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|French to English translations [Non-PRO]|
|French term or phrase: isba|
|"...une isba en ruines". Fait référence à un bâtiment sur la place Rouge à Moscou.|
It is the same word for a Russian log hut
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a crumbling isba
"The old couple brought Snegurochka home to their wooden hut, their 'isba,' and she began her life with them, helping them to do the chores. She was always most respectful, she never contradicted them, and they could not praise her enough, nor tire of gazing at her, she was so kind and so beautiful.
Snegurochka, nevertheless, worried her adopted parents. She was not at all talkative and her little face was always pale, so pale. She did not seem to have a drop of blood, yet her eyes shone like little stars. And her smile! When she smiled she lighted up the isba like a gift of rubles."
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