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    Post translation of some questions, please...

    Hello!

    a couple of questions today for a Siberian Princess :

    "What would be your reaction if you saw a young man reading the same book as you on the bus?"

    "Do you consider yourself a Library cat? How often do you go to your local library?"

    "Did you have a great summer? Anything memorable?"


    thank you to all helping out with all the translations, greatly appreciated!

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    Before I translate I have to say that the phrase 'library cat' is not used in Russian, so it shall be translated otherwise:

    "What would be your reaction if you saw a young man reading the same book as you on the bus?" - Как бы ты отреагировала, если бы увидела в автобусе молодого человека, который читает ту же самую книгу, что и ты?

    "Do you consider yourself a Library cat? How often do you go to your local library?" - Считаешь ли ты себя заядлым читателем? Как часто ты ходишь в местную библиотеку?

    "Did you have a great summer? Anything memorable?" - Ты хорошо провела лето? Что-нибудь запомнилось?
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    many thanks for the translations alexsms - 'library cat' is a typical English expression and each language has their own version for the same meaning - thanks for the Russian one

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    bibliotechnaya krisa (rat) - somewhat negative

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavier View Post
    many thanks for the translations alexsms - 'library cat' is a typical English expression and each language has their own version for the same meaning - thanks for the Russian one
    If you need a metaphor: "Книжный червь" - "Bookworm"
    beckworm.jpg
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Lampada you mean "cat" not "rat" ?

    it-ogo thank you for "Книжный червь"

    need to translate the whole reply in Russian please:

    Если бы поймала его взгляд: the young man reading "Кристин, дочь Лавранса. Книга первая. Венец -Сигрид Унсет" would notice your very gorgeous smile and smile back at you with a twinkle in his eye and a wink...

    replying to: "Улыбнулась бы ему... Если бы поймала его взгляд. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavier View Post
    Lampada you mean "cat" not "rat" ?

    it-ogo thank you for "Книжный червь"

    need to translate the whole reply in Russian please:

    Если бы поймала его взгляд: the young man reading "Кристин, дочь Лавранса. Книга первая. Венец -Сигрид Унсет" would notice your very gorgeous smile and smile back at you with a twinkle in his eye and a wink...

    replying to: "Улыбнулась бы ему... Если бы поймала его взгляд. "
    "заметил бы твою потрясающую улыбку и, подмигнув, с огоньком во взгляде улыбнулся бы в ответ..."
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavier View Post
    Lampada you mean "cat" not "rat" ? ...
    Библиотечная крыса

    БИБЛИОТЕЧНАЯ КРЫСА кто. Пренебр. Страстный любитель и собиратель книг, всецело погружённый в это занятие. —

    Я был обыкновенной библиотечной крысой, "интеллигентом", и до ужаса боялся свежего воздуха. Я даже не мог представить, какое наслаждение — лежать и глядеть на облака...
    (А. Н. Толстой. Человек в пенсне).

    Анечка заплакала... Сам с получки бежит в обход по букинистическим, таскает полными авоськами в дом книги, а ей до зарплаты не хватает... О французских духах она мечтает уже три года, нет, четыре. Колготки по вечерам штопает и себе, и Ниночке. А ему, библиотечной крысе, на всё наплевать... Он на отпускные себе "Новый Завет" купил
    (Н. Федорин. Хлеб насущный).


    Библиотечная крыса -


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    thank you it-ogo!

    Lampada got it now thanks for your input.
    Last edited by xavier; August 28th, 2013 at 11:08 PM.

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    Apparently, the expression "library cat" in English often has a completely literal meaning -- кошка, живущая в библиотеке! The problem of mice and rats destroying books (either to get paper for their nests, or to eat the glue) is a very ancient one, so cats were traditionally welcomed to live in libraries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Throbert McGee View Post
    Apparently, the expression "library cat" in English often has a completely literal meaning -- кошка, живущая в библиотеке! The problem of mice and rats destroying books (either to get paper for their nests, or to eat the glue) is a very ancient one, so cats were traditionally welcomed to live in libraries.
    So they are mice and rats who in fact aspire to books. Cats are used to restrict access to the literature only.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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