Marathi Slang Words
Marathi is probably the only language in which you can swear to your heart's content and then suddenly revert to being polite, graceful, and romantic. Although it may sound crude or even impolite to someone who’s a visitor or a new resident of the city, it sure is fun and very useful in a lot of situations.
The following are some slangs from cities of Mumbai – Pune – Nagpur and Kolhapur!
Vaat Lagana – वाट लागणं
The meaning is I/we’re screwed! Which is used by many youngsters especially during exams.
Sawaal – सव्वाल
The meaning of the word is a question. Since Mumbaikars are a special breed of people, we use this for agreeing with someone.
Khalifukat – खालीफुकट
The meaning of खाली(Khali) is either empty or below/down/under and फुकट(Fukat) means free. But it is used, when you're annoyed at a friend for ditching you after commuting all the way to meet him/her.
Ashakkya – अशक्य
It means impossible and is used to describe a variety of things ranging from boredom to enjoyment.
De Dheel- दे ढील
For all those Kite lovers... It is used when another person is telling a lie but still it’s interesting so you agree and tell him/her to go on because you enjoy it.
Rao – राव
It is the term used specifically while expressing pathos... but it may have multiple uses. It may also be used to show mild respect. It is with the feelings behind how it is said that only a Punekar can express it and only a Punekar can understand the feelings behind.
HAO – हौ
It Means Yes! On a scale of 1 to 10 being Nagpurkar – Using Hao is 15! You are NOT a True Nagpuri if you don’t say HAO NA!
Fitiyaal – फितियाल
In the Rest of the world, you ask people – what are you doing? They say - chilling! But in Nagpuri people don’t chill – It’s about being fitiyaal! Fitiyali is the art of doing absolutely nothing.
Naadkhula – नादखुळा
Basically, नाद(Naad) means sound and खुळा(Khula) means craziness. But its meaning is BRILLIANT!! It is used to give compliments.
Kata Kirr - काटाकीर्र
It is something that's really crazy or which brings you the feeling of awww! It is usually used when you eat the super spicy misal from Kolhapur!
Each city in Maharashtra has its own Marathi Lingo and so just bag pack and meet our Bindass and Zakaas People, Try Tarri Poha or Mastani at least once, and start exploring…!