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    Tattoo translation

    My cousin has a tattoo on his right arm. Im wondering what it means. I only got a glimpse at it but I think it read something like this.

    He gave me a rough translation but Im still confused about what it means.

    честь в войне
    жертва конфликта
    выживание в невзгодах

    I was thinking about getting a similar tattoo, but does this make sense, or could it be written in a better way.

    thanks

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    Re: Tattoo translation

    Quote Originally Posted by fcrocker
    My cousin has a tattoo on his right arm. Im wondering what it means. I only got a glimpse at it but I think it read something like this.

    He gave me a rough translation but Im still confused about what it means.

    честь в войне - glory is in the war
    жертва конфликта - a victim of the conflict
    выживание в невзгодах - survival through misery/rigours

    I was thinking about getting a similar tattoo, but does this make sense, or could it be written in a better way.
    I advise to rethink a bit. Those are rather dubious and questionable
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    I strongly recommend you don't use "жертва конфликта" as a tattoo. :P It's extremely weird, especially if you are not (a victim, that is).
    The rest is slightly better, but... I don't know. It's too long, it looks random, it doesn't sound too clever or wise.

    A single saying you like translated into Russian would be much better than this string of consciousness, imho.

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    I agree,

    After looking through the dictionary this morning, I realized what it said and it doesnt make much sense.

    I think that maybe one like

    service, sacrifice, survival

    would work much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcrocker
    I agree,

    After looking through the dictionary this morning, I realized what it said and it doesnt make much sense.

    I think that maybe one like

    service, sacrifice, survival

    would work much better
    The word жертва in this particular construction means exactly that - a victim.
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    Re: Tattoo translation

    Quote Originally Posted by fcrocker
    честь в войне, жертва конфликта,
    выживание в невзгодах
    , нет в жизни щастья!

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