There are 22 official languages in India, that are as diverse as the next - so what happens when there are words in Hindi that are similar to those in other languages?
The results are both hilarious and dangerous! Here are 10 funny Hindi words that mean something totally different in other languages!
, which means kiss in Hindi, means “for fun” or “for no reason” in Tamil. Gives a whole new twist to the term “Chumma Chumma De De
, which means prostitute in Hindi, means “Please come” in Telugu. Talk about miscommunication!
, which means latch in Hindi, means butt in Tamil and Malayalam. Now you know why SRK was in a bit of a soup when he said “Kundi hholo
” in Chennai Express
Chor means thief in Hindi, but refers to rice in Malayalam. Does this mean that a Chor Chor
would be a rice thief?
Patti means bandage in Hindi, but dog in Malayalam! The next time you take your pup to the vet, you can ask him/her to tie a patti
around your patti
means yours in Hindi, but in Malayalam, it means abuse/bad words. You now know what not to say in Kerala!
, in Hindi, means “will give”, but in Telugu means f***! The next time someone talks about you behind your back, Denge nahin denge.
, which means speechless in Hindi, refers to the nose in Tamil. Has anyone’s mook
ever left you mook
may mean box in Hindi, but in Kannada, means waste or good for nothing. “That dabba
is so dabba
, it broke within hours of me buying it!”
means yesterday/tomorrow in Hindi, but in Tamil, means rock/stone. Have you ever felt like kal
you’re going to throw a kal
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