Tamil bad words – How ‘bad’ are they?


Dick, boobs and HAIR – Translate that into Tamil and you would have what we would call as some of our “Tamil bad words”. In fact, I believe, only in Tamil language is where you would come across our hair, or better known as ‘maire’, as a bad word! How on earth did that happened?

Anyway, nowadays schoolkids tend to remember more and more bad words compared to what they have learnt in school. Even our chinese and malay counterparts could easily utter some of “our” bad words, and we could do the same too by uttering their “bad words”. Bad words are still bad regardless in what language they are uttered.

Coming to our Indian society, the fact remains that even Indian girls nowadays would definitely know at least one of the major bad words that are available. Take an example of a ‘Kuthu vilakku’. She is a kuthu vilakku at a first glimpse but the moment you went to her and tell to her that she’s an attention whore (In Tamil of course), do expect her to retaliate using her own words. Once again, not all kuthu vilakkus would do that as a tiny little percentage would get offended on what I would have said previously.

Hopping to Friendster, when it comes to the “Who I want to meet” section, these wordings are very very common:

1) fU*K thOSe BacKSTAbberS
2) fU*K thOs3 b!tcHeS

Come on lar, who loves backstabbers anyway? The above two wordings are what I would usually encounter in some of the Indian girls’ profiles (Yes, guys are the same too). What they are trying to say in layman’s term is that they do not like backstabbers and bitches to add them as their friend. Saying that in plain English sounds a lot better compared to what some Indians girls would usually write, such as above. Now, I dare them to write the same thing in TAMIL. Could they?

1) Ol* yedukurran those backstabbers
2) Ol* yedukurran those thev*diyas

I would give out RM100 to anyone who could let me know of any Indian girls who writes like above. I know, for those who doesn’t, they would say “Oh, I did not meant that way. I was merely saying that I hate those backstabbers and bitches”. You know what, I’m amazed.

The point of this post is, some of the Indian girls would bravely write those F word as well as some other common “English bad words” either in their blogs or Friendster profile but when we, the Indian guys, tend to write the same thing in Tamil, we would be labeled as “yet-another-typical-Indian-guy”. Furthermore, I received two emails recently from two different Indians girls asking me to remove some of my postings as “they give a bad impression to some of our youngsters” as well as “degrading our Indian teenagers”. Dear sisters, ningge yenthe kaluthulle irukiringge?

Nearly a big percentage of us, the Indians machans and machis, would know some of the famous Tamil bad words. Some would be hesitant to use them in their conversation or writings whilst some would be the opposite. Be it English or Tamil, it makes no difference in the meaning except for the severity in pronunciation of some of the Tamil words.

Akon – I wanna F*ck you (a.k.a I wanna love you) is loved by many Indian girls (Bangsar clubbing chixxx), but the same song, if it is to be sang in Tamil, would be hated by most of them. Yen pilenggela, yen?

Last but not least, to those Indian girls who tend to use some of the English bad words to show off their popularity as “modern and cool Indian girls” and to those Indian mandes who tend to use those Tamil bad words to show off their “Ketuanan mandes”, get a life. Talking about Indian mandes, they would never fail to amuse me with their talent. When there’s a fight, they would try their level best to drag the enemy’s mother to be interjected in a string of Tamil bad words, uttering it to his enemy, whilst his enemy would reciprocate by replacing the mother with the mande’s sister.

To these mandes, valge nam samuthaiyam. To makkals, get used to all these bad words and click the image above in this post to know some of the Tamil bad words and their meanings in English. Now, could I expect to be lambasted for this?

To those who hates me, go away you HAIR!




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45 Responses for "Tamil bad words – How ‘bad’ are they?"

  1. Avatar Kavi November 7th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    sumhow, cussing in Tamil just makes it more dirty sounding than it already is….. Cussing in English just equates some really bad insult, but cussing in Tamil hits where it hurts the most…..

    i like to interchange the usage… u know, use english cussing on mandes and tamil cussing on the “decent” ppl… all just to aggravate and frustrate them even further… ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Avatar lalalabubu November 7th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    haha… those bangsar clubbing gals again mangsa va.. ๐Ÿ˜†

    i bet most of d indian girls wud knw bad words but they wud act and buat tak tahu ony…. but yea, those girls luv 2 use the f*ck word all but when d boys use it, d boys r bad… ๐Ÿ‘ฟ


