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Celebrate your citizenship!

Polish translation: Świętujcie swe obywatelstwo!

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19:15 Oct 10, 2001
English to Polish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: Celebrate your citizenship!
must be in imperative. I know how crazy it will sound in Polish, smacks of communist
parades and such. But still, I am stuck and will appreciate any help!
Lota
United States
Local time: 09:23
Polish translation:Świętujcie swe obywatelstwo!
Explanation:
TO CELEBRATE
= bless, commemorate, commend, drink to, eulogize, exalt, extol, glorify, honour, keep, laud, observe, perform, praise, proclaim, publicize, rejoice, reverence, solemnize, toast
(Collins Thesaurus)

ŚWIĘTUJCIE SWE OBYWATELSTWO!
UCZCIJCIE SWE OBYWATELSTWO!

Yes, it sounds a little bit like the First of May March slogan...

but what can you do...
Selected response from:

Robert Pranagal
Local time: 18:23
Grading comment
Many thanks for this. I was at a complete loss for words with this one. And the whole idea that that there is an expectation that this is a nice-sounding phrase...and the difficulty of explaining that it is not, that it seems so contrived and disingenuous...now I have a headache! But many, many thanks nevertheless.
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4 +1Świętujcie swe obywatelstwo!
Robert Pranagal


  

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Świętujcie swe obywatelstwo!


Explanation:
TO CELEBRATE
= bless, commemorate, commend, drink to, eulogize, exalt, extol, glorify, honour, keep, laud, observe, perform, praise, proclaim, publicize, rejoice, reverence, solemnize, toast
(Collins Thesaurus)

ŚWIĘTUJCIE SWE OBYWATELSTWO!
UCZCIJCIE SWE OBYWATELSTWO!

Yes, it sounds a little bit like the First of May March slogan...

but what can you do...


    Collins Thesaurus
Robert Pranagal
Local time: 18:23
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in pair: 1167
Grading comment
Many thanks for this. I was at a complete loss for words with this one. And the whole idea that that there is an expectation that this is a nice-sounding phrase...and the difficulty of explaining that it is not, that it seems so contrived and disingenuous...now I have a headache! But many, many thanks nevertheless.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ewa Luchowska-Mertl: Brzmi strasznie, ale jest to jedyne rozwiązanie. Może zamiast "obywatelstwo" dać "przynależność państwową"?...
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