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Why People from India switches to Hindi for work related conversations?

SAP kbron
Dec 3

I been in several companies in the valley. In all is the same. People from India that speaks perfect English decides to speak in Hindi for work related topics. Why this people always hide something?

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  • Micro Focus / Eng5’6” Ruski
    I always assume that people around me who switch to taking in their native language are talking shit about me.
    Dec 33
    • Google / EngqYDgc2
      You're paranoid and have delusion of grandeur. Realize that most people don't care enough about you to ever bother talking shit about you.
      Dec 3
    • Micro Focus / Eng5’6” Ruski
      Are you American by any chance?
      Dec 3
    • Google / EngqYDgc2
      No, I am the one talking in a language you don't understand (but not Hindi)
      Dec 3
  • New / OtherAuntHilda
    Not every indian language is Hindi. It can also be Telugu or any other Indian language.
    Dec 33
    • LinkedIn / Eng
      Gill Bates

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      Gill Batesmore
      Does it actually make a difference which language it is? It's a dick move whether it's Hindi, Telugu, Chinese, Korean, Russian, or German.
      Dec 3
    • Microsoft XKWP47
      Hey moron, Hindu is not a language. You are very welcome!
      Dec 3
    • LinkedIn / Eng
      Gill Bates

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      Gill Batesmore
      Hey moron, i and u are 1/8 of an inch apart on touchscreen keyboards. You are very welcome!
      Dec 3
  • LinkedIn / EngSlime
    Hold up now. I don’t support Indians speaking anything other than english while working with others. But this post suggests that Indians should not speak in English even among themselves when there is no one else involved.

    This seems a bit unfair. My Chinese colleagues are always speaking Chinese and it’s the same with the others. I don’t go around getting offended for every small conversation they have without me.
    Dec 318
    • Microsoft Sexybeast
      Nope. On the contrary, the enlightened people went and settled there and it benefitted from the congregation of the enlightened souls from the entire world. Manhattan Project happened because all the Einsteins and Neils Bohrs and Heisenbergs and Paul Diracs congregated there. America has always benefitted from this congregation. That is what has propelled it to superpower status. For it to call other countries as shitholes now ( the same countries from where the best people congregate there and continue to make America stronger while pushing their native countries to future decline due to brain drain) is pathetic. Reeks of hubris.

      And as for your nativity, please don’t compare Middle East to India. India has its share of problems of course, but do not even begin to bracket India with Middle East in terms of talent, cultural impact and most importantly, human rights. I know Indians are treated like shit there, that does not mean India is a shithole, that means your country is a shithole.
      Dec 3
    • New Sub Par
      You are an idiot if it’s all glorious then go back
      Dec 3
    • New Sub Par
      Also coming from a culture that stole half their words from Arabic.
      Dec 3
    • AMD GDKa06
      Agree with the comment to not bracket India with the middle east. In india people have human rights. People leave because there are better opportunities in the US, not because of dire circumstances back home. India is a pretty good country to live in.
      Dec 3
    • Microsoft Sexybeast
      Sub par, see, you mentioned it right there. “Culture”. As the joke runs, what is the difference between bacteria and America? That if left for 200 years, the bacteria will at least develop a culture.

      Your country might have had a great past 1000 years back. But now it is worse than hell.
      Dec 3
    • New Sub Par
      Agree man it’s a shit hole county at least I have the courage to admit it.
      Dec 3
    • New Sub Par
      You all are too much of a pusssy to admit it
      Dec 3
    • LinkedIn / EngSlime
      I’ll speak what ever I want with my friends in or outside the office. When I’m with Indians only in the office I’ll speak with them in our native language even if that’s work related. That’s because we are simply more comfortable with it. The fact that you just assume that Indians just want to gossip about you in Hindi shows how small minded you are. We have better stuff to do and even if they were talking shit about you do you want to know?

      I’ve said this already, but if there is someone else non-Indian who does not understand me during work then I will definitely speak English as everyone should. There’s a difference between being unprofessional and just being normal
      Dec 3
    • SAP kbron
      OP
      WTF you are talking about? By speaking in your dumb language you are limiting discussions to indians. Do you think that is been team players? What an idiot
      Dec 3
    • New Sub Par
      Just yell at them it works all the time. Indians are usually pussies and will just stop doing it. Trust me it will works all the time.
      Dec 3
  • Intel uRock
    Ironically India is the largest English speaking country.
    Dec 36
    • Booking.com / Enga bug
      Do you know fractions and percentages, duh?
      Dec 3
    • Intel uRock
      Just google it bro.
      Dec 3
    • Booking.com / Enga bug
      Again, do you know percentages or just the absolute numbers?
      Dec 3
    • Intel UGeJ58
      ^You are one of those people on conference calls that like to make their presence felt by holding up the meetings on a menial detail or clarification. Whenever I hear those people, I just assume they can't grasp the more difficult problem at hand, so they stick to what they can do.
      Dec 3
    • Intel uRock
      😂😂
      Dec 3
    • LinkedIn / Eng
      Gill Bates

