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    what does this mean? please help.

    "Raz, dva, poslye pyati"
    Does this mean,
    "One, two, after five"?

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    YuliaVolkovaFan wrote:
    "Raz, dva, poslye pyati"
    Does this mean,
    "One, two, after five"?
    The lyric has been translated that way:
    Raz, dva posle pyati
    Раз, два после пяти
    One, two after five
    http://www.geocities.com/etvaca/yasoschla.html
    I think "after five" refers to after 5:00 p.m. (1700) in the evening. See:
    A5 (After Five) - "после пяти".
    http://www.bashvest.ru/showinf.php?id=17216 (scroll down to the bottom of the page)
    But wait and see what the regular posters say.

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    Considering the rest of the translation of the song ( http://www.geocities.com/etvaca/yasoschla.html )
    and wondering why the translator chose "one" for raz or раз, I think "one" here refers to the guy who is there alone, without the girl, at 2 minutes after 5:00 p.m.
    раз . . . (один) one
    Collins Russian Dictionary 259 (2003)
    один . . . one . . . alone
    Collins Russian Dictionary 173 (2003)

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    Re: what does this mean? please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by YuliaVolkovaFan
    "Raz, dva, poslye pyati"
    As for me, I don't understand the sentence without a context.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    As for me, I don't understand the sentence without a context.
    Раз, два после пяти
    мама, папа прости
    я сошла с ума.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Есть мнение: Раз стопка... Два стопка... После пяти (стопок) мама, папа прости. Я сошла с ума.
    =)

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    Раз два после пяти
    Не девочкой домой теперь мне идти

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    Раз, два после пяти
    Живым домой мне не дойти...
    Семь, восемь
    Вас маньяк прибьёт без спросу...
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    And wisdom to know the difference

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    Раз-два раз-два. В ногу.
    Рота, бегом марш!
    раздвараздвазраздва
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Thank you.
    I knew the lyrics were "1, 2 after 5"
    But I didnt quite understand why they would say one, two after five.
    These replies have been very helpful in helping me understand what they mean.

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    It's easy understandable. She went mad and can't count now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Watts
    Considering the rest of the translation of the song ( http://www.geocities.com/etvaca/yasoschla.html )
    and wondering why the translator chose "one" for raz or раз, I think "one" here refers to the guy who is there alone, without the girl, at 2 minutes after 5:00 p.m.
    раз . . . (один) one
    Collins Russian Dictionary 259 (2003)
    [quote:3t2racl8]один . . . one . . . alone
    Collins Russian Dictionary 173 (2003)[/quote:3t2racl8]

    No.

    The song Я сошла с ума is about going mad.

    It just means "one, two, come after five" as in, she's so crazily in love she can't count properly.


    Один means 'alone', but Раз doesn't. Раз only means 'one' in the context of counting, i.e. "раз, два, три, четыре".

    And be careful how you use dictionaries.
    If the dictionary says that Раз = oдин, that doesn't mean it automatically has every single nuance and idiomatic usage that один has and can be used in every context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocos
    It's easy understandable. She went mad and can't count now.
    I know what Ya Soshla S Uma means. It means Ive Lost My Mind, right? Or Im going crazy, either way, I know shes lost her mind, haha.
    But thanks.
    And TATY, I havent used any dictionaries, because I dont trust online ones, and I dont have a Russian-english dictionary. And thank you for your information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuliaVolkovaFan
    Quote Originally Posted by Cocos
    It's easy understandable. She went mad and can't count now.
    I know what Ya Soshla S Uma means. It means Ive Lost My Mind, right? Or Im going crazy, either way, I know shes lost her mind, haha.
    But thanks.
    And TATY, I havent used any dictionaries, because I dont trust online ones, and I dont have a Russian-english dictionary. And thank you for your information.
    My comment about dictionaries was directed at Ken Watts, not at you :P

    Я сошла с ума = I've lost my mind / I've gone crazy.
    I'm going mad is: Я схожу с ума

    Also in the same song there's the line "Это сводит с ума" which means "It's driving me crazy".

    Also there is an adjective formed from the above expression: сумашедший (crazy, mad).

    If you're interested, the literal meaning of я сошла с ума is "I've come down from my mind"
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    TATY wrote:
    No.

    The song Я сошла с ума is about going mad.

    It just means "one, two, come after five" as in, she's so crazily in love she can't count properly.


    Один means 'alone', but Раз doesn't. Раз only means 'one' in the context of counting, i.e. "раз, два, три, четыре".

    And be careful how you use dictionaries.
    If the dictionary says that Раз = oдин, that doesn't mean it automatically has every single nuance and idiomatic usage that один has and can be used in every context.
    Thanks for the explanation. I thought that since there was no comma after two (Раз, два после пяти) that this phrase did not involve counting, and so I thought one meant something other than the number one, like one alone. But I can see everybody else indicates that it involves counting. So I see I went too far with the Один reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuliaVolkovaFan
    I havent used any dictionaries
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