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‘Neprikasayemiye’

English translation: untouchables (see also synonims)

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20:35 Aug 6, 2001
Russian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Russian term or phrase: ‘Neprikasayemiye’
‘Neprikasayemiye’ (ne prinadlezhashchiye ni k odnjy iz kast induizma)
!!!
English translation:untouchables (see also synonims)
Explanation:
untouchable - неприкасаемый, член касты неприкасаемых (в Индии;
Harijan - хариджан, неприкасаемый (в Индии);
panchama - инд.
неприкасаемый;
scheduled class /caste/ — эвф. каста неприкасаемых (см. scheduled)



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Alexander Alexandrov
Russian Federation
Local time: 07:46
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thanks!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1I guess I should not have touched this one with a ten-foot pole!DR. RICHARD BAVRY
na +1untouchables (see also synonims)
Alexander Alexandrov
na +1"untouchables" (now known as Harijans)
ttagir
na +1Untouchables
Natametzger
na[COMMENT]DR. RICHARD BAVRY
na -1UntouchablesInam khan
na -1the Untouchabledjack


  

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37 mins peer agreement (net): -1
the Untouchable


Explanation:
личный опыт

djack
Russian Federation
Local time: 07:46
Native speaker of: Russian
PRO pts in pair: 16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  DR. RICHARD BAVRY: sorry, but it is a plural not singular
1 hr
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48 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Untouchables


Explanation:
Untouchables refers to members of the lowest social class in India

Natametzger
United States
Local time: 23:46
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 24

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  DR. RICHARD BAVRY
49 mins
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
"untouchables" (now known as Harijans)


Explanation:
Let us look into clever books:
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In the traditional lawbooks, and in popular usage, India's 3,000 "jatis", or castes, are grouped loosely into four "varnas" (from the Sanskrit,
"colour"), or classes. At the top of the hierarchy are the Brahmans (priests and scholars), then the Kshatriyas (warriors and rulers), the Vaishyas (merchants, traders, and farmers), and lastly the Sudras (artisans, labourers, servants, and
slaves).
The members of each class are considered to be ritually polluted to varying degrees as a result of defilements brought about by
their occupations, dietary habits, and customs.

Those who have the most defiling jobs are ranked beneath the Sudras and were called "untouchables" (now known as Harijans, or "Children of God," the name given them by Mohandas K. Gandhi).

Influenced by Hinduism, India's Muslims, Sikhs, and Christians also have their own castes, though they place less emphasis on food taboos and
inherited rank and status than do Hindus.
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I can also comment this as follows
the offenses against "untouchables" are now banned by law in India, but anyhow this stratification of Indian society in part still exists.

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Tagir S. Tagirov
KSU



    Reference: http://www.birtannica.com
    Reference: http://www.lingvo.ru
ttagir
Local time: 07:46
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in TatarTatar
PRO pts in pair: 492

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  DR. RICHARD BAVRY
11 mins
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1 hr peer agreement (net): -1
Untouchables


Explanation:
The thing or stuff which cannot be touched. i.e. plants which are untouchable. if someone touches them he gets irritation or something else. another example is of the film Untouchables.

Inam khan
Local time: 09:46
PRO pts in pair: 3

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  DR. RICHARD BAVRY: agree with the word you used to translate but not your uinderstanding of the context
11 mins
  -> well it depends, only Harijans are not known as the Untouchables. you can use this word anywhere.
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1 hr
[COMMENT]


Explanation:
Perhaps I was a bit harsh with Imam...the only reason I disagreed was simply that he failed to recognize the context in the phrase submitted. If, for instance, Mr. Imam had not embellished his answer with a reference that was inappropriate, I might have been more sanguine to his response!
After all, the idea of references is to reinforce the validity of the submitted translation for the given context!


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DR. RICHARD BAVRY
PRO pts in pair: 39
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
untouchables (see also synonims)


Explanation:
untouchable - неприкасаемый, член касты неприкасаемых (в Индии;
Harijan - хариджан, неприкасаемый (в Индии);
panchama - инд.
неприкасаемый;
scheduled class /caste/ — эвф. каста неприкасаемых (см. scheduled)






    New Big English-Russian Dictionary (Mednikova, Apresyan), Moscow, 1993. - Multilex II.
Alexander Alexandrov
Russian Federation
Local time: 07:46
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 98
Grading comment
thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  DR. RICHARD BAVRY: well,you arrived a bit late on the scene already establlished.but please note that "synonyms" is the correct spelling ;>
2 hrs
  -> Thank you, I know. Sorry for the misprint.
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8 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
I guess I should not have touched this one with a ten-foot pole!


Explanation:
stupid American idiom


    strange sense of humor
DR. RICHARD BAVRY
PRO pts in pair: 39

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Alexander Alexandrov: Too stupid and too strange
7 hrs
  -> ha ha ha...I am duly humbled by your kind scolding!
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