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Hyderabadi Zabani Mithas
By:Muhammad Rafi
Date: Friday, 22 January 2010, 9:50 am

Hyderabadi Zabani Mithas

Challo aao Haydrabadi battan karen
Hyderabadi Urdu (Urdu: حيدرآبادي اردو) is a dialect of Urdu spoken in Hyderabad, India. It is considered one of the many Deccani Urdu dialects. It is a mixture of Hindustani (Hindi and Urdu) and Telugu, with many Persian and Turkish influences. Linguistically, it is notable for its mixing of the Indo-Aryan languages of the North (Hindustani) with the Dravidian languages of the South (Telugu). This dialect can be understood very easily by most Hindi or Urdu-speakers, but it is difficult for non-native speakers to use it themselves.

Some differences are:

Kaiku= why instead of kyon in traditional Urdu
Mereku= me instead of mujhey in traditional Urdu
Tereku= you instead of tujhey in traditional Urdu
Nakko= an alternate(and informal) negative generally indicating "no thanks" or "do not". Can be(and is often) used in place of mat. Naheen, naa and mat(from traditional urdu) are still used where nakko is inappropriate for the context or in polite situations
Hau - for yes, instead of "Haan"

Potti - girl
Potta - Boy
Mia - Man (i.e. "Chalo mia." means "Let's go, man.")
Ghaethla - moron ( i.e. "Kya ghaethla hai mia")
Chambu - mug ( i.e. "Haalat chambu hogayee")
Hallu - Slow (i.e. "Zara Hallu chalo bawa")

Plural form of words: The plural of a word is formed by sufixing 'an' to the word. the letter 'n' is silent. example: pottian (girls), choran (thieves), machcharan (mosquitoes) , naaman (names), logan (people) etc.

[edit] Words and Sentences :

This dialect is perceived by Hindi and Urdu Conversationists as quite amusing. Some more examples of Hyderabadi Urdu usage are given below, some of the usage is considered slang.

Word
Sentence Meaning
Usage

abah
appreciation/ exclamation
abah! Ismail bhai ku angrezaan khundal khudal ke mare

achi baat hai
ok, alright etc.

mostly used when about to leave.
achi baat hai…khuda hafiz

amma baawa ye-ich sikhaye kya
is this what you learnt from your parents?
amma baawa ye-ich sikhaye kya?

aysh karna
to enjoy
aysh karo ustaad!

baigan ke baal
teaser - when trying to hold someone accountable
baigan ke baal… yeh waqat hai aaneka?

baigan ku bolo
I don't care; denial
baigan ku bolo… apan nahin kartay wo kaama!

band(d)a
stone
ek bandda phek ke marton

bhot bolra re inay
he's bluffing too much
bhot phek ra re inay

birbaboti
the red bug that comes out after it rains. red dirt mites
birbaboti khareed ta re?

bodka
bald
aray wo bodkay?

bolay to
what do you mean?
ye bolay to?

chidda
dragon fly or bumble bees
boongey ki dum ku taga bano

bushatt
shirt
kya bushatt hai, ustaad! chamak rein! and Chindian bhushat hai ustad

chaddi
shorts
ye tholay ki chaddi dekho, kya kadak istari kara dekho!

chaklay lagna
to be destroyed
baarish aisi tez hui, poori colony ke chaklay lag gaey

chambu
literal meaning: mug; usage: I am totally pooped.
Haalat chambu hogayee

chatri
literal meaning: umbrella; usage: to be defeated
exam ka paper dekh ke, apni to chatri hogayi

cheen bolnaa
sound of a mouse before dying
une tere uppar baitha to cheen bolna

cheepda
booger
wo cheepday ku dekho!

chicha
slang for old...also means uncle
Lo chicha...bheek mangna hai to roadoan pe traffic signaloan pe jaake mangna / Chicha sirf aapke liye bees (20) rupay mein tamatay

chillar
cheap / change
chillar hai 20 ka? / Chillar harkataan nakko karo na.

chindi
literal meaning - small piece of cloth. but can also be used for many different things, of course.
chindi chor maaru

chindiyaan
literal meaning - small pieces of cloth (usually left after tailoring). is used in many different scenarios. ex - someone looking or did something great.
chindiyan dikhre ustad tum. chindiyan kardere tum to. maar ke chindiyan kardiya usku.

