Last updated on January 17th, 2024 at 10:41 am
If you have Punjabi friends or if you are going to attend a party with a Punjabi person, you would want to speak in a friendly and colloquial manner. In short, using Punjabi slang words and phrases in such situations is a given.
What’s that? You don’t know any Punjabi slang words? Well, worry not! You can always trust the Ling app to learn colloquial phrases and vocabulary when it comes to Southeast Asian languages, such as the Punjabi language.
Punjabi Slang Words Used In Punjabi Conversation
It is a well-known reality that you can find two things in plenty in any corner of the Indian subcontinent: potatoes and Punjabis! I’m not sure about potatoes, but when it comes to Punjabis, I can’t disagree! These exceptionally warm and good-natured individuals may be found wherever in the region, from north to south, west to east. And if you happen to move toward them, anticipate a lot of Punjabi coming your way.
Here’s your lesson to this endearing language about Punjabi slang words and phrases. It is what you should have on the tip of your tongue unless you want to get bowled over by its quirks!
|This expression means to do something immediately or swiftly
|It carries for “a hot and fancy Punjabi girl.”
|It means “a young, well-built Punjabi boy.”
|It is perhaps the most indispensable term for every Punjabi, denoting “a really messed up situation.”
|This word also means messed up situation. The literal meaning of this word is “trouble.”
|It means “to hug,” so if you want to hug someone, you can say “jhappi pao.”
Many Punjabi slang words are disparaging, but they may also be misleading when used in an intimate or friendly tone. Here is Ling‘s list of some of the best, most useful, and trendy Punjabi slang words from the beloved language, translated into English, that you should always have on hand.
Other Punjabi Slang Words And Phrases
Punjabis have long been recognized for living life to the fullest and for their sense of humor, and the Punjabi language reflects this attitude. Punjabi comedy is well-known not just in Pakistan but also in many other nations. Several amusing Punjabi words can make you laugh out loud!
Many prominent Punjabi expressions have made their way into other cultures as well. Some of them represent Punjabi heritage and culture, but most of them are amusing, which is why they have become so common with the general public. Please read them and see how many you use or have come across.
|What’s going on?
|ਹੋਰ ਕੀ ਚਲਦਾ?
|Hōra kī caladā?
|It is a Punjabi version of “what’s happening” or “What’s up?”
|I want to kill you
|ਮੈਂ ਤੇਰੇ ਛਿੱਤਰ ਮਾਰਨੇ ਹੈਂ
|Maiṁ tērē chitara māranē haiṁ
|It is one of the famous Punjabi slang words that come to the mouth of Punjabi (especially Punjabi moms) when someone behaves messy.
|Hey, how are you?
|ਹਾਨ ਵੀ! ਕਿੱਦਾਂ?
|Hāna vī! Kidāṁ?
|It is the general way of asking and greeting our companion. It means, “how have you been so far?”
|Leave it, let it be
|ਖ਼ੈਰ ਛੱਡੋ ਤੇ ਮਿੱਟੀ ਪਾਓ
|Ḵẖaira chaḍō tē miṭī pā’ō
|This famous slang means “just leave it, bury it.”
|What do you think of yourself!
|This renowned slang can be used in any condition by prefacing whatever the situation’s demand comes up.
|ਦੂਰ ਫਿੱਟੇ ਮੂੰਹ
|Dūra phiṭē mūha
|These Punjabi slang words translate as a curse, which means “may your face burn in a hell.” Remember, it is mainly used in a humorous way.
|Son of a liar
|ਖੋਟੇ ਦਾ ਪੁਤਰ
|Khōṭē dā putara
|It is a loving way to express that someone is the son of a donkey (an idiot).
|ਬੈਲੇ ਬੈਲੇ/ਸ਼ਾਵਾ ਸ਼ਾਵਾ
|Bailē bailē/śāvā śāvā
|Usually, it is an expression of enjoyment.
|Go for it
|ਚੱਕ ਦੇ ਫੱਟੇ
|Caka dē phaṭē
|It signifies as “Come on, and keep it up!”
|It expresses the dramatic Punjabi Mommy Moments
|It literally means “may God be with you.”
|What is it to us?
|An ultimate expression after many gossips
|ਫਿੱਟੇ ਮੁੰਹ ਤੇਰੇ
|Phiṭē muha tērē
|One of the popular Punjabi slang words or phrases used to express frustration or annoyance.
|Let it be, boy
|ਤੂ ਰਹਿਣ ਦੇ ਕਾਕਾ
|Tū rahiṇa dē kākā
|Commonly used by the elders when they see the younger ones not able to complete a task to their expectations.
|Get out of here
|ਡੱਫਾ ਹੋ ਇਥੋਂ
|Ḍaphā hō ithōṁ
|There are variants like Duffa Ho Foran means ‘Get lost immediately,” or Duffa Ho Aethon means “Get lost from here.”
|Grow up, dude!
|ਬੰਦਾ ਵਣ ਜਾ
|Badā vaṇa jā
|One of the few polite Punjabi slang words to tell someone to stay within limits or behave.
|Take a chill-pill
|ਠੰਡ ਰੱਖ ਯਾਰ
|Ṭhaḍa rakha yāra
|A simple phrase mostly used to tell the person to “keep calm” or “don’t worry.”
Master And Speak Punjabi
Do you want to limit your learning journey to just Punjabi slang terms, or learn the language like a native speaker? So, if you want to learn common phrases like, what is your name? (tuhada naam ki hai), my name is (mera naam haga), where are you from? (tusi kithe de ho), or how are you? (tussi kiwen ho?), start learning essential Punjabi words and phrases in Punjabi and Punjabi greetings by the Ling app.
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