Survival Guide to Indian (Gujju) <--> US English

These is a short list of some words that are useful from Indians travelling to US (and vice-versa). Words in brackets are Indian versions.

Apartment ( Flat )
House / Studio / Condo (Bungalow / Flat)
Job ( Office )
Office (Cabin)
Soda ( Any Cold Drink )
Gas (Petrol)
Gas Station (Petrol Pump)
Last Name (Surname)
Photocopy (Xerox)
Cop (Police)
School ( School / College!! )
Grade (Standard) [ for school, like he is in 4th grade ]
Kids (Children)
Comforter (Blanket)
Shower ( Bath )
To Go (Packed)
Candy (Chocolate)
Check (Bill)
Rest Room (Toilet)
Yogurt (Curd)
Couch (Sofa)
Hood (Bonnet)
Elevator (Lift)

If you know of any more words, add a comment to this blog :)


  1. Anonymous12:32 PM

    Bungalow ~ house doesn't sound right. Check this:
    and you will know why?

    May be you want to correct the title of your post to "Survival Guide to Gujju <--> US English"

  2. Anonymous6:46 AM

    Highway - Freeway

  3. Anonymous3:53 AM

    Trunk(of a car) - Dickky


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