Persian: purely for the sake of being different

Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by seitt, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. seitt Senior Member


    How do you say the following, please?
    He wants to be different purely for the sake of being different.

    To my mind this is extreme individualism – in some (not all!) western countries you'll find people obsessed with being different from everyone else. Why? Because they believe that being different from everyone else is good in itself. In such countries, the worst insult to tell them is that they are a typical national of their country, whatever it is in each case.

    Best wishes, and many thanks,

  2. searcher123

    searcher123 Senior Member

    My home ;-) /The Persian Gulf
    مي‌خواست تافته‌اي جدا بافته از بقيه باشه/به نظر برسه
  3. seitt Senior Member

    Thank you so much - please could you give a literal translation too so I can see how the Persian works? It seems highly idiomatic.
  4. SamiraFrancophile

    SamiraFrancophile Senior Member

    تافته is a kind of woolen carpet.
    تافته جدا بافته means a carpet which is very different from others and is prepared carefully and differently from the others.

    Is it clear now seitt? if no, I can still explain more.
  5. seitt Senior Member

    Yes, thank you, very clear.

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