Да живи - не тужи - что грустить тосковать рано нам помирать.

English translation: Live and don't worry. Why should we be sad and gloomy, it is too soon for us to die

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Russian term or phrase:Да живи - не тужи - что грустить тосковать рано нам помирать.
English translation:Live and don't worry. Why should we be sad and gloomy, it is too soon for us to die
Entered by: Wenjer Leuschel (X)

19:59 Oct 27, 2004
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Music / Song
Russian term or phrase: Да живи - не тужи - что грустить тосковать рано нам помирать.
The fourth strophe of Tsyganova's Гроздья рябины,

Не печалься старик.
Наша жизнь словно миг
Хорошо мы сидим
По душам говорим.
Пей вино, не спеши.
Да живи - не тужи
Что грустить тосковать
Рано нам помирать.

I don't quite get the sense of the last sentence. Can anyone please help? TIA.
Wenjer Leuschel (X)
Taiwan
Local time: 08:48
Live and don't worry. Why should we be sad and gloomy, it is too soon for us to die
Explanation:
тосковать - many meanings in English. in this context just sad or gloomy or missing someone or longing for something/someone

the punctuation in the original should be, if written as a prose
Да живи - не тужи. Что грустить тосковать? Рано нам помирать.
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Mikhail Kriviniouk
Local time: 01:48
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4Live and don't worry. Why should we be sad and gloomy, it is too soon for us to die
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Да живи - не тужи - что грустить тосковать рано нам помирать.
Live and don't worry. Why should we be sad and gloomy, it is too soon for us to die


Explanation:
тосковать - many meanings in English. in this context just sad or gloomy or missing someone or longing for something/someone

the punctuation in the original should be, if written as a prose
Да живи - не тужи. Что грустить тосковать? Рано нам помирать.


Mikhail Kriviniouk
Local time: 01:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 4
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Thanks a lot, Mikhail!
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