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In Kannada it literally means "my son" but is used to speak of somebody dismissively or derisively. Similar to "saala" in Hindi.

Usage

Ravi: "How is the new house coming along?"

Shyam: "In a mess, man, in a mess. The contractor, nanna magaa, he has taken me for a ride. The cost till now is 25% more than the initial estimate and the bugger says he needs another 5 lakhs for finishing works."

Added 2011-09-16 by Bimawala

Root

Kannada

Region

Karnataka

Related Terms

saala