let sleeping beauties lie
Thread poster: Djidji74
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May 6, 2007

Hi,
Does anyone know if the fairy tale "let sleeping beauties lie" is translated into Arabic language or nt yet.
I would appreciate your reply.
Thank you.


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Do you mean... May 6, 2007

Djidji74 wrote:

Hi,
Does anyone know if the fairy tale "let sleeping beauties lie" is translated into Arabic language or nt yet.
I would appreciate your reply.
Thank you.


... the fairy tale, "Sleeping Beauty"?


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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Sleeping Beauty May 6, 2007

Lawyer-Linguist wrote:

Djidji74 wrote:

Hi,
Does anyone know if the fairy tale "let sleeping beauties lie" is translated into Arabic language or nt yet.
I would appreciate your reply.
Thank you.


... the fairy tale, "Sleeping Beauty"?




The fairy tale is called "Sleeping Beauty" in English, if that is the story you mean. Actually, a mistranslation of the Contes de Perrault title "La Belle au Bois Dormant" which in fact means "The Beauty in the Sleeping Wood" - i.e. it's the wood that's sleeping, not the beauty - but in the story both the beauty, the wood and everything in the palace is sleeping until the handsome prince finally arrives.
Has it been translated into Arabic? I don't know.
Regards,
Jenny.


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Sleeping Beauty? Yes May 6, 2007

Judging by your recent Kudoz question http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1901236 , "Let sleeping beauties lie" is a text/essay/book on the difficulties of revisioning the Tale (I assume the tale is "Sleeping Beauty".

So did you mean to ask if "Sleeping Beauty" has been translated into Arabic? If so, the answer is definitely yes, and I am sure there are several versions. In Arabic the tale is commonly known as
الجمال النائم


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Let sleeping dogs lie. May 6, 2007

"Let sleeping dogs lie" is a proverb in English meaning "Don't stir up trouble." Apparently someone blended this expression with "Sleeping Beauty" to make the clever title Nesrin mentions.

Jane


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Djidji74
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Thanks for your reply May 9, 2007

I would like to thank everyone who contributed in developing this exclusive topic on Sleeping Beauties.
Your views are previous for me.


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Aurélie DANIEL  Identity Verified
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La Belle au Bois dormant May 11, 2007

If I may, the title actually means "the Beauty sleeping in the Wood". The grammatical construction in the French title is somewhat archaic (The Beauty in the Wood sleeping).

When Beauty falls asleep for a hundred years, the young fairy who protects her comes to the castle and touches all the servants with her magic wand so that they fall asleep as well and will wake up when the princess does, all ready to attend to her needs when the time comes.
To keep anyone from disturbing the princess and her court, the fairy also grows an impenetrable curtain of trees and brambles, so thick and so high that the castle remains hidden from view except for the top of the highest tower.

Hence the wood!


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