14 Delhi Slangs Everyone Should Know

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Delhi is a city full of life and fun! People here are outspoken, funny and sometimes just plain loud! When it comes to talking they have their own words and own language. Here are a few Delhi words you should know about (in case you ever decide to visit):

1. TOTTA/MAAL/BOMB/PATAKA

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Basically these four words mean the same….Hot chick. Or anything that’s really good and attractive
These are some lines you might here almost on a daily basis there: “bhai totta hain yaar, bomb lag rihai, maal hai yaar maal”

2. TOPE

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This describes a person who is at a high level or has a superior position! “bhai vo banda tope hain yaar, bahut chalti hai uski”. Note to remember: Never refer to your own boss as tope. Either you ll get fired or his inflated ego will land up getting more work your way.

3. CHUL

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A type of feeling where you want to know something or an elongated feeling of aggravation.
“bhai chul mach rahi hain ab to Maggie khani hi hai”. For better understanding, in Bambaiya language this means khujli.

4. KAINT

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Kaint = Cool. “Black jacket mein ek dum kaint lag raha hain yaar.”

5. BT

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BT stands for bad trip. You say this when things don’t really go your way. “Itni BT ho rahi hain yaar”
This is equivalent to the Mumbai’s famous dimaag ki dahi ho rahi hain.

6. MAST HAIN YAAR

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When something looks nice, feels nice or is just nice

7. BRO

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This is self explanatory and universal. “Bro, whats up?”

8. JUGAAD/SETTING

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Basically when you get things done through a jack. “Bhai koi setting ya jugaad karade please.”

9. KAAKE

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A way of calling out to your friend who’s younger than you.

10. CHAPE

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When someone you done particularly like is around you all the time. Ekdum chipkoo types. “Kya chape aadmi hain, jaane ka naam hi nahi le raha”

11. SCENE

This word has two meanings. One is when you get into a fight
Bhai scene ho gaya and the other is when you wanna make a plan
Bhai scene banale.

12. BANDA/BANDI

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Another word for girlfriend and boyfriend. Meri bandi hain bhai voh.

13. KHADD JA

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When someone asks you to wait they’d probably say “Khadd ja bhaii.”

14. CHEAPDE

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When someone’s really un-classy and will talk nonsense all the time.
“Bilkul cheapde baatein karta hain tu.”