दक्षिण कोंकणी उतरावळि

A Southern Konkani Vocabulary Collection



  1. A buffalo does not die at the curse of a crow
  2. A buffalo does not feel its horns as a burden
  3. A festoon of fish for the den of the she fox.
  4. A five year old girl is a supportive for twenty five kinds of work.
  5. A good excuse to come
  6. A injured finger will get stubbed again
  7. A lame boy gets a deficient girl.
  8. A little bit of oil
  9. A smoker can be identified by his throat, a sniffer by his eyes and a betel leaf chewer by his compound.
  10. A snob who gets a fortune will hold an umbrella even at midnight
  11. A word once uttered cannot be taken back
  12. Abuses of worms
  13. Act leading to loss of one's head.
  14. After coming fast like a horse he goes like a worm
  15. After roaming about the whole village, he returns to urinate at the holy Tulasi plant
  16. All deeds done are inauspicious
  17. An injured finger is likely to get hurt again
  18. An unwanted wife is also disregarded by the public
  19. Anda, Thinda and Mukunda
  20. As if that was not enough…
  21. As long as there is life in the heart
  22. As the king so the subjects
  23. At a leftover heap there surely will be a crow
  24. At exact noon
  25. At the auspicious time
  26. At the time of eating the eyes are waxy/glaze over. When a man become rich he avoids his former friends.
  27. Back doesn’t listen
  28. Because the person who has spilled oil cries, why should the person who has spilled coconuts cry?
  29. Become like a rolling board
  30. Being bitter it is difficult to swallow and being sweet it is difficult to spit.
  31. Bitter poison
  32. Blind light
  33. Blow in the dark
  34. Broke two
  35. Brought that which was there and also wasn't
  36. Came Diwali and the festivals settled
  37. Can be used for storing lime
  38. Catch by the neck and sink the teeth in
  39. Characteristics like Loranthus
  40. Clear water
  41. Coconut palm that has lost its top part
  42. Cold second
  43. Comparable to a water lily which is always in water
  44. Compassion grows like a planted seed.
  45. Converted by eating the flesh of a gnat
  46. Cooked rice grains not touching each other
  47. Cost of chaff
  48. Cow on the garbage dump
  49. Crow that flies upside down
  50. Curry item that is grinding
  51. Deed done
  52. Destiny can never be prevented.
  53. Dhobi's bundle
  54. Dhobi's job
  55. Do not beg while riding an elephant, do not nap sitting on a horse
  56. Do not defecate on the leaf on which you had taken food
  57. Do not mention any work, but do not forget to call for food.
  58. Do not pull out the sickle from someone reaping.
  59. Do not sell the strings where the flowers are being sold.
  60. Do not stand under a coconut palm during wind storms.
  61. Does the grinder become soaked if drenched?
  62. Does the mere utterance of fire burn one's body?
  63. Doing a theft in a crowd
  64. Doing head down and legs up
  65. Don’t be sad that a girl is born to you, she will be helpful to you, and don’t be happy that a son is born to you as he will be a torture to you in many ways
