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|Gujarati to English translations [PRO]|
|Gujarati term or phrase: betu|
|i think this means darling or honey or baby|
|darling/baby/honey/ a colloquial expression|
It does mean darling/honey/baby especially with reference to a child or a younger person.
It is also used in conjunction with 'maru'(my) as e.g.
Imagine what a shopkeeper would say/think on waiting for a customer to arrive since morning : Maru betu savarthi koi farkyu nahi (મારૂ બેટુ સવારથી કોઇ ફરક્યુ નહીં ).. to mean in spirit.."not a soul to be seen since morning". I doubt if such sentences can ever be translated literally ;) . 'farakvu' literally means 'to be seen', shake, tremble, appear, move, stir or take a turn in the above sentence and 'maru betu' implies 'a soul' in the present context.
This one was a little dicey, hope it helps. Let me know if you need a more detailed explanation
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Local time: 15:11
|thank you very detailed answer|
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an affectionate word used for a child or someone also as like a pet name.
if it was beta it means son but if it is betu. it is used as maroo betu boltu nathin. meaning my betu an affectionate common address to anyone considered close) is not speaking.
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