\"Евреи хлеба не сеют, евреи в лавке торгуют\".

English translation: Jews don't sow wheat, Jews only sell in shops.

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06:13 Dec 10, 2016
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Religion
Russian term or phrase: \"Евреи хлеба не сеют, евреи в лавке торгуют\".
Стихотворение Б. Слуцкого - "Евреи хлеба не сеют, евреи в лавке торгуют".
Николай
Russian Federation
Local time: 03:32
English translation:Jews don't sow wheat, Jews only sell in shops.
Explanation:
I didn't know this lyric, but I looked it up. It is not antisemitic, on the contrary, it is ironic. See ref.
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:32
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4 +1Jews don't sow wheat, Jews only sell in shops.
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
\\\"Евреи хлеба не сеют, евреи в лавке торгуют\\\".
Jews don't sow wheat, Jews only sell in shops.


Explanation:
I didn't know this lyric, but I looked it up. It is not antisemitic, on the contrary, it is ironic. See ref.


    Reference: http://litresp.ru/chitat/ru/%D0%A5/hazanov-yurij-samuilovich...
Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 38

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  El oso: In fact, I was going to post my own answer (which was pretty similar to yours), but then I thought the Asker might be looking for someone willing to do the search and find an existing translation (since we are dealing with a piece of poetry here :)
17 mins
  -> Thank you.
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