English is a very well known language in India. But for the people who are familiar with Hindi (which is also one of the official languages of the country) would know that it is an emotion. There are certain words that sound better when said in Hindi and are irreplaceable in a way when spoken in anyother language. Therefore, today on 71st Hindi Diwas, a day that is being celebrated in the honour of acclaimed Hindi scholar Beohar Rajendra Simha from 1949, we bring you a few millennial Hindi slang words we use in our daily life.
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A word that has found its way into our everyday lingo is jhakaas which actually means 'fantastic'. But admit it, replacing it with fantastic doesn't sound as good. And if you are a 90s kid then you must have heard it in some of Anil Kapoor's films.
Usage: Your watch is looking jhakaas.
Even though there are so many words which are equivalent to yaar in English like dude, mate or bro, but we all know yaar not just a word, it's a feeling. For the unversed yaar literally means friend but in most cases, it is used with the prefix arey and is used to express anguish or annoyance.
Usage: Arey yaar, I missed my flight today.
One of the common few Hindi slangs which found its way to The Oxford English Dictionary is jugaad. The English translation of this word is hack which means a flexible approach to problem-solving that uses limited resources in an innovative way. In India, jugaad is a way of life to get out of any tricky situation
Usage: “How do I fix my phone? Don’t worry – I have a jugaad.”
Oye is almost the same as hey in English. But mostly, oye is used to call someone mostly a close friend. So, if someone calls you oye instead of your name, don't be surprised.
Usage: Oye, what’s happening?
Vella is a word mostly used in the parts of North India which means a person who is very useless or has nothing to do.
Usage: “Why are you so vella? Get a job.”
Pakau is a slang used to refer to an extremely annoying or a boring person.
Usage: “He just went on talking. What a pakau.”