Mein Hoon Na, Har Dhandi Ya.

  • Saturday, March 22, 2008
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"Main Hoon Na" means 'I am Here' in Hindi and Urdu languages. It is used to express that you are there for some one even if no one else is. To show that you will always be there when needed. Or to simply mean that 'I am here (so you don't worry)' in situations where you can be of help.

This is also the name of a successful Bollywood film of 2004. After this film's success, it have become a very common phrase used, even by Maldivians sometimes. But what does it means in Dhivehi language?

It is kinda funny, but it does mean something in Dhivehi also. though it is not pronounced exactly in the same way by native speakers of Hindi (a slight difference). But when Maldivians use it both (Dhivehi and Hindi phrase) sounds exctly the same. It is like "meyhoonaa". How ever, this must be followed by a similar sounding phrase; "Harudhandiyaa" if we want to make sense of it in Dhivehi according to the radheef (but i guess meyhoonaa alone also means something). So, if we write it in Romanagari (how hindi is written in roman script) it will now look like :

"Mein Hoon Na, Har Dhandi Ya"

It is a Dhivehi figure of speech which is used to express hunger and having no food to eat. It literally means;

"(my) chest is warm (like burning from hunger); (i am) still (like a person in sleep) and stiff (like a dead body)".

Here is the radheef definition:
މަޖާޒު: ކާނެ އެއްވެސް އެއްޗެއް ނެތީމާ ބުނެއުޅޭ ބަހެއް

So 'Mein Hoon Na, Har Dhandi Ya' or simply 'Mein Hoon Na' in Dhivehi language means; "I am very very hungry".