June 06, 2015

Namak mirch lagana.

To apply salt and red pepper.

To exaggerate.
Ghat ghat ka pani peena.

Drinking water front shore to shore.

To have gained knowledge thorough personal experiences even bad ones.
Gur gobar bona

Jaggery mixing with horseshit

Things going horribly wrong.

Khatayi me in panda

To fall into sour mango powder

To fall into trouble.
Maska/Makhan lagana

To put butter
To do buttering, or trying to appease someone to get gains.
Bin pendi ka loot

Jar without a base

Chakki pisna

Grinding on stonegrinder

Extreme hard work done using force and without rewards.
Kaleja mooh ko Alana

Liver coming to the mouth

Extremely nervousness.
Do waqt ki roti

Twice a day flatbread

Foursquare meals.
Kutte ko kheer hazam nahi hoti

Dog cannot digest sweet pudding

Someone whose not worthy, will not be appreciative of finer things or circumstances.
Pet meh chuhe kudna

Rats jumping in stomach

Extremely hungry.
Seene pe moong dalna

To grind lentil on chest

To trouble someone endlessly

May 26, 2015

Thali ka baigan.

Eggplant of the plate.

Meaning: To shift loyalties under circumstances.
Papad belna.

To roll out Papad.

Meaning: To put in immense hard work.
Apni kitchdi alag pakana

To cook ones kitchdi separately.

Difference of opinion in a group.
Doodh ki nadiya bhayna.

Milk rivers flowing.

To live in extreme affluence or to spend extravagantly.
Aate daal ka bhav pata chalna.

To know the value of wheat and lentils.

Meaning: To step into the real world and struggle.
Aam ke aam, gutliyon ke dam.

Price of mangoes along with price of pits/seeds.

 Meaning: Double benefit.
Kaha Raja Bhog, Kaha Gangu Teli

Where King Bhoj, Where Gangu masseuse

There is no comparison between the economic conditions of two said people.

May 23, 2015

Naak Mein Dum Aana

Pressure in nose.

Completely fed up. Bothersome issue.

August 11, 2013

Sar Salamat, to Pagdi hazaar.

English : If your head is intact, you can have a thousand turbans.

Meaning : In troubled times, save yourself first, everything else is unimportant.
Ek haath se taali nahin bajati

English: One hand alone cannot clap
Meaning : It takes two to quarrel
Okhali mein sir diyaa to musal se kya Darana.

English: If you have put your head into the mortar then why fear of the pestle.

Meaning: If you have started a difficult task, don't bother about the outcome.

November 01, 2012

Aant Bhala To Sab Bhala

end well so all is well.

All is well if end is well.

Oonchi Dukan Pheka Pakwaan

high shop, vapid food.

only the perception of status is high but the reality is something else.

Raam Raam Japna Paraya Maal Apna

Repeat Ram Ram,  your money is my money.

pretending to be like a saint but having a very greedy nature.

October 29, 2012

Yeda ban ke Peda khana

Pretending to be a simpleton and eating sweets

Meaning: Pretending to be a simpleton and enjoying all the benefits that may come ones way due to the pretense.

October 28, 2012

Naak Katna.

To cut Nose

Meaning:  To disrespect to to shame someone.

Naak pe makhi na baidne dena

 Not allowing a fly to sit on the nose

Meaning:  To be very proud and pretentious.

Naak Ragdna

Rubbing nose

Meaning:  To plead.

Naak rakhna

To keep nose

Meaning: To uphold respect.

Naak me dum karna

To trouble in nose

Meaning: To trouble someone excessively.