Kos Kos pe badle paani, chaar kos pe baani‘, it’s an old saying that holds true for every part our great country. Even if we are at our home town or thousands of miles away, there is something about our mother-tongue that it never loses its appeal. There are certain words and idioms in every language that are best expressed in that language only as in other tongue it often gets lost in translation. In Bihar, there are many languages like Hindi, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Magahi, Angika and not to mention these languages have tens of local dialects that changes from region to region. But in this column we are not discussing the subtleties of language rather we are focusing on its rustic elements. And when you add these words to your vocabulary, they can be of great help to you. You can use them in good humor or to slay those friends who pretend to be oversmart. These words at times could be more effective than action as they will help you understand the true meaning of that famous dialogue in Gangs of Wasseypur “Goli Nahin marenge , Keh ke Lenge uski

Here we have collected 11 popular slangs spoken in Bihar’s local dialects that will surely tickle your funny bone.

1) Labardhodho:   Adjective/Murkh/ hopelessly slow



2) Martariya: Adjective/combative/ladaaku



3) Maug:  Noun/coward/Darpok


4) Farkat: Noun/characterless/ sanskaarheen


5) Bhakchonhar: Noun/a stupid person/ murkh


6) Gobarchatta : noun/Mushroom but also used as slang for fool/ bewkoof


7) Khakhuana: Adjective/extreme eagerness/vyagrata


8) Hadasna: verb/to get extremely frightened/bahut darr jaana


9) Kutna: verb/thrash/bahut maarna


10) Churrchuara: verb/to pee/ Peshab karna


11) Bhediya Dhasaan: noun/flock of sheep/sab ek jaise