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The slangs of Nagpur [MH-31]

By on May 30, 2008 | 10 comments

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Okay, here are few commonly used words in the city of Nagpur aka MH-31 🙂

Fee free to add more in the comments! Here we go!

[Format]

Word: Meaning: Usage

Kya Karra Be: What are you doing? : “Kal sham ko kya karra tha be?”

abe: Hey : “Used usually before any sentence begins”

Agau / agau panti: “Oversmart: Jyada agau panti mat kar.”

Bail & Sand: Bail: Sluggish/lazy/Dim-witted person, Sand: bulky person. : “Kya bail hai be tu!!”.

Bhaitaad: Moron: “Bhaitada sarkha vagu nakos”

Buari: Bad Omen: “Paper ke pehle buari mat laga”

Bhoknya: Blind [holes in eyes] : “Abe bhokne, dikhta nahi kya?” (typically on traffic signals)

Bakar: Babble : “In yedo ko bakar se time nahi milta.”

Bawaji: An old person: “O bawaji. Baju Hato.”

My Favorite: Bhasak Gaya: Something gone wrong. “Sala net bhaska huwa hai” (Internet is not working) / “Code bhasak gaya” (code is not working)

Bhok me ja: Go to hell : “Bhok me ja tu, saale”.

Bumm : Without limits : “Kal party me bum maza aaya, tu kaha tha ?”

Bhokkan Tiklya: No real meaning: “Bhokkan tiklya, deu ka thobadit”

Chaddi mein reh: Be in your limits : “Jyada ucchal mat, chaddi me reh. ”

Chaka chak: Done neatly/nicely : Usually used in reply to “Kaam kaise chal raha?” – “ekdam chakachak”

Circuit: An Idiot : “Ha ha ha sale circuit !! ”

Chaman: Foolish person: “Apna ED ka master total chaman hai.”

Chapter: Confused person: “Wo to pura hi chapter aadmi hai.”

Chengad: Chaos: “Hostel ke potte kal raat ko daru pike bum chengad kar rahe the.”

Chipka de: Attach: “Documents ke sath ek sau ki patti chipka de, kam ho jayega barabar. ”

Chivtya, Chuttya: Not up to the mark: “kya chivtya pana kar raha hai be”

Dhar Marna: to pee: “Chal raha kya dhar maarne?”

Dhakkan: Dumb: “abe dhakkan …”

Dhapna: To steal: “Kal holi ke liye humne 3 naariyal dhaape, bum maza aaya”

Hyaatt: Exclamation with joy: “Hyatt!!!”

Dimag se Paidal: low on intelligence : “Abe wo sirf dikne me hi acchi hai, baki dimag se puri paidal hai.”

My Favorite: Mahol: Many meanings, usage differs depending upon context: “Bum mahol kar raha hai suna”. “Potte bum mahol kar rahe hai college mein” etc. [add more in comments]

My Favorite: Ek Number: Ultimate : “Sachin kya ek number khela kal!” , “B section me ek number pottiya hai” etc.

Suggest more if I’ve missed out on any. :mrgreen:



10 Comments

  1. Amit Kshirsagar

    May 25, 2009

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    I am a free lance writer from Ann Arbor, Michigan U.S.A

    I am currently in Nagpur.

    Can you please suggest to me some good books on Nagpur, Nagpur people, Nagpur language, Nagpur culture?

  2. Mayur

    June 21, 2010

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    I guess you forgot 'Zandu' meaning a moron/idiot and 'Jhamal Jhamal' meaning being restless. There are other typical words such as 'Jayenga…', 'Girenga…' (in typical nasal tones)

    Feels so nostalgic. I think I have seen this on the MH-31 website

  3. Arnab

    March 20, 2011

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    “bahot ich pyaari baat” :well said: bahot ich pyaari baat kar di tune..

    “thenga”:tease: le le thenga.. mujhe to mila.. tu dekh ab

  4. arnab

    March 20, 2011

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    “raypar/raypad”: slap: ekich raypat maarunga dimag thikane pe aayenga tera

  5. Ninad

    January 7, 2012

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    Byannav(92)-robbary…
    ‘kal chauk me ek zan ka byannav ho gaya.’

    kancha potti-beautiful girl…
    ‘kya kancha potti hai be!’

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