chippa
very tired
halat chippa hogayi aaj.

chippakh
destroyed
mehdipatnam pe accident hua tha miyan, chippakh hogayi thi gaadi

chirandi
a weird smell (can't describe the smell)...but usually if junk food is left for many days has this smell
chiraandi bo aari

chittad
butt
seedha chittad pe padi baap goli

chichora
flamboyant
kitta chichora hai une

chubich
for no reason / just for the heck of it
chubich sataya unku

dabake
with full force
kya dabake biryani khaya yaroon!

daffan
to bury (literal meaning)
Daffan kar daloonga!

dhaar maarna
to pee
zara rukh re bhai - dhaar maarke aataun…

dhappa
hitting someone on gudhdhi (see gudhdhi)
ek dhappa detaon

dichcha
hit with the head
dichcha maru?

dikh
dikh is tuberculosis, usually parents say this when their kids are a real pain
meri jaan ku dikh karke rakhdiya yeh potta

doddi
where cows are milked
zara doddi ku jaake aadha litre dood leke to aao, miyaan!

double ka mittha
a dessert that is made from bread and milk
kya biryani, kya double ka mittha dabaya yaaro shaadi mein…

ghaethla
moron
Kya ghaethla hai mia

ghaleez
referred to something that is dirty, ugly, or any adjective related to 'bad'
ghaleez surat ka hai une. ghaleez badboo aari. ghaleez salan banaye

ghoonsa
hitting with closed fist
ek ghoonsa deon kya?

guchha
dense group/bunch
chumtion ka guchha pair pe chadgaya / woh dekho, bayl paykhane ka guchha chodhke gaya

gudhdhi
back part of your neck
ek gudhdhi pe detaon

haat dena
ditched someone.
usku aataon bolke haat dediya mai.

haatan hilatay way thaire
standing in one place not doing anything.
haatan hilaleteve kaiku thaira miyan, yaan pe aake thodi madad karo

hau
yes
hau re bhai

haula shawla
lunatic
abbey haule, dekh ke chala gaadi!

hazath
hazrath
zara hazath, dene ka bolo na?

hendra
a stupid person
kaisa hendra hai re une

itta
measure of quantity
itta bola mein usku nakko ja aise mamlo mein, magar nai suna.

jam kay
with a lot of force
jam ke jhapad rakhton. Jam ke paikhana aara.

jhapad
slap
jhapad raseed karo kya?

jhik jhik
issues / problems
kya roz ki jhik jhik hai ji yeh

kaala vaddar
a dark person
kale vaddar ku nai dete hum beti

kaan bhairi or just bhairi
slap usually includes some part of the ear
ek kaanbhairi detaon, din mein taare dikhte phir!

kachcha
something getting wet
kapde kache hogaye

keel paad ke
with a lot of effort
keel paad ke dhakle tho gaadi aagey gayi

khaa saab
khan sahab
kaa jaare khaa sab, eid ka chand hogaye…

khaali peeli
needlessly
Khaali peeli ke ammi daante yaaro

khaapit
expert
itta bakwaas karta, apne aap ku khaapit samajhta

Khalli
very dry peanut remains after the oil is extracted from it
kya khalli ke jaise hai ji inu

kandhe pe bithaye to kaan mein mootra
a rough example: I let him sit at my table and he starts drinking from my glass. (literal meaning: (I) made him sit on my shoulder; now he's peeing in my ear.)
bacha bacha bolke kandhe pe bithaye to kaan mein mootra

kheenchna
eating too much
khubani ka meetha kheecha mein

khundal khundal kay
a lot
kya baap aaj to khundal khundal ke kheenchay. (what man we ate a lot today).

kir-kiri
literal meaning - irritation. usually also means pester, disturb, etc. (see also maa ki kir-kiri)
machcharan kir-kiri karrein yaaron!

kiraak
from English word "crack". Can refer to a person with short temper or a person who is unpredictable. When used in context, can refer to a person who has a mental disability
kiraak budda hai re unhe. kaise kiraak hai re tumhare bawa.

