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    Need some help again :).

    Once more, can't make out what this guy says here:
    http://translations.nm.ru/files/fragment1.wav

    This is my century
    ...use something_ your century
    Look

    [CAN'T MAKE OUT THE FOLLOWING SECTION EXCEPT SOME WORDS -- NEED HELP]



    He is saying all this while handing his guest some drink and then showing him his pet snake. The words in red are those that I am not sure of.



    There will be at least one more audio file coming a bit later.

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    Here is the second one.
    http://translations.nm.ru/files/franz.wav

    This is a very young, starry-eyed Franz, floating Michael Jachson back in the dressing room.

    I ____________ like it was Jackson, _______Jackson __________ appropriate.

    First of all, if the word that sounds like "floating" is actually "floating",
    what does it mean here?

    Help me fill the blanks please
    Thanks

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    Re: Need some help again :).

    Quote Originally Posted by translations.nm.ru
    Once more, can't make out what this guy says here:
    http://translations.nm.ru/files/fragment1.wav

    This is my century
    ...use something_ your century
    Look

    [CAN'T MAKE OUT THIS SECTION EXCEPT SOME WORDS]

    Heather is since 1986. My _____. We were both skinnier.


    He is saying all this while handing his guest some drink and then showing him his pet snake. The words in red are those that I am not sure of.



    There will be at least one more audio file coming a bit later.

    Thanks
    The speech is quite mumbled.

    I really can't understand what he is saying in the first passage. I wonder if he is referring to the name of a cocktail?

    In the second passage he says, "Had her since 1986, when I got her, we were both skinnier".
    One day, when I write brilliant Russian I will put some Russian text here. However, I can't promise that it will be in anyway witty.

    Please correct my Russian. I implore you fellow human.

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    Re: Need some help again :).

    Quote Originally Posted by Dagest
    The speech is quite mumbled.
    I really can't understand what he is saying in the first passage. I wonder if he is referring to the name of a cocktail?
    I also thought it was a name of drink. And he is a little tipsy, and sounds the part, too .

    Quote Originally Posted by Dagest
    In the second passage he says, "Had her since 1986, when I got her, we were both skinnier".
    Ah, "had her", sure. I assumed it was the snake's name. Thanks .

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    Quote Originally Posted by translations.nm.ru
    And another one: http://translations.nm.ru/files/mystery.wav

    We invite you now to sit back, relax and enjoy the Mystery of the ____ [?]

    Help me fill the blanks please
    Thanks
    "the Mystery of the Enchanted Swords"

    Im working on the others, but it is a bit difficult.

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    "the Mystery of the Enchanted Swords"[/quote]

    Thank, there is no doubt you are correct . Removing that file now.


    Quote Originally Posted by Тоби
    Im working on the others, but it is a bit difficult.
    Aye, it is.

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    It sounds like he's saying "Sentra," which is a car model and would make sense in terms of the 1986 part, but "sipping??!?!" Maybe not then...

    Floating, maybe bc M. Jackson is renowned as a freaky dancer? That's all I could figure for that -- maybe he's captured in some sort of mid-air dance move? And Jackson 5, Jacksonville, blah blah is the guy trying to to think of what the name of the group he was in (he was right the first time -- maybe Jacksonville was just an attempt at a joke -- it's a fairly major US city in FL, btw).
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    I agree with Бармалей on the first passage.
    He is talking about a "Sentra". He got the car in 1986 and back then, he (and maybe his wife or cohort) were skinnier.

    The second passage is as follows:
    This is a very young, starry-eyed Franz, umm floating Michael Jachson back in the dressing room. I think it was like in Jacksonville, ah Jacksonville appropriate.

    Jacksonville is a city in Florida and it is coincidental that this Michael Jackson souvenier came from Jacksonville.
    Я взял палку и нож, мелки и бумагу и направился к холмам.

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    When the guy says "This is young, birght-eyed Franz", he is talking about himself 30 years ago. (This is Franz Harary, by the way, if you know who he is). So, basically, he says "(back then) I had M. Jackson floating in my dressing room). Well, it IS possible that he had a picture of him in a sort of a leap or something. Jacksoneville makes good sense, thanks .

    "We were skinnier" refers to his pet snake, as I told above (yes, he calls it "she").

    Not sure about Sentra. There is nothing in the video to support this idea. He is fixing drinks for himself and his guest. when he says that.

    Hmm maybe he is talking about his snake? "This is my Sentra"

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    Actually, I am not so sure about drinks now.... The visual is not very clear and is sort of dark. He is doing something, passing something to his guest, and a few minutes later I can see them sipping drinks. I am not certain what is that that he is handing to his guest. Maybe be a photo of his car. /me shrugs.

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    A new idea about Jackson. Harary shows his guest all kinds of old photos, mementos and stuff, and tells him about his career. I think it is very probable that he is showing him a photo where he is meeting Jackson backstage in a dressing room. Makes good sense in the context, no? But then, what is this word that sounds like "floating"?

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    This is what I hear:

    This is my sentra. Were you sipping your sentra? I think... no, it would be this. this would be your sentra. Actually, that's yours right there. yeah, I had her since 1986. When I got her, we were both skinnier (I think he is referring to himself and the other guy)

    I am thinking maybe "sentra" (or something that sounds like it) might be a snake breed (couldn't find any on google ), and maybe sipping is shipping?

    Alternatively it could be "sencha" which is green tea and he is wondering whose cup is his. Therefore "sipped". And the rest refers to the snake... Actually I like this idea the more I listen to the clip. It isn
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    KV, I think you are 100% right! Muahahaha! They start with tea ... Then switch to something more suitable for an evening of memories . Thanks

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    about skinny in 1986 - isn't he talking about the snake and himself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    about skinny in 1986 - isn't he talking about the snake and himself?
    Yes! I think I said it twice already

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    Well, I heard "sencha", clearly.
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    uh-huh, after we told you what it is!
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    I don't like to upset the apple cart, but that "Franz" sounds more like "bronze" to me.

    One day, when I write brilliant Russian I will put some Russian text here. However, I can't promise that it will be in anyway witty.

    Please correct my Russian. I implore you fellow human.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagest
    I don't like to upset the apple cart, but that "Franz" sounds more like "bronze" to me.
    There is absolutely no doubt that he is talking about himself . But you are correct, he doesn't pronounce his name to rhyme with, say, "dance" or "ants" (at least not the way a typical American would pronounce these words).

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    Here is another one, guys and girls .

    http://translations.nm.ru/files/fell.wav

    Another guy is speaking.

    head off bad language _________ back__________ just choreography now, not doing the dancing myself at... I fell [LAUGHING] _________ one night, whoop! [LAUGHING] Ah, so... so, this is... this is the fear, here I was doing the current thing...

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