a long way from

Discussion in 'Русский (Russian)' started by scoochwess, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. scoochwess New Member

    English
    Hello,

    I'm translating a text about the family unit in Soviet times and I have got stuck on the following part:

    "The unit was now the 'Soviet family of a new type', but it was a long way from the free union advocated by Alexandra Kollontai"

    How could 'a long way from' be translated in this sense? Is it simply далеко от чего-то? Or is that too much to hope for?!

    Thank you
     
  2. rusita preciosa

    rusita preciosa Modus forendi

    USA (Φιλαδέλφεια)
    Russian (Moscow)
    :thumbsup:

    (In this case it would be probably далекa от..., if you translate "unit" as ячейка.)
     
  3. scoochwess New Member

    English
    Ah yes, of course! Thank you very much!
     

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