niech go piorun trzaśnie

11:09 Jun 22, 2015
This question was closed without grading. Reason: Other

Polish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Polish term or phrase: niech go piorun trzaśnie
pojawia się w zdaniu:

"Czy wiesz, że właśnie w X. został zainstalowany pierwszy piorunochron w Polsce? Nie mamy na to dowodów, ale możliwe, że to właśnie w X. powstało powiedzenie "niech go piorun trzaśnie""

Nie mam zupełnie pomysłu jak to przetłumaczyć żeby nawiązać do piorunochronu w pierwszym zdaniu.
Anna Biernacka-Wierzbicka
Local time: 20:11


Summary of answers provided
4 +2let him be hit by thunderbolt
Jerzy Umys
3 +2may the lightning strike him down (to the ground)
Darius Saczuk
2 +1[may/let the] lightning blast him
geopiet
3may the righteous wrath od Heavens come thundering upon him and smite him down
Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.


Discussion entries: 10





  

Answers


16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
may the lightning strike him down (to the ground)


Explanation:
You might want to explain that this is a profanity, although an educated reader will infer the intended meaning easily


--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 24 mins (2015-06-22 11:34:35 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Eppawala shouts down McMoRan and the Government
people.whitman.edu › ~walterjs › chants
may the lightning strike them down on a cloudless day! Power! Power! Our Power! Farmers and Workers: Class Power!

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 31 mins (2015-06-22 11:41:01 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

I Am Abomination – The Deceiver Lyrics | Genius
genius.com › I-am-abomination-the-dece...
Mobile-friendly - If I'm a deceiver, then may lightning strike me down. Reach for the sky, there's nothing left here for you. But atmosphere

Prodigy (Mobb Deep) – Veteran's Memorial Pt. 2 Lyrics | Genius
genius.com › Prodigy-veterans-memorial...
Mobile-friendly - May lightning strike me down if I'm lying. I miss my pops; all I got is lonely...

Darius Saczuk
United States
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 373

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
8 mins
  -> Thank you, Frank. Have a lightning-free day.

agree  Jacek Konopka
2 hrs
  -> Kind thanks, Jacku.
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
let him be hit by thunderbolt


Explanation:

thun‧der‧bolt [countable]
1 a flash of lightning which hits a person or thing and kills or destroys them



Example sentence(s):
  • When his case comes up for judgment, <b>let him be pronounced</b> guilty.
Jerzy Umys
United States
Local time: 13:11
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jacek Konopka
1 hr

agree  Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
13 hrs
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
may the righteous wrath od Heavens come thundering upon him and smite him down


Explanation:
a biblical alternative

Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
United States
Local time: 14:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in category: 76
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

14 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +1
[may/let the] lightning blast him


Explanation:
May lightning blast him, him and all the Athenians ! - https://goo.gl/noGny0

---------

PERT
He's gone, madam.

MRS. LOVEIT

Lightning blast him - https://goo.gl/7jSCNs

---------

’Lightning blast him! Thunder rivet him to the Earth! That Vulture, - http://www.bookrags.com/ebooks/15656/8.html#gsc.tab=0

---------




geopiet
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in category: 73

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
3 mins
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)



Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.


See also:

Your current localization setting

English

Select a language

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search