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Samye lutshie tatshki (Самые Лучшие Тачки) (English translation)

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English translation

The best cars

During the year, I and my friend were saving up to buy a car,
Finally, we went to the "AutoVAZ" car factory,
We dashingly bought the car, we started our way home,
I was excited. Maybe, my friend also was glad.
 
Shit, suddenly our car stopped on the way. Oh, why did it stop? 1
We'll have to look for somebody to take our car in tow,
The cylinders burst, the brake drum broke down,
The carburetor exhausted, and the driveshaft fell off!
 
Having opened the hood,
We opened our mouths and closed our eyes,
Because all hoses fell off, shit!
The car body and manifolds burst and rotted from the corrosion!
 
(REF)
Yeah, Lada 2102,2 Lada 2108,3 Lada 2103,4 and Lada 21095
Are the best cars!
Lada 2102, Lada 2108, Lada 2103, and Lada 2109
Are the best cars!
 
Saabs, Nissans, Mercedeses, Fords, Opels,
Terranos were passing by us. Kicking up dust, a Jeep raced here.
The prestigious Jeep whistled so fast, we didn't even have time to see it.
 
A Cadillac, an Aston-Martin, a Fukang, a Citroën,
Škoda, Honda, Renault, Daewoo, Volkswagen,
Mitsubishi, Mazda, Rover SUV,
Later a Toyota, a Daewoo SUV, and a Land Rover drove here.
 
They all went by us and didn't stop!
Shit, they all didn't care about us,
We were dirty, me and you, we were screwing bolts,
Me and you beat off all our fingers!
 
(REF)
 
Working under the hood, we froze,
My friend, idiot, tired from repairing the engine,
He screams and grunts, the tools lie on the asphalt.
Now the night has come, an owl cries us:
"My kids, why did you buy this car?
This car is the most rotten among all cars in the World!
It would be better if you bought an old second-hand foreign car!"
 
Why and for what reason did we buy this bullshit?!
We are staying here, we are crying here, and there's a definite reason,
We got scammed like fools making this expensive purchase,
We will sit in the car and joyfully sing:
"People, buy home-made cars!"
 
(REF) (x4)
 
  • 1. This song tells about low quality of many Russian cars in the 1990s.
  • 2. Lada 2102 is Soviet rear-wheel drive five-door station wagon created on the basis of Italian Fiat-124 Familiare car. This cars were produced from 1970 to 1985.
  • 3. Lada 2108 is Soviet and Russian front-wheel drive three-doors hatchback. This cars were produced from 1984 to 2003 in Russia and from 2003 to 2014 in Ukraine.
  • 4. Lada 2103 is Soviet rear-wheel drive four-door sedan created on the basis of Italian Fiat-125 car. This cars were produced from 1972 to 1984.
  • 5. Lada 2109 is Soviet and Russian front-wheel drive five-doors hatchback created on the basis of Lada 2108. This cars were produced from 1984 to 2004 in Russia, from 2004 to 2011 in Ukraine, from 1991 to 1996 in Belgium, from 1995 to 1998 in Finland.
Submitted by Guest on Wed, 21/03/2018 - 08:35
Added in reply to request by Josip Broz Tito
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Samye lutshie tatshki (Самые Лучшие Тачки)

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Brat    Thu, 29/03/2018 - 02:02

A bit of proofreading Regular smile

S1L3 "famously" in not an appropriate word here, because it's applicable to some statements recklessly made in public by celebrities, or something alike. Here "лихо" means "in a brave and quick manner", so "smartly" or "dashingly" would probably match. Also "we came back" is not what is said. There should be "we started our way home", or simply "we hit the road".

S2L2 Someone will have to hook our car with the hitch,->We'll have to look for somebody to take our car in tow (your translation has a bit perverse sense)

S5L2 Picking up dust->Kicking up dust

S6L1 The Cadillac, Aston-Martin, Citroën Fukang,->A Cadillac, an Aston-Martin, a Fukang, a Citroën, (in such a long enumeration you can drop the subsequent articles, but you should use a few in the very start.
S6L3 Rover-Jeep,->a Rover SUV, ("Jeep" is used in Russian to name various off-road vehicles, as you may know)
S6L4 Later Toyota, Daewoo-Jeep, and Land Rover->Later a Toyota, a Daewoo SUV, and a Land Rover

S7L3 screwing the bolts->screwing bolts

S9L2 tired from repairing of the engine,->tired from repairing the engine, (the gerund here Wink smile )
S9L3 the tools lies -> the tools lie
S9L6 This car is the most rotten then all cars in the World!->This car is the most rotten among all cars in the World! (or simply "This is the world's most rotten car!/That's the most rotten car on earth!")

S10L1 Why and from what did we buy this bullshit?!->Why and for what reason did we buy this bullshit?!
S10L2 We are staying here, we are crying here,->We are staying here, we are crying here, and there's a definite reason
S10L3 Because we were wrong like fools from this expensive purchase,->We got scammed like fools making this expensive purchase,
S10L5 "People, buy domestic cars!"-> "People, buy home-made cars!" (I think that would be better because "home-made" can mean both "not imported" and "shoddy".

Footnotes:
This cars was produced->These cars were produced Wink smile

SaintMark    Sun, 24/06/2018 - 02:39

thanks for your translation. i made the REF 4 instead of 2 lines, it looks better.

k_mironov    Sun, 24/06/2018 - 07:50

I have changed my text.