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      ^

      okey although this is abt urdu muhawara but as it came along

      Jithey di khoti, outhey aan khaloti

      as some people are not very familiar with a very cute animal known as donkey very hard working and obedient .... but the trait for which it is famous is that he is quite dumb. So It is quite a common observation that if a donkey somehow breaks free from captivity then he is so dumb that he does not know where to go or what to do. So the chances are that it will reach back from where he started

      Similar is Gwachi Gaa.n (lost cow)

      It is an observation that if the cow is lost she also does not know where to go .. so the confusion is visible on her face In India, where cows are sacred, they can block roads and sit where ever they like and no one can touch them

      I remeber one muhawara I read in Matric ... Terhi kheer !

      Its story of origin was very amusing. Anyone remeber ?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Code_Red
      I hanve never heard the second one but the meanign seems to be quite obvious

      Re. The first one

      Haath kangan ko Aarsi kia

      kangan and Aarsi are sansikrit words

      Kangan is gold bracelet ( mostly ) Aarsi means something delicate, fragile, (glass mirror, drinking glass, bangles etc)

      In subcontinent, traditionally girls wear bangles and artificial jewelry before marriage, but after marriage A girl is supposed to wear jewelry made of Gold and other precious metal ( a sign that she is married )

      So this mohawara means that once you got gold kangan then immitation jewelry or glass bangles are no more valuable for you.

      General meaning : If someone has advanced qualification / skills then he would not be interested in something basic or elementary.

      Another phrase often accompanies

      Parhey likhey ko farsi kia

      Again in subcontinent, in Mughal time, the most important language was Persian (farsi). It was the official language, language of kings and royalties.
      And anyone who wanted to atain a higher post in kingdom then it was pre-requisite for him to polish his persian and make it flawless.

      But it was not the language of common folks they used to speak local languages. So anyone who was considered parha likha (educated ) it was assumed that he must know farsi very well. Just the same way it is the status of English now in Indo-Pak

      Jal-pari, Sadiyah -
      OK sir. I beg to differ in the meaning of
      Haath Kangan Ko Aarsi Kiya.

      But Agree with Parhe Likhe ko Pharsi Kia.

      Bot are related but the meaning of first is;

      "You don't need any other way to prove something which is so obviously good"

      Aarsi means mirror. So in this mahaavra; it means that
      if a woman is wearing Kangan in her hands then she does not need a mirror to see its beauty.

      (We know she will need mirror for her facial beauty which is hidden from her)

      Other mahavra: Nah Ghora Dour nah Maidaan........ literally means;

      There is no need to go far how good of a rider one is since the horse and the field both are close by.

      Figuratively: Proving someone is good is not difficult since it is so obvious.


      So complete sentence including three Mahavras will be:


      Haath Kangan Ko Aarsi Kiya; Nah Ghora Door Nah Maidaan; Abhi Doodh Ka Doodh or Paani Ka Paani Ho Jaaye Ga.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Code_Red
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      okey although this is abt urdu muhawara but as it came along

      Jithey di khoti, outhey aan khaloti

      as some people are not very familiar with a very cute animal known as donkey very hard working and obedient .... but the trait for which it is famous is that he is quite dumb. So It is quite a common observation that if a donkey somehow breaks free from captivity then he is so dumb that he does not know where to go or what to do. So the chances are that it will reach back from where he started

      Similar is Gwachi Gaa.n (lost cow)

      It is an observation that if the cow is lost she also does not know where to go .. so the confusion is visible on her face In India, where cows are sacred, they can block roads and sit where ever they like and no one can touch them

      I remeber one muhawara I read in Matric ... Terhi kheer !

      Its story of origin was very amusing. Anyone remeber ?
      Holding kheer tilted is difficult as it will spill.

      Terhi Kheer I belive means ..........One difficult Task!

      Pakistaniyon Ko Muttahid Karna terhi Kheer hai!

      Don't know the origin of it.

      It is related to 'Jooye Sheer Laana" mahaavra...related to Farhaad the Aashiq I think.

      (Joo = river; Sheer= Milk)

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      Dedawar - Maybe you are right about hath kangan ko arsi kia Bajaye adabi behes shorow karney ke hum dono wazahatoun ko man-o-an tasleem kar letey hain

      Yes terhi kheer mean daunting task more on the lines of ghee terhi ungli se nikalna like some task which needs crooked behaviour or something

      Now about the origin, I read in matric grammar book

      Once there was a guy cooking kheer (rice custard) a hafiz jee (blind guy) came to see him and following convorsation took place between them :

      Hafiz jee : Bhai kia paka rahey ho ?
      Guy : Kheer bana raha hoon
      Hafiz jee : Bhai kheer kaisi hoti hai ?
      Guy : Yaar Kheer sufaid rang ki hoti hai !
      Hafiz jee: Bhai ! ye sufaid rang kaisa hota hai ?
      Guy : (after thinking ) hmmm yaar sufaid , jaisa bagla hota hia !
      Hafiz jee : Bhai ye bagla kaisa hota hia
      Now the guy getting a little impatient and still not wanting to offend the bling guy, he tried make bagla with his hands and gestures

      so when the blind guy tried to understand the shape of a bagla (seagull) he found it quite difficult so he said :

      "Bhai ye tu kaafi Terhi kheer maloom hoti hai ! "

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      LOL!

