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    Cool Translation for tattoo please

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    I want ''My life, my decisions'' on the inside of my left underarm in Russian.
    Paul G. already translated it for me but I just want to be 100% sure before I do it
    So if you guys could translate it for me would be awesome, I love Russia & Russians so much :P

    Spasiba!

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    You've been given an answer in your topic in Translate this! But anyhow I give there the variants
    Мне жить - мне решать
    Моя жизнь - мой выбор
    Моя жизнь - мои решения
    All variants are possible so you can choose one is the best for you (or that one you like more than other))

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    Personally I like "Мне жить - мне решать" best out of the 3
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    "Особенно упорно надо заниматься тем, кто ничего не знает." - Като Ломб

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    Thank you guys! But what is the difference between Мне жить, мне решать and Моя жизнь, мои решения?
    I was thinking about ''Моя жизнь, мои решения''. Or is there no difference? thank you for your help.
    Sorry for the double post, I will never do it again.

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    Meaning is similar. Just sounds a bit different.

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    Does it matter if I mean my tattoo like this?: ''This is my life, I make my own decisions, I don't have to listen to you all.''?
    Or can I just pick one?

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    I think someone could find a little difference in meanings, but i think it just sounds different, and it is personal choice what is best. I mean something sounds better than others. If you want to know my opinion - not a good idea to make a russian tattoo with this text, but it is mho. (i don;t like hieroglyphs as a tattoo as well or imagine i made a tattoo with "This is my life, I make my own decisions, I don't have to listen to you all".).

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    Could you please tell me the difference then? And that is not the sentence I want as tattoo, it's this: ''My life, my decisions'', but I mean it like this: "This is my life, I make my own decisions, I don't have to listen to you all''. Thank you for your opinion, Russians don't like tattoos at all, right?

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    it might be translated in this sense: "Я сам решу, как мне жить" mmmm.... I'll resolve myself, how I'll live (IMHO)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DatKadaver View Post
    Could you please tell me the difference then? And that is not the sentence I want as tattoo, it's this: ''My life, my decisions'', but I mean it like this: "This is my life, I make my own decisions, I don't have to listen to you all''. Thank you for your opinion, Russians don't like tattoos at all, right?
    The difference is slight and hardly explainable - mainly stylistic. All mean the same - exactly what you want. I'd prefer "Мне жить - мне решать." It sounds more aphorism-like.

    Though there is a ready-made aphorism: "Позвольте мне самому сделать свои ошибки." = "Let me make my errors myself."

    Tattoo is popular enough among young Russians.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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