Idiom

14:23 May 3, 2012
Hindi to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / Sociology..
Hindi term or phrase: Idiom
Chaku kharbooje par gire ya kharboojs chaku pe katna to Kharbooje to hee hain.... needs to be translated into English Idioms...
Nithik


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5When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.
acetran
4 +1Whether the knife falls on the musk melon, or the musk melon on the knife, it is the musk melon...
Balasubramaniam L.
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सही मुहावरा
Shrinivas Vazzhala

  

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Whether the knife falls on the musk melon, or the musk melon on the knife, it is the musk melon...


Explanation:
Whether the knife falls on the musk melon, or the musk melon on the knife, it is the musk melon that will get cut.

The meaning is obvious, it is always the weak that will be harmed when the weak clash with the strong, in other words, might always wins every fight.

Balasubramaniam L.
India
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Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi

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agree  Shrinivas Vazzhala: Translation is apt as well as the meaning. Yes means "Might is Right"
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When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.


Explanation:
Similar meaning. Can be used instead.

acetran
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Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi, Native in EnglishEnglish
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Reference comments


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Reference: सही मुहावरा

Reference information:
सही मुहावरा है :

चाहे चाकू तरबूज पर गिरे या तरबूज चाकू पर अंततः कटना तरबूज को ही पड़ता है ।

तरबूज is watermelon and खरबूज is musk melon. Accordingly the translation should contain Watermelon and not musk melon.

Shrinivas Vazzhala
Native speaker of: Native in TeluguTelugu, Native in HindiHindi
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