The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

MaskaPao

8 words 0 videos & images

Firebrand. Loud mouth. Giggler. Evil laugher. Half cracked. Bas now. Thenkyou.

Joined

2012-07-07

Words

8

Videos and Images

0

Following

0

Followers

0

Leaderboard

Not ranked

Maka naka

\Maaka naaka\
3 0
Phrase.
0

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

Curry-Rice

\As it's spelt. Curry. Rice. But said as one word. \
2 1
Noun.
0

Definition

A wonderfully shortened version of the two major elements of every Goan/Manglorean's meal. Rice and curry (generally fish curry). Also, somehow when your mouth is full, saying curry-rice is much easier, than launching into a full fledged explanation of the ingredients.

Usage

Me (to mummy): Mummay! What's for khaana?
Mummy: Rice-Curry baby. I'll serve and keep?
Added 2012-07-16 by MaskaPao

Two pice

\Two pice (pice as in paisa)\
3 0
Adjective.
0

Definition

Irrelevant, not important enough, bullshit

Usage

Martha: Aye Mary! What I missed in class today men?
Mary: Nothing much men. That Miss. Hilda was going on with her two pice talk in History about some war.
Added 2012-07-16 by MaskaPao

Kidhe Re

\Keedhe re\
4 0
Exclamation.
0

Definition

A typically Konkani response, normally yelled out by someone who has been summoned by a shout from a friend, neighbor, child, parent or whoever.

Usage

John (calling out to mark from his balcony): Aye Mark! Mark men!
Mark: Kidhe re John?! Why you're shouting men?
Added 2012-07-14 by MaskaPao

Rhao go

\Rao-go\
4 0
Exclamation.
0

Definition

Konkani way of telling a very impatient soul to hang on and sabr karo.

Usage

Little Jerry (harassing his mother while she's haggling with the vegetable vendor): Mummy! Mummy! I want chaaklate!(chocolate=sweet)
Jerry's mother: Rhao go Jerray! Let me buy this vegetables first. This bloody bugger is trying to cheat me of full five rupees!
Added 2012-07-09 by MaskaPao

Mudder-Fadder

\The same way it's spelt! \
7 1
Abbreviation.
0

Definition

A Pao's rather mumbly way of saying 'my mother and father'. Also a preffered form to 'my mum and dad' which sounds too 'polished'.

Usage

Larry (to Jerry): Jerry men! I heard you're having a party at home tonight. How come?
Jerry: Arrey Larry, my Mudder-Fadder went to Goa men. Now you're coming or not?
Added 2012-07-07 by MaskaPao

Kaazaar

\Kaa-zaar\
5 0
Noun.
0

Definition

A wonderful Konkani replacement for wedding. So much cooler though.

Usage

Lucy (to Nancy): Arey Nancy! So tip-top you're looking men. You're going to church or for kaazaar go?!
Added 2012-07-07 by MaskaPao

Khuspus

\Khous-pous\
6 2
Noun.
0

Definition

Secret whispers. Normally indicative of gossip, conspiracy, or just the simple need to cup your palm over the recipient's ear, and convey highly 'sensitive' information.

Usage

A lazy afternoon on a porch in a little house in Old Goa. Old aunties Mary and Louisa are gossiping about the village belles and their 'love lives'. On spotting the mother of one such girl passing by, Mary grabs Louisa's arm, pulls her close, and whispers (not so softly) : 'Aye Louisa men! That is that Janey's mudder men. That Janey na, is friendly with that Indoo (Hindu) boy from next to the market men.'
Janey's 'mudder', on hearing the not-so-silent-whispering turns back and shouts out: 'Aye Mary! What khuspus you're doing in Louisa's ear men?! What you want to tell about my daughter, come and say here loudly so everyone can hear.'
And that starts a loud, afternoon argument in Old Goa.
Added 2012-07-07 by MaskaPao