zamin se asmaan

09:28 Dec 19, 2000
Hindi to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Hindi term or phrase: zamin se asmaan
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Summary of answers provided
naFrom the earth to the skies
Roomy Naqvy
na"from the ground (to) the sky"
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21 mins
"from the ground (to) the sky"


Explanation:
If you tried looking this up in an abridged dictionary, you may have had trouble because both nouns are Persian, a language whose vocabulary often supplants Urdu/Hindi.
This might well be an idiom. These nouns are used together in some idioms to suggest great obstacles. For instance, "zamin-aseman ek karna" means "to make great efforts".


    Bhargava's Standard Illustrated Dictionary of the Hindi Language
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9 hrs
From the earth to the skies


Explanation:
The translation should be 'from the earth to the skies [or heavens]'. It would depend on the context in which the sentence was uttered. To use 'ground' for 'earth' sounds a bit jarring.


    1. Rajpal English Hindi dictionary
    2. Oxford hindi english dictionary
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