  3. Avatar sanki manki November 7th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    haha.. savadi machi.. great article.. hw cum u missed the malayalees huh?? ๐Ÿ˜† oopps.. did i say nethin wrong? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ or did i remind makkez bout sumbody.. ๐Ÿ˜› and to the beloved gals who mailed makkez asking him to remove some of him postings, juz sum advice for you gals, go and PLUCK each other’s HAIR.. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  4. Avatar viji November 7th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    hahahah i clicked the url ..oh my god.. very funny translation… i learn some new bad words too. ๐Ÿ˜€

    now ony i realise katrathu kai man alavu.. ๐Ÿ˜›

    hahahaha.. good article makkez…

  5. Avatar dania November 7th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    haha..dat waz a cool topic

    p.s nt all indian gals r lk dat

    keep rocking!!~

  6. Avatar mr savaadi November 8th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    katherethe tamil…

  7. Avatar mr savaadi November 8th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    yepedi makkez inthe mathiri website la kandepudikeringge?? okanthe yosipinggello…. hmmmm.. maire is bad word because… its not the hair thats on the head… its pubic hair.. so if u curse someone poi maire pundengge… it means…. i think i dun need to explain further… hehehe… pongge makkez , eneke vekke vekkema varethu…

  8. Avatar rus-T November 8th, 2008 at 4:57 am

    woww…at last some one dare to talk bout our community…i recently discovered this blog and finally realised gt 1 dared person to talk d truths….thumbs up makkez..keep on ur mission.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Avatar john November 8th, 2008 at 6:26 am


  10. Avatar manik basha November 8th, 2008 at 11:50 am


  11. Avatar Chan November 8th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    although words used are very very offensive, you had put it in a most educational manner for makkals to ponder… hats off to you

    and the mande’s second last paragraph made me laugh although its a common during hot arguments,, and those shud be the last words uttered before physical contacts starts.. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

    nevertheless congrats to another M1 (hair1) posting …. savadi ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  12. Avatar BoHin November 10th, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Good Day Everybody….

    hmmmm tamizh have been corrupted…..

    let us join hand to corrupt other languages….

    guys, let us curse in Sanskrit now….
    (it sounds nice…that ppl might think its royalty term… hahaha)

    Mukhi – whore
    Vartho – idiot
    Puthano- a son of a bitch
    Maehi – Lazy bum
    ekanusu- a stink.

    Good Luck guys….

    ๐Ÿ˜ณ Im lovin it…….

  13. Avatar Durai November 10th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    The world is moving in the right direction I guess.

    The more things are revealed, the less the impact will be.

    While negative will pick up on this other language words and use it in their daily life, I urge we Indians,

    Should always use Tamil Kettei Vartheeeeeeeeiiiii….Muahahahahahaha..ena kodumeh Makkez ithe.. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  14. Avatar slim b-boy November 11th, 2008 at 10:30 am

    great article my man makkez. keep it up. some sarekez nowdays act they are in modern world, talk in manglish with adding yar behind or da but bloodly they still typical estate thinking girl

  15. Avatar slim b-boy November 11th, 2008 at 10:38 am

    sad things that nowdays our people very shame to speak their own language ( tamil) instead speak in foreign language ( english) when meet their own people to show that they are high class people. i see some tamil family kids dont even know how to speak their own langauge cos parents didnt teach them. i don say that english is not important, just use it where we have to use, college or in office, not in house,. see the example of china n japanese, never let down their language!

  16. Avatar SEKHAR a.k.a miloice November 11th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    wow….tiz blog is simply superb!!
    tiz is my 2nd day going thru tiz website!!…n im reali njoy reading it*
    hope it could make our indian makkez out ther 2 b aware of wat iz happening nw**

  17. Avatar anilah November 12th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    hahhaha..one of the funniest post i’ve ever read la! amazing how u come up with random but incredibly funny shyt :) the “1) fU*K thOSe BacKSTAbberS and 2) fU*K thOs3 b!tcHeS is CLASSIC!!

  18. Avatar Makkez November 13th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Nandri makkale.. :mrgreen:

    I wonder what other Tamil bad words would pave its way soon.. :roll:

  19. Avatar mimi November 19th, 2008 at 2:16 am

    ๐Ÿ˜† hahahaha funny… ๐Ÿ˜†

  20. Avatar maravana December 6th, 2008 at 1:56 am

    later they become “kuthune villaku”

  21. Avatar kathi January 1st, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    machan i love aarthi. she is my mate da bod evan navadhu kitta vandhiga vettituvan

  22. Avatar Sharila February 7th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    fuyoo…man…hats off…cool matchi…summa solle kudathe…unggeleke thairium jasti than…yup..i agree wif u…english le yessena…descent…tamille yessena indescent..ithe yena nyayem…ma advise…if u wana use those bad words…tengok tempat tengok orang…if not…u just disgrace urself and ur family ny… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. Avatar evathy chweety July 29th, 2009 at 3:10 am

    ya very nice words and interesting wordsnow i am very well to speak in tamil bad words…. ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ˆ โžก ๐Ÿ˜ฏ :smile: ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ’ก ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  24. Avatar *Narm* July 31st, 2009 at 9:17 pm


  25. Avatar *Narm* July 31st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    atleast there are still guys wit guts out there to voice out their opinions !!!! good job !!! keep it up !!!!

