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  • Helen Fedor
    (bojovat ) bok po boku (fight) side by side (fight) cheek by jowl podopierat si boky stand with arms akimbo [Does this mean to stand with your fists
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 20, 2005
      "(bojovat') bok po boku"
      (fight) side by side
      (fight) cheek by jowl


      "podopierat' si boky"
      stand with arms akimbo
      [Does this mean to stand with your fists resting on your hips (like Baba used to stand when she was mad and glaring at us)?]


      "ponechat' niec~o bokom/stranou"
      leave something aside
      put something aside/to one side
      leave something out of consideration


      "z boka na bok"
      from side to side


      Helen
    • Martin Votruba
      ... Yes, Helen, but this way of putting it usually carries the implication of standing idly : Peter si len podopiera boky. P. isn t doing anything, isn t
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 20, 2005
        > "podopierat' si boky"

        > Does this mean to stand with your fists resting on your hips
        > (like Baba used to stand when she was mad and glaring at us

        Yes, Helen, but this way of putting it usually carries the implication of
        "standing idly":

        Peter si len podopiera boky.
        "P. isn't doing anything, isn't helping."

        The basic neutral reference to the posture is _dat si ruky v bok_ (assume
        that posture), and _mat ruky v bok_ (hold that posture) -- for whatever
        reason.


        Martin

        votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
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