In the movie Queen when Kangana Ranaut asks her mother, “Mummy, heeng ko English me kya kehte hain?” her mom has an epic response that any desi maa would have- “heeng ko English me heeng hi kehte hain!”
Well, that’s not just Kangana and her mother in the movie but basically all of us struggling with English to Hindi translations and vice versa. There are a few English words that we are so used to using in our English conversations that we never knew there’s an equally cool Hindi word for each of them.
Check out some new-age English words used by millenials that have a relevant word in Hindi too:
(n) Feeling of intense pleasure that happens during a sexual activity.
In Hindi: Charam Sukh
Remember the scene in Veere Di Wedding when Meera gives her veeres (and us too) the much needed gyan on charam sukh?
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(n) Person who supports feminism
In Hindi: Nariwadi
All the confusion revolving around the ‘F’ word aside, the Hindi translation sounds super cool, doesn’t it?
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(exp.) used to express anger or surprise
In Hindi: Satya Nash
The word my mom uses every time she looks at the messed up state of my room!
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(n) a gesture in which the palm is brought on the face to express annoyance, exasperation or embarrassment
In Hindi: Fitey Muh
Another cool word from my mom’s dictionary for every time I lose her beloved Tupperware.
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(n) Stupid or untrue talk or writing
In Hindi: Bakwas
Mostly used by bosses during presentations by employees.
(n) a tough and uncompromising person
In Hindi: Jhakkas
In other words, that employee who wouldn’t let the boss take credit for the team’s collective work.
(n) To talk badly of a person behind their back
In Hindi: Chugli
What I and my BFF do when we meet after a long time.
(exp.) Used to tell someone to calm down or ease up
In Hindi: Maje Kar!
My response when someone objects to what I am wearing. Remember what Rahul is asked to do when he has issues with Poo’s clothes in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham?
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