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Idioms in Hindi – II Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in Hindi Language

Idioms in Hindi are called मुहावरा (Muhawra) and plural is मुहावरों (Muhawre). Idioms are important part of Hindi language and we use them in our daily conversations. In continuing post,  I’ll present some more idioms in Hindi.

Some of the idioms end with verbs like होना (to be),  उगलना (to spit) etc. I will give a hint, the verb usually comes at the end and ends with “ना” like in होना, उगलना, दिखना, करना. If this is the case, then the idiom can be used by changing the verb as per the grammatical person. For example (1st idiom), मेरा तो अंग – अंग ढीला हो गया (Mera to ang – ang dila ho gaya) – I got very tired.  Second use, मेरा तो अंग- अंग ढीला है  (Mera to ang-ang- dhila hai) – I am very tired.
If the idiom does not end with the verb, it has to be use withहैं” (to be) and should be used with respective grammatical person.  For example (4th idiom) :  वह अकल का दुश्मन है (Vh to akal ka dushman hai) – He is an idiot.

Hope, you’d enjoy the lesson. 🙂 Don’t hesitate to ask any questions, if any.

1. अंग-अंग ढीला होना (Ang – Ang dhila hona) – to be very tired
2. अंगारे उगलना (Angaare ugalna)  – to split bad words in anger
3. अंगूठा दिखना (Angutha dikhna)  – to betray
4. अकल का दुश्मन (Akal ka dhusman) – to be idiot
5. अंधे की लाठी (Andhe ki ladhi) – to be only support of someone
6. अगर – मगर करना (Agar – Magar karna) – to make excuse, to procrastinate
7. आँखें दिखना (Ankhein dikhana) – to look in anger
8. आगे – पीछे फिरना (Aage – Piche firna) – to do flattering
9. आँखों से गिरना (Aankho se girna) – to be ashamed to someone
10. आकाश – पाताल का अंतर (Aakash – Paatal ka antar) – to work very hard
11. आँखे फेरना (Ankhein pherna) – to change (in behavior)
12. आकाश सिर पर उठाना (Aakash sir par udhana)  – to make excessive noise (in anger)
13. आँखों में खटकना (Aankho mein khatakna) – to find something or someone unpleasent
14. नाक में दम आना (Naak mein dam aana) – to be very annoyed
15. पगड़ी उछालना (Pagdhi uchalna) – to embarrass
16. एडी – चोटी का जोर लगाना ( Edhi – choti ka jaur lagana)
17. कमर कसना (Kamar kasna) – to prepare (for some situation, work or decision)
18. काम आना (Kaam aana) – to sacrifice
19. कान में तेल डालना (Kaan mein tel dhalna) – to ignore, to show or behave that nothing was heard
20. कान भरना (Kaan barna) – to backbite, to badmouth about someone to someone’s back
21. काम तमाम करना (Kaam tamam karna) – to kill someone
22. खून – पसीना एक करना (Khoon – pasina ek karna) – to work very hard
23. खून खौलना (Khoon Khaulna) – to be very angry
24. खाक छानना (Khak channa) – to wander (mostly for nothing)
25. गुड़-गोबर करना (Gud-gobar karna) – to destroy one’s good mood
26. गागर में सागर भरना (Gagar mein sagar bharna) – to say much with just few words
27. गड़े मुर्दे उखाड़ना (Gadhe murde ukhadna) – to pull something from past
28. घुटने टेकना (Ghutne tekna) – to accept defeat
29. चार – चाँद लगाना (Char chand lagana) – to make something or some occasion better
30. छाती पर पत्थर रखना (Chati par pathar rakhna) – to make heart stronger and accept sorrow
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  1. abhi:

    dude could you send some idioms in hindi related to dust(dhool)
    Plz will help.Thnx

  2. Shreya:

    i also wanted the same..idioms related to dhool(dust) in hindi…

  3. Nitin Kumar:

    Dear Abhi and Shreya,

    There is an idiom on “धूल” (Dhul – Dust) which is “धूल मिट्टी में मिल जाना” (Dhul mitti mein mil jana – Something goes to waste)

    Example: सब कुछ धुल मिट्टी में मिल गया! (Sab kuch dhul mitti mein mil gaya! – Everything has gone to waste!)


  4. ashish:

    i want idoms on head(sir) and forehead(matha) in hindi

  5. Leena:

    Could you please make a sentence with aakash paathal ka anthar hona?


    • sampada sharma:

      @Leena 1.ram aur shyam mein aakash paatal ka antar hai 2.krishna ji aur raavan mein aakash paatal ka antar hai

  6. Irine:

    Can u please make a sentence with aankhein pherna??

