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    Translation help please

    Hello all!

    I have been writing to a wonderfull Russian woman now for about 5 months and would love to send her some thing in Russian. But I know very very did I mention very little Russian.

    If someone could please translate this for me and give me an idea on how to get it to her with out the letters being messed up? Because everytime I send her something that is in Russian it is messed up when she recieves it.. Thanks for all your help. Here is the Poem that I I wrote for her..

    God Gave (this is the Title)

    God gives us Life,
    Life gives us Time,
    Time gives us Love,
    Love gives Time - Meaning.

    God gave me Life,
    Time gave me your Love,
    Your Love gave my Life and Time – Meaning.

    Dimond

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    I'll give it a shot. Of course, please correct mistakes.

    God Gave

    God gives us Life,
    Life gives us Time,
    Time gives us Love,
    Love gives Time - Meaning.

    God gave me Life,
    Time gave me your Love,
    Your Love gave my Life and Time – Meaning.



    Бог дал

    Бог дает нам жизнь,
    Жезнь дает нам время,
    Время дает нам любовь,
    Любовь дает време значение.

    Бог дал мне жизнь,
    Время дало мне твоя любовь,
    Твоя любовь дала моей жизни и время значение.
    Я знаю
    Что делаю
    Вилкою
    Пирогу

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    Last edited by Darobat on Mon Mar 5, 1759 1:19 am; edited 243 times in total

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    Thanks very much Dorobat.. I will try and hope that it makes sense to her.. If anyone else has some ideas please let me know.. Also does anyone have any ideas on how to make it so that she will be able to ready it??

    Because when I send her something she says that it just looks like a bunch of symbols..

    Please help if you can.

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    Maybe you can convert it into a bitmap or jpeg file like this.

    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Thanks very much for your advice.. I don't know why I did not think of that to begin with.. Thanks again for all of your help.. I wil be using your picture if it is ok.. Thanks again.. If anyone has any sugestions on what is a good site to learn to speak russian please let me know..

    Thanks again..

    Dimond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darobat

    Бог дал

    Бог дал, huh?
    in "spoken" Russian, meaning.. if you were to say that on the street to anyone, the *FIRST* thing they would think of what this means is: you fucked god
    EDIT: ah, site edits it. hm.. god let you .. you know..
    that's what "дал" usually means, when it is used right after a person in a sentence, and with no explanation. So, if I were to say "Моя жена дала мне вчера", that would mean her and I had sex yesterday

    get it?

    In here: Жезнь дает нам время
    it's a spelling mistake i assume. Should be "Жизнь"

    In here: Любовь дает време значение.
    it should be "времени"

    In here: Время дало мне твоя любовь
    should be твою

    In here: Твоя любовь дала моей жизни и время значение.
    should be времени

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    Quote Originally Posted by vxp
    in "spoken" Russian, meaning.. if you were to say that on the street to anyone, the *FIRST* thing they would think of what this means is: you @@@@ god
    I don't know wherever you got that idea. I guess every time someone uses "come" in a sentence, you think of an orgasm

    Now this reminds me of something equally funny. I knew a francophone girl, and every time I'd say "It's actually...", she heard "It's sexually..." . Boy, she desperately needed a boyfriend.

    Dimond, you are fine, you'll be understood. It's a bit too spiritual for my taste, but it's not me you are writing to .
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by adoc
    Quote Originally Posted by vxp
    in "spoken" Russian, meaning.. if you were to say that on the street to anyone, the *FIRST* thing they would think of what this means is: you @@@@ god
    I don't know wherever you got that idea. I guess every time someone uses "come" in a sentence, you think of an orgasm

    Now this reminds me of something equally funny. I knew a francophone girl, and every time I'd say "It's actually...", she heard "It's sexually..." . Boy, she desperately needed a boyfriend.

    Dimond, you are fine, you'll be understood. It's a bit too spiritual for my taste, but it's not me you are writing to .
    Мда... Заканадизировался совсем?

    Как я и сказал раньше, дала имеет очень определённое значение в россии

    и вовсе не обязательно быть озабоченным шоб это так понимать.. просто разговорное значение у слова

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    *canadianized adoc is thinking intensely about the new meaning of the Russian proverb "Бог дал - Бог взял"*

    So, what do modern Russians use for "give" nowadays? Затрансферить?
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by adoc
    *canadianized adoc is thinking intensely about the new meaning of the Russian proverb "Бог дал - Бог взял"*

    So, what do modern Russians use for "give" nowadays? Затрансферить?

    I *did* say it only means it if it appears with no explanation

    Моя жена дала мне
    и
    Моя жена дала мне книжку

    две разные вещи

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    A change in the circle of friends is urgently required Noone is speaking about your wife, dude.

    So, in your opinion "бюст Пушкина" indicates that the poet had a sex-change operation, just because your wife has a bust?
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    I'll come here later when the Russian word usage problem is settled. .
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by adoc
    Noone is speaking about your wife, dude.
    Of course not. But then again - that was just an example of word usage.

    Quote Originally Posted by adoc
    So, in your opinion "бюст Пушкина" indicates that the poet had a sex-change operation, just because your wife has a bust?
    Nope. But thats only because I remember бюст Ленина all too well, and carrying it around back and forth too much, in school and other places To the center of the room. To the back of the room. To this room. To that room.


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    OK... so now I am completly confused..

    Well I did send it to her, she did recieve it and now she wants a baby from me.. just kidding..

    She did say that she did enjoy it and that she was going to get it printed so she can put on the wall in her house..

    Again.. I do want to thank everyone for their help.. I am starting to see that the Russian language is indeed difficult to learn. But I will start to learn at any rate.

    Thanks again..

    Dimond

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    Hey, if you don't mind me asking: how did you learn to meet a Russian woman without speaking Russian? Does she speak English?
    "...но, все будет хорошо..."

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    no problem.. She does speak english.. But I wanted to do this for her as a gift kinda.. We met through a dateing service.. Ya I know tacky but it's true..

    Anyways.. loke I said this was a gift to her..

    Thanks again everyone..

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