kud(d)
food
itta kud ubaal ke dal diye to koi ehsan nai kare

kundh
dumb/not smart
kundh dimaagh hai re tera

kunde ka mayl
leftovers of goat meat
ja re choozoun ko kunde ka mayl khila

kuttay ki dum
dogs tail
kya haircutting hai be teri, kutte ki dum dikhri

kuttay ki jhopdi
mushrooms
kutte ki jhopdi main chupjao

launday
boy (informal)
kya bolra re launday?

lat mar
blunt / careless
Kaisa lat mar hai dekho koi parwa ich nai hai usku.

lota
a water container used to clean in the bathroom extremely important for hyderabadis
Ummi! Mereku lota sey dulhana hay!

maakkhde (etimology: maa ke lauday)
mother's boyfriend or mother's lover. (generally used as slur)
kya sora re maakkhde, chall kaam kar!

mass
expresses the degenerate form of the word followed by it. the word by itself means degenerate, bucolic, pedestrian etc.
mass chindi chor, mass launda, mass maakkhde etc.

kitne baar bolna re mass maakkhde, so nakko, kaam kar!
movie kitna mass tha nai?

maa ki kir-kiri
literal translation - mother's irritation. meaning - wtf
maa ki kir-kiri!!!
maa ki kir-kiri yaaron, chindi choran chamchay tak utha ke legaye.

moddu
very slow / lethargic
kya moddu ke jaisa kaam karre ji?

pachkad
hard slap on full cheek
ek pachkad maara to galli galli ghumta re

pasha
dude
kaise hai pasha?

potti (female) / potta (male)
girl, boy
dekh, kaise matak matak ke chalri wo potti
woich potta hai nai jo chillar harkatan karte bait ta?

sadaa
always
kya bhook lagri bhook lagri! sadaa bhook lagri!

Saalan
Curry
Murghi ke Salan ku hilao!

tang
literal meaning is tight but it is also used as tired
roz roz ki jhik jhik say tang hun ba mein

Faqat
Only
Faqat rote rehta roti surat !

Khayali Pulav
Day Dreaming
Kya khali peeli Khayali pulaoan paka rae miya?

Mamu
Police
nikal bhai mamuan arein?

Mathimila
stupid
mathimila hai une?

khundal khundal ke
literal meaning:feet stomping or pressing by feet.
kya khundal khundal ke khaa re ustaad tum toh!

paaizan
poison the perfume
paaisan daal ke aaya inne...

Chindi Chor
Useless fellow or mean person
Chindi choroun ka adda hogayi ye galli maaki kirkiri

BaalKhan
Extraordinary Brave
Apne aap ku baalkhan nakko samjho jitte hai utteich raho

Turrum chi
derived from famous warrior Turram Khan
Ab tum turrum chi ke baatan nakko karo g me dum hai to ek makhi maarke batao pehle

Aldaa na
to make annoying noises
wo potta kaiku aldaa ra usku doodh ki sheeshi deke khamoosh bithao

Madgi
shop [commonly used for shop tolet]
Arey miyan hamare bhai baahar se waapis are ek madgi dekho na zara hardware shop dalthe kate

GMD
Commonly used by youngsters for Pain in Ass
Are re re kya GMD hai yaaro isse or kya ek second show film ku gaya ki baawa raath bhar GMD kardiya

Dum
Again pain in Ass
badi ghalath jaga dum hai yaaro isse

Maal
Hot girl or babe
kya maal hai yaaro Mallika sherawath bhi picchay hai isse

Nai re alla
girls uses this phrase while referring to their friends
Nai re alla mai nai ariun tumlogaan jao hamare bhai ku maalum hojata unke dosthan bhot hai

kanthri
has different meanings according to situation or while referring to someone as unpredictable
Ek number ka kanthri plate hai unay; main kanthri maakadoun ke moo nai lagtha;kanthri potti hai

watela
lagging behind
amma nihhay potta paati ka waatela hogaya

Ushaari or dedh ushaari
to act over smart
zyada ushaariyan nakko karo tum; dedh ushaari under me ghus jaati

Handle dena
To ditch
pick karne aaroun bolke acha handle diye tum nampally se paidal aaroun pinda

Messages In This Thread

Hyderabadi Zabani Mithas
Muhammad Rafi -- Friday, 22 January 2010, 9:50 am
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Sidqi -- Friday, 22 January 2010, 6:52 pm