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Metal56

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Posted: 31 October 2006 at 2:26am | IP Logged

"Hello, What do you want?":used by some when answering a phone call, not perceived as impolite by most Indians.

 

Is that statement true?

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Posted: 31 October 2006 at 4:59am | IP Logged
the equivalent of the word "Please" in indian language are rarely used in day to day lives. so these types of replies are not impolite.

Metal56

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Posted: 01 November 2006 at 12:14pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by Snape

the equivalent of the word "Please" in indian language are rarely used in day to day lives. so these types of replies are not impolite.

OK. Many thanks, Snape.

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