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Gujarati translation: Shaitaan

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English term or phrase:Evil One
Gujarati translation:Shaitaan
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17:41 Oct 31, 2000
English to Gujarati translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: evil
What is the word in gujarati for the english word evil? I would like the term spelled out in english, so I can pronounce it.
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Anishta
Explanation:
The translation of 'evil' as in 'there is a lot of evil in this world' would be 'anishta' which is pronounced with /a/ as in 'account'.

If you want to say, 'the Evil One' then it would simply be 'sheitaan'.

On the other hand, if you wanted to bring out the meaning of 'evil' as in 'bad' then it would be 'kharaab'.

Let me know if there are more doubts. Send me your email and I can send you the exact phonetic transcription.

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Roomy Naqvy
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Summary of answers provided
na'Anishta' versus 'ashubh'
Roomy Naqvy
naashubhMujahid Jafri
naAnishta
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3 hrs
Anishta


Explanation:
The translation of 'evil' as in 'there is a lot of evil in this world' would be 'anishta' which is pronounced with /a/ as in 'account'.

If you want to say, 'the Evil One' then it would simply be 'sheitaan'.

On the other hand, if you wanted to bring out the meaning of 'evil' as in 'bad' then it would be 'kharaab'.

Let me know if there are more doubts. Send me your email and I can send you the exact phonetic transcription.

Regards
Roomy Naqvy


    1. Oxford English-Gujarati Dictionary, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
Roomy Naqvy
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4 hrs
ashubh


Explanation:
Literally, inauspicious. This is the term which can be used as the translation for 'evil' in the majority of its contexts.

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5 hrs
'Anishta' versus 'ashubh'


Explanation:
'Ashubh' would be used in the context of a bad omen not exactly in the sense of Evil, which is why I did not give it as an alternative.

'Anishta' would be more appropriate.

Roomy

Roomy Naqvy
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PRO pts in pair: 8

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