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    Transliteration Translating Question

    Hi-

    I had to fix some words in the following sentence because the transliteration did not seem to be translating so well. This was the original:

    SYA DO POZDNA MOJET V GOSTI PRIEDETE

    When I converted it, this is how it looked:
    СЯ ДО ПОЗДНА МОЕТ В ГОСТИ ПРИЕДЕТЕ

    This translates as:
    S'A UP TO POZDNA WASHES ON A VISIT WILL ARRIVE

    If I fix some of the words, like this, I get:
    СЯ ДО ПОЗДНо МОжЕТ В ГОСТИ ПРИЕДЕТЕ
    СЯ UP TO LATE CAN On a visit WILL ARRIVE

    The first word is giving me some problems. I am thinking what is being said here is something like:
    With me, it is already too late for you to come visit

    It certainly is a challenge finding the right words from transliteration

    Thanks!

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    The first "word" is the ending of a reflexive verb. do pozdna=до поздна and means "till late". As for the verb I don't think it's possible to guess it exactly but for example the sentence may be the following: Он останется до поздна. (He'll stay till late). You are right about transliterating the second part but it means "maybe you'll come to visit us"- so it's an invitation on the contrary.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    thank you very much. i understand a little bit more and i was trying to interpret meaning without knowing the verb that was being used.

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    I have three theories.
    1. СЯ = УВИДИМСЯ
    2. СЯ = СЕГОДНЯ
    3. СЯ = ВАСЯ

    PS Why people write like this!?
    Я танцую пьяный на столе нума нума е нума нума нума е
    Снова счастье улыбнулось мне нума нума е нума нума нума е

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    I have another theory - it's not Russian at all, but English.

    See ya.

    Море удачи и дачу у моря

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    Quote Originally Posted by waxwing
    See ya.
    Я танцую пьяный на столе нума нума е нума нума нума е
    Снова счастье улыбнулось мне нума нума е нума нума нума е

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    Maybe the first letter "S" just a typo and it should've been just "YA"? Then it could be "Я до поздна (не собираюсь спать), может в гости приедете?". But it makes sense if only they live not far away from each other.

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    May be it is "(Я задержал)ся допоздна..."?

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