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16:38 Sep 4, 2006
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Russian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Journalism
Russian term or phrase: История — дама весьма предусмотрительная
История — дама весьма предусмотрительная: свои многочисленные порождения она наделяет характерными, только им присущими чертами сразу и на годы вперед.

I'd appreciate suggestions for the whole phrase.

Many thanks
Libero_Lang_Lab
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:28
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Summary of answers provided
5 +5History is a very provident lady (more)Deborah Hoffman
4a prudent ladyxxxsergey
4forethoughtfulAlexander Demyanov
3please see my version
Andrew Vdovin
2 +1History is a very catious lady -
Kirill Semenov


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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +1
History is a very catious lady -


Explanation:
she gives her multiple children/creations thier own, specific perks/features for many years ahead.

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cautious, their - раббота над ошибками...

Kirill Semenov
Ukraine
Local time: 06:28
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Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 11

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sergei Tumanov: and from the very beginning
19 mins
  -> for many years in the future
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28 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +5
History is a very provident lady (more)


Explanation:
She endows her many offspring with

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Note added at 32 мин (2006-09-04 17:11:28 GMT)
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particular traits that suit only them both immediately and for years to come.

Or something like that...

Deborah Hoffman
Local time: 23:28
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 3

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sergei Tumanov
48 mins

agree  Vladimir Lioukaikine: I'd rephrase it: "History, being a highly sagacious maiden, endows its mulpiple creations with the traits, pertaining to them only, once and for years to come." Or something of the kind...
2 hrs

agree  Vladimir Dubisskiy: and, deinitely, not 'a maiden' - why? :-))
4 hrs

agree  Karen Sughyan
14 hrs

agree  Smantha
16 hrs
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49 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
forethoughtful


Explanation:
E.g. "History is quite a forethoughtful lady"

Alexander Demyanov
Local time: 23:28
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PRO pts in category: 28
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
a prudent lady


Explanation:
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xxxsergey
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16 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
please see my version


Explanation:
History is a far-seeing creature: it endows its multiple offshoots with their unique distinctive characteristic – from the very beginning and for many years ahead.

I don’t think it’s so necessary to emphasize the history’s gender.

Still, if you insist, it is probably possible to use ‘matriarch’ or something of the kind.


Andrew Vdovin
Local time: 10:28
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PRO pts in category: 10
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