15 funny sounding Gujju words that will leave you amused

Gujarat is majorly famous for Shree Narendra Modi and the sweet and spicy delicacies which are available here (which probably sound like bombs to a few!)

Today we are going to touch the other aspect of Jai Garvi Gujarat – its language, Gujarati.

As every language has a few outstanding effects, the Gujarati language does too, i.e. the funny sound of its pronunciations. Yes, it cannot compete with Bhojpuri, but the words can surely give you a laugh! Let us see how.

1. Chamachidyu
Pronunciation: Chaa-maa-chid-yuu

This funny word’s literal translation means a bat – the animal!
And when you break the word it becomes
Cha (tea in gujarati)
Maa (Mother in Hindi)
Chid (Irritation in Hindi)
Yu (you in English)

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2. Pochu
Pronunciation: po-chooo

This word means soft. For anything and everything!

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3. Chotli
Pronunciation: Choat-lee

The Gujarati version of the Choti.

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4. Potli
Pronunciation: Poat-lee

Well this one must be familiar with a lot of you.
Nonetheless, it is in the list as the sound is funny!

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5. Khisu
Pronunciation: Khee-su

A very simple word that means a pocket.

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6. Khenpto
Pronunciation: Khe-en(nasal tone)-p-toe

The typical Gujarati Slang word to mock an extremely thin, funny looking guy!

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7. Idhda
Pronunciation: Ee-dha-da

A Gujarati snack (not snake :P)

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8. Chontelo
Pronunciation: Chaun(nasal tone)-tay-lo

Chontelo means anything that is stuck to something.
For example to say, “The boy is stuck to the girl.”
We’d say, “Olo peli ne chontelo che”

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9. Gota
This one needs no pronunciation guide.

But it doesn’t mean what you think it means. It is an innocent delicacy, which is deep fried!

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10. Gajvo
Pronunciation: Just the way it is written above.

A synonym of the above mentioned Khisu. Just a more odd sounding one!

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11. Bakudi
Pronunciation: As appears :P

One of the most popular names that are used by the elderly to address their kids. And a favourite among the TV serials too.

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12. Mutardi
Pronunciation: Moo-tur-dee

In plain language, it is the urinal.

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13. Gunga
Pronounced as – Goong-ga.

Well to put it simply, they are dry and wet nose boogers. Disgusting thing, yet a funny name :P

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14. Podhdo
Pronunciation: Po-dha-do

A more fun-sounding and a more Gujarati way to say ‘Cow Dung’.

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15. Popatiyu
Pronunciation: Po-patti-yu

A word that means several things. It could mean ‘like a parrot’; or it could mean, ‘a parrot’; or it could be used to refer to a dumb person (slang).

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These were just a few of the odd yet funny sounding Gujarati words.

You must be wondering where are those typical swear words that each Gujarati keeps saying, well since we couldn’t find an appropriate photo for them, the list is right here:

Dafod
Chiku
Gaandu
Dobu
Chiman
Chandu
Choba
Gaundu
….. (and the list continues)

 Want us to add any to the list? Let us know in the comments section below!

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