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    'Strapped for cash'

    cash-strapped parents look at options

    I've looked at a few options and want to keep the 'colloquial-ness' of 'strapped for cash'.
    maybe: родители, "которые борються с деньгами"

    any help would be much appreciated!

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    Re: 'Strapped for cash'

    Quote Originally Posted by rubytoos View Post
    "которые борються с деньгами"
    Who struggle against money? Can you explain what exactly you mean? The idiom "to be strapped for cash" is usually translated as быть без гроша (в кармане).

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    Re: 'Strapped for cash'

    the parents are the ones struggling with money - in english we say 'struggle with money'.

    but I think I was translating a bit too literally!

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    Re: 'Strapped for cash'

    Quote Originally Posted by rubytoos View Post
    the parents are the ones struggling with money - in english we say 'struggle with money'.

    but I think I was translating a bit too literally!
    Unfortunately, literal translation in this case has no sense. So, colloquial expression is быть без гроша, but I'm not sure this is what you need. Maybe испытавать денежные затруднение, сидеть без денег, бедствовать, быть на мели...
    Can you provide a wider context?
    Last edited by Maroseika; 28th November 2012 at 8:46 PM.

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    Re: 'Strapped for cash'

    Excuse me, there are some mistakes in the russian spelling - испытЫвать денежные затруднениЯ. And I would translate the whole phrase as родители,испытывающие денежные затруднения,/бедствующие родители ищут/рассмастивают варианты

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    Re: 'Strapped for cash'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mete0rka View Post
    рассмастивают варианты
    Yes, thanks, silly typo. And quite infectious...

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    Re: 'Strapped for cash'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mete0rka View Post
    бедствующие родители ищут/рассмастивают варианты
    To struggle with cash не подразумевает активных поисков вариантов.

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    Re: 'Strapped for cash'

    Благодарю вас всех! очень полезно.

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