(Suresh 543} Idioms

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(Suresh 543} मुहावरें  (Muhavarein) Idioms

आटे ( flour) दाल  ( pulse) का भाव ( value) मालूम होना ।( Aatey dal ka bhaav maloom honaa.)

Literal translation: To know the price of flour and pulses

To come to learn about the realities of living.

आम के आम गुठलियों ( kernels) के दाम( price) ( Aaam key aam, guthaliyon key daam)

Literal translation: To earn the price not only of mangoes but also their kernels (seeds)

To make a killing with a deal or decision, profiting on even the valueless peripherals.

अपनी खिचड़ी ( rice and lentil porridge) अलग पकाना ( cook) । (Apnee khichhdee alag pakaana .)

Literal translation: To cook one’s khichhdee by oneself.

When someone differs from the collective opinion of a group and decides to go his own way.

सौ चोट  सोनार ( goldsmith) की, एक चोट लोहार ( blacksmith) की |
( Sau choat sonaar kee, ek choat lohaar kee.)

Literal: A single blow of a blacksmith is equivalent to a hundred blows of a goldsmith.

Actual meaning: Demonstrates the power of a strong person to a weak one.

जंगल ( forest) में मोर नाचा ( danced)  किसने देखा ? ( Jungle main moar naacha, kisney dekhaa? )

Literal: Who saw a peacock dance in the jungles/forest/woods?

Meaning: Even a very good thing will have to be made public, to be acclaimed by people.

यह मुंह और मसूर की दाल ? (Yeh munh aur masoor ki daal? )

Literal translation: This face – and you want red lentil soup?

Masoor ki dal (red lentil soup) used to be prepared as a rich delicacy in royal households,

a meal, fit for kings.

You fling this retort at those who demand way more than they deserve.

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