  66. Don’t expect to fill your stomach by sucking on the thumb.
  67. Don’t gossip too much
  68. Don’t say this and that these are Diwali lamps my son
  69. Dried tree will never generate new sprouts.
  70. Early morning sunrays
  71. Eats and drinks and god gives again.
  72. Elder's words are to taken as truth
  73. Empty hand
  74. Even if the contents of the pot can be removed, can the destiny be changed from your head?
  75. Even if the cow is killed, it is not proper to kill the calf.
  76. Even if the neem tree is irrigated with nectar it will not become sweet
  77. Even ready to beg if life is spared
  78. Even the jaggery feels it's life is sweet
  79. Evil power Gulika on tongue
  80. Extremely sour
  81. Fate does not leave one even if one leaves ones village.
  82. Feeling disgusted with oneself
  83. Fiery days
  84. Flood waters
  85. Food is poison for indigestion
  86. For a bear the hair on the head and the fur are alike
  87. For everyone his role is important
  88. For priest in the name of God
  89. For the cat it is a game for the rat it is its life.
  90. For the first time
  91. Frightening by beating on the screen
  92. Give at least a petal where you have to give a flower.
  93. Glimpse only
  94. Goatee
  95. God helps those who are helpless
  96. Haircut of Rameshwaram
  97. Half haircut
  98. Hasn’t become the bride but have been the bridesmaid
  99. Have we to ask the mortar his consent before grinding spices.
  100. Having content is extreme fortune
  101. He came for buttermilk but he hides the vessel
  102. He came in search of a buffalo calf in the marriage pandal
  103. He couldn’t digest what I said
  104. He earns, he spends, why do we feel envious?
  105. He is not crying for the dead grandmother but for the black gram cakes.
  106. He is saltless
  107. He roamed the whole forest but still get not firewood.
  108. Heavy rain
  109. How much does a rat excrete and using that how much dung cakes can be dried out?
  110. I will be doing my own death ceremonies
  111. If a sesame seed only is eaten, hunger is satiated only to the extent of a sesame seed.
  112. If all sit in the palanquin who will carry it?
  113. If beaten on head will strike back using tail if beaten on tail will strike back using head
  114. If called today the answer comes tomorrow
  115. If desire increases will the longevity increase?
  116. If god is with you, who else do you want?
  117. If god wills, a mango tree will yield jackfruit
  118. If one does not fear a bear does he have to fear a woollen blanket
  119. If speaking will complain and if not speaking still will complain
  120. If the crow becomes the master, the veranda will be covered with excrement
  121. If the goldsmith pierces the earlobe it is not painful.
  122. If the hair of dog has grown how does it benefit the barber?
  123. If the rice gruel is hot, tender mango gets a bite
  124. If the wife is young the mind of the husband is filled with jealousy
  125. If you are able to
  126. If you are virtuous the world too is so
  127. If you believe it is god, otherwise it is a stone
  128. If you have rice in the sacred vessel the neighbour will invite you for lunch
  129. If you work you will gain wealth
  130. In front of ten people
  131. In the name of the child the mother can enjoy
  132. Inappropriate time
  133. Insect's noise
  134. Instantly
  135. Is it easy to peel bananas or to eat them
  136. Is it's self-respect or the master that is more important for a dog
  137. Is there a need to tie a bell on an elephant?
  138. It is not a child's play
  139. Itching plant words
  140. Ivy gourd has numerous seeds, a fat/great man has lots of wisdom
  141. Just because one sits on a drum, one shouldn't pull down a fence
  142. Lamp balanced on the head of a cat
  143. Lamp inside a vessel
  144. Leaky head
  145. Leftover rice
  146. Let the bride die or the groom die but the donation, wad of notes to the priest has to be given
  147. Like a cobbler's work
  148. Like a hair in butter
  149. Like a salt lump in a sweet pudding
  150. Like droplets on the taro leaf which will not wet the leaf
  151. Like father like son, like mother like daughter
  152. Like serving white rice with a sulking face
  153. Like the one who was on the ash heap riding the elephant's back
  154. Living about by plugging the anus
  155. Long creeper
  156. Look at him dying
  157. Looking for a toilet when the call of nature arises
  158. Making a mountain out of a mustard and an elephant out of an ant
  159. Mere washing of bad deeds will not be atonement.
  160. Milk and water
  161. Mote in the eye
  162. Music party of an ass for the wedding of a monkey
  163. My arecanut is on your ship.
  164. Neither does one do it himself nor allows others to do it.
  165. Neither does one eat it himself nor allows others to eat it.
  166. No stool in the rectum
  167. No trace of even powder
  168. No way to have even buttermilk but is trying to get curds.
  169. No wonder horses don’t have horns
  170. Not able to bite if you put a finger in his mouth
  171. Not enough for tying to the tail
  172. Not enough to touch the tooth
  173. Not even a little bit of space even for a sesame seed
  174. Not from anywhere particular
  175. Not in sunlight not in rain not in dew
  176. Not make big
  177. Not of loose change
  178. Nothing will fall off
  179. Nowadays nobody comes to assist anyone
  180. One does not become a king by riding an elephant and one does not become poor for walking
  181. One knuckling each for each bite of morsel
  182. One should take only that which one can hold snuggly in one's fist.
  183. One who dies by drinking milk does not require any poison.
  184. One who does not know hymns is not a Bhagvatha, one who knows not the mantras is not a priest
  185. One who eats a goat everyday will feel a chicken is chicken feed.
  186. One who has does injustice will not get a helping hand from god.
  187. One's salvation can be achieved only when one dies.
  188. One's shadow is anchored at one's feet
  189. Opening to the heavens
  190. Opposite or inappropriate words
  191. Outside one thing inside another
  192. Person with head
  193. Plentiful of mango and jackfruit
  194. Pounding bones and powdering them
  195. Poverty is sure to be extended
  196. Rain on the back of a buffalo.
  197. Rice got overcooked and became gruel.
  198. Ridiculous half haircut
  199. Rolling about like leftover leaf plate, roaming about in the village
  200. Sadness cot
  201. Same refrain
  202. Saying one thing and doing differently
  203. Shapely and beautiful teeth
  204. Sitting on the bank and trying to drink water using the tail.
  205. Sleeping like Kumbakarna
  206. Some food for sustenance is being provided
  207. Spends ten times of what one earns.
  208. Splashing lentil curry
  209. Started to make the idol of Ganesh but it turned out to be a monkey
  210. Stools and urine
  211. Subbha at sahib's wedding trying to get fame. Getting benefit at another's cost.
  212. Sugarcane in the mouth of an elephant
  213. Sunday of the garden lizard
  214. Sweating in water
  215. Sweeten your mouth
  216. Talks of the dog's death ceremony
  217. Tell to blow the ear and he blows the pounding mortar
  218. Temple festival without the elephant
  219. That which was received as gift was given away as alms
  220. The Konkani person died of heavy load, the Shenoi died of heavy eating
  221. The alliance was for the son the marriage finalized for the father
  222. The big basket falling in the small basket
  223. The boon of the demon Bhasmasura
  224. The brahmana never converts and the ocean never dries
  225. The bridegroom looks at the bride and the priest looks at his dakshina
  226. The calves have a rope to stop them from running away and the women have the sacred thread to stop them from going astray
