English translation: A goblet's got a hole, and a girl hasn't.
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19:09 Jan 15, 2002
Russian to English translations [Non-PRO] / joke...
Russian term or phrase:Бокал - с дырочкой, а девушка - без.
Explanation: Note the use of the word "devushka". Although it may mean a girl or a young woman, in this context the whole "hole" business is probably a reference to virginity (although a comparison with a bottle and a cork would be more anatomically correct). I too am curious to hear the entire joke.
Explanation: The whole joke goes something like that:
There's a guy and he somehow gets a tour of hell. And in hell he sees his fiend who is sitting at a table with a goblet of wine, and a really gorgeous girl. But he looks really unhappy, so the Guy asks the Friend what's the problem. And the Friend says, the goblet's got a hole, but the girl hasn't.
Rusinterp Native speaker of: Russian, English PRO pts in pair: 58
4 hrs confidence:
Wrong term used
Explanation: Российский составитель анекдотов просто малограмотен. Сказать он, видимо, хотел "без вранья", а применил "без халявы", что смысла не имеет. В тюремном жаргоне есть термин "халява", что, если не ошибаюсь, означает "столовая в тюрьме". Отсюда - выпить и пожрать "на халяву", т.е. бесплатно.
Russian Express Canada Local time: 05:28 Native speaker of: English, Russian PRO pts in pair: 22
Explanation: No Free Rides. A man dies and goes to Hell. The Devil is giving him a tour and showing him the punishments he can choose. Suddenly he sees a guy sitting with a pretty young girl on his lap and a glass of wine in his hand. He said: I want that! The Devil replied, "But you don't understand. The glass has a hole in it, and the girl doesn't." That's how you'd hear it in a bar. Regards.