Меж крутых бережков

  • Jana337

    Senior Member
    čeština
    Меж крутых бережков Волга-речка течет,
    А на ней по волнам легка лодка плывет.

    It is about a boat on the Volga. Someone else will certainly provide you with a poetic translation. :)

    By the way, the change of the thread title will not affect anyone's subscription. I am sure. :)

    Jana
     

    alc112

    Senior Member
    Argentina Spanish
    Thank you Jana!!
    Now we have to wait Russians
    I see this thread in my subscribed thread, but I didn't recieve the notification of your message. Neither as Unknown language... nor as Russian...
    Cheers
     

    tacandr

    Member
    Russian (Russia)
    Hello,
    Меж крутых бережков Волга-речка течет,
    А на ней по волнам легка лодка плывет.


    this one is not meant to be poetic but is accurate enough with the original inversion preserved:

    Between steep banks the Volga River flows
    And upon it a light boat sails


    The excerpt must be from a folk song.

    Luck!
     

    tacandr

    Member
    Russian (Russia)
    alc112 said:
    Thank you very much, Tacandr!!
    You are right, I download a image that contains tthe part I put here and

    cheers


    thanks for the link, alc112

    it is a sad song and must have a sad melody. briefly, about adultery and its consequences:) A guy rowed a boat, then went onshore near some beautiful house where a beauty dwelt and he spent a night with her, and in the morning, on his way back to the boat, he met her husband, a dashing voivode, and they fought hard and long on the steep bank and the voivode won and threw the guy in the Volga and there he drowned and only his hat remained floating on waves...

    Luck!
     
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