    • sampada sharma:

      @Irine ram ne apne maata pita ke samne sharm se ankhein pher li

  7. a:

    i want 10 idioms on dhool

  8. harshit:

    i need idioms on dust

  9. sushmitha reddy:

    i want 10 muhavare on ‘dhool’

    • Harshitha:

      @sushmitha reddy 1)Dhool ka phool (prospering out of dust)
      2) Dhool chata dena (to defeat someone)
      3)Aankhon mein dhool jhonkana (cheating)
      4)Dhool udana (badnaam karna)
      5)Dhool se khelna
      6) Dhool mitti mein mil jaana (something goes to waste)
      7)Dhool se sona ugana (asambhav karya karna)
      8)Dhool ka sparsh karna

  10. simran:

    is “pahar hona” a muhawra?

  11. preet:

    plz give me some idioms in hindi on mitti

    • Nitin Kumar:

      @preet Namaste Preet,

      Some of the adverbs which are based on मिट्टी (Mitti – Soil) are (that I can remember at this moment):

      मिट्टी में मिल जाना (Mitti mein mil jaana) – to lost, destroyed or die.
      मिट्टी से लगाव होना (Mitti se lagav hona) – to have an attachment with your motherland.

      Hope this helps.

  12. ashley:

    i want some idioms in hindi related to nose {naak}

    • Nitin Kumar:

      @ashley Namaste Ashley,

      Some of the adverbs which are based on नाक (Naak – Nose) are (that I can remember at this moment):

      1. नाक कटाना (Naak kataana) – to make someone embarrassed.
      2. नाक ऊँच्ची करना (Naak unchchi karna) – to make someone proud.
      3. नाक की सीध में चलना (Naak ki sidh mein chalna) – to walk on the straight path.

      Hope this helps.

  13. Shashank:

    I want idioms 1)charo taraf andhekar chana.2)hridya(heart)barachia(dart)chalna.

  14. aditya pandey:

    i want nose related idioms in hindi please help

  15. Umar A.Umar:

    Hullo bhai, I want you to be using all the giving idioms in sentence for us just to understand right.

  16. hiba kausar:

    i need idioms on our body parts like eyes nose ears hand mouth

  17. Vikram:

    Please tell me the meaning of idiom ‘Ang Chuna’.

  18. uthkarsh:

    Please tell me meaning of dhool jhadna and one sentence with it.
    fast as possible

  19. ussian bolt:

    Sir please tell me meaning of crash of two stone of same strength between each other i mean i just cant get mean of this

  20. Shree kumar jha:

    this is a very superb website please comtinu to put new idioms on this blog. thank you

  21. Shree kumar jha:

    thank you

  22. surbhi:

    Can u plss tell me..
    Wht “aankho me sharam hona” will be called as…???

    • Nitin Kumar:

      @surbhi @Surbhi: I think you meant, “aankhon main sharam nahi hona” which mean to be shameless.

  23. Farah:

    Can you please make a asneence with KAAM TAMMAM KARNA

  24. reyan:

    can you give some eg
    with it

  25. ankita:

    can u tell meaning of andhe ki ankh me soorma

  26. Shreya:

    Sir what is the meaning of” aanke phodna”

    • Nitin Kumar:

      @Shreya @Shreya: Aankhein phodna will mean to damage someone’s eyes and make him/her blind.

  27. Pritha:

    Thank you for the idioms. I love this website.

  28. Adi:

    Can you give sentence on dhool mein latth marna

  29. Somali:

    Sir,can I have a sentence on kamar kasna?

    • Nitin Kumar:

      @Somali @Somali: Kamar kasna (to work hard). Kamar kaske padai karo to safalta avesha milegi. – By working hard, you will get success for sure.

  30. Sneha:

    Cn any1 plz snd me 10 idioms related to hand… In hindi…

  31. UMAR:

    I WANT THE MEaning of the idiom Praan sukh jaana plzzz

    • Nitin Kumar:

      @UMAR it means to get very scared (bahut dar jana)

  32. nksharma:

    Sir,I want minimum 10 idoms on nose (naak) send if possible thanks

  33. Soumya:

    Sir, can you tell me if “po phatna” and “khoon chusna” are idioms?

  34. gurmeet:

    Sir what is meaning of( ik ankh se dekhana )with sentence.

  35. gurmeet:

    What is meaning ( adjal gagri chlakat jaye.)

  36. Nishita:

    Can u tell me a sentence with dhool udaana?

  37. Kartik bhartiya:

    Haath pasarana

  38. Tatsavi:

    Sir, may i please get 10 idioms on dhool(dust)

  39. Namrata:

    I want meanings of 5 muhavare 1. Nich ko dhuri saman 2. Hira wahi ghan chot na tute 3.charo khane chitch 4.aadmi kuwa khodkar nickla ho 5. Maile jo karat gat. Plzzzz it’s too urgent now

  40. Pratham gb:

    I wanted idioms about body parts

  41. Amrisha Parasar:

    What is the meaning of ” sahil ki lakdi “

  42. Mehnaz:

    Sir, can I get a sentence on AASMAN SAR PAR UTHANA.

    • Nitin Kumar:

      @Mehnaz It means, to get very angry.

  43. anil:

    dhoop me baal safead karna…..muhabre ka mins

  44. sampada sharma:

    want idioms on water ……