What can I say 'Khushi & Gum' in single or appropriate word in english. Here 'Khushi & Gum' is from Hindi language.

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    My Hindi is a little weak. What does that mean? – deadrat Jul 4 '15 at 7:33
  • Or at least please explain the situation in which you might use that Hindi phrase, so that we native English speakers can come up with some apt alternatives in English. – Brian Hitchcock Jul 4 '15 at 8:37
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    This is an English site, not a Hindi site. Not everybody in the world speaks Hindi—in fact, only a small handful of our regular users here do. If you're asking for an equivalent of a Hindi word or phrase, you're going to have to tell us what it means and how it's used, with examples. I mean, would you be able to help me if I asked you what the Hindi equivalent of the Irish mála easóg is, with no further information? – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jul 4 '15 at 10:47

"Khushi aur gham" literally translates to "happiness and sadness". A few words that can approximate the effect in Hindi are :

  • bittersweet (the closest in meaning)

  • ambivalence/ambivalent

  • mirth and melancholy

Hope it helps :)

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