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Hindi translation: Devdoot, Farishta

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English term or phrase:Angel
Hindi translation:Devdoot, Farishta
Entered by: Anil Goyal
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17:57 Sep 15, 2000
English to Hindi translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Angel
You are as beautiful as an " Angel"
Angela
Devdoot, Farishta
Explanation:
Paree, as suggested by one, is only female angel, but angel may be of any sex, and hence Devdoot is more appropriate.

Farishta is same in Urdu but a word used commonly in Hindi also.
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Anil Goyal
India
Local time: 05:38
Grading comment
It was nice to be told that Paree is used more for female. Thus two othter alternatives were suggested
for any gender. It was also nice to find out their origin ( i.e. Urdu, Hindi)
This is all I really wanted to know.
Thank you.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naSee below
Roomy Naqvy
naFarishta
Roomy Naqvy
naDevdoot, Farishta
Anil Goyal
naDevdoot (from Saskrit) and Farishta (from Arabic-Farsi )
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
napareeMujahid Jafri


  

Answers


2 hrs
paree


Explanation:
Pronounced puh-ree is more apt a word to be used in your sentence, although farishta and devdoot are its closer synonyms. So,

"tum paree jitni sundar ho"

is how "You are as beautiful as an Angel" would translate into Hindi.

"Paree" literally means "fairy" but in Hindi or Urdu (Hindustani language), "farishta" or "devdoot" are never used as metaphors for beauty. Although a really "nice" person IS compared with a "farishta" in Indian literature.

Mujahid Jafri
Local time: 05:38
PRO pts in pair: 3

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3 hrs
Devdoot (from Saskrit) and Farishta (from Arabic-Farsi )


Explanation:
no explanation needed.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar
India
Local time: 05:38
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi
PRO pts in pair: 72

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Roomy Naqvy
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4 hrs
Devdoot, Farishta


Explanation:
Paree, as suggested by one, is only female angel, but angel may be of any sex, and hence Devdoot is more appropriate.

Farishta is same in Urdu but a word used commonly in Hindi also.

Anil Goyal
India
Local time: 05:38
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi
PRO pts in pair: 206
Grading comment
It was nice to be told that Paree is used more for female. Thus two othter alternatives were suggested
for any gender. It was also nice to find out their origin ( i.e. Urdu, Hindi)
This is all I really wanted to know.
Thank you.

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Roomy Naqvy
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6 hrs
Farishta


Explanation:
you are as beautiful as an angel should be translated as 'tum farishtey jitne khubsurat ho'.

'pari/pur-eeh' means 'fairy' and it is not the same as 'angel'. It is gender specific.

But 'farishta' is not gender specific.
We can tell a child 'you are as beautiful as an angel' and use 'farishta' there but we can't use 'pari' in that context.

Hindi and Urdu have many over lapping words and this should not pose any problem.




    1. Rajpal English Hindi dictionary
    2. Oxford hindi english dictionary
Roomy Naqvy
India
Local time: 05:38
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi
PRO pts in pair: 12

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8 hrs
See below


Explanation:
You can also check
1.http://sanskrit.gde.to/hindi/dict/eng-hin-itrans.html

2.http://frontpage.hindunet.org/puja/english_to_hindi_dictiona...

You should get sufficient resources here as well. They have a couple of downloadable Hindi dictionaries.
In case, you want me to clarify further, let me know.

Regards
Roomy Naqvy

Roomy Naqvy
India
Local time: 05:38
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi
PRO pts in pair: 12

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