Familiar Desi Indian Phrases
Updated: Mar 14
What is a Desi phrase you heard all the time growing up?
"MARA MATHA PAR MOOK"
Whenever I asked my mommy where should I put something growing up, that's the answer I usually got...
"Put it on your head!"😃
There are quite a few phrases like this that are part of our daily vocabulary as Gujarati folks!
Others I hear all the time include:
💮 Tel levaa jaa (Literally go get oil, meaning do whatever you want)
💮 Maathu naa khayish (Stop eating my head - leave me alone)
💮 Dahaapan naa kar (Stop being a smarty pants)
💮 Tatiyaa ni kadhi thayi gayi (Legs feel like kadhi - my legs hurt)
💮 Matha nu dahi naa karish (Stop making yogurt out of head - stop bothering me)
💮 Mathu ne batharaa (Head and two stones - leave it alone)
💮 Taare bahu panchaat (What do you care)
What are some of the phrases you grew up with?
I know there are probably so many more, so don't hold back!
I'd love to hear what you know in Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi or any other language you speak.
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