We like It This Way – Zabardast Bihari Words/Phrases.


India is a country of wide-ranging language. Every corner of it has its unique way of loathing things, at times out of love and at time out of anger and sometime put to ease.  And this eastern part of India has its own way which is funny yet humorous and intriguing others, commonly known as Bihari (And that is why entire nation knows how is BURBAKK! pronounced. 😛 )

Here are some, which are most often used –:

  • For everyone it is either electricity, bijli or power.
    -For us it is ‘

    line – Line cut jaata hai. & line aa jata hai 

  • When we get mad at someone, we straight away bring their In-laws into concern.- 

    Saala Sasoor ka naati.

  • Every parent from rural or semi urban area has only favorite tagline to their kids not doing well in studies- 

    Tum hi ko padhaane patna aaye hain aur tumhara padhna likhna hai ki saadhe baais.’

  • And for everyone from whom their parent and family has lost expectation are given these piece of advice- 

    Padh-likh toh paaoge nahi, Paan ka gumti khol lena/ Bakri chalaoge.

  • For everyone it is either sleep or sonaa.
    -For us it is ‘

    sutt– ‘humlog sutt jaate hain

  • For us every lean thin person is


    ’ and every chubby person is


  • Anything awesome = 

    Garda uda diye !

  • Instruction every kid gets on diwali night before setting cracker to fire.- 

    Patakha Bacha kar rakh dena chath ke liye 😉

  • Every grand ma tip for a good skin- 

    Karua tel ke samne sab body lotion fail.

  • Dumb person = 


  • One and ek has our own personal version.

    Aego:  Aego baat kahaen ?

  • And two (2) is like 

    doo go.

  • Vegetables? Sabzi? – we sometime refer it as 


  • We don’t pardon. We are like –

    AAein/ Hain ?

  • Your version- ‘Ye baat/ wo baat’
  • Our version-  ‘

    Ee baat/ Oo baat


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Shikha Sinha

Chartered Accountant by profession. A multifarious free lancer with interest varying from reading, writing to travelling and teaching. A feminist and activist in her own simple and non-debatable way. She believes in continuous process of learning and has several questions running in her mind all the time.

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Asim ranjan
Asim ranjan
6 years ago

Great effort to put Bihar in right frame of words Shikha.

Rajni Ranjan Sinha
Rajni Ranjan Sinha
6 years ago

अरे ई सब बाते कितावाबा मे काहे नहीं लिख कर बेचते हो बहूते फायेदा होएगा यह हम कह रहे है नै त सब धन बायास पसेरी हो जयेतवो.

Umang Raj
Umang Raj
6 years ago

I am a small town boy

I never imagined that living in a small town could have such a bang on my life. There was a time when I thought that it was a disadvantage – the same boring school life every day. Even though I had never been to the metros, I always thought that living there would be much better than a small town. I used to think that life in Patna, was dull and filled with mind-numbing routines. I hated that everyone seemed to know everything about everyone else. Everyone seemed nosy and gossipy. I also didn’t like the fact that people seemed very close-minded. I felt trapped. I felt like I was missing out on opportunities. It seemed to me that the Bombay city life would be active and exciting.
Then, when I was a sophomore, I took my first trip to Bombay. I was thrilled. I couldn’t wait to experience the city. However, when I arrived at the Bombay Central it wasn’t at all what I had imagined. I knew it was home to thousands upon thousands of people, but I hadn’t expected to see so many people on the street at one time. Not only were the streets filled with people, but everyone was trying to get places in a hurry. Everything moved at such a fast pace. People weren’t friendly either. When I took the subway for the first time, I said hello to the middle-aged woman next to me. She looked at me with disgust and didn’t utter a word.

Life in a big city was not at all what I had expected. After just one day, I realized how important my small town is to me. Now I appreciate the familiar faces I see every day. I like the feeling of security that my town offers. Patna gives me a sense of community and togetherness that the Bombay city doesn’t provide. I realize just how much a simple hello does for someone – it really can make your day a little better. My big trip showed me that my small town really has instilled morals and values in me that I didn’t even know I had. Even though there isn’t much to do here, I really value the simplicity of life. I never would have known what a big place my town holds in my heart if I had not taken that trip to Bombay City.

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