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How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?

Technically none, but I find it difficult and frustrating to communicate. Talking about being lost in translation! Far too often we can't communicate with locals or we mis-communicate. Telugu or Hindi are not easy to pick up. - Sep 20, 2016
Not really much of any - especially if your driver speaks English. Most things are in English and most places have English menus/speak English. - Mar 16, 2015
I don't speak the local languages, Telugu or Hindi. I get along fine in English. - Jan 18, 2015
None. Some Hindi and/or Telugu to be polite and amaze your audience but not necessary. - Nov 20, 2014
None. Some telugu might help, but most people speak some level of English. - Jul 18, 2014
None. Many expats get around fine with English. The only officers who speak local language were trained for their jobs. - Mar 2, 2012
None. Many people speak English here and if they don't you can get buy with hand gestures. - Feb 27, 2012
Little to none. Don't learn Hindi. They only speak Telugu in Hyderabad. - Jan 11, 2011