Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Please help if you can

  1. #1
    Новичок
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    0

    Please help if you can

    Hello can someone translate for me the following into cyrillic:

    Mother Russia

    And the second one is:

    The Motherland

    And one more thing how do you pronounce I, and you in russian.

  2. #2
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    с. Хреновое Воронежской обл.
    Posts
    2,481
    Rep Power
    14
    Mother Russia - родина, more like "Motherland"

    Motherland - родина, Fatherland - отечество

    I = я you = Ты(informal) Вы(formal or plural)

    There's been quite a bit of this sort of post lately...Noone minds doing this really, but there are quite a bit of translation sites and dictionaries out there just waiting for you.

  3. #3
    Подающий надежды оратор
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Bydgoszcz, Poland
    Posts
    29
    Rep Power
    11

    Re: Please help if you can

    Quote Originally Posted by species8472
    Hello can someone translate for me the following into cyrillic:

    Mother Russia
    "Mother Russia" - you can say more literally, as well:

    Мать Россия

  4. #4
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    с. Хреновое Воронежской обл.
    Posts
    2,481
    Rep Power
    14
    I thought noone actually said "Мать Россия" though...??

  5. #5
    Старший оракул
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Гражданин мира
    Posts
    914
    Rep Power
    12
    I also think so, but Hollywood film-makers and many American pulp-fiction writers don't.

  6. #6
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    229
    Rep Power
    11
    But Россия-мать is OK.
    Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

  7. #7
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    да всё там же!
    Posts
    178
    Rep Power
    11
    Россия матушка - would be better

    There is also a pun in the expression like this:
    Любите Родину - мать вашу!
    Пораскинул мозгами, теперь собираюсь с мыслями.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary