Even before Gen Z slangs became a thing, we’ve had several Punjabi phrases which continue to sound cool and rule our daily live conversation.
Let’s have a look at some of the common Punjabi slangs which are being used:
One must ask this with a wide sweet smile on your face because it means how are you?
HOR KI CHALDA:
As in Wassup or what is going on?
The entire phrase goes like, Chaddo Yaar, Mitti Paao’ as in leave it and move on.
Hey! You’re not spilling any secrets here but this is used to caution someone of your anger in a more light-hearted manner. Like Khad Jaa Dassa Tainu.
DURR PHITTE MUH:
Most likely to be used in a humorous manner, this one is usually used to react on somebody’s silly act. In English it would be easily translated to facepalm.
CHAKK DE PHATTEY:
Literal translation is ‘Let’s go!’. ‘Chakk De Phattey’ is usually used to encourage someone especially when they’re starting out something new.
THAND RAKH YAAR:
As the phrase itself translates which means to keep cool. It is usually used to suggest someone to maintain their cool or stay calm.
It may say, ‘Saanu Ki’ but is used when you’ve everything to do. Translated to literal English, it usually means, ‘none of our business’ and you would find it being used as an ultimate expression after narrating the entire gossip!
HAYE O RABBA:
Feel free to imagine it being used by a Punjabi mumma after all the emotional melo-drama.
BALLE BAALE SHAAVA SHAAVA:
This one is actually an ultimate phrase used to express all the fun and enjoyment.
KHOTEY DE PUTTAR:
For all the non-Punjabis, ‘Khotta’ is basically a donkey but this slang is usually used in a total humorous way. Like, O Khuttey De Puttar, Meri Gall Sun!
Though Wadda is used for someone elderly but Wadda Aaya is used in a sarcastic tone. May be like tainu zyaada pata? Wadda aaya
These are just a few of the slangs which are usually used to make a conversation livelier. After all, these slangs add more desiness and Punjabiness in a conversation.
AA GAYA SWAAD:
In a sarcastic tone, simply translates to seen the result?
Well, don’t forget to comment below the slang you use the most or hear frequently in your daily lives!