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      I'm pretty sure Canada is the largest English speaking country. Only Russia is larger, but it's not an English speaking country.
      Dec 3
  • Google fre t
    Same for Chinese, Russian or any other community.
    Dec 35
    • SAP kbron
      OP
      English is official language for Indians. The only reason they switch is to hide shit
      Dec 3
    • Amazon DoJustice
      The media reported that only 10% of Indians could speak English
      Dec 3
    • Booking.com / Enga bug
      kbron: facts please :)
      Dec 3
    • Intel UGeJ58
      Oh, I see it's the official language of India. Next time, just kindly remind them that because English is their official language, no other languages are allowed. Be sure to have this conversation nearby your manager so he can back you up if needed.
      Dec 3
    • What if the manager is Indian?
      Dec 3
  • New Sub Par
    Uncivil people do uncivil activities
    Dec 37
    • Amazon / EngTroll Food
      Yup, we are all speaking unofficial English here.
      Dec 3
    • Microsoft Sexybeast
      Umm, Indians talking among themselves in their native language makes them uncivil? That way, all Americans who speak English are uncivil as well, right? Given they English is their native language? Or do you have the delusion of grandeur that anybody not speaking in English is automatically uncivil? 🤔
      Dec 3
    • New Sub Par
      You stupid or what! Speaking in a foreign language in front of people that don’t understand the language is uncivil.
      Dec 3
    • Microsoft Sexybeast
      If in front then yes. But I don’t think they do.
      Dec 3
    • New Sub Par
      Oh they do all the time. I started yelling at them until they stopped. It’s not a Chinese or Indian thing, it’s just a common trend of people from non-enlightenment countries.
      Europeans don’t do that
      Dec 3
    • Nvidia chalubhalu
      Maybe bcoz you are sub par?
      Dec 3
    • Microsoft Sexybeast
      “Non enlightenment countries”. Lol. You whites never cease to amaze me. Anything which is not white is not enlightened! 😂😂
      Dec 3
  • Facebook parch
    Chinese people are always speaking Mandarin at work but sure let's just ignore that. It's Blind so it has to be about Indians
    Dec 30
  • Walmart.com
    simba😊

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    simba😊more
    I am from India, I too find that annoying
    Dec 30
  • Intel UGeJ58
    It's more often for gossip-based work related topics.
    Dec 30
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  • Oracle / Otheryuio
    Not every Indian does that. I am an Indian and definitely think it's unprofessional to talk in native languages irrespective of their nationality

    I have seen this with other nationalities too
    Dec 30
  • Google Barksdale
    OP - Why do you speak Chinese with your colleagues in a mixed company of non-Chinese people even when you know how to speak English?
    Dec 32
    • SAP kbron
      OP
      I don't speak chinese, hellooo!
      Dec 3
    • Facebook Pork chops
      Mandarin or Cantonese. Do racism right.
      Dec 3
  • Amazon / Eng
    periscope

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    periscopemore
    There are unprofessional people in every country, from every country. Most observed ons are Indians and Chinese....Duh... They make a 3rd of the entire population.
    Dec 30
  • Visa shaolin
    OP, do you even English bro?
    Dec 31
    • SAP kbron
      OP
      Your sista didn't complain
      Dec 3
  • Microsoft F12Gh
    If they are doing it around non-Indians then they are probably socially autistic and don’t realize how rude that is. I wouldn’t assume malice by default.
    Dec 30
  • Intel uRock
    Actually Indians except telugu people usually speak English most of the times. Reason being they come from different native language and even if they don’t they are use to speak in English even back in India. Its the people from china, Mexico and South America usually jump to their language as soon as they see their fellow countryman
    Dec 34
    • Amazon / Eng
      periscope

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      periscopemore
      My team of 8 indians and 1 Egyptian speak in hindi. The Egyptian left the team.
      Dec 3
    • Intel uRock
      Haha.. were all Indians telugu? Nothing against telugu but have heard similar story in some intel groups. My team have around 70% Indians but we speak English mostly and gel up pretty good with other ethnicities
      Dec 3
    • Amazon / Eng
      periscope

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      periscopemore
      No. Why would all Telugu guys speak in Hindi? Everyone from UP, Delhi, Haryana. I am the Telugu guy and I am leaving in a week.
      Dec 3
    • Intel uRock
      Guys from UP, Delhi and haryana in one team? I could not find all these in one Intel group. North Indians in tech are rare to find.
      Dec 4
  • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng
    nobb

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    Software, Python, Machine learning
    nobbmore
    seen those shit happens most in indians, sometimes chinese, and irans
    Dec 32
    • Intel uRock
      I am sure they must be making fun of you. You seems to be like that who Indians will make fun of 😁
      Dec 3
    • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng
      nobb

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      nobbmore
      no, I can speak both Hindi and Chinese, but no fucking Persian
      Dec 3
  • Proofpoint / Eng
    No more

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    No moremore
    I see my coworkers talk in Tamil... intentionally.. to make repo with out doing any work
    Dec 31
    • Intel uRock
      Even if they speak English it sounds tamil to me Daa..
      Dec 4
  • Salesforce / Other
    Sassy_

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    Sassy_more
    Thank your overlords for the privilege of being a subject of a conversation right in front of your face without your understanding.
    Dec 30
  • Uber Hcdgjfddj
    I have the same thing going on in my team. I try to ignore it even though it gets on my nerves sometimes.
    Dec 30

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