  26. Avatar nagelan September 6th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜• saveadi macci what is punde

  27. Avatar anti_guys October 2nd, 2009 at 1:14 am

    wat u ol get la by usin bad words???its sounds stupid..sumore mek te language mre worst!! omg!!terible tis tngs ol!!teruntengela..

  28. Avatar god_lover October 2nd, 2009 at 1:34 am

    for ol indian guys n gals n te wan wo post tis..

    wat u get wen u duin dis tngs ol??tel me..its jus show dat u nt satisfied o b cheated wf sum1..dats y u duin lik dis . spolin sumre our indian youngsters.isnt its enaf v get bad name 4 our samutayam??didnt u realize dat?if other race ppl c dis..tat is te most worst tngs by wat u do…v ourself spoilin our mothertounge n our samutayam’s name.get 2 de real world…other ppl trying 2 do sumtng dat wil mek their’s race name up bt ony indian wil do such tings lik dis.hope u ol realize wat u do…if u ol realy blfs in GOD n a gret baktimans pls realize wat u doink!!!

  29. Avatar xuki October 16th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    hi, i need to know something.

    i understand there is one word if we translate in bahasa melayu of the word thank you is terima kasih. i understand that those typical indians cannot accept and get angry. can i know why is that so? and what is the real meaning for them?

  30. Avatar random February 28th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    @xuki: in hindi (the language those “typical” indians speak)…
    teri= your… ma=mother… ka= is similiar to adding – ‘s – in english…
    sih= dosent mean anything.

    so when you say thank you in bahasa to an indian who dosent understand bahasa, it sounds like “your mother’s somthing” (where somthing dosent make sense) n so its offensively funny.

  31. Avatar Mapplasaamy!!!! March 29th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    OMALA OOKA!!!!!!!!WAT a Great word!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜•

  32. Avatar awesome May 27th, 2010 at 6:23 am

    hHAAHhhahhahaah……macha exact to the point la……respect!!…….there is this saying : U can remove the indians from the estate….but u can never remove the estate from the indians…..;)

  33. Avatar badru June 2nd, 2010 at 10:31 am

    great article as it is very important for the future generations of mapalais

    to get it perfectly ma as these are very old in comaprison in bad words

    spoke by us in coimbatore

  34. Avatar enemy September 19th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    hi everbody…. gd morning….

    I didnโ€™t expected you all dowgraded your own religion and our tamil as call mother tougue.
    I do understood ( our tamil word look like so funny however we have to respect)

    If u born as indian donโ€™t kutuk our own mother Language. U all fuckerโ€™s can I say thatโ€ฆ..

    So mind your bloody word before want say something on public.

    One more things โ€“ why girls use vulgar words toward guys or everyoneโ€ฆfor sure thereโ€™s something happen to themโ€ฆโ€ฆ donโ€™t simply judge people

    In this world girl are develop instead of guysโ€ฆ..

    Guys are sucks โ€ฆโ€ฆ.. Know how to kutuk people

    GUYS are sucks

  35. Avatar worst September 29th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    guys pls stop it for heaven’s sake. if u belive in god pls dont scold someone’s family members unnecesseryly. pls its a humble request.

  36. Avatar Priya November 11th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    ๐Ÿ˜† guys check out this…
    very useful site….
    learnt a lot….
    ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜†

  37. Avatar swetha April 26th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I’m from bangalore in this city u caN FIND stupid tamilians speaking very abusive bad words many ppl who see them scold whole tamil community. please u tamil guys learn to speak right manner..
    YOUR language is best but stupid slum ass holes made this language a damn bad language…

  38. Avatar kumar, tamil August 9th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    its very very usefull

  39. Avatar NJ September 14th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Macha,appadiye ennoda mindla ullada ezhuditinga!
    Kuthu villaku part was funny.

  40. Avatar monisha September 26th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    what do u mean by Kuthu Villakku in Tamizh !!!

  41. Avatar vakkarolathu November 29th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    guys whats the meaning of “Vakkaroluthu”?
    is it a bad word or grama mokkai?

  42. Avatar vinay January 6th, 2012 at 12:24 am

    i love to use bad words my fav bad words are thevdiya munda,maire pudungee, khoodhi paiya, choot paiya, etc

  43. Avatar Ishu February 13th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Stop the hell words!!!

  44. Avatar sette boyz June 4th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    savadi word da ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  45. Avatar sudib November 14th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    hey i want to know the proper meaning of maire

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