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10:31 Mar 12, 2004
Russian to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Russian term or phrase:a tol'ko poskulivaia
I, ne utiraia slez, a tol'ko poskulivaia, Prokhor tikho vishel.
Thanks, I think this is perfect. It is sufficiently 'pathetic'.
'Whining' isn't bad, but as we also use 'to whine' to mean 'to complain', then I think it might add a touch of unnecessary ambiguity.
Sergei - I found your suggestion of 'puling' unusual. Until now I didn't even now that there was such a word in the English language and in fact my dictionary gives it as archaic. Although I am trying to maintain the feeling that this book was written many years ago, I do not want to include words that are so archaic that they might cause the reader to stumble.
This is not to say that I don't appreciate your reponse and all the help that you give me in general! 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer