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    How to best translate Шикарный in English

    One of my online dic says "smart" but that does not fit with my french translation which is

    "chic" which I would translate as "classy" in English

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    Chic it is (elegant, stylish)
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    Chic is understood in English, so use it.
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    splendid, opulent, magnificent
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    posh

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    luxurious

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    I'd say "fabulous"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indra
    posh

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    Don't translate shikarny as posh. You can't have a shikarny accent, a shikarny school, etc. Shikarny is not posh.
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    I still say opulent or splendid.
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    All depends on context... Thus, we could have шикарный акцент, шикарную школу, шикарную работу, и прочая, прочая, прочая...
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    Splendid school (job, accent etc). Would suit fine to me.
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    ШИКАРНЫЙ -ая, -ое; -рен, -рна (разг.) Роскошный по внешности, убранству. Ш вид. Шикарно (нареч.) одеваться. || сущ. шикарность, -и, ж.

    Therefore chic, opulent, and sumptuous will do.


    You can't have a shikarny accent, a shikarny school, etc.
    You can't have a shikarny accent but you CAN have a shikarny school.
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