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Xod raa be un raah zadan

To look the other way / to play dumb


Below you will find:
Transliteration, Farsi transcription, English translation .

Salam azizam, man mixaam istilaahe xodraa be un raah zadan ro ta’rif konam baraat begam, ke vaghti kasi xodesh be un raah mizane yani tazaahor dare mikone ke chizi ro nafahmide, mottovajje ye chizi nashodde.

Masalan ye sere aadam ye ja farz kon tu uun mowghi’yate ye sere aadam ye jaye hastan, daran hamme khune ro tameez mikonan. Bad man miyam xodam be uun raao mizanam.

Yani ke aslan ingaar na ingaar ke manam boyad biyam masalan kumak konam, farz kon masalan. Yaa man be dustam ye chizi migam, bad uun xodesho … uun raao mizanan. Aslaan xodesh nemiyaare, tazaahor mikone inke man nashenidam vali uun nashenide ke man chi goftam.


Ye ma’aniye nazdike ham ke bayn in istilahe hast xod ro be kucheye Ali chap zadan hast…ye dustanhe poshtesh dare vali man nemidunam inn dastanaanesh chiye. migan ke masalan tu hamin mowghi’yat felaani xudesho zadde be kuche ali chap yani ke aslaan mottavajje nashodde ke dastaan chi-e vanaa alaaki daare tazaahor mikone ke nafahmide.


سلام عزیزم، من میخوام اصطلاح خود را به اون راه زدن رو تعریف کنم برات بگم که وقتی کسی خودش را به اون راه میزنه یعنی تظاهر داره میکنه که چیزی رو نفهمیده،

متوجه یه چیزی نشده. مثلا یه سری آدم یه جا فرض کن تو اون موقعیت یه سری آدم یه جای هستن، دارن همه خونه رو تمیز میکنن. بعد من میام خودم به اون راه میزنم. یعنی که اصلا انگار نه انگار که منم باید بیام کمک کنم، فرض کن مثلا. یا من به دوستم یه چیزی میگم، بعد اون خودشو.. اون راه میزنن. اصلا خودش نمیاره، تظاهر میکنه اینکه من نشنیدم ولی اون نشنیده که من چی گفتم. یه معنای نزدیک هم که بین اصطلاح هست خود رو به کوچه ای علی چپ زدن هست. کث این قطعا یه داستانی پشتش داره ولی من دقیقا نمیدونم این داستانش چیه. میگن که مثلا تو همین موقیعت فلانی
خودشو زده به کوچه علی چپ، یعنی اصلا متوجه نشده که داستان چیه واینا الکی داره تظاهر میکنه که نفهمیده


Note:- Here I’ve translated the expression ‘xodraa be un raah zadan’, as
and ‘to look the other way’ ‘ to act dumb’ and ‘xod ro be kucheye Ali chap
zadan’ as ‘to play dumb’ ‘to play ignorant/the fool’


Hi Dear, I would like to tell you the expression ‘to look the other way*’ (so)I’ll say (it) for you….when someone ‘looks the other way’ he pretends that he doesn’t understand something, he didn’t comprehend something.

For example, some people somewhere, imagine they are in this situation, some people are somewhere, they are all cleaning the house. So, I come, and I play dumb.

Like, it’s as if, as if not at all should I come and help, imagine… Or I say something to my friend, and he acts dumb. He’s not at all himself. He acts like it’s me who didn’t hear but he didn’t hear what I said.

Another meaning close (to this one) too, is ‘to play ignorant’. For sure, there’s a story behind it, but I don’t know what that story is exactly. They say though, for example in the very same situation ‘so and so’ is playing dumb/ignorant, like he didn’t understand at all what the story was, so he is acting falsely like he doesn’t understand.


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Sadaf Gholampour

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