Decoding Durban Slang!

Posted by HoTsTePPa | | 2 Opinions »

Durban has a whole language of its own. Its pretty much Indians who run the show there with this kinda of slang, but here is a simple attempt (if not long) to decode what they are actually saying.

CHAROU VOCAB:

lucker - nice

meet up - see you later

cherrie - girl

stekkie - girl

outie - boy

ou - person

lightie - child

garner - child

tune - tell / talk

whatkind - hello

vye - go

skrik - frightened

byzad - frightened

span - a lot of

dala - fight

speech - fight

moor - hit

smaak - like

bru - brother

sissie - sister

ma - mother

bullie - father

cuzzie - cousin

dop - alcohol

skafe - smoke

zol - marijuana

babalas - drunk

cab - car

pozie - house

pozie upon a pozie - double story house

dos - sleep

charou - indian

bruino - coloured

vet - white

madher - good / nice / dumb ass

boppa - tell on / told on

graph - work

Chassie - Chatsworth

Durbs - Durban

waarheid - for true?

waar - true

100's - excellent

naaring - smell

klere - clothes

swak - nothing / shame

cameway - lets go

red - angry

plek - place

crown - money

shot - thanks

exseh - used at the end of any sentence

28 - gay

morphe - gay

happy - gay

smiling - drunk

jol - party

bra - friend

chommie - friend

blay - live

march - walk

roti o / bread o - hindi person

porridge o - tamil person

slum o - muslim person

hot cross - christian

darkie o - african person

kickdown - run

soek - look

sny - look in a funny way

dagga - mud mixed with water / marijuana

number - song

jigga - fool around with



CHAROU PHRASES:

warrhapened - what happened?

hit a march - take a walk

pull a job - steal something

dala a thing - do something quickly

organise a thing there - get something done

in a quiet style - do something in a quiet way without being noticed

catch a drop - fall

dala a move - do a trick

light a thing / pour a thing - organise the alcohol or ciggarette

meet up in da timingz - see you soon

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2 Opinions

  1. Rox // 09 April 2008 at 22:56

    I have a few punk ass connections from Durban, and have a few more to add to your list...

    Chillax - chill
    All Golds - shot of tequila, shot of tomato juice with tobasco

    Plus, my sister is friends with some peeps down that side, she went to the tattoo convention there last year and was hanging with the freak freaks for a bit. The 2nd best tat place in SA is in Durbs, Electric Eye. (1st is Wildfire of course)

  2. HoTsTePPa // 10 April 2008 at 00:06

    I always though chillax was a CT thing and Hectic as well.