Wicked Bitch of the West (sirriamnis) wrote in little_details,
Wicked Bitch of the West
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Term of endearment for a same-gender friend in Bengali or Hindi

The setting is urban fantasy, roughly contemporary. The Main character's best friend is Indian, from Calcutta to be precise. I need an endearment female friends would use between one another, say when something bad happens to one (boyfriend dumps her, death of a family member, etc...) like we use "Oh honey!" or "Oh Sweetie! I'm so sorry!"

I would prefer Bengali, since it is the most common language in the region, but I'll make do if I have to. Every translator I've found spits it out in the Bengali or Hindi alphabet, with no option to translate phonetically into English, including Babelfish (I'm desperate), or at least as far as I've been able to tell.

So far I've googled: Bengali/Bangla endearment, Hindi endearment (which netted me Lal, but I'm not sure that's right), Bengali/Bangla endearment friend, Hindi endearment friend, Bengal/Bangla endearment female friend, Hindi endearment female friend, and I've tried all of the above with phonetic english attached.
Tags: ~languages: bengali, ~languages: hindi
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