The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "South India Kerala" has 39 entries

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Definition

Mundu is the ultimate vesham of mallus.Nothing like flicking one's mundu and saying a kidillam mohanlal or suresh gopi dialogue!aaha enthe oru rasam!The favourite attire of all the yeng and old of malluland.
It is a long cloth made of mostly cotton but it is available in silk as well.Worn on daily as well as on special occasions,it is the most preffered and common outfit in kerala.
Women also use this as a part of their clothing.A type of saree consisting of two bits,the mundu and veshti.

Usage

Mohanlal flicks his mundu and lights a dinesh beedi and says"ne po mone dinesha"
Added 2011-11-25 by kochumaria
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Term used by mallu men to respectfully address a woman they meet for the first time.
(They have very well internalised the indian pledge, it simms)

Usage

Traffic police (whistles and yells): Sistrreyy!! stoopp! stoopp! trayffic leight vettichu angu poya pattuvo?! (how can you ignore the traffic lights?)
'The sister' (Stops and sticks her head out of the car window): Ayyo saare! soorry!
Traffic police(melts seeing the endearing face of 'the sister'): fayyundredd urrpiya (500 rupees) is the fine. since you are a ladice with 2 childrens driving at this awar eiyyam eskoosing. mmm poykko (u may go)..
Added 2011-10-06 by Kochu kalli
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Means Grass. Used as an insult to insinuate to someone that they are insignificant. Like grass.

Usage

Shyam: what will you drink, Shaju? cofee? tea? juice?
Sudhir: Shaju does not drink any beverages. Still has mother's milk. look how healthy he is!
Shaju: Podha Pulley!
Added 2011-10-03 by Kochu kalli

Root

Malayalam

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patti

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Shavam!
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Definition

a stylish boy; literally comes from the word "young boy."

Usage

they have a lot of payanns in that collage
Added 2011-09-27 by zabba

Root

Malayalam

Categories

People

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porki paya, roadside romeo
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Exclamation.
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Definition

Uvvu means yeah and uvvuvvae means yeah, yeah!
Used sarcastically when expressing disbelief to a person making preposterous claims

Usage

Shijin: You know I have acted in a mohanlal film as a child artist
Robin: Uvvuvvae! as if...with that mungee face!
Shijin: Mother promise! I have pichers..i will SHAWyoo..and I was very cute as a kid, okkeyyy?
Robin: Uvvuvvae!
Shijin: Truth only I am saying, da..
Added 2011-09-21 by Kochu kalli

Root

Malayalam

Related Terms

Ayyada!, as if

Terms referencing this

Climbing on my head and sitting
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Phrase.
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Definition

Depending on the context, this phrase could mean that you have either:
a. become of age- 'ripe and ready' to tie the nuptial knot
(or)
b. hit old age

Usage

Mohanlal should stop taking these engster-hero roles...ithrem prayam ayille? (so old he is,no?)...he should take roles of a grandfather now..
Added 2011-09-18 by Kochu kalli
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Adjective.
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Definition

Means mushy.
The literal meaning of the word is nightingale

Usage

Parimala's amma: Dont know whats happening with awar parimala these days - oleways reading those paingili novels, chewing her hairs and dreaming eway..
Parimala's achan: Ess, I noticed her eating flowers the other day as well... wonder vottis happening...Valla lau otte oppichuvo avo (Could she be in lau or something..)
Parimala's amma: Mebbee we should put her name in malayogam (marrage brokers)..after all prayam ayillo (shes has become of marriagable age)
Added 2011-09-18 by Kochu kalli

Root

Malayalam

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Mills & Boons

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paining

Definition

Curiosity, quintessentially mallu, bordering on noseyness

Usage

Soman to lady on the train
Soman: where youver going?
Lady on train (suspiciously): Alapuzha..endo(why)?
Soman: Alla, kyooryooisitty kondu chothikkuva (Nothing, I am asking out of kyooriyoositty)
Again, after 5 minutes..
Soman: Ningal married ano? (Are you married?)
Lady on train (angrily): Is that any of your business?
Soman: Alla, kyooryooisitty kondu chothikkuva (Alla, I am asking out of kyooriyoositty)
Added 2011-09-16 by Kochu kalli

Root

English

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Arrust thum, Zoober

Definition

Bootiful, pristine mallu girl combleet with kulipinnu, set mundu and adangi odunginess.
The dream gayl who will do mohiniyattom in every traditional mallu man's heart.

Usage

Raman: Da..that supriya ditched me..big shot from ooEss marrying her..
Divagaran: let it go da...for every supriya, there are atleast 10 sundarikuttys...we will find a nice pennu for you.
Added 2011-09-15 by Kochu kalli

Root

Malayalam

Related Terms

mandi pennu, Chullathi

Terms referencing this

maal
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Noun.
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Definition

Classical dance form of kerala performed by women. Charecterized by slow, graceful movements.

Usage

"That madama camed to kerala kalamandalam fitteen years ago to learn mohiniyattom. Now she speaks malayalam fluently and says she wont go back to foreign-soo charmed she is by our 'god's own kandry'."
Added 2011-09-15 by Kochu kalli