“Pakka, here at the same place!”
“Haan, of course I do!”
Picture (n): A Feature Film especially Hindi movie that runs for two to three hours.
Example: Last Friday we went to watch Shah Rukh Khan’s Picture in the theatre with Pammi uncle and his relatives.
Pronunciation: Aunty – G/Uncle – G
Auntyji (n)/Uncleji (n): All related as well as unrelated married females especially of children and teenagers/All related as well as unrelated married males especially of children and teenagers.
Example: The moment Auntyji caught Uncleji red-handed, they started fighting all over again.
Origin: From Old English Aunty/Uncle, from Hindi ji
I’m in shape. Unfortunately, it’s the shape of a pakora :/
— Aunty Ji (@DesiAuntyJi) September 23, 2013
Haww: An exclamation used to express shock or surprise after discovering something scandalous.
Example: Haww, did he really kiss her in the college backyard?
Pronunciation: Ya – Aar or even Ya – Ra
Yaar (n): A close friend, mate and sometimes even associates
Example: Meet Pappu, he is my yaar!
Suffix: Forming interrogative phrases or sentences etc
Example: Hungry Kya? Tired Kya?
Abbreviation for Poor Joke
Example: Enough of your PJs we are already bored.
7. A – 1
Pronunciation: Ae – One
A – 1 (n): Things considered to be, of excellent and high quality
Example: How’s the samosas available in the Manohar restaurant? Simply A – 1!
8. Cent Percent
Pronunciation: Scent – par – scent
Cent Percent (n): Hundred percent sometimes even to mention completion of things.
1. Are you sure he is dating Sheila and not Munni? Yea, Cent Percent!
2. What is the passing percentage of your college this time? Cent Percent, Mom!
9. Himalayan Blunder
Pronunciation: Hee-Maa-Lay-En Blan-darr
Himalayan Blunder (adj): A major mistake, perhaps as big as the Himalayan mountain
Example: This Himalayan Blunder of yours will surely screw us all together.
10. Time – Pass
Pronunciation: Tie-m Paa-s
Time – Pass (v): An act of doing things that does not matter. It is an alternative term to its western counterpart, “Nothing Important.”
Example: What are you doing Jignesh from half an hour? Nothing Yaar, I’m just doing time – pass!
By: Deepti Verma
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