May 10, 2014

“चलते बनो” and Related Idioms

The phrase “चलते बनो” means something like “be gone!” or “get going!” or “get out of here”!

This idiom in Hindi involves a continuous participle and a form of the verb बनना (“to be / become”). Its usage is limited to a few verbs (usually चलना or जाना).

  • Divija Sampathi

    Hai…can u pls provide an example regarding the usage of “चलते बनो” ? Thnq

    • Sure; it’s just a phrase, so “chalte bano” means “get out of here!”. So, you would use it as a simple exclamation: “chalte bano!” – “go away!”.