Ever walked down the streets of Amman and heard a throaty “YALLA” directed to slow passersby?
It’s a word that has multiple spellings and countless meanings. But basically, it means, “let’s go,” or “let’s move it.” Chalega is a similar grammatical operator in conversational Indian speech — or so we’re told.
The link below (thanks, mom!) is a useful primer to “chalega” and other phrases we’ll be hearing in India.
Now I’m trying to think if there’s a similar expression in English. Hmm…
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