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Как перевести "Фиг тебе!" Options
Alexander
Posted: Friday, August 5, 2011 8:44:03 AM
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Привет!
Перевожу я одну книжду на английский и вот одна девочка говорит одному мальчику "Фиг тебе!"

Нет, вы не подумайте ничего плохого, речь шла о месте в очереди на чертово колесо. :)
GeorgeV
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http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%B3
Screw you - vul'garnoe. Poprobujt'e: "You get a big nothing!"

Brain-washing starts in the cradle. - Arthur Koestler
Julya
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 9:01:23 AM
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You will not get anything from me!

You will get nothing from me!
(vulgarism)
Julya
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 9:05:02 AM
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Alexander wrote:
Привет!
Перевожу я одну книжду на английский и вот одна девочка говорит одному мальчику "Фиг тебе!"

Нет, вы не подумайте ничего плохого, речь шла о месте в очереди на чертово колесо. :)

Вы специально зарегистрировались ради этой фразы? ;-)
Может лучше язык будем изучать, чем фиги показывать?
Alexander
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 9:10:18 AM
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GeorgeV wrote:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%B3
Screw you - vul'garnoe. Poprobujt'e: "You get a big nothing!"


Thanx, but maybe it's better to use the future simple tense? "You'll get a big nothing!"
Alexander
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 9:25:35 AM
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Julya wrote:
Alexander wrote:
Привет!
Перевожу я одну книжду на английский и вот одна девочка говорит одному мальчику "Фиг тебе!"
Нет, вы не подумайте ничего плохого, речь шла о месте в очереди на чертово колесо. :)


Вы специально зарегистрировались ради этой фразы? ;-)

Yes, I indeed registered here because of that phase. Probably, I haven't other questions at the moment. ;-)

Может лучше язык будем изучать, чем фиги показывать?


You can stop writing in Russian (I know it) and write something in English, for practice.
Alexander
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 9:29:04 AM
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Julya wrote:
You will not get anything from me!

You will get nothing from me!
(vulgarism)


I remind you that the quarrel was because of the place in the queue.
GeorgeV
Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 8:38:54 AM

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It depends on what this is the answer to. In a queue, for example:
"I was here first."
"The hell you were!"

Brain-washing starts in the cradle. - Arthur Koestler
Alexander
Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 9:33:04 AM
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GeorgeV wrote:
It depends on what this is the answer to. In a queue, for example:
"I was here first."
"The hell you were!"


Well, let me explain it in detail and imagine a short story approximately close to mine.

Kids are standing in a very long queue to take a ride on Ferris Wheel. One girl saw that a boy she liked was at the very end of the queue. She decided to do something pleasant for him and put him on her place. But it was too confusing to do it openly. So the girl decided to declare that she has no time, and she was going home.

"Fewer people, more oxygen," informed her [the boy next to her].
(the girl, pretending to be angry on these words):
"Fewer? You'll get a big nothing! I'll put Rybkin on my place. Go,
Maxim."

;-)

GeorgeV
Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 10:07:12 PM

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Ага!

Fewer? You can dream, (my friend)!
Fewer? That's where you are mistaken, (stupid)!
Fewer? Not so fast, (buddy)! (in reference to his jumping to conclusion)
Fewer? I have a surprise for you:

(Looking at them just before posting, the last one seems to fit best - immediately she comes out with the surprise.)

In this situation "big nothing" would not make sense. Based on other Slavic languages, for me fig(a) primarily evokes "nothing". >> First child: "I'm going to get the nicest present." Second child: "You will get a fig!".(a big nothing)

Brain-washing starts in the cradle. - Arthur Koestler
Alexander
Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 6:30:51 AM
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GeorgeV wrote:

In this situation "big nothing" would not make sense. Based on other Slavic languages, for me fig(a) primarily evokes "nothing". >> First child: "I'm going to get the nicest present." Second child: "You will get a fig!".(a big nothing)


The boy next to the girl actually said a mocking black humor phrase (the fewer people, the more oxygen) which can be transformed like this:
"Clear off if you like, I'll get you place (in the queue)" So he was going to gain something from the situation. It was the reason why the angry girl could say to him:
"You'll get a fig! I'll put Maxim on my place."

BTW: What about "A fig to you!"? ;)
GeorgeV
Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 6:39:19 AM

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Fig in E. is used in a limited way:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/fig
In part1 - no. 3
Further down - no. 5
Never try to force an expression from one language into another. It will not be understood.

Brain-washing starts in the cradle. - Arthur Koestler
Alexander
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:20:56 AM
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Well, let me try something more conventinal:

"Fewer people, more oxygen," ...
"Fewer? That'd be too good for you! I'll put Rybkin on my place. Go,
Maxim."

BTW: "Go, Maxim" or it's better "Come, Maxim!"?
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