Report it. When these programs are in beta, they have often forgotten to include some obvious correct answers, and reporting it is how they can improve it.
Namaste is used frequently, both formally and informally. If talking to elders, seniors you can add the word ji, to make it more respectful as in "Namaste Ji". In the metros or larger cities, younger generation who feel inglicized (Engli-cized) may use the english words Hi, hello, hey, wussup, sup etc to greet each other but majority of manland hindi speaking people will still use namaste. If you happen to be In Punjab, we use Sat Sri Akal as well
That makes a great deal of sense. Thank you.
Incidentally, we say anglicized, from the Latin "anglicus."
It's polite to say namaste. We normally use it with seniors and elders. Informally, we don't. A simple 'bye' in english works. I'm not Indian but Nepali. Culturally similar.
It is natural and many people do use it. However, another acceptable way of parting is to say: "milte hain" which is like saying see you later
However, it is also very informal, and so is not used unless you are well acquainted with the person
Not really, in my 6 months in India, I only heard white people say namaste. My girlfriend is Indian so I have a lot of input on this topic!
I have definitely heard Indians in the United States say this to each other. Could it be a matter of region, class, or respectful address to a stranger?
Well, in India, namaste is a very polite way of saying "Greetings" and "Goodbye" both. It doesn't matter with region or class, but is a way to respectfully address one another.
a little frustrating because elsewhere the program rejects OK for Theek but accepts fine , but here you rejected "fine, hello"
NATIVE SPEAKER HERE For you guys. ......using this ..i mean *thik hain , namaste * , It's all ok , but we dont use it frequently...
We just use "okay , bye ".
It's our way of talking .
ठीक है नमस्ते de rakha hai to ye hi hoga na , okay hello but isme to okay bye bh