Sanganak? Kunji Patal? How ‘Shudhh’ is Your Hindi?

“Hindi hamaari maata hai, aage kuchh nahi aata hai” - wise words.

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(This story is being reposted from The Quint’s archives to mark the day Hindi was adopted as the official language of India. Originally published on 14 September 2016.)

You think you’ve got your Hindi skills down pat? These Delhiites thought they did too. Then we asked them to try speaking in shudhh Hindi for 30 seconds, without using any English words, and all hell broke loose.

Last year, we went around Delhi asking people some ridiculously hard words, straight out of a shabdkosh, and the results were hilarious. Check out the video below:

Video Editor: Puneet Bhatia

Cameraperson: Shiv Kumar Maurya

Hindi Coach: Tejas Alhat

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