The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "Telangana" has 17 entries

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Noun. December 2, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

Jaan=Life
Jigri=Liver-like
so a Jaan Jigri dost is your 'Liver-like Life' friend
or
someone who is as important as Liver is to your Life.
very. not really sure what it does but it sounds valuable. like Kidney.
The propensity that Hyderabadis have in sprinkling their Urdu with Telugu or vice-versa surpasses their rate of eating Avakaya with perugu annam.
So many a time you might hear this phrase and assume it is some incomprehensible dravidian term but wait listen again....

Usage

dandibhotla sai venkata narasimha murthy:
power star cinema ra boss! chooddaamaa? 1st day 1st show? PANJAA.....
(it is power star's film, should we go watch it? 1st day 1st show, CLAW!)

tatikola veera varaprasada krishna sastry:
entra bai joke aa? flop anta kada, antha Jaan-Jigri aithe nuvve vellu!
(what man, is this a joke? it is a flop no? if so much LIVER-like LIFE-like feelings, you only go no!)

Added 2011-12-19 by korivikaram

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Telangana

Related Terms

Fraandship, dosti
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Noun.
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Definition

Post Card

Usage

This word 'kaarat' came this way. Card.. caarad.. Kaarad,.. Kaarat. Usually refers to a post card. People use it for invitation cards and identity cards also and other type of card.
Added 2011-12-05 by chinnu

How

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Definition

How-How. How. Jee How.
With a period not a question mark to punctuate, mind it.
The true blue Hyderabadi's way of accepting, agreeing and accompanying the infamous Indian Head Bob.
The better half of Jee-Haan, Haan-Jee, Saray-Saray, Oui-Oui, Si-Si and so on.
Better coz it is distracting.
When you open your mouth to do the H of the How, the opponent thinks you are about to protest but in fact you end up in tandem with him/her.
Whattay KLPD! No?
How better to agree but also get your kick while doing so!
Probably comes from a combination of:
Hindustani Haan +Telugu habit of ending with a 'U'
Haaaanuuuuuuuu slowly becomes H.O.W.
*How* my explanation?

Usage

kanakaambaram to cycle rickshaw wallah who is lazing on his vaahanam-u:
Pathar Gatti aathay?
lazy laala replies half-asleep:
How.
after a few minutes kanakaambaram who has been waiting for his highness to put his butt to action:
Kya jee, aathay ki nai ki chupeech bolray?
making a huge effort to open the upper half of his eyelids:
How-How, aaroon, abheech, jaldi nakko karo, ek chai peelo!
Added 2011-11-28 by korivikaram

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Telangana

Related Terms

yes, Haan, Ess

biscuit

\biss-keet\
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Adjective.
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Definition

used in hyderabad & telangana to make fun of some person who has gone wrong

Usage

mr.A:arre main aaj Rs.1000 khoya mamu...

(I lost Rs. 1000 today).

mr.B:aahhh... biscuit..

Added 2011-10-10 by chichore

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Telangana

Related Terms

porki, Babloo, bleddy idiot, bugger

Terms referencing this

something, Cream biscuit, Ganet
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Definition

Strange, Funny, Odd, Interesting, Cool!

Usage

endhra bai masthu gammath undi, idi computer lekka na lekunte pustakam lekka na?

what brother this is really cool, is it a computer or a book?
a Bodhan boy on seeing Kindle for the first time.

Added 2011-08-16 by korivikaram

Root

Telugu

Region

Telangana

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

maza, Ajeeb

Bataan

\baa-taan ('t' is dental as is Telugu, not as in Tally Ho!)\
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Noun.
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Definition

Bataan. Baataan. Baa-taan. Baaa. taaan. taaaaaaaaaaaan.
wokaynow, when you say the 2nd half of the word, let the 'n' get stuck between your throat and nose. you almost don't say it.
ess ess, it is a nasal sound. kind of throaty too.
like that only the Ms will speak no? funny sounds they hau.
guttarals it seems.
TALK is what they mean by Baataan.
in plural. is what you think! silly Amit fellow.
in avar Hyderabad no, we use it with any Noun, at any time,
just ala. chumma. oorkay.
that is the Mark of a Hyderabadi, maama!

Usage

chicha:
shaam ko aarain tum, Charminaaraan ko, haath nakko do iss baar!
(evening coming you? to Charminaar-aan? don't give hand this time!)
bhateeja:
arre, kaiko aise bolre chicha! mai kab atoon bola aur haath diya? aisee bataan kare tho pindi mein mil jatee na izzat meri!
(why saying this uncle? when say I come and not come? like this Talk-aan you do means what will happen to my honour?)
chicha:
Charminaaraan-ki-Qasam! kya chillar bataan karta re tu pheku!
(what-in-the-holy-name-of-Charminaar-aan! what ridiculous talk-aan you do, cad!)
Added 2011-08-11 by korivikaram

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Telangana

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

Gupshup
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Verb.
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Definition

Imperative verb.
Send!
Bhejo. Pampinchu. Annuppu.
With a quirk. If it is kirr, it must be Hyderabadi!

Usage

women in burqa in goshamahal to man in pathani suit behind the counter (ess ess in Hyderabad Deccan):
ghar ku bhijao jee, aur kahaan ku bhijaate kahte? meri amma ki jaan le liye naa ab meri bhee khaarain! bas bas ho gaya na, izzat tho meri pindi mein mil gayee dekho...and so on ad infinitum till either the shopkeeper goes away for lunch or the bibiji gets too hot in her black number.
Added 2011-08-11 by korivikaram

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Telangana
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Noun.
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Definition

chindi: loin-cloth(what was outerwear before underwear)
chor: thief
noun+'aan': delectably Hyderabadi as in 'chor+aan=choraan'
IMP NOTE - nasal and the 'n' not to be pronounced
literally: cheapskate, loser, despicable sub-standard guy

Usage

array Salim Pheku! mera drawer pehna ray tu, bhaadkhau!
(yo! Salim,are you wearing my underwear, bastard?)
lament:
kaisay kaisay chindi choraan aatay ray meri kismet mein!
(what what loin-cloth thieves come in my fate!)
Added 2011-08-10 by korivikaram

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Telangana

Related Terms

Bewarsi, Bekaar, Lungi
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Noun.
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Definition

Friend, or buddy. Usually used by primary school kids.

Usage

Dont say that, abba! please dont be katti with me!
Added 2011-07-26 by chota samosa

Root

Telugu

Region

Telangana

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

koyyaku, Ayyoyo!
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Adverb.
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Definition

"zarrra hallu hallu chalo moray saajnaa...aaaa
hum bhee peechayeech hain tumhaaray" OP Nayyar Redux
Never was an adverb so sexy. S.L.O.W
Hoalay Hoalay becomes Hallu Hallu in Hyderabadese
It rhymes with Ghallu Ghallu,
- which is Telugu for Payal Ki Jhankaar

Usage

a beautiful Hyderabadi Begum coyly on her First Night
'zarra hallu karo na'
(do it slowly)
enti you ask? what? aBBaaaaaa! *beats head*

there are other a actions which done hallu will lead to a greater enjoyment of life, such as slow cooking, slow reading, slow dancing kaani none will give you as much maza

Added 2011-07-08 by korivikaram

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Telangana

Related Terms

Maza, First Night
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