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Hindi/Urdu - jhakkii

Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by tonyspeed, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. tonyspeed Senior Member

    JA- English & Creole
    What are the connotations of calling someone a jhakkii?
     
  2. Chhaatr Senior Member

    Hindi
    I have always used "jhakki" to mean an unpredictable or whimsical person.

    eg. "Yaar, woh baDaa jhakki aadmii hai. Zaruurii nahiiN hai aisaa hii kare, kuchh bhii kar saktaa hai!"

    I feel in the above sentence, even "sankii" would do.
     
  3. Alfaaz Senior Member

    English
    Could be wrong, but jhakki also seems to be used for a person who exaggerates, makes tall claims, says things that don't seem to be possible considering the situation/people involved, (jhak maarna).
     
  4. greatbear Senior Member

    India
    India - Hindi & English
    ^ Interesting; I have always used "jhak maarnaa" for someone who is lazing about.
     
  5. Alfaaz Senior Member

    English
    That seems to be another usage! (Note: There is an emphasis on seems in both of my posts, meaning the observations could be wrong!)
     
  6. Qureshpor Senior Member

    Punjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    jhakkii/jhikkii vuh shaxs hai jo be-huudah baktaa hai.
     

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