51524Re: [Czechlist] Velka potřeba
- Apr 28, 2013The writer is in his eighties, so the child is saying in the late 1920's
that he has malou potrebu, tak mu daji nocnik, on z urciteho duvodu trucuje
ze ma taky velkou potrebu a chce kvuli tomu jit domu, ze tu velkou potrebu
jinde neudela. Takze nejake wee wee nebo poo poo neprichazi v uvahu,
zrejme ho takhle naucili mluvit, nebo si to autor preje popisne takto
To number two zni taky OK. Jinak co se tyce jazyka, Kohout nebo Skvorecky
v maji nadhernou cestinu (tedy IMO), a v zasade je taky zastarala v zasade
se snad kazdy, komu je 40+ musel nejak prizpusobovat, myslim. Ale nechci
se vzdalovat od tematu. Termin 'potreba' se mi zda taky neobvykly.
Dekuji za reakci
On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 5:02 PM, "Matej Klimes" <mklimes@...> wrote:
> Hi Hannah,
> Not sure I understand what you're after.. a bit of context wouldn't
> hurt.. BUT if you're translating some sort of story where a child says
> they need to go to "na velkou" (I've never heard a child, or an adult
> for that matter, to say "potrebu," that's a very old and bookie thing
> no one says since, dunno fifties?, actually, I think potreba is only
> tacked on in official context, like doctors' or police reports..)
> If you're after a natural translation, then surely a "number two" is
> called for, if you're after some sort of creative rendition, then
> perhaps the big thing you mention and a bit of a
> socio-cultural/anthropological explanation of other nations' toilet
> habits and lingo?
> ------ Original Message ------
> From: "geigerhannah20" <hgeige@...>
> To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: 28.4.2013 21:13:58
> Subject: [Czechlist] Velka potřeba
> > Hello,
> >May I have your opinion on this, if possible.
> >A small child uses the term velka potřeba, which I am inclined to
> >simply translate as "the big thing", mostly because it is seen through
> >the eyes of the writer.
> >Meanwhile, perhaps I can entertain you by the following link, parts of
> >which, I hope, you might find hilarious.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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