Hindi Food Quotes | ifood.tv 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.