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Ground Measurer

Pashto (Pushto) translation: Patwari

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18:53 Nov 10, 2007
English to Pashto (Pushto) translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: Ground Measurer
This is a nickname in a novel about an Afghan teenager. The nickname is derived from a very even gait the teenager has from childhood. It reminds one of the precise measuring of the ground with one's feet in a march like style.
So far I have "raah maaipod" which is more a long-dinstance runner-measurer, I understand. So this doesn't really fit. I need more someone who measures the ground wih a stick and a ruler, in small blocks, so that there can be a analogy made with small steps of a kid.
I need transliteration of a Pushto word in English, and it's meaning, to see whether it really fits the context.
Somebody, please, help! I have posted this already one time, but now i try with a different language pair.
katerina turevich
Netherlands
Local time: 05:39
Pashto (Pushto) translation:Patwari
Explanation:
The 'Patwari' used to be a professional ground measurer, usually appointed by the government to measure and keep record of lands. Actual meaning of the phrase in Pushto: Da zmako naap kawalo wala.
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khalid aziz
Pakistan
Local time: 08:39
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Thank you very much, indeed!
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ground measurer
Patwari


Explanation:
The 'Patwari' used to be a professional ground measurer, usually appointed by the government to measure and keep record of lands. Actual meaning of the phrase in Pushto: Da zmako naap kawalo wala.

khalid aziz
Pakistan
Local time: 08:39
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Thank you very much, indeed!
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Asker: Thank you very much! I will use that. patwari. Out of interest: what might that phrase - Da zmako naap kawalo wala - mean in English?

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