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17:48 Dec 3, 2004
Russian to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Russian term or phrase:chernaia polosa
Chernaia polosa vplotnuiu nadvinulas' na Prokhora, tragicheskaia sud'ba plachevno zavershalas'.
Is this a reasonably common expression (maybe like 'black cloud' in English) or has the author created his own image?
Explanation: This is a reference to a common wisdom that our fate, like zebra's skin, consists of black and white strips. After a "white strip" (good and fortunate) times everyone happens to live through a "black strip" (bad and unfortunate times).
Kirill Semenov Ukraine Local time: 12:52 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Russian PRO pts in category: 381