Little help with a translation...

Discussion in 'Gurkhas' started by The_Goon, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. Would appreciate it if anyone could translate what this means:

    "Burra Burra Gurkhali"

    Not sure how to spell it, but that's phonetic. I've no idea what this means and can't find it in my mini Gurkha dictionary or anywhere I've looked on-line!

    Any help greatly appreciated.
  2. Dare I say, Bump?
  3. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    Hmmmm... In what context did you hear it? As it stands/reads, I'd guess at a translation of "Lots of Gurkhas".

    Burra could also (context dependent) mean; old as in an old man, big or large, or (as I'm guessing in this case) many.
  4. hii..
    i dont think 'Burra Burra' has any meaning in gurkhali..there isnt any word like that anything smiliar to doesnt make any sense. May b you heard it completely different.
  5. Thank you for the replies, Gents. RP578, it would make sense in the "many" context, considering the conversation topic.

    And thank you cross_khukri, it's certainly possible the chap was just saying something that meant nothing to confuse me (which it did). :D

    Either way, many thanks to both.