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|English to Russian translations [PRO]|
|English term or phrase: buffoon|
|His was an example of humility and poverty. He renounced all he owned and was quite willing to suffer and make a fool of himself to convert his listeners. The excerpts below are not from a biography, but from a novel based on his life ("for a scholarly work on his life", see our bibliography). The incidents described may seem fantastic, but they are consistent with his actual life and methods -- he was truly unique. God's "little buffoon" caused many 'doctored' and 'propertied' people to give away all they had in pursuit of real joy. (This is about Gandi)|
Could you please help me translate "buffoon".
|Russian translation:Никакой это не Ганди. Это Франциск Ассизский.|
Это могла бы быть хорошая 1-апрельская шутка. А так больше похоже на конфуз. Впрочем, переводить-то надо, и я думаю, что большинство предложенных вариантов к Вашему переводу подойдут. Мне больше других нравятся "шут Божий" и "юродивый". Но сначала прочитайте весь текст, там могут быть и другие ловушки.
Francis of Assisi, St. Francis, ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
... unique. God's "little buffoon" caused many 'doctored' and 'propertied'
people to give away all they had in pursuit of real joy. ...
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Local time: 15:50
|Thank you very much! The text I am translating starts with Jesus, then Gandi and then Saint Francis and only after getting to Francis and having read your comment I realized that there might be a mistake. |
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клоун, шут, фигляр, буффон
Rambler - Dictionaries
буффонада - клоунское представление в цирке
Local time: 15:50
Native speaker of: Russian
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