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11:29 Dec 2, 2010
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Urdu term or phrase: how can you make a clown laugh
how can we translae it ti urdu like........tum joker ko kis tarah hasah saktay ho....................or
suraj ko kon chiragh dekha sakta hai
saad sarfraz
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4suggesting jokes to one who is already a comedian is useless.Tahira Rafiq
4اسے کیسے ہنسایا جائے جو خود ہی مسخرہ ہوQudsia Lone


  

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اسے کیسے ہنسایا جائے جو خود ہی مسخرہ ہو


Explanation:
سورج کو چراغ دکھانا sounds like the right interpretation. If you want more literal wordings you can try these options:

مسخرے کو کیسے ہنسایا جائے
مسخرے کو کون ہنسائے
مسخرے کو کیا ہنسائیں
مسخرے کو کوئی کیا ہنسائے
مسخرے کو کوئی دوسرا کیا ہنسائے

As you can see, I prefer the word مسخرہ to جوکر, simply because مسخرہ is good Urdu word.

Qudsia Lone
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suggesting jokes to one who is already a comedian is useless.


Explanation:
it is equivalent in meaning to the proverb"haath kangan ko aarsi kia",matlab ek mizah nigar ko hansana bohat mushkil kam he.

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Note added at 526 days (2012-05-12 04:52:15 GMT)
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This proverb is mainly used to admit one's weakness in front of the master of art or in front of the person who has full comand in that perticular field or subject.

Example sentence(s):
  • How can you make a clown laugh when he is already a master in the field of comedy.
  • Raise your hands in front of a comedian because you can not defeat him in the art of comedy.
Tahira Rafiq
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