Most commonly used, this Goan word is used to express surprise, and at times to even praise or mock someone.
pronounced (AYE SAI-BAH)
Translating to 'Oh God', these words are mostly accompanied by a facepalm every time something goes wrong.
pronounced (MY-CHE KA-ZAAR)
This one is used when something does not go as planned and translates to maiche meaning 'mother' and kazar meaning 'wedding'.
pronounced (BIEV-PA-CHI GUH-RUZ NA)
This pharse was made famous by the current Goa Chief Minister. It means, 'there's no need to be scared', which is what he assured the people of Goa during the Covid 19 pandemic when people were dying.
pronounced (SAI-BAH B-OH-GOS)
Translating to 'Forgive us, oh God!', this phrase is natural on a Goan's lips when someone has made a disappointing or silly mistake.
pronounced (MOH-JE MAI)
With Mhoje meaning 'mine' and Mai meaning 'mother', this phrase is exclaimed when things go wrong.
pronounced (DEV B-OH-RE K-OH-R-UM)
Often used as a warm 'thank you', this phrase means 'May God be good to you'.