Greetings Recently we were told that an electrical lead of ours had been worn down by friction and had to be replaced. I think it was the one connecting our DVD player to our TV. This is an electrical lead: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lead_wires.jpg Words for friction, according to Farsi123: سایش، اصطکاک، مالش Please, how can I say, “The electrical lead has been worn down by friction.”? I must confess that I have very little knowledge of things electrical, so I can only hope that I have written nothing misleading. All the best, and many thanks, Simon PS What the (Turkish) electrician said was, “Yalama yapmış” (It has made/done ‘yalama’.) I mention this just in case the Persian is similar.