Watching Quddusi Saheb ki Bewa-episode 3, can drastically improve your Urdu

CHANNEL: ARY Digital

 

Timings: Every Friday at 8 pm

 

First broadcast on: February 10, 2012

 

Hina Dilpazeer Khan as Badrika Jehan/Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewa/Rooh Afza/Bengali Baji

 

Shehnaz Parvez as Khajista Jehan, desperate to get married but her mother wont let her

 

Badar Khalil as Aqeela bhabhi, a stinky matchmaker gossip khala and a vege robber!

 

Uroosa Siddiqui as Shagufta Jehan, a hysterical laughing maniac

 

Waqar Hussain as Wudud Ahmed, only son and feels trapped in a male’s body

EPISODE 3

 

Sayings/proverbs/muhavaras/kahawats:

Daer aye durust aye

Better late than never

 

Janam kay aandhay

Naam nahi such

a blind wouldn’t know

what happiness is

 

Ullo ko ullo jaanay

only a shrewd would know

another shrewd person

 

Kawa chadha baithee misrani

Ghar main na anaaj na paani

Even though there is nothing to cook at home

But the stove has been switched on

 

Aankhoun main dhool jholna

To betray someone

 

Rang ralliyaan manana

 

Kamar main choori ghonpna

Stab someone in the back

Raiwadh ko khula chodna

Leaving the cattle free

 

aankh dekhay makhkhi

kaun niglega

Who would deliberately

Buy a faulty thing

 

Catchphrases:

 

I aym tawantee faur [24] awnlee tawantee faur!

 

I dawnt maind

 

 

Antiquated words:

 

farbandaam: bountiful

 

natkhat:

 

tan badan main aag: burning up

 

rupalli: money

 

aahazari: grief-stricken

 

tehes nehes: destroyed

 

paash paash hona: wrecked

 

aag lagay toh lagay: let people get jealous

 

pingoray: cradle

 

jhooti lapadan: liar

 

beheshtan maan: my mother in heavan

 

uchaal chakka: scoundrel

 

 

Words/phrases coined:

 

badi allama bani hai: acting really highly educated

 

Chaawal raj ke khana: eating rice with great relish

 

Chail chabeli naar:

 

Shaitani charkha: Telephone

 

Bayghairti ki bakwaas: sleazy rubbish

 

Neechay ilakay ki paydawaar: low caste harvest

 

Choohay kay gharwalay: kith and kin of rats

 

Laanat hai umrain vali chinaroun par: curse on sluts who hide their ages

 

Ham palla khandaan: family of equal status

 

Matakti thirakti aa mari hai yahan: swaying and twirling has come dying here

 

Teri kya mayya mar gayee hai: Has your mother died?

 

Shab-e-barat kay patakhay say us ka moonh jal ho gaya hoga: His face must have got burnt by crackers in shab e barat that is why it is so dark

 

Paidashee gharib: poor since birth

 

 

Songs:

Mehndi Hai Rachni wali

Singer: Alka Yagnik

Picturised on: Farida Jalal and Karishma Kapoor

Film: Earth

Original song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j8k2mBXnCw

 

Ab yahan koi nahi aayega

Singer: Noorjehan

Picturised on: Nayyar Sultana

Film: Baji

Original song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SdqBkGnUr0

 

 

Cultural artefacts/references in terms of furniture and clothing:

White gao takiya

Silver surmadaan

Silver ughaldaan

Old model radio

Takht

White gharara

Paandaan

Antique telephone

 

Links for episode 3:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyeBKa6-fcc

 

 

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