Здоровеньки булы, хлопцы

English translation: Zdoroven'ki buly, khloptsi!

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Ukrainian term or phrase:Здоровеньки булы, хлопцы
English translation:Zdoroven'ki buly, khloptsi!
Entered by: Vladyslav Golovaty

06:09 May 31, 2018
Ukrainian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / transliteration and translation needed
Ukrainian term or phrase: Здоровеньки булы, хлопцы
Hope I've got the right language pair.
From the confessions of a disillusioned volunteer who went to fight for "Novorussia" (Donetsk oblast) to liberate itself from Ukraine.I need the meaning and the correct spelling in the Latin alphabet.
Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:39
Zdoroven'ki buly, khoptsi!
Explanation:
бути Explanatory (Uk-Uk)
Здоров був ; Здорова була ; Здоровенькі були (plural) — вітання під час зустрічі.
it is a usual greeting during the meeting

e,g,: Здоровеньки булы! Ну, как живете-поживаете? https://books.google.com.ua/books?id=ZN0_AQAAIAAJ&pg=PA11&lp...


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how are you?

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Note added at 5 hrs (2018-05-31 11:43:19 GMT)
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Zdoroven'ki buly, khloptsi!
pardon, Igor's meticulous attention to detail

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Здоров був ; Здорова була ; Здоровенькі були - he, she, they, respectively
https://uk.wiktionary.org/wiki/здоровенькі_були
https://zt.vkadri.com/video/tvradioztinfo-grd-zdorovenki-bul...
Здоровенькі були хлопці... http://vkmp3s.ru/mp3/Здоровенькі були/


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Note added at 5 hrs (2018-05-31 12:03:53 GMT)
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Hey guys!
http://xtremex3.com/music/amazingphil

Здоровенькі були хлопці. http://dchomelesspla.com/music/здоровенькі були


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Note added at 2 days 12 hrs (2018-06-02 18:12:05 GMT) Post-grading
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Thank you so much, Jack!
Selected response from:

Vladyslav Golovaty
Ukraine
Local time: 23:39
Grading comment
Thank you very much!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
5 -1Zdoroven'ki buly, khoptsi!
Vladyslav Golovaty


  

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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -1
Zdoroven'ki buly, khoptsi!


Explanation:
бути Explanatory (Uk-Uk)
Здоров був ; Здорова була ; Здоровенькі були (plural) — вітання під час зустрічі.
it is a usual greeting during the meeting

e,g,: Здоровеньки булы! Ну, как живете-поживаете? https://books.google.com.ua/books?id=ZN0_AQAAIAAJ&pg=PA11&lp...


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Note added at 25 mins (2018-05-31 06:34:37 GMT)
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how are you?

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Note added at 5 hrs (2018-05-31 11:43:19 GMT)
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Zdoroven'ki buly, khloptsi!
pardon, Igor's meticulous attention to detail

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Note added at 5 hrs (2018-05-31 11:55:50 GMT)
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Здоров був ; Здорова була ; Здоровенькі були - he, she, they, respectively
https://uk.wiktionary.org/wiki/здоровенькі_були
https://zt.vkadri.com/video/tvradioztinfo-grd-zdorovenki-bul...
Здоровенькі були хлопці... http://vkmp3s.ru/mp3/Здоровенькі були/


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Note added at 5 hrs (2018-05-31 12:03:53 GMT)
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Hey guys!
http://xtremex3.com/music/amazingphil

Здоровенькі були хлопці. http://dchomelesspla.com/music/здоровенькі були


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Note added at 2 days 12 hrs (2018-06-02 18:12:05 GMT) Post-grading
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Thank you so much, Jack!

Vladyslav Golovaty
Ukraine
Local time: 23:39
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you very much!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Alexander Onishko: "how are you?" is incorrect translation
1 hr
  -> Здоровеньки булы! Ну, как живете-поживаете (in Russian, see above)

neutral  Igor Andreev: ...khLoptsi
4 hrs
  -> Thank you very much, Igor!

neutral  Erzsébet Czopyk: with Igor "and the correct spelling in the Latin alphabet" (I referred to the question itself)
1 day 2 hrs
  -> what is YOUR Latin spelling, Erzsébet?
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