September 14 is celebrated as Hindi Diwas. The day is important as it marks the acceptance of Hindi as the official language of India. The Constituent Assembly had voted in favour of Hindi language on September 14, 1949. The decision was a crucial one as it highlighted the importance of spreading Hindi in all fields. Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year since 1953. Coming to any language, the words define it, make it and give it a form. Today we use a lot of common words, interchangeably in all the languages.
We are referring to some daily words which if translated into Hindi are hilarious. They are not wrong, they are literal, they are right but since we are so used to the English common usage, we find them funny. Well, languages can get complicated, especially after you see these Hindi words. Hindi Diwas 2018 Poems: Best Heart Touching Lines on Matrabhasha Hindi to Celebrate the Day.
Look at some common English words and their translations in Hindi:
Cricket is such a commonly used word given it is the favourite sport of the people here. But someone would think twice about playing the game if they made it compulsory to say the Hindi actual word.
A light bulb in Hindi translates to Vidyut Prakashak Kanch Golak. If someone uses it in a conversation it would surely not light a bulb in our heads at least.
A railway train in Hindi means Sahasra Chakra Louh Path Gaamini. Doesn't the word just look like a long train of words?
If railway train wasn't too complicated, you can expect a railway station to be just as funny. A railway station in Hindi means Bhakbhak Adda. Given that the earlier railway trains, the steam engines made a sound like that, a station can be no less surprising.
A mosquito is called Gunjanhaari Manav Rakt Pipasu Jeev in Hindi. Funny right? How a tiny creature has such a big name.
Tie in Hindi is called Kanth Langoti. This is so literal! A tie is meant to cover the neck so it does act like a langot (cloth worn as underwear) for your throat, in a way.
All these words are the proper translations of the common words. Yes, there are other optional words in Hindi usage that exist but these are not wrong either. Wonder, who would be using these right? But that's the very beauty of a language. Imagine going around talking like this and get those weird stares from people. Try it out on the occasion of Hindi Diwas. Flaunt your purest Hindi skills and make them go wow. Thank us later!