG country with BILLIONS of people so there will, naturally, be some differences in Hindi. There are multiple languages in India, however most people learn Hindi, and many still, will at least speak a little bit of English. I knew a girl who is from south India and the area she lived in, they spoke 3 different languages, not including English. India is extremely diverse but with my list of Hindi words your India trip will be made easier.
When giving directions you need to say hand (haat) or it will not make sense, for example Ulta by itself means upside down.
And here is that PDF as promised, I even added some bonus words (I mean bad words, I’m teaching you bad words because I am a bad influence.)
Keep your eyes peeled for a post to come soon on numbers.