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a starik u nee

Russian translation: меченый

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English term or phrase:with a tatoo (a scar, birthmark, etc.)
Russian translation:меченый
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06:10 May 14, 2001
English to Russian translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: a starik u nee
А старик у нее меченый, звездочка под глазом.
Объясните значение, пожалуйста.
Это что, фразеологизм, что ли?
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a tatoo (a scar, birthmark, etc.) under his eye.
Explanation:

The general idea is that the old man has "a mark" under his eye, which makes it easy to recognize him.

"Mecheniy" generally means "he has a scar" (from the Russian underworld expression "ego kto-to pometil" (= "someone has injured him (normally, wich a knife")).

Hope that this helps you,

Regards,

Artyan
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naa tatoo (a scar, birthmark, etc.) under his eye.artyan
natatooAlexander Kudriavtsev


  

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tatoo


Explanation:
Меченый может означать татуировку на "блатной музыке". А может и родимое пятно. Из приведенного контекста трудно выбрать что-то одно.
См. Бадмаев Словарь блатного воровского жаргона в 2 т.

Alexander Kudriavtsev
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Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in BelarusianBelarusian
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a tatoo (a scar, birthmark, etc.) under his eye.


Explanation:

The general idea is that the old man has "a mark" under his eye, which makes it easy to recognize him.

"Mecheniy" generally means "he has a scar" (from the Russian underworld expression "ego kto-to pometil" (= "someone has injured him (normally, wich a knife")).

Hope that this helps you,

Regards,

Artyan


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artyan
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Local time: 10:22
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