They say that if go to the moon, you’ll probably find a Kerala Tea stall there. The southern most state of India, Kerala is known for many things, greenery, coconut trees, fish, 100% literacy and also, malayalees–whom you’ll find at almost every corner of the world. If you have a friends’ circle it is possible that you have a Keralite in your group, and here are some common phrases they use and what they mean. Next time you are with them, surprise them with a response to these!
1Oonu/ Bakshanam Kazhicho
Oonu or bakshanam kazhicho literally means did you have lunch or food. This is a way casual way to start speaking to anyone you want to befriend. Also note Oonu is different from Onam Sadya which is the traditional feast that is made during Onam festival.