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    Я остановился и размечтался:

    Can somebody translate this to English please?
    Thanks in advance.

    Я остановился и размечтался: если, например, толкнуть самого крайнего в спину, он упал бы на предыдущего, тот на последующего, и вся очередь в течение минуты легла бы ниц с таким звоном, будто кто провел пальцем по гребенке.
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    Re: Я остановился и размечтался:

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Can somebody translate this to English please?
    Thanks in advance.

    Я остановился и размечтался: если, например, толкнуть самого крайнего в спину, он упал бы на предыдущего, тот на последующего, и вся очередь в течение минуты легла бы ниц с таким звоном, будто кто провел пальцем по гребенке.
    I'll try

    I stoped and started thinking: "What if, say, somebody pushs the last person in the line and he will fall on the next one, the next one - on the one after him, and that one - on the next, so in a minute the whole line will have layed face down with such jingle - like if you run your finger over a comb ".
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    LOL. Very funny.
    Thanks for the translations Gerty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    LOL. Very funny.
    Thanks for the translations Gerty.
    You are welcome! I'm not so sure though - about all this "next one after next one after next" - m.b. it's not the best english...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerty
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    LOL. Very funny.
    Thanks for the translations Gerty.
    You are welcome! I'm not so sure though - about all this "next one after next one after next" - m.b. it's not the best english...
    Probably you don't need the word "after"
    "... he will fall on the next one, then the next, then the next..."

    But you translation was perfectly understandable.
    Thanks
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    Re: Я остановился и размечтался:

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerty
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Can somebody translate this to English please?
    Thanks in advance.

    Я остановился и размечтался: если, например, толкнуть самого крайнего в спину, он упал бы на предыдущего, тот на последующего, и вся очередь в течение минуты легла бы ниц с таким звоном, будто кто провел пальцем по гребенке.
    I'll try

    I stoped and started thinking: "What if, say, somebody pushs the last person in the line and he will fall on the next one, the next one - on the one after him, and that one - on the next, so in a minute the whole line will have layed face down with such jingle - like if you run your finger over a comb ".
    Hooray! You are back! Now to correct your English

    I stopped and started thinking: "What if, say, somebody pushes the last person in the line, he would fall on the next one, and that one on the next, so that in a [matter of] minutes the whole line will lay face down with such a sound - as if you had run your finger over a comb ".
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    Re: Я остановился и размечтался:

    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Quote Originally Posted by Gerty
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Can somebody translate this to English please?
    Thanks in advance.

    Я остановился и размечтался: если, например, толкнуть самого крайнего в спину, он упал бы на предыдущего, тот на последующего, и вся очередь в течение минуты легла бы ниц с таким звоном, будто кто провел пальцем по гребенке.
    I'll try

    I stoped and started thinking: "What if, say, somebody pushs the last person in the line and he will fall on the next one, the next one - on the one after him, and that one - on the next, so in a minute the whole line will have layed face down with such jingle - like if you run your finger over a comb ".
    Hooray! You are back! Now to correct your English

    I stopped and started thinking: "What if, say, somebody pushes the last person in the line, he would fall on the next one, and that one on the next, so that in a [matter of] minutes the whole line will lay face down with such a sound - as if you had run your finger over a comb ".
    Thanks, Kalinka! Have a question though: why did you choose the word "sound" for "звон"? after all jingle is a sound!
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    Well someone reading that would probably think of "jingle" as a catchy slogan. Also, a jingle implies a metallic sound.
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    Yeah, bells jingle... people don't jingle Radio commercials are also called jingles.
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    Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way...

    Thanks for all the help guys.
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