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    It's a small world...

    Don't hate me; this phrase (Мир тесен!) is on our test on Monday, and I used to work at Disneyland, and it got stuck in my head. But, I couldn't find a translation... so this is what I've got. I'm not sure about a lot of it, and half of why I chose the chorus line that I did was because translating it with my Oxford dictionary indicates it can just as easily mean "Peace is close, finally."

    Any improvements (I'm not so worried about rhyming; the musical structure of the original song makes non-rhyming verses sound okay) are most appreciated, as I may end out singing it for our department talent show next week. I've put asterisks by the lines I'm sure are wrong, or that I took stabs in the dark on.


    Это мир смеха,
    А мир слезой.
    Это мир надеждой,
    А мир страха.
    Мы разделяем больших, ( ["there's so much that we share"]
    Так теперь мы знаем, ( ["that it's time we're aware"]
    Мир тесен, в конце концов.

    Мир тесен, в конце концов;
    Мир тесен, в конце концов;
    Мир тесен, в конце концов;
    Это тесен, тесен мир. (

    Только одна луна,
    А одно солнце.
    И улыбка значит
    Дружба, ко всем. ( ["and a smile means 'friendship' to everyone"]
    Пусть уже горы разделют, ( ["though the mountains divide (us)"]
    И океаны - большие: ( ["and the oceans are wide"]
    Мир тесен, в конце концов.

    Мир тесен, в конце концов;
    Мир тесен, в конце концов;
    Мир тесен, в конце концов;
    Это тесен, тесен мир. (


    Большое спасибо!

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    Re: It's a small world...

    Quote Originally Posted by lloannna
    И океаны - большие: ( ["and the oceans are wide"]
    I would use широкие for "wide"
    Я взял палку и нож, мелки и бумагу и направился к холмам.

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    А где долбаный оригинал? Это перевод чего собственно?

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    Я не знаю, как сказать по-англиски "долбаный."

    www.disneyland.com -> Parks -> Disneyland Park -> Attractions -> Fun for little ones -> "it's a small world"

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    Это что ли песня?

    It's a world of laughter, a world of tears
    It's a world of hopes and a world of fears
    There's so much that we share that its time we're aware
    It's a small world after all
    It's a small world after all
    It's a small world after all
    It's a small world after all
    It's a small, small world
    There is just one moon and one golden sun
    And a smile means friendship for everyone
    Though the mountains divide and the oceans are wide
    It's a small world after all
    It's a small world after all
    It's a small world after all
    It's a small world after all
    It's a small, small world

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    Re: It's a small world...

    Quote Originally Posted by lloannna
    Don't hate me; this phrase (Мир тесен!) is on our test on Monday, and I used to work at Disneyland, and it got stuck in my head. But, I couldn't find a translation... so this is what I've got. I'm not sure about a lot of it, and half of why I chose the chorus line that I did was because translating it with my Oxford dictionary indicates it can just as easily mean "Peace is close, finally."

    Any improvements (I'm not so worried about rhyming; the musical structure of the original song makes non-rhyming verses sound okay) are most appreciated, as I may end out singing it for our department talent show next week. I've put asterisks by the lines I'm sure are wrong, or that I took stabs in the dark on.


    Это мир смеха,
    Это мир слез_.
    Это мир надежд_,
    Это мир страхов.
    У нас так много общего, ( ["there's so much that we share"]
    Как мы теперь знаем, ( ["that it's time we're aware"]
    Мир тесен, в конце концов.
    (Another variant: Всё-таки мир так мал. It looks better to me).
    Мир тесен, в конце концов;
    Мир тесен, в конце концов;
    Мир тесен, в конце концов;
    _Тесен, тесен мир. (

    Есть только одна луна
    И одно яркое солнце.
    И улыбка для всех означает дружбу. ["and a smile means 'friendship' to everyone"]
    Пусть нас разделяют горы, ( ["though the mountains divide (us)"]
    И океаны - безбрежны: ( ["and the oceans are wide"]
    Мир тесен, в конце концов.
    Мир тесен, в конце концов;
    Мир тесен, в конце концов;
    Мир тесен, в конце концов;
    _ Тесен, тесен мир. (


    Большое спасибо!
    I'v just tried to correct translation mistakes, not to make good translation. Rhyming is not my strong point.
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Re: It's a small world...

    Пусть нас разделят горы (not "разделют")
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: It's a small world...

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Пусть нас разделят горы (not "разделют")
    Упс! Я имел ввиду "разделяют". Букву пропустил.
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Re: It's a small world...

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil77
    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Пусть нас разделят горы (not "разделют")
    Упс! Я имел ввиду "разделяют". Букву пропустил.
    lloannna тоже так написала
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: It's a small world...

    [quote=Оля]
    Quote Originally Posted by Basil77
    Quote Originally Posted by "Оля":1f511eng
    Пусть нас разделят горы (not "разделют")
    Упс! Я имел ввиду "разделяют". Букву пропустил.
    lloannna тоже так написала [/quote:1f511eng]
    Ну так я и оставил её вариант. Я прочитал его как "разделяют", не заметил что не хватает буквы "я".
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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