Strachu ani zato vypisat neda

English translation: the horror of it is beyond description

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Slovak term or phrase:Strachu ani zato vypisat neda
English translation:the horror of it is beyond description
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01:02 May 5, 2018
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Slovak term or phrase: Strachu ani zato vypisat neda
In a 1946 letter from Slovakia, a woman mentions the poor conditions her family had lived through during the war and adds: "Strachu ani zato vypisat neda ale šak polahki nato zapomeneme." I believe the last half of the sentence reads: "...but we will easily forget that." The first half of the sentence, however, presents some difficulty. The handwriting and grammar of the letter is challenging. Any suggestions?Turn social sharing on.
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Timoshka
Local time: 13:21
the horror of it is beyond description, but time will soften our memories
Explanation:
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Note added at 1 hr (2018-05-05 02:09:54 GMT)
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she is using a future tense while describing 1946, but it would probably be better as "time has softened our memories" i.e. gradually forgetting

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Note added at 15 hrs (2018-05-05 17:01:41 GMT)
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or: beyond words, if one wishes to stay away from exact translation
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Hannah Geiger
United States
Local time: 14:21
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4 +1"Strachu ani sa to vypisat neda"
mariac6217gm
3 +1the horror of it is beyond description, but time will soften our memories
Hannah Geiger


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55 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
"Strachu ani sa to vypisat neda"


Explanation:
The fear is indescribable

mariac6217gm
United States
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  Dušan Ján Hlísta: už Elvis mal song "Indescribably blue" - takže to je ono. Iba to treba správne uviesť!
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
the horror of it is beyond description, but time will soften our memories


Explanation:
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Note added at 1 hr (2018-05-05 02:09:54 GMT)
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she is using a future tense while describing 1946, but it would probably be better as "time has softened our memories" i.e. gradually forgetting

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Note added at 15 hrs (2018-05-05 17:01:41 GMT)
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or: beyond words, if one wishes to stay away from exact translation

Hannah Geiger
United States
Local time: 14:21
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Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech, Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  Juro Sebestyen, A.B.I.E.S. s.r.o.
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