Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dil nahi lagta

Hindi and Punjabi are very emotional languages. 'Dil nahi lagta' is a very valid reason for being sad or uncomfortable in some place.
Literally it means, my heart is not 'settled' here. Odd, isn't it? But believe me another native user of the language will know exactly what is meant and how important it is.
One could just chuck up a lucrative job just because 'dil nahi lagta' in that place or locality, city or country.
I don't know if there is an equivalent term or feeling in other parts of the world. I somehow feel that Italians may have something along the same lines. they look emotional and there is much kissing and hugging there, the same as in Punjab.
Of course our knowledge of Italians is based on movies like 'The Godfather'.
For all we know it could be far removed from reality.
In any case ' dil nahi lagta', what to do.

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