Some Parsi Phrases


  • Jas per jootiya (instead of getting glory, you get hit with shoes)

 

  • Sasoo no santaap ne dhanee per rooab (has problems with mother-in-law & bosses the husband around)

 

  • Dhoraila doodh per baraapo (crying over spilled milk)

 

  • Dharam na naame dhating (false pretenses in the name of religion)

 

  • Khaali chano vaage ghano (empty bean makes more noise)

 

  • Konna baap ni diwali (at whose father’s expense are these celebrations?)

 

  • Taare mohne saakar (may there be rock candy in your mouth)(may good things happen as you are saying)

 

  • Haswaa ma khaswu thayu (the joke backfired)

 

  • Bhejaa no dahi (yogurt made from brain)(driving one crazy with behavior or talking)

 

  • Kaag nu beswu ne dar nu parvu thayu (branch broke just as the crow sat on it)(unfortunate coincidence)

 

  • Miya maada ne tangri oochi (a moslem man is sick but keeps leg up)(not doing well but still showing off)

 

  • Khaay tenooj khode (digs grave for the one who feeds him)(is disloyal

 

  • Aaandhre behroo kutyoo (to do something even if one is deaf & blind; incapable))

 

  • Hoosna pari jevo dekhaav (appearance of a gorgeous fairy)

 

  • Khissa khaali ne bhapkaa bhaari (pockets empty but styling is grand)

 

 

  • Laakh na baar hajar kidha (made 12,000 from 100,000; did loosing busin

 

  • Bhaste giya – taaroo nakhhod jai (you hellbound – may you be totally destroyed)

 

  • Manashni ne bhalai na kaam no badlo jaroor malse (will be rewarded for deeds done with good thoughts & humility)
  • Maara kaleja na katka (piece of my liver)(a term of endearment by comparing with own body part)

 

  • Daajhya per daam (hot branding iron on top of the burn spot)(insult to injury)

 

  • Thandaa maatla jevo sabhaav (disposition like a cool water jug)(does not get rattled easily)
  • Thande kaleje vichaar karjo (think with cool liver)(think calmly)

 

  • Kutra ni puchri koi divas siddhhi nahi thaay (dog’s tail never straightens out)(too late to change)

 

  • Sanghrelo saap bi koi divas kaam aave (even a stored snake may come handy some day)(think before throwing away)

 

  • Daajheloo maanas dahi bi fooki ne piye (a once burned person consumes even the yogurt after blowing on it)

 

  • Naachvoo nahi ne aangoo vaaku (nu bahanu) (crooked floor is used as an excuse for not wanting to dance)

 

  • Mehel joi ne jhoopri naa toro (do not destroy your hut after seeing a palace)

 

 

Courtesy : Aspi Wadia

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