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Old June 4th, 2015, 09:25 AM
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Regret does not exactly match the weight of पश्चाताप. Repent may be. But may be that is प्रायश्चित
That sounds about right. Repent and Regrets. Paschataap does mean regrets. Cannot think of another word that sounds more accurate... maybe anguish? or Remorse?
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Old June 9th, 2015, 07:24 AM
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Ye thread start karke OP ne meri mooh ki baat cheen li!

Someone please tell me the English equivalent of the Hindi proverb, "Puri Ramayan khatam ho gayi. Ab pooch raha hai Ram kaun hai, Sita kaun hai."
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an ugly woman bragging about her own beauty in presense of beautiful woman (like kareena in front of Aishwarya)
You still regard Aishwarya in high regards? Which generation are you from? Which year were you born? She is not a good-looking woman, leave alone actress.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:49 AM
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Re: English equivalent of Hindi/vernacular proverbs/idioms

I add few more from the top of my head -

Sense remains pretty close,
though may not be quite, that accurate.

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"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink."

Preet paraane naa thaay !



"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link."

Ek sada huaa aam, saare karandiye ko bigaad deve !



"The grass is always greener on the other side of the hill."

Paarka baira sahu ne game ! [ Everyone like’s other’s wives ]


"Good things come to those who wait."

Sabra ka fal meetha hota hai.
Utaavale aambaa naa paake !



"You can't judge a book by its cover."

Ujala who doodh nahin, peela sab sona nahin,.



Jis thaali mei khaaan, uus mein chhed nahin karna.

"Don't bite the hand that feeds you."





"Cleanliness is next to godliness

Swachhta mein Prabhu ka vaas hai.



"Two wrongs don't make a right."

Shame naa bair bair se,.. tale naa paap, paap se !



"The pen is mightier than the sword."

Vidhya dhanam sarva dhanam pradhaanam



"When in Rome, do as the Romans."

Jaisa desh waisa bhesh

Thaay teva thayiye,…. Gaam vachhe rahiye !



"The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

Jo bolega uus ka Bair bikega !




"When the going gets tough, the tough get going."

Hari ka maarag chhe soora ka,.. nahin kaayar ka kaam j one !

Yeh ishq nahin aasaan,..




"No man is an island."

Khap chapti dhool ka bhi parta hai -
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"Fortune favors the bold."

Himmate marda,.. Toh, madade khuda !



"People who live in glass houses should not throw stones."

Pahela paththar woh hi fenkega jis ne koi paap naa kiya ho !



"Better late than never."

Subah ka bhoola shaam ko ghar laut aaye,..toh, use bhoola nahin kahete !




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Old June 10th, 2015, 08:19 AM
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Equivalent of "Naya mulla do pyaaz jyada khata hai" please?
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Equivalent of "Naya mulla do pyaaz jyada khata hai" please?
What does this mean in the first place.
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What does this mean in the first place.
It means showing zealousness... overdoing things. As for an appropriate english equivalent... that is a tough thing to do...
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Old June 10th, 2015, 09:13 AM
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What does this mean in the first place.
The sense is,..
when a corrupted officer jab naya naya hota hai ( Ya, aap uus ke naye naye graahak hote hai,.. ) toh woh, aap se bribe suru-suru mein jeeyada leta hai,..
thode time baad, jab uus ne, aap se ( graesing his hand ) thode kuchh, paise bana liya hota hai,.. toh woh fir daam-bribe kam karta hai,..( aap per rahem karta hai )

Same with the insurance company, of your house / car,..
initial intervals are higher,..
after sometimes, the insurances'-EMIs reduces, as they have now already made some money from you,..

Same with your house mortgages,.. initial EMI intervals bites higher amount towards the wasted interest,.. later, it is paid more 'towards the principal amounts',...from the same amount of Intervals !

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Equivalent sense in hindi/gujarati is smthg like,..

When a chhini gets older, it cuts rather real sharper and more.
http://img02.olx.in/images_olxin/655...-ahmedabad.jpg

Haathi, jeeta huaa Lakh ka,..... mare toh sawa lakh ( 1.25L ) ka,.. ! - sort of !

[thing, gets older and you are more benefited with ]

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Equivalent of "Naya mulla do pyaaz jyada khata hai" please?
Here... just created a brand new one for you

"To display their new-found patriotism they went and banned Maggie"
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What does this mean in the first place.

There is also one ‘saying’ which is rather in a polar opposite sense to this :

Olkhita ( known to you ) jamaadar,……. gaan pe dau danda/Kauda jeeyada maare !

The sense is,..

If you are a road sider and vagabond/vulgar kind of street Romeo and somewhere, someplace, if were caught in any minor fault/crime in an unknown area, where no one knows you,..
a third party, unknown jamaadar may perhaps hits you w/ one slap and let you go,..
but, if that jamaadar is also unluckily from your own area,...... so now he knows you well,.. and will hence deliver you, rather two “rasheed” more !
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Few more, from the top of my head.
( It may not be carrying the exact sense, but still close to. )

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Murphy's law: When you think nothing will go wrong,... Everything will go wrong !



"Birds of a feather flock together."

Gyani se gyani mile kare gyaan ki baat,...... gadhe se gadha mile, kare laat-m-laat !



"There's no such thing as a free lunch."

Jitna gud daaloge,.. utna meetha hoyega..



"The early bird catches the worm."

Jaagta ka jaga huaa,.. aur sote huye ka soya huaa,.. raheta hai yeh naseeb !



"You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs."

Aap muye bina swarge no jawaay

Lakh kamaa ne ke liye, hazaar ganwaane bhi parte hai..




"God helps those who help themselves."

Himmate marda,..toh, madade khuda !



"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Gaadi patari pe chalti hai,.... Toh chalne dau !
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Equivalent of "Naya mulla do pyaaz jyada khata hai" please?
So from all the explanations i have heard it sounds like "New mullah wants double moolah"
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So from all the explanations i have heard it sounds like "New mullah wants double moolah"
Paaji, you sure remind me, Rajni sar's movie " Robot " where that corrupted traffic police officer guy is asking the robot, to grease his hands and such
and sort of comedy arises !

Also this short movie clip, shows how this particular 'saying' came into the existence and,..... woh kya maayne, aur kis prakaar ke logon ke baare mein baat karta hai !

https://www.youtube.com/embed/oPZTjdzS1-s
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Ye thread start karke OP ne meri mooh ki baat cheen li!

Someone please tell me the English equivalent of the Hindi proverb, "Puri Ramayan khatam ho gayi. Ab pooch raha hai Ram kaun hai, Sita kaun hai."
"He could not make the head or tail of the Ramayan".
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It means showing zealousness... overdoing things. As for an appropriate english equivalent... that is a tough thing to do...
Ants in one's pants?

Or

Eager beaver?
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