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      What exactly is 'safaid posh'?

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      Hand to mouth .Living plain and simple.safaid posh literally means one who wears white.Normally used for those people who live in difficult conditions but dont ask money from any one

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      ^ thanks.

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      Another one;

      Kawwa Chalaa Huns Ki Chaal...

      Second part I have not written since it would completely give away the answer.

      How many mahaavras one can write having body parts?

      like
      'Haath' (Hand)
      'Aankh' or 'Nazar' (Eyes)
      'Paaoon' (Leg)
      etc.


      Examples:

      Aankh Dikhaana
      Ankhen Laal Peeli Karna
      Aankh Matakka Karna
      Aankhon main Basaana...............

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      Aankhen Pherna (Reject someone or ignore someone)
      Magarmach ke Aansoo (false remorse)
      Apni Aankh Ka Shehteer nah Dekhna (Being hypocritic)
      Aankh Lagna (to seelp)
      Aank Ka taara (Beloved child)
      Aankh main Sooar Kaa baal (pig hair in the eye= being deceptive or disloyal)
      Aankhon main Charbi Chaana (fat in eyes= Being oblivious or irresponsible)
      Aankh Ojhal Pahaar Ojhal (Denying something not seen or or not present at the moment)
      Aankhon Ki Thandak (liking someone or being happy to see someone)
      Aankhen Senkhna (longing for someone)
      'Nargisi' Aankhen (Beautiful eyes)
      Nazren Pherna (same as Ankhen Pherna=rejecting someone or breaking relation)
      Nazar lagaana (To Jinx someone)
      Nazar Utaarna (opposite of Jinx....protecting someone by ritual)
      Nazar Se Girna........OR..... Nazar Se Giraana (Falling from high level-no more favor)


      More later!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sadiyah
      What exactly is 'safaid posh'?
      same as "white collar" in english
      Quite often good things have hurtful consequences. There are instances of men who have been ruined by their money or KILLED by their COURAGE. ~Aristotle

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      ^ LOL. Good Anwar Bhai.

      White Collar = Highly paid person who does not do physical labor.

      'Safaid Posh' =Relatively poor person but has dignity and spends wisely without asking help.

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      I had forgotton this thread. Some Mahaawra based on body part like 'haath' (hand) are presented: (Bold letters are also body parts)

      haath Kangan Ko Aarsi kia (explained above)
      Haathon Haath Layna (welcoming something with eagerness)
      hatheli par sarson jamaana (doing something impossible)
      haath nah mutthi harbara utthi (without proper planning or support trying to do something)
      Lumbay Haath (longer reach)
      haath main khujli hona (Iching to do something or itching to hit someone)
      haath uthaana (to pray or even..... to hit someone)
      Daanton main ungli dayna (being astonished-surprised)
      Haath Phaylaana (asking for help or mercy or being a begger)
      Haath dikhana (showing trick or hit someone)
      Haath Jamaana (hitting someone)
      Haathon Ke Toute Urdna (Being afraid or develop anxiety)
      Laaton Ke Bhoot Haathon Se Nahin Maantay (=Kick better than slapp=Some need force rather coersion to learn)
      Haath Payir Nikaalna (Turning out to be something while growing up, usually not in good sense)
      Mutthiaan Bheenchna (Being angry but content or controlled)
      Aqal Kay Nakhun Layna (Becoming wiser)
      Haath Khoon Se rangna (commiting murder directly or indirectly)
      Haath Hilaana (saying farewell)
      Haath Milaana (hand-shake)
      Haath Ki Lakeer hona (Being part of the life or having same fate)
      Haath Barhaana (Being friendly or generous or welcoming someone)
      Khaway Se Khawa Chilna (describing a crowded place)
      Zor-e-Baazoo Par Bharosaa Karna (Being confident on own)
      Bay Dasto-Pa' Hona ( Being helpless and weak)
      Sar-e-Dust (At this time or for the moment)


      Sar-e-Dust Itnaa Hi Kaafi Hai.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sadiyah
      What's 'nehlay par dehla'?
      Comes from playing cards 9 (nehlay) meets playing card 10 (dehla). Basically when someone you don't like, gets his come-uppance.

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      Which one of the following two is correct:

      jiski laathee uska zore

      OR

      jiski laathee uski bhens?

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      jiski laathi uski Benz is the correct one
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      Uloo Ki Doum Fakh'ta
      There is always a moral in every story

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sadiyah
      Which one of the following two is correct:

      jiski laathee uska zore

      OR

      jiski laathee uski bhens?
      That's unbelieveable .. being a moderator you should know that Buffallos belong to one who carries the stick

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