  227. The cat always lands on its four feet
  228. The cat eyes the milk while the dog eyes the vessel with food
  229. The cat that went to Kashi
  230. The cat's teeth never hurts the kitten.
  231. The child who eats ghee can be distinguished from his complexion.
  232. The child will protest only to the mother
  233. The child's weapon is its tears
  234. The couple suited for the house
  235. The cow in the mouth of a tiger
  236. The curry is talking
  237. The daughter in law looks in the mirror while the mother in law looks in the vessel
  238. The dead hen is moving its feathers
  239. The debt of previous birth has to be repaid in this birth.
  240. The disease of body can be cured but not of the mind.
  241. The dog keeping rhythm for the singing of the donkeys
  242. The dust is in the eye but blowing is in the ear.
  243. The eagle flies upside down
  244. The elephant has two set of teeth one to eat and the other as showpiece!
  245. The food tastes good if mother serves it
  246. The girl is beautiful but with blind eyes.
  247. The girl is intelligent for she looks for the ladle in the place of spoon and spoon in place of ladle.
  248. The goldsmith will steal gold even from his mother's mangalsutra.
  249. The grandfather does not want grandchildren, but why does the great-grandfather wants great-grandchildren
  250. The grandmother desires for grandchildren while the mother wishes for no child
  251. The king's mind and the shadow of a tree changes frequently
  252. The lentil curry is whelping
  253. The living has no food but the dead get oblations.
  254. The new cloth is for body the old is for the pillow
  255. The offering given to the deity is actually for the priest.
  256. The one who kicked fell on the bed.
  257. The procession of fowls for the marriage of the monkey
  258. The rabbit's whole life is spent at the roots of plants
  259. The rotten ash gourd for the priest Kushta
  260. The scolding addressed to the daughter affect the daughter in law
  261. The scrapper broke, the mother in-law died, the daughter in-law became intelligent
  262. The sugar cane standing in water
  263. The water from the spring will stop on attaining a level, while flood waters flow.
  264. The wick burns bright that is about to be extinguished.
  265. The woman's place is always near the hearth.
  266. There is no bush on which the crow doesn’t excrete and there is no stake on which the dog doesn’t urinate
  267. There is no education without a preceptor or mentor
  268. There is no medicine for jealousy.
  269. There is no treatment or medicine for envy/jealousy.
  270. Thick banana with thick skin
  271. Those who deserve elephants should sit on elephants and those who deserve donkeys should sit on donkeys.
  272. Those who have hair can tie their hair any which way.
  273. Those who have no respect for the preceptor or mentor will perish
  274. Those who move away from justice and do injustice will not get a helping hand from god.
  275. Thought about one thing, what happened is something else
  276. Threesome fighting amongst makes it difficult to cook. Too many cooks spoil the broth.
  277. To beat the drums
  278. To beat the plate
  279. To cut someone's throat with a fallen hair.
  280. Today is Holi, tomorrow sweets, and day after tomorrow the third day of Holi festival Ukkuli.
  281. Too busy to even breathe
  282. Too much is too bad
  283. Treat me well as I am your eldest son-in-law
  284. Universal arrangement
  285. Uprooting the plant and checking if the roots have sprout.
  286. Using hog plum instead of mango
  287. Water hyacinth in the pond
  288. Water will stagnate where there is a pit.
  289. We remember god in our difficult times
  290. Wedding of the cat and the dog
  291. Weight over weight
  292. Went down the drain
  293. What is the status of the earthworm compared to the Sesha serpent
  294. Whatever said is law
  295. When god gives he gives from all sides
  296. When ill fortune comes even the plank one sits will turn your enemy.
  297. When one is alive travels in a palanquin, when dead on a bamboo bier.
  298. When the bull raises its tail and you know what comes next
  299. When the wealthy eats it is for taste, when the poor eats it is for hunger.
  300. When there is sacred water the priest is not there to offer it, when there is the priest there is no sacred water to offer
  301. When you receive it come from all sides.
  302. Where there is sin there is fear
  303. Who will feel a blanket to be burdensome at the time of cold weather?
  304. Why should one who comes for buttermilk want to know the cost of the buffalo?
  305. Wick in the lamp
  306. Will eat even the dog poo is given roasted
  307. Will it be possible to get more milk from one's elbow than the breast?
  308. Will the bitter pumpkin become sweet if it is dipped in Ganga
  309. Will the pickle have as much saltiness as salt itself?
  310. Won't even keep lightweight thorny kindling on wood
  311. Wont wakeup even if the house catches fire
  312. Won’t know if an elephant comes raging
  313. Words say one and mind says something else
  314. Work of Narada
  315. Work over, the doctor died
  316. Would one eat the peels too just because the bananas are sweet?
  317. You are giving me trouble
  318. You cannot be free from your sins just by visiting Kashi or Rameshwaram
  319. You haven’t been fruited on the tree.
  320. You haven’t sprouted from the earth
  321. Your coaching
  322. be broken down
  323. burning days
  324. retort