Chinni vs shakkar

candi-h

candi-h

I learned sugar as chinni while I was in India. What is the difference between chinni and shakkar?
mahesh.m--

mahesh.m--

shakkar is called as sugar in chennai
Neil-G1

Neil-G1

I lived in and learned Hindi in Delhi. There the word used for sugar was chinni. I never heard shakkar.
Julien-C

Julien-C

Both are used,it depends on regions,area,influence... I think one is hindu and the other is muslim (hindi/urdu origin). What do you think Nikita?Sure you know it...
Chinku-T

Chinku-T

i think that often in hindi the have two words that mean the same thing or one word that means a lot of things.mabe.
John-H8

John-H8

चीनी - cīnī as a noun, it means sugar, as an adjective it means Chinese. शक्कर - shakkar - Sugar.I think this word is an English loanword. We can use either cīnī or shakkar for sugar.

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