Urdu: باون تولے پاؤ رتّی

Gop

Senior Member
Tamil
Friends,
What does باون تولے پاؤ رتّی صحیح وقت پر ہال میں قدم رکھتے mean?
Thanks for help.
 
  • Qureshpor

    Senior Member
    Panjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    I am assuming that if you Gope SaaHib bought a commodity which was sold in the olden weights and measures system (say you bought desii ghii for your paraaThaa in take!) and the vendor said, "ghii kaa vazn baavan tole, ek paa'o, ek rattii bantaa hai", then you would know he is providing you with the precise weight.

    8 ratti = ek maashaa
    12 maashe - ek tolaa
    5 tole - ek chhaTaaNk
    4 chhaTaaNk - ek paa'o
    4 paa'o - ek ser
    40 ser - ek man

    He could have said 14 chhaTaank 2 tole, ek rattii!

    So, what the author is saying that x used to go to the hall exactly on time.
     
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    Gop

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    I am assuming that if you Gope SaaHib bought a commodity which was sold in the olden weights and measures system (say you bought desii ghii for your paraaThaa intke!) and the vendor said, "ghii kaa vazn baavan tole, ek paa'o, ek rattii bantaa hai", then you would know he is providing you with the precise weight.

    8 ratti = ek maashaa
    12 maashe - ek tolaa
    5 tole - ek chhaTaaNk
    4 chhaTaaNk - ek paa'o
    4 paa'o - ek ser
    40 ser - ek man

    He could have said 14 chhaTaank 2 tole, ek rattii!

    So, what the author is saying that x used to go to the hall exactly on time.
    It is then a ‘set phrase’?
     
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