Could some one please help me with this explanation? I do not speak Russian.
Thread poster: Gitte Gifford

Gitte Gifford
Local time: 10:20
English to Danish
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May 21, 2004

This question is to do with a PC game and a line appears in it: A great line in personal hygiene motherly badgering".
I can't read the explanation below; can anyone help?

Он: - "Но, скажите, зачем мне фея"?
Фея:- "Как всегда, знаете ли: тыкву там в карету, мышь в кучера, савдебки всякие там. Ну а по части чистых рук и ненавязчивой материнской заботы - так мне просто равных нет...))

Как вариант.
Небольшой комментарий: personal hygiene, мне сдается, нужно переводить в переносном смысле: "чистые руки", так как феи делают только лишь добро. Тут метафора явная, гигиена как таковая ни при чем. ИМХО

Удачи, Ангелина!

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Note added at 5 hrs 30 mins (2003-11-27 19:57:44 GMT)
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"свадебки" - очепятка:)



[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2004-05-21 19:46]


 

Galina Blankenship  Identity Verified
United States
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Member (2004)
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Here you are... May 21, 2004

Он: - "Но, скажите, зачем мне фея"?
Фея:- "Как всегда, знаете ли: тыкву там в карету, мышь в кучера, савдебки всякие там. Ну а по части чистых рук и ненавязчивой материнской заботы - так мне просто равных нет...))

Как вариант.
Небольшой комментарий: personal hygiene, мне сдается, нужно переводить в переносном смысле: "чистые руки", так как феи делают только лишь добро. Тут метафора явная, гигиена как таковая ни при чем. ИМХО

Удачи, Ангелина!


This is a translation:

"He: Tell me, why would I need a fairy?
Fairy: Well, you know, a pumkin into a carriage, a mouse into a coucher, some weddings etc.. As for clean hands and unobtrusive mothering I have no match..."

As an option.
A small comment: I think, personal hygiene should be translated figuratively - "clean hands" (for example), because fairies only do good. It is clearly a metaphore, it has nothing to do with hygiene as such.
Good luck, Angelina!


[Edited at 2004-05-21 18:49]


 

Gitte Gifford
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Thank you! May 21, 2004

A big thank you from me!

 


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