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The language "Konkani" has 31 entries

Chedyache

\cheyd-ya-chey\
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Definition

Despite the beautifully melodious ring to this age-old and widely-used Konkani word, it is actually employed to depict someone who is born out of wedlock. For those with little perception, "chedyache" simply translates to "bastard" in classical high English. My mother first angrily used this word on Yours Truly when I was all of eight years old. After we made-up and in flustered response to my persistent probings as to its meaning, my mother said, "It's someone who doesn't have a father." Now, it so happened, that my cousin's own grandfather had just passed on, compelling me to address the bereaved Uncle Francis, rather sympathetically, as a Chedyache. It did not bode well for me that the respectful Konkani gentleman was well-versed in his mother-tongue.

Usage

"What are you saying, Chedyache!" Or "Kale tu saag, chedyache!"
Added 2013-01-06 by Tino Lobo

fuskcaw

\fus as in foos and caw as in the crow's caw caw\
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Noun.
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Definition

a fart which is a noun and a verb too when you fart

Usage

John is a fuskcaw means John is a fart

John fusk malo means John farted

Theresachea fuski maka borean lagotha

Theresas farts make me feel happy

Added 2012-11-27 by Bonkavas

Root

Konkani
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Definition

Used to describe a dizzy spell, mostly experienced by young women who are prone to migraines or fainting. Also used by these young women as an excuse to get out of housework.

Usage

I can't study today, I have bad head reel.
Added 2012-11-06 by priloza

Root

Konkani

Region

Mangalore

baila

\ba-ee-la\
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Noun.
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Definition

Traditional folk music of Konkani people - Goans and catholic mangaloreans - played at weddings and other happy celebrations to get all the aunties and drunk uncles dancing. Popularised in part by Remo during his brief stint of fame. It is our inheritance from the Portuguese.

Usage

Ye go, mujhe wottu naas baila (come dance the baila with me, girl)
Wos re sorra (go men, rascal)
Added 2012-11-06 by priloza

Root

Konkani

Related Terms

Kaazaar, Goa aamchi re

Maka naka

\Maaka naaka\
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Phrase.
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Definition

A very direct way of saying 'I don't want'. Also the first phrase picked up by enthusiastic wannabe Konkani speakers (such as myself). It has also been used to bring 'authenticity' to typically Goan characters in Bollywood cinema, since it's probably the easiest thing you could get them to say.

Usage

Mummy (to me, on finding me sputtering after a mouthful of hot curry-rice): What re baby? Want water?
Me (trying to be brave): Na mummy! Maka naka!
Added 2012-07-16 by MaskaPao

Bhingta

\Bhing-Ta\
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Noun.
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Definition

essentially a peanut. Goans fondly refer to a non- Goan as a Bhingta.

Usage

Goa get's crowded during tourist season with Bhingtas, walking on the road like cattle.
Added 2012-03-19 by Prochie

Root

Konkani

Region

goa

Categories

People

Gaadaon

\gaa-daon\
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Noun.
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Definition

There is nothing more befitting in calling a fellow Mangalorean/Goan a "gaadaon." Since cussing is rude, insolent parents use this term to insult their children and make fun of them. After all, calling your child an "ass" is the only way to make your child feel like he's a miserable loser whose existence in this world is to just be a dumbass.

It has also been proven scientifically that calling a fellow person a "gaadaon" restores the anger imbalance in the body and increases adrenaline levels, which may lead to a landslide of other bad words in different Indian languages.

Usage

Son: Abba! Abba! Maka report card mela!
Dad: Poot, tu kitle mila?
Son: C+
Dad: Gaadaon! Tuka bari jor meltaon!

"You made chicken instead of dukra mass? Gaadaon!

Added 2012-01-23 by SorpatelManiac

Root

Konkani

Categories

Places, People

Related Terms

gaadaon, pishe, bewarsh, ass

Dukra mass

\Dhoo-kra mass\
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Noun.
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Definition

The mother of all that is holy food for any Karnatak-ian. It is a must for every Southerner to have tried dukra mass or your life is incomplete. Fun facts include:

1) If a Goan/Mangi had to choose between Sridevi or dukra mass, they'd pick dukra mass (with a bucketload of sannas)
2) It is also the only food item that disappears the fastest than any of the food shtuff available in a wedding/roce.
3) Duh-kra mass has health benefits: it gives you a 110% fat content, has lots of cholestrol and if you have it with booze, expect to live the susegaad-life.
4) Every 9 out of 10 uncles will admit they love having "adult talk" with dukra mass by sitting together with/without lungis. The other uncle happens to be hogging up all the dukra mass in the kitchen.
5) Dukra mass is the epitome of how well your Mangi/Goan woman makes food in general. If a woman doesn't know how to make it, she's an alien for sure.
6) The amount of bafat powder added into dukramasssolution is directly proportional to people content with it. However, expect noobs to say: "Baari teek lagla, gon!"

Usage

Aunty 1: What special did you make for Christmas?
Aunty 2: Tu pishe lagla, gon? The only special we make is dukra mass.

Your conventional Mangi uncle: Arey Sylvie, (real name is Cecilia but origins of how it became Sylvie are unknown) maka bari jaonk asa! Tu dukra mass randlei, gon?
Your conventional Mangi aunty: Maka bari taank asa! Gaadwa, tuka dukra mass randlein gutu na?! I vaant to see my serial now.

Added 2012-01-22 by SorpatelManiac

Root

Konkani

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

sannas, Mangy, sorpotel, bafat powder
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Definition

It is equivalent to "becoming a big shot".

Usage

Ganesh: What man, where are you? Are you avoiding us? Become big or what?
Mangesh: No man. My grandmother died. I had to go for her funeral.
Added 2011-12-25 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Root

Konkani

Region

All India

Related Terms

bigjang
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Verb.
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Definition

Full famous song that yeach and yevery eng persons must sing when they vacation in Goa.

Literal Translation : Goa is ours.

What it is meanings : Goa is ours to have mast time ra, we will party day and night here like yanything, and get drunk till we pass out. Mother-fother also not here! Yaaaaaaaaaay!

A very happy-go-lucky tune, this can often be heard on the Goan beaches at night during a beachside barbeque party.

There has been some considerable debate on whether the song Bombay Meri Hai (which is an almost exact copy, notes and all, but changes the name of the place to Bombay) was in fact a copyright violation of the original Goan song, but when you're drunk and happy and full of spicy prawns on a beach in Goa, no one really cares about all that.

Usage

The song goes as follows :

Goa Goa,Goa aamchi re!
Goa Goa,Goa aamchi re!

Ladies are nice, gents are full of spice

Come to Goa, stay in Goa,
Goa aamchi re!

*repeat till you fall down unconscious from all the fenny you've been belting*

Added 2011-10-21 by Surdie Birdie

Root

Konkani

Region

Goa

Related Terms

Goa, fenny, Maka Paao, vadapav, pig mutton

Terms referencing this

baila