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English translation: lofty as a box tree

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Farsi (Persian) term or phrase:پسرِ شاخِ شمشادي
English translation:lofty as a box tree
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13:01 Feb 27, 2012
Farsi (Persian) to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Colloquial Dialogue
Farsi (Persian) term or phrase: پسرِ شاخِ شمشادي
Greetings,

Here's the dialogue:
مادر: خدا مرگم بده! غذا تمام شد و هنوز نصف مهمونا غذا نخوردند. حالا چيكار كنيم؟
پسر: پس من اين وسط چيكارم؟ تا پسرِ شاخِ شمشادي مثلِ من داريد، غصّه‌ي هيچّي را نخوريد! همين الان مي‌رم از رستوران مي‌خرم، ميارم.

Best wishes, and many thanks,

Simon
SeiTT
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:42
lofty as a box tree
Explanation:
This simile in Persian means to be بلند و بالا و زیبا and that's because some kinds of box trees (like the one in the image below) are tall and beautiful trees. Moreover شاخ here is شاخه درخت.

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Note added at 1 hr (2012-02-27 14:07:34 GMT)
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I took this translation (which seems to be a literal one) from Rahnama Persian-English Dic.

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Note added at 18 hrs (2012-02-28 07:51:05 GMT)
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You are right, even in today's Iran, شمشاد is mostly referring to shrubs rather than trees, but as Wikipedia mentions "[Buxus] are slow-growing evergreen shrubs and small trees, growing to 2–12 m (rarely 15 m) tall."
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Ahmad Hosseinzadeh
Iran
Local time: 21:12
Grading comment
Many thanks, excellent.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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مثل شاخ شمشاد
lofty as a box tree


Explanation:
This simile in Persian means to be بلند و بالا و زیبا and that's because some kinds of box trees (like the one in the image below) are tall and beautiful trees. Moreover شاخ here is شاخه درخت.

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Note added at 1 hr (2012-02-27 14:07:34 GMT)
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I took this translation (which seems to be a literal one) from Rahnama Persian-English Dic.

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Note added at 18 hrs (2012-02-28 07:51:05 GMT)
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You are right, even in today's Iran, شمشاد is mostly referring to shrubs rather than trees, but as Wikipedia mentions "[Buxus] are slow-growing evergreen shrubs and small trees, growing to 2–12 m (rarely 15 m) tall."


    Reference: http://www.jasjoo.com/books/wordbook/fa/%D8%B4%D8%A7%D8%AE%2...
    Reference: http://www.threatenedspecies.environment.nsw.gov.au/tsprofil...
Ahmad Hosseinzadeh
Iran
Local time: 21:12
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Native speaker of: Native in Farsi (Persian)Farsi (Persian), Native in Persian (Farsi)Persian (Farsi)
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Many thanks, excellent.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you so much – how interesting! In the West one certainly wouldn't think of a box tree as being a symbol of height or strength or anything like that as the box plant usually comes in the form of a hedge with very puny branches! http://www.best4hedging.co.uk/acatalog/box-hedging.html

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