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Familiar Desi Phrases

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What is a Desi phrase you heard all the time growing up?โ 

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"MARA MATHA PAR MOOK"โ 

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Whenever I asked my mommy where should I put something growing up, that's the answer I usually got...


"Put it on your head!"๐Ÿ˜ƒ


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:โ 

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๐Ÿ’ฎ Tel levaa jaa (Literally go get oil, meaning do whatever you want)โ 


๐Ÿ’ฎ Maathu naa khayish (Stop eating my head - leave me alone)โ 


๐Ÿ’ฎ Dahaapan naa kar (Stop being a smarty pants)โ 


๐Ÿ’ฎ Tatiyaa ni kadhi thayi gayi (Legs feel like kadhi - my legs hurt)โ 


๐Ÿ’ฎ Matha nu dahi naa karish (Stop making yogurt out of head - stop bothering me)โ 


๐Ÿ’ฎ Mathu ne batharaa (Head and two stones - leave it alone)โ 


๐Ÿ’ฎ Taare bahu panchaat (What do you care)โ 


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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