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این همه خر هست و ما پیاده میریم

English translation: Water, water everywhere, nor any drop any drop to drink

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Persian (Farsi) term or phrase:این همه خر هست و ما پیاده میریم
English translation:Water, water everywhere, nor any drop any drop to drink
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15:20 Dec 11, 2010
Persian (Farsi) to English translations [PRO]
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Persian (Farsi) term or phrase: این همه خر هست و ما پیاده میریم
this is an out-of-context proverb.
Ahmad Kabiri
Iran
Local time: 15:00
Water, water everywhere, nor any drop any drop to drink
Explanation:
In looking at these sayings again, I realized that this one can be translated with the very famous line from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The line is in reference to a sailor who has water (seawater) all around him but cannot drink it.
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Edward Plaisance Jr
Local time: 06:30
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5 +1Water, water everywhere, nor any drop any drop to drink
Edward Plaisance Jr


  

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Water, water everywhere, nor any drop any drop to drink


Explanation:
In looking at these sayings again, I realized that this one can be translated with the very famous line from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The line is in reference to a sailor who has water (seawater) all around him but cannot drink it.

Edward Plaisance Jr
Local time: 06:30
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