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otsvety stali alymi, zatem nezhno purpurnymi i otrazilis na snezhnyh granyah

English translation: The reflections turned crimson, then a tender purple, and fell upon the snowy planes

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Russian term or phrase:otsvety stali alymi, zatem nezhno purpurnymi i otrazilis na snezhnyh granyah
English translation:The reflections turned crimson, then a tender purple, and fell upon the snowy planes
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05:07 Jul 10, 2001
Russian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Russian term or phrase: otsvety stali alymi, zatem nezhno purpurnymi i otrazilis na snezhnyh granyah
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The reflections turned crimson, then a tender purple, and fell upon the snowy planes
Explanation:
Just a question of semantics and personal preferences, but I feel the "otsvety" should be translated as "reflections" to lead off the sentence, then somehow be shown to either fall or dance ("otrazilis") upon the snowy "granyakh." My two cents.
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Michael Estes
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Thank you, that's a good idea!
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Summary of answers provided
na +1The reflections turned crimson, then a tender purple, and fell upon the snowy planes
Michael Estes
nathe gleam became red, then soft purple and a reflection in the snowy facetsDrSantos
naThe gleam turned scarlet, then benevolently crimson, and reverberated on the facets (in the folds)djack
naThe sheen turned bright scarlet, then tender pink shining with snow reflections.
Oleg Rudavin


  

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17 mins
The sheen turned bright scarlet, then tender pink shining with snow reflections.


Explanation:
Is it still 'tremblisg scarlet'? 'Snezhnyh granyah' seems somewhat artificial - I'd leave just snow without any 'facets'. But you can use 'snow facets' to stick to the original. So, it'd be 'shining with reflections on snow facets'.

Oleg Rudavin
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45 mins peer agreement (net): +1
The reflections turned crimson, then a tender purple, and fell upon the snowy planes


Explanation:
Just a question of semantics and personal preferences, but I feel the "otsvety" should be translated as "reflections" to lead off the sentence, then somehow be shown to either fall or dance ("otrazilis") upon the snowy "granyakh." My two cents.

Michael Estes
PRO pts in pair: 20
Grading comment
Thank you, that's a good idea!

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agree  Marcus Malabad: go with this one!
1 hr
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1 hr
The gleam turned scarlet, then benevolently crimson, and reverberated on the facets (in the folds)


Explanation:
Почему-то не уместилось в графе.
Продолжаю:
The gleam turned scarlet, then benevolently crimson, and reverberated on the facets (in the folds) of the snow cover

djack
Russian Federation
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8 hrs
the gleam became red, then soft purple and a reflection in the snowy facets


Explanation:
If we are talking about DIAMONDS or precious shinning stones then the word "facets" is OK.


    Trudno, no interestno
DrSantos
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