So, so, so, this is a super fun post. While living in the mountains, especially in this part of the Himalayas, the local Pahari language changes tone and dialect every few kilometres. Interestingly, Bir is on the border of Kangra and Mandi districts of Himachal with more influence from Mandi. During one of the interactions with a local here (Arun), we tried to list down some of the most spoken and heard words when you’re in and around Bir- your base for when you come for remote working at WorkationX. Here are 15 words and phrases:
Minju bhukh lagri- I’m hungry
Tuse kuthi chalre- Where are you going?
Ase bida jo chalre- I am going to Bir
Aaun path saga chirna- I am cutting a pumpkin
Colonyla kunje jaana- How to go to the colony (Colony is the main Chougan market, the Tibetan Colony road)
aaj paragliding large hona- is paragliding happening today?
gauchigera- i am lost
Aaj mausam keda hai- how is the weather today?
sogarea- take care
sakhshant- happiness and quietude
badi baanki/ bada baanka- very beautiful
tera badi bhaari jalb hona- you create a lot of nuisance