My continuing series! Which is half tongue-in-cheek and half serious. If you truly are only interested in learning Hindi in order to better appreciate the films, these are the words that will help you. If you want to actually learn Hindi to read books and talk to people and stuff, this is useless. It’s very rare to need the word for “unfaithful” in common conversation. At least, not my conversations, I don’t know your life. (first post here, second post here, if you want to learn even more words!)
Unfaithful, in case you need it in your everyday life (That DVD website was unfaithful to me!), is “Bewafaa“. Which is in loads of songs, and even the title of movies, but I like it best in this song. Which opens by saying “Bewaafa Hum nahin, Bewafaa Tum nahin” meaning “I was not unfaithful, you were not unfaithful”.
This word you hopefully won’t need, “Chor“. Means “thief”. “Chori” means=like a thief. And it is often said with “Chupke“, meaning “quietly”. You might also hear “Chup”= meaning “quiet”, snapped out as an order on occasion. As with all adjectives, you might also hear them repeated for emphasis, “Chori chori chupke chupke”.
Here’s a word that is very useful for some of us for real life, “Gori“=beautiful, or slang for “white girl”. As in, “check out that gori buying all the DVDs!”
Along with “Gori”, a word I am sure we will all hear used to describe us, preferably by a cheerful street tough who is falling for our perkiness, “Khoobsurat“=Beautiful.
One of my favorite songs because this baby is SO FREAKING CUTE. And also teaches us the useful word “Duniya“=World. As in, “My world is you”, the chorus of this song. Something you should be able to say if you ever meet a freaking cute baby.
Speaking of adorable baby and single father songs, “Rishta/tey“=Relationship or bond. As in “I have a strange bond with that film star, although we have never met”.
Another adjective doubled song “Dheere“=Slowly. “Meri“=My. “Zindagi“=Life
And a nice simple one with some philosophy in it. “Kal“=tomorrow. “Ho“=is. “Na“=not. Tomorrow is or is not. Really, something you can drop into any situation in response to any statement. “Would you like fries with that?” “Tomorrow may or may not come.”
A classic! “Chand“=Moon. “Mere“=My. “Dil“=Heart. “Chandini“=Moonlight. “Ho“=Are. “Tum“=You. “The moon is my heart, you are the moonlight”. Another thing to say to a super cute baby, or a movie star, or whoever.
Another song from the same movie, which I love because the way the singer is singing and everything fully conveys the meaning of the song. “Kya“=What. “Hua“=Happened. “Tera“=Your. “Wada“=Promise. “What happened to your promise????” (he is very aggressive about asking her this, and you can see how guilty she feels). This is something you can use when your taxi driver charges you extra.
And to end, something fun and happy which completely fails to convey the mood of the song. “Badi“=Great. “Mushkil“=problem/complication. He’s singing about the great problem of having fallen in love at first sight with a woman who doesn’t want him, but he is so happy about it! But you can say it all grumpy, like “loosing my luggage is a big big problem”.
(SPOILERS happy for now, later he will kill everyone she loves and they will get trapped together in a strange sexual revenge physical therapy murder kind of situation)