Is it correct to say the following: "What means gol (a Farsi word) in English? Flower means gol in English." Can you bring an example of asking question about the subject of the verb "mean"? Thanks
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We would normally say:
What does 'gol' mean in English?
'Gol' means 'flower' in English.
Although the above is ambiguous since it is not clear that the word 'gol' is not an English word, so we are more likely to ask:
What is the translation of 'gol' into English?
How does 'gol' translate into English?
What is the meaning of 'Gol' in English?
What does 'Gol' mean in English?
What would be the English word for 'Gol'?
The meaning of 'Gol' in English is ...
'Gol' means in English ...
The English word for 'Gol' would be ...
"gol" could be a word in many different languages. Some of the other answers here fail to point out, in their suggested rephrasings, that you're specifically asking about the Farsi word "gol". I'd say
Question: What's the English translation of the Farsi word "gol"?
Answer: The Farsi word "gol" means "flower" in English.