30 Punjabi Muhavare To Speak Your Heart In A Different Way

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Shreya Gadoya

Feb 5, 2021|5 min read


Muhavare is a phrase or saying that is commonly used in everyday life to express certain ideas or opinions. They may seem complicated at first, but they can actually be a lot of fun to learn. Here, we are going to talk about the famous sayings in the Punjabi language.

Punjabi Muhavare with meaning
Punjabi Muhavare, Idioms and Phrases

Punjabi Muhavare are expressions that help us describe an exact situation in a different, more creative way. They share cultural and historical information and broaden people’s understanding of a language.

They build-up some distinctive features which can differ from one language to another. They are more interesting as they reflect cultural traditions and personalities. If you’re interested in building your Punjabi skills, read on to find out some best Punjabi Muhavare.

Below we have listed 30 Punjabi Muhavare for you to use and express your words in a better and shorter way. Let’s get started!

1. Oh kehri gali, jithe Bhago nahi khali!

This Punjabi idiom is used for a person who can be seen anywhere at irrelevant places as well.

2. Murda Bole, Kaffan Paade!

If a bad person will say/do anything then certainly something bad will happen..

3. Saddi na bulayi, me laarhe di taayi!

A person who has not even been invited on a discussion/event/program and still can be seen as a very active member of the same.

4. Buhe aayi jann,vinno kurhi de kann

A work which could have been completed at first but came to know only when we have reached the end.

5. Aap kuchaji, Vehde nu dosh!

When a person himself is not capable to do something and just put blame on other things/people, then this proverb is used.

6. Naa nau mann tel hove, te naa Radha nachhe !

When a person doesn't feel like working, he gets something which he knows will never get complete.

7. Jitho di khoti, uthe hi ann khaloti.

This Punjabi idiom is used for a person who asks the same question even after explaining the same.

8. Chappad aur tobbe da gawah daddoo.

When a person comes for help in another person's matter but he himself is trapped in that work.

9. Jhabhal putt na jamiye, Dhe anni changi.

When someone is assigned work but instead of doing it better, he spoils the work.

10. Aap na vassi , lokaan nu matti.

A person who does not do any work himself and gives advice to others how to do it

11. Kaahli aage tooye, kahle kaam kade na hoye!

When a person goes to do some work but in the course of that work, he does some wrong work.

12. Bhaute gharaan da paruhna bhukha hi reh janda!

When you have asked people to do one thing, but everyone is thinking that the second one will do the work and in this round the work is not completed.

13. Anna wande reoriyaan, Te mud mud aapneyaan nu.!

This Punjabi idiom is said at a time when a person gets the benefit of his acquaintances in any work

14. Aate naal ghun vi pisda hai or lakad naal loha bhi tarda hai!

When a good person lives in the company of a bad person, it is also called bad

15. Bakri dudh dindi taan hai, par meengna paa k!

When a person does some work, but after crying and after a long time.

16. Oh din dubba jad ghori chareya kubba.

This Punjabi idiom is used when a person fails to or is not able to complete his work.

17. Itt kutta da vair hona.

This Punjabi idiom is used when two people don't get along.

18. Garhe nu hath laaya,sara tabar tihaaya.

This Punjabi idiom is used when a person needs something and suddenly everyone feels the need for that thing.

19. Agg la ke Dabbu kandh te.

This Punjabi phrase tells that when someone leads two people to fight and then he himself runs away.

20. Naahti dhoti reh gi, Muh te makhi behgi.

This Punjabi phrase tells that when someone does preparation for work but it doesn't work out.

21. Singaa naal dosti, poocha naal weir.

This Punjabi phrase is used when a person assumes good things as bad and bad things as good.

22. 100 syane iko mat,murakh apo apni.

This Punjabi phrase is used when someone chooses his own comfort after listening and taking advice from everyone.

23. Kar punn kha ghasunn.

This Punjabi phrase is used when that person considers us to be bad even after doing good to someone.

24. Siro ganji, hath kanghiya da joda.

This Punjabi phrase when someone uses something or thinks of using it even though there is no need for it.

25. Kucchar kudi te shehr dhindora.

This Punjabi proverb is used when a person tries to find something for a long time and ends up finding from himself only.

26.  Khaane chole dhakaar badaama de.

This Punjabi proverb is used when a person does something else from inside and does big things to show people from outside.

27.  Kutte bhaunkde rehnde ne, hathi langh jande ne.

This Punjabi proverb is used for a person who does his work without thinking of what society thinks of him.

28. Dhele di burhi, taka sir munaai da.

This Punjabi proverb is used for someone who spends a lot of money for very small work or on irrelevant things.

29. Bhare pet, te shakar kaudi

This Punjabi proverb is used when the things available are good but are of no use.

30.  Ucchi dukaan, fikka pakwaan.

This Punjabi proverb is used when the place is well known but the things available there are not great for use. Only used for show off.

Punjabi Muhavare helps us say many things with just a few words. They help us enrich our language, they are nicer to listen to and make the conversation less monotonous and funnier. They help us be more confident with our target language.

If these Punjabi Muhavare are used correctly, they can amplify messages in a way that draws readers in and helps to awaken their senses. Some writers use these Punjabi Muhavare to “add colour” to their writing, while others are adamant about keeping their text as simple as possible.

Incorporating Muhavare into your writing is an effective way to make your work more creative. This is because an idiom can be used as an artistic expression. Next time you get a chance to use these, don’t miss a chance!

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Shreya Gadoya

An ardent for learning and experiencing new things. I like to go behind the scenes and create a context where other people can think.



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