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Old November 8th, 2001, 02:20 AM
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Same word in different languages

Can you guys and gals thing of a word where the spelling is the same but has a different meaning in different languages?

I'll start with the word chat.

In Hindi, it is a food preparation, in English it means talk and in French, chat (pronounced sha) is a cat.

Another word is Kaka. Means uncle in Hindi/Marathi, however is shit in English/French.

Pain in dard in English, however is bread in French.

Any other words which come to your mind?
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Old November 8th, 2001, 02:33 AM
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I can think of two but they are bad words
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Old November 8th, 2001, 02:37 AM
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Old November 8th, 2001, 03:18 AM
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Bahut mushkil se do(two) decent words yaad aaye hain

Sir---- in Hindi it is head,In English it is ur superior.
Pair---in Hindi it is leg,in English it is couple..
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Old November 8th, 2001, 04:07 AM
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one more: Sand

In Hindi it is an ox, in English you know what.
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Old November 8th, 2001, 06:05 AM
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paadi.. in hindi means fart in tamil means "half"
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kundi .. Hindi it means latch or door bolt, Tamil it means ass
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We know what "I" means in english

"Aai" means mother (Marathee)

Another one-

"More" in Tamil means buttermilk

"Taak" in marathee means buttermilk but taak in hindi means seeing . e.g Kya taak rahe ho ?
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"kela" in hindi is Banana..

Ask a person who knows assamesse what "kela" means
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"More" in Tamil means buttermilk
-----> "More" means Peacock in Hindi <-----
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-Baal in Hindi means Hair...Baal in Bengali means "Pubic Hair"

-Chool in hindi means lust, chool in bengali means "Hair"

-Hair in english means "baal", Hair in hindi is "Hair-Phair"

-Baal in hindi is Hair, baal in enlglish is the spherical thingie kids play with "ball".

-Goatie in hindi is "balls" (Goatie moonh mein aa gayi), Goatie in english is French Beard

(Netra jee...you got the idea for this thread after reading Sheena's reply in GpeL's post about Soaked Channa, rite? )
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Old November 8th, 2001, 08:43 AM
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-Baal in Hindi means Hair...Baal in Bengali means "Pubic Hair"

-Chool in hindi means lust, chool in bengali means "Hair"

-Hair in english means "baal", Hair in hindi is "Hair-Phair"

-Baal in hindi is Hair, baal in enlglish is the spherical thingie kids play with "ball".

-Goatie in hindi is "balls" (Goatie moonh mein aa gayi), Goatie in english is French Beard

(Netra jee...you got the idea for this thread after reading Sheena's reply in GpeL's post about Soaked Channa, rite? )
Great one Big G pai,

Here is few from me.

Munda in Punjabi is ladka or man.
Munda in Telegu is Prostitute and may be Monda means vegetable, now its happened to me, during my 8 month stay at Hyderabad, I try to impress the locals of Hyderabad by speaking their words, so one day I asked a chick on the road about the way to Munda market ( I wanted to go Vegetable Market), getting a anoyed look, and same thing happened 2 - 3 time, then later of the day friends of mine told me the meaning of Munda (or by mistake I pronounce Monda)
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Old November 8th, 2001, 08:47 AM
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Rahul Pai..

Similarly...

Rape in Telugu means Tomorrow (Actual word is Raypoo I think, but they prounounce it as Rape)

Raandi in Telugu means "Come"....in hindi it is

Not uncommon to hear our gulti brothers saying "Rape Raandi" to each other...
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dude it is not rape.. it is rapeuuu most of the time the last uuu gets mixed in the words and it sounds like rape.. but it is not!! anyways it was funny..
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