Rinia balliste

English translation: Youth of Balli Kombëtar

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Albanian term or phrase:Rinia balliste
English translation:Youth of Balli Kombëtar
Entered by: Monika Coulson

08:27 Dec 5, 2000
Albanian to English translations [PRO]
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Albanian term or phrase: Rinia balliste
Hello,
Is it a way to say this expression without clearifying it using brackets?
thank you for your time,
Monika
Monika Coulson
Local time: 07:46
(no)
Explanation:
I would say that unfortunately there is no way to translate this in a good and clear English expression, without using an explanation.

It refers to young people belonging to or supporting a political and military organisation during WWII, Balli Kombëtar ("National Front"). This organisation was hostile to the Italian and German occupants, but even more so to the communist partisan movement. The reader who doesn't have this background won't be able to understand any translation, be it "patriotic youth" or "nationalist youth"
Not much of an answer, huh?
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larserik
Sweden
Local time: 15:46
Grading comment
Thank you. Your knowledge about Albania, the Albanian language and the Albanian culture is very impressive .
Monika

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Summary of answers provided
5National Front Youth
fatijonuk
na +1(no)
larserik
naYouth of Balli Kombëtar
Eno Damo


  

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7 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
(no)


Explanation:
I would say that unfortunately there is no way to translate this in a good and clear English expression, without using an explanation.

It refers to young people belonging to or supporting a political and military organisation during WWII, Balli Kombëtar ("National Front"). This organisation was hostile to the Italian and German occupants, but even more so to the communist partisan movement. The reader who doesn't have this background won't be able to understand any translation, be it "patriotic youth" or "nationalist youth"
Not much of an answer, huh?



    (no particular - plenty of reading on Albanian modern history)
larserik
Sweden
Local time: 15:46
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Thank you. Your knowledge about Albania, the Albanian language and the Albanian culture is very impressive .
Monika

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Edlira BABAMUSTA (MCIL): very impressive
1837 days
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Youth of Balli Kombëtar


Explanation:
I do not think there is a way to say this expression in English without clarifying it because it is an expression that it makes sense only for the Albanians. It is just like the expression "The HAMAS fraction" would make sense to the Israelites and the Palestinian who would know exactly what it means; to the other people would be something they have heard, but are not able to describe it. Or like the name or some other national group or organization, which is known only in its nation or in its area. So it would be necessary to put brackets to clarify the meaning: "Youth of Balli Kombëtar (a WWII Albanian military fraction, which fought against the German Fascists and Nazis, but were also involved in battles with the Albanian National Liberation Army.) So the reader would get a complete idea of the meaning of the expressin "Rinia Balliste."


Eno Damo
Local time: 07:46
Native speaker of: Native in AlbanianAlbanian
PRO pts in pair: 28
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National Front Youth


Explanation:
The closest explanation to this expression can be identified with the National Front Party of a country.

The name of the National Party in Albanian is "Balli kombetar" and its members of younger age are called "Rinia balliste" "National Front Youth"

fatijonuk
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