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Hindi India

आसमान सिर पर उठाना

Expression USED On Occasion BY Anyone

(To lift the sky on top of the head) • This phrase is used to say that someone was being very chaotic or rowdy.

"अध्यापक के अनुपस्थिति में कक्षा में विद्यार्थियों ने आसमान सिर पर उठाया।"

In the absence of the teacher, the students made à ruckus in the class.


Hindi India

नौ दो ग्यारह होना

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Anyone

(To become nine, two, eleven) • This is used to say that someone ran away or fled.

"वन में सिंह को देखकर शिकारी नौ दो ग्यारह हुआ।"

Having seen a lion in the forest, the hunter (turned nine, two, eleven) fled right away.


Hindi India

नाक भौं सिकोड़ना

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Anyone

(to breathe deeply through the nose) • Used to describe someone becoming extremely furious.

गृहकार्य अपूर्ण देखकर अध्यापक नाक भौं सिकोड़े।

"Having seen the homework incomplete, the teacher breathed deeply through the nose."



Konkani India

हांव कितें माश्यो मारच्या बसला ?

Expression USED Frequently BY Anyone

(Am I sitting here to kill flies ?) • Expression used to ask why someone has been called somewhere, or to ask why one should keep waiting. Could also be used to emphasize that someone has been working on a task for a long time.

"आज ताका बेगी इमेल धाडका।" "मगीर हांव कितें एदोळच्यांन हंगा माश्यो भारत बसला ? बरयता नी हांव?"

"Today we have to send him the email quickly." "So do you think I am sitting here and killing flies? I am writing it, ain't I ?"


Konkani India

कितॆ घोडॆ मारलॆ

Expression USED Frequently BY Anyone

(what horses have I killed) • Used to say what wrong has one done, that someone is acting in a strange way with them.

"हावॆं कितॆ घॊडॆ मारल्यात कि तॊ अचानक म्हजेशी उलयना?"

"What horses have I killed that suddenly he isn't talking to me?"


Konkani India

बाबा-पूता करचें

Slang USED Frequently BY Anyone, generally older generations

(v.) • (to say oh-father, oh-son) • This is used to say that one had to persuade someone a lot in order to get something done.

"ताणें ना तिगली माफी मागली ना। शेवटी बाबा-पूता केलें की ताणें तीगली क्षमा मागली।"

"He was very hesitant at apologizing to her. In the end, we had to call him by oh-father, oh son, for him to say sorry to her."


Marathi India

नाचता येईना अंगण वाकडे

Proverb USED On Rare Occasion BY Elders or peers

(unable to dance, calls the yard slanted) • This phrase is used to taunt someone who claims that a certain task can not be performed as a result of the bad external conditions rather than accepting that they have not mastered the skill themselves. It is generally not said directly to them, and is whispered to the other listener.

"मी चित्र रंगवू मस्त शकतो, पण रंगच खराब आहेत." "नाचता येईना अंगण वाकडे."

"I can paint very well, but actually the paints are quite bad." "He can't dance, and says that the yard is slanted"



Marathi Maharashtra, India

मी हिब्रूत बोललो/बोलले का ?

Proverb USED On Rare Occasion BY Anyone, generally elders or peers

(Did I speak in Hebrew?) • In order to grab attention or reiterate that one said the same thing as what the audience said, or also used in order to say that you already agree on the same point and have mentioned it.

"चहात साखर नाही आहे." "चहा गोड का नाही आहे?" "मग, मी आत्ता हिब्रूत बोललो का? चहात साखर नाही आहे."

"There's no sugar in the tea." "The tea isn't sweet." "Then did I speak in Hebrew right now? There's no sugar in the tea."