This blog is called Chalega. What does that even mean?

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.

Commonly Misunderstood Hindi

Now I’m trying to think if there’s a similar expression in English. Hmm…

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