The Mumbaiya Guide
The words or the language that the real people of mumbai speak is totally different from the others. They have a dictionary of their own. Here are a few words from it.
Waanda – minor problem
Usage: There's a minor problem, dude – Arre yaar, Waanda ho gaya
Jhol – big problem
Usage: There's a big problem,dude – Arre yaar, Jhol ho gaya
Raada – unsolvable problem
Usage: Dude, there's a huge (unsolvable) problem – Arre yaar,Raada ho gaya
Hill – surprise (Not the english hill)
Usage: You'll be surprised – Tu Hill jayega
Kaltii – going out
Usage: I am going out of this place – Chal apun "Kaltii" marta hai
"apun" is also a typical mumbaiya word. It means "me"
Shendi – making fool of others
Usage: Don't make a fool of others – Dekh , tu Shendi mat laga sabko
Galat Faimili – misunderstanding
Usage: There's some misunderstanding – Arre kuch Galat Faimili ho gayi
Full Too – getting drunk / getting high
Usage: Do u drink daily? – Tu kya roz Full Too hota hai?
Fat – afraid
Usage: See, You are afraid.. – Dekh , teri to fat gayi
Kharcha Pani – bash
Usage: Shall I bash u? – Du kya Kharcha Pani ?
Khopcha – a corner / a secret place
Usage: Take him into a secret place – Use jara Khopche me leke ja.
Zakaas Item – beautiful lady
Usage: What a beautiful lady !! – Kya Zakaas Item hai yaar!!
Raag – Bluff
Usage: Don't just bluff – Jyaada Raag mat de..
ZAGMAG /DHINKCHAAK – awkward (mostly clothes and appearance)
Usage: Your clothes are very awkward!! – Kya ZAGMAG /DHINKCHAAK pehna tune?
There are few other words like Pakaa, Sumdi, Shaane etc…
Add to the list if you know any other.
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