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cold as ice, Willing to sacrifice.


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11:15 Jun 18, 2001
English to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: cold as ice, Willing to sacrifice.
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Abdullah Mamun

Summary of answers provided
nakassakhri jamidun ... lilfida`i muta`hibbun كالصخر جامدٌ ... للفداء متأهبٌ
Alaa Zeineldine



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kassakhri jamidun ... lilfida`i muta`hibbun كالصخر جامدٌ ... للفداء متأهبٌ

Here's a copy of my answer to your duplicate question:

I am tempted to say:

كالصخر جامدٌ ... للفداء متأهبٌ
kalsakhri jamidun, lilfidai`i muta`ahibun

Which means "hard as a rock, willing to sacrifice".


كالصخر جامدٌ ... على البذل دائبٌ
kalsakhri jamidun, 'la-bazhli da`ibun

Which means "hard as arock, always giving"

The reason for these choices is my assumption that you do not mean cold in the literal sense, but you refer to the lack of feelings, or describing someone who never shows his feelings. So I chose a different metaphor to express this in a literary way similar to the source expression.

If that does not suit your purpose, please provide more context so we can help.

Alaa Zeineldine

    Reference: http://www.proz.com/v3/index.php3?sp=h&sid=&id=59734
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