The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

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Well done! Splendid job! Great work!

Verbal equivalent of a pat on the back when success has been achieved in a certain endeavour.

Used in all sorts of situations: for tiny enthu cutlets who get cent percent in school, to eng persons who have bagged onsite job. Rarely used among friends or siblings, it's application being reserved as a form of praise from the older generation to deserving eng persons.

Usage

*Chunnu Munnu has had her first papercraft class in school today. She comes home and runs to her fother to show him what she made*

Chunnu Munnu : "Papa papa papa!!! See see see what I made today!"
Papa, kindly : "Arrey wah! Shaabash mere bachhey! You are so talented"

*Chunnu Munnu beams with pride, skips away to have glass of milk and go play with snotty neighbourhood brats*

Added 2011-07-16 by Surdie Birdie

Root

Multiple

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

well taken, Wah!, Uttam

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Word of appreciation. means "well done." Apparently it is a
combination of two words Sha means Be and Bash means king... So Shabash means 'Be a king'.

Usage

Shabash..you have taken the injection without flinching
Added 2011-07-05 by Christine

Root

Urdu

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

well taken, Wah!, Uttam

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Definition

A term used to express commendation for an achievement, such as; WELL DONE or EXCELLENT!

*interesting to note that SHAH means ruler!

Usage

Diya: I bribed my way to top of the class...Purva cried all they way home..(thinks to self: that ghasti kuti)

Mummydaddy: Shabash!

Added 2011-07-14 by ekReddyKaLau

Root

Urdu

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

well taken, Wah!, Uttam