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English translation: Zimovje + note "winter hut of ..."

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13:33 Aug 15, 2001
Russian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Russian term or phrase: postroika zimovia
dlia postroiki zimovia
natasha
English translation:Zimovje + note "winter hut of ..."
Explanation:
В словаре Lingvo приведены следующие варианта перевода winter hut/cabin; winter quarters. В данном случае эти переводы не совсем точно передают смысл соответствующей русской реалии поэтому лучше написать Zimovje + комментарий winter hut of Russian hunters (Siberian gold diggers, etc.). Или более подробное объяснение того, что же такое зимовье.
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Summary of answers provided
5A Vacation or Hunting houseVictor Ulanov
na +2Zimovje + note "winter hut of ..."
Alexander Onishko
na +1For building a winter cabin
Natametzger
naFor building a winter hutjanasru
naBuild the huts
Rostov
naquarters (habitation, dwelling) to survive in winter cold period
ttagir
nafor building winter cabin/quarters/shelter
Rusinterp
na -1to build winter quarters
Oleg Rudavin


  

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10 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Zimovje + note "winter hut of ..."


Explanation:
В словаре Lingvo приведены следующие варианта перевода winter hut/cabin; winter quarters. В данном случае эти переводы не совсем точно передают смысл соответствующей русской реалии поэтому лучше написать Zimovje + комментарий winter hut of Russian hunters (Siberian gold diggers, etc.). Или более подробное объяснение того, что же такое зимовье.

Alexander Onishko
Local time: 17:26
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UkrainianUkrainian
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marcus Malabad: 'cabin' would be best suited and not 'hut' (hut connotes something very dilapidated)
1 min

agree  Kirill Semenov
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12 mins peer agreement (net): -1
to build winter quarters


Explanation:
In fact, зимовье means any lodgings to reside in during the very severe weather in the Polar or close-to-Polar regions. So, judging from the context, you may say 'to build a winter hut/cabin' or whatever is suitable.
Good luck!
Oleg

Oleg Rudavin
Ukraine
Local time: 17:26
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UkrainianUkrainian
PRO pts in pair: 275

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disagree  Marcus Malabad: 'quarters' is off the mark but 'build a winter cabin' is correct
3 hrs
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
For building a winter cabin


Explanation:
If you are talking about construction above the ground for people.

Good luck!

Natametzger
United States
Local time: 10:26
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 24

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agree  Marcus Malabad: spot on
2 hrs
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2 hrs
quarters (habitation, dwelling) to survive in winter cold period


Explanation:
Translation of your phrase depends on the public you are addressing to:
For proz: construction of winter hut/cabin/wood house/ etc.
For amateurs: building of a place to pass over (survive in) cold winter.
By "zimov'ye" the Russian means place for a man (or couple) constructed and prepared to overpass winter cold months. Usually is popular in places where the Russian Winter reigns.
You might see something similar in you Eskimo habits for spending time in winter months.
I cannot advise any source concerning the proper term, but hope you can find some in google and lycos.

Yours,
Dr. Tagir S. Tagirov
KSU


    Reference: http://www.google.com
ttagir
Local time: 18:26
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in TatarTatar
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6 hrs
for building winter cabin/quarters/shelter


Explanation:
It's not necessarily a hut. Shelter or quarters would be the most generic terms denoting "dwelling for protection against the cold of the winter", while cabin is a more specific type of dwelling. I believe transliteration would only be required if the context is extremely specific because winter quarters and shelters were built in many areas, and in many cases they were (log) cabins.

Rusinterp
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8 hrs
Build the huts


Explanation:
***ЗИМОВЬЕ - землянка пастухов, в камышах, или в степях, для истравы сена на месте; сиб. постоялый двор на безлюдье; хижина зверовщиков; станция и приют проезжим; кухня отдельно от прочего строения; место, где зимуют кочевые народы. (RE: В.И.Даль 'Толковый Словарь Живого Великорусского Языка')

...... надворные постройки: стайка, зимовье для телят, ягнят и кур; (RE: http://www.irkutsk.ru./alexalex/i/memisa.html)

..... никаких построек не было: "жилья никакого не имеется, стало быть пустое место". Объявляются торги на постройку там зимовья...(RE: http://www.irkutsk.ru./alexalex/i/memisa.html)

1. *hut - хижина, хибарка,барак

...... and rescue and sets about arranging parliamentary meetings, building a signal fire, and constructing huts.
... whether it be to gather fruit, blow the conch shell, or build huts.
He works at building the huts, and is happy to gather fruit for the littluns without any selfish motives... (RE: http://geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/2814/golding_charcaters....

...Main Hut, Commonwealth Bay, Cape Denison, Antarctica...The Main Hut was built of baltic pine and consisted of one room of about 7 square metres, with an annexe serving as a workshop attached... (RE: http://www.antarctic.com.au/encyclopaedia/hist/MawHut.html)

...Rights groups concerned as East Timor refugees move to huts, camps ...
...Jose and more than 3,000 others live in makeshift huts of thatched palm and orange tarpaulins in and around the skeleton of ... (RE: http://www.cnn.ru/WORLD/asiapcf/9908/27/timor.refugees/index...


2. *camp - лагерь

...It was said that construction had begun late in 1997 and that the camp was intended exclusively for those convicted on religious grounds. (RE: http://www.online.ru/sp/chronicle-eng/27-Sep-99/406-eng.html...

3. * Calf Huts

...Huts are all steel constructed. Completely factory assembled ... (RE: http://www.port-a-hut.com/calfhut.htm)



    Reference: http://www.antarctic.com.au/encyclopaedia/hist/MawHut.html
    Reference: http://www.port-a-hut.com/calfhut.htm
Rostov
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2 days 7 hrs
For building a winter hut


Explanation:
a winter hut
or winter shelter in case of animals = must be the place to hibernate in winter for животных
JANANI

janasru
India
Local time: 20:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TamilTamil
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434 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
A Vacation or Hunting house


Explanation:
In America this can be a vacation home for the summer or winter. In Russia this can be a hunting house, a winter house. To summarize, this is a vacation home.

Victor Ulanov
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