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Indian way of conveying 'I beg your pardon' (I request you to repeat what you just said ,I was uanble to hear it)

'Pardon me' eliminates the 'begging' part : The request turns into an order/command.

Usage

Tourist in Jaipur : Hi, my name is Suzie from Lousiana.I want to see camels, sand and meet Maharajas in their palaces.
Tour Guide to Jaipur : Pardon me?
Tourist : Why? Is it not okay for a tourist to do so?
Tour Guide ; No No..Pardon me.I did not get your good name? I will take you for cheap and best Jaipur Darshan.
Added 2011-09-13 by Behenjigaga

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

I blivv, good name, cheap and best