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Discussion in 'Business, Lifestyle & Leisure' started by kds1980, Jan 9, 2010.

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    Hindi Food Quotes

    Doodh ka jala, chhaachh bhi phook phook kar peeta hai

    Literal – One who’s burnt his tongue having hot mik will even blow over buttermilk, before drinking it?!? (somebody plz translate that for me!)

    English equivalent – Once bitten, twice shy.

    Meaning - Someone who has been hurt or who has had something go wrong will be far more careful the next time.

    Bandar kya jaane adrak ka swad

    Literal - Would one expect a monkey to appreciate the taste of ginger?

    Meaning – Those who don’t know, can’t appreciate.

    Jale pe namak chhidakna

    Literal – To sprinkle salt on one’s burns/wounds.

    Meaning – To add to one’s miseries.

    Heeng lage na phitkari, rang bhi chaukha aaye

    Literal - No need for asafoetida or potash alum to get colour.

    Meaning – To make profits without much effort.

    Sabr ka phal meetha hota hai

    Literal – The fruit of patience is sweet.

    Meaning – Patience yields desired results.

    Munh mein chandi ki chammach lekar paida hona

    Literal – To be born with a silver spoon in the mouth.

    Meaning – To be born rich.

    Dushman ke daant khatte karna

    Literal – To make the teeth of the enemy, sour.

    Meaning – To defeat the enemy.

    Ghar ki murgi dal barabar

    Literal – Pet chicken is like lentil.

    Meaning – Not to realise the worth of loved ones or We do not value the things that we already possess.

    Ghee ke diye jalaana

    Literal – To light oil lamps full of ghee (clarified butter).

    Meaning – To rejoice.

    Dal mein kuchh kala hai

    Literal – There’s something black in the lentil.

    Meaning – Something’s fishy.

    Oont ke munh mein zeera

    Literal – Cumin in camel’s mouth.

    Meaning – Too small an amount for a very large need.

    Pani pani hona

    Literal – To become water-water.

    Meaning – To be embarrased.

    Thotha chana, baaje ghana

    Literal – Hollow lentil makes more noise.

    Meaning – Those who can’t deliver, talk more.

    Aasmaan se girey aur khajoor pe atke

    Literal – Fell from the sky, landed on a date palm.

    Meaning – Stuck in the middle of nowhere.

    Chupdi aur do do!

    Literal - You want two instead of one bread and that too dipped in butter!

    English equivalent - You would like to have your cake and eat it, too!

    Meaning – Asking for too much.

    Ek anaar, sau bimaar

    Literal - One pomegranate is all there is, and a hundred men are feigning sickness trying to get it.

    Meaning - There is a great demand for something in short supply.

    Gehun ke sath ghun bhi pista hai

    Literal - Creatures infesting the wheat are ground along with it (on the grind stone).

    Meaning - One would be sure to meet the same fate as his companions.

    Ab pachhtaye kya hot jab chidiya chug gayi khet?

    Literal – What is the use of repenting now when the bird has eaten the harvest?

    English equivalent – No use crying over spilt milk.
    Meaning – No use repenting when it’s too late to undo the damage.

    Angoor khatte hain

    Literal – Grapes are sour.

    Meaning – Denial of the desirability of something, after one has found out that it cannot be reached or acquired.

    Nau sau choohe khaake billi haj ko chali

    Literal – After feasting on 900 mice, the cat embarks on a pilgrimage.

    Meaning – A remark for a person who tries to veil his shameful acts by trying to do righteous deeds.

    Haathi ke daant-dikhane ke aur, khaane ke aur

    Literal – An elephant has 2 sets of teeth, one to show off and the other to eat with.

    Meaning – What you see is not necessarily true.

    Char aana murgi, barah aana masala

    Literal – Chicken for 4 annas, spices for 12!

    Meaning – In adversity, everything takes a bad turn.

    Khaya nahin, piya nahin, gilaas toda, barah aana

    Literal – Didn’t eat or drink but broke a glass worth 12 annas.

    Meaning – When someone finds himself in a situation he had nothing to do with in the first place, yet he incurs losses or faces trouble just because he was at the wrong place at the wrong time.


    These are famous Hindi quotes used in India and many times used in discussions too by Indians.
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