Found in Translation is back. This time we are partnering with artist and amateur linguist Jen Giacalone.
In this section, we take a well known phrase from another language, then find the equivalent saying in English.
If your language has an alternative version, we would love to know, so post it in the comments!
So, this week’s saying is:
In Urdu, you don’t say “I won’t give you what you want” if someone asks you for a favour that is out of line, you informally say “تیرے باپ کا راج چل رہا ہے؟ (Teray baap ka raaj chal raha hai ? [“ch” as in “chair”])” which roughly translates to “Is this your father’s kingdom?”
What is it in your language?