Thanks to Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his Devdaas, pretty much every other non-bengali knows about "eesh!". (Yes, it's "eesh!" the way Utpal Dutt used to say it *sigh*) But there's a whole lot more that the world could pick up from Bengalis. Here's a Bong vocabulary 101 to help you get acquainted with the everyday words that definitely deserve to be included in your vocabulary.

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Rita: Guys! My mum sent biriyaani for all of you today!

Amit: Fatafati!

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Shalini: Apparently, Ira uses a knife and fork to cut her rotis because using her hand would spoil her manicure!

Shivika: Oh God! How nyaka is she?!

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Dude, you actually told your mom you have low attendance? Why didn't you just sign the form yourself? Kyabla!

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Akash: I'm telling you, the moon landing was just a scam. Neil Armstrong never actually went to space!

Riya: Jaa taa!

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Ugh! This humidity is unbearable, and the A.C. is not working! Moron dosha!

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This morning, the auto wallah told me he'll charge 250 rupees to get here. Iyarki peyechhe!

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I don't believe this! Someone stole my lunch from the office fridge! Bhallage na!

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The minute she told me everything was O.K. I knew there was some gondogol happening.

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Seema: Everyone talks about the clothes you wear. Why can't you wear something conservative to office?

Jhilmil: Nikuchi korechhe! I have better things to worry about in life.

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Rohit: Check out my cool new aviators, bro!

Preetam: Ghyama!

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Arpita: So, are you going to donate your month's salary to Kejriwal?

Nina: Pagol na mathakharap?!

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Anshu is so irritating, I offered him a lift to the main road yesterday and he actually made me drive all the way to his place! Khete dile shute chaay!

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Did I forget to lock the balcony doors before leaving? Ei kheyechhe!

Nilanjan: There is something very subversive about smoking bidis. I think it's the subaltern's way of rising towards bourgeoisie tendencies...

Amit: Oh God! Antlamo korish na please!

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I just can't stand my boss. He's a total pond paka!

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Jeet: After all that planning, I had to cancel my road trip for some last minute work!

Riju: Le halua!

What are you waiting for? Put these to use already!

Fatafati illustrations by Aakansha Pushp.