Young Bride (traduction en français)

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traduction en français

Jeune épouse

Ma jeune épouse,
pourquoi tes épaules sont-elles
semblables à celles d'une vieille femme ?
Celles d'une vieille femme fatiguée.
 
Ma jeune épouse,
pourquoi tes doigts sont-ils
semblables à ceux d'une haie en hiver ?
D'une haie en hiver.
 
Polonaise en hiver,
chaussures de neige et chasseurs
t'ont apporté les marchandises.
 
Ma jeune épouse,
pourquoi es-tu totalement immobile,
ça aide à raccourcir la journée.
Ça aide à raccourcir la journée.
 
Ma jeune épouse,
pourquoi ne gardes-tu pas auprès de toi
tous ceux qui t'aiment vraiment ?
Tous ceux qui t'aiment vraiment.
 
Polonaise en hiver,
chaussures de neige et chasseurs
t'ont apporté les marchandises.
L'obscurité et les forêts t'octroient
le plus long
visage fait pour la bouillie d'avoine et le ragoût.
 
Publié par Invité·e le Sam, 23/06/2018 - 22:43
Ajouté en réponse à la demande de neige
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Ces paroles sont totalement délirantes, ou alors il y a un sens caché qui semble échapper même aux Anglais...

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petit élève    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 22:47

@Gavin @Igeethecat
"polonaise" can also be a dance or a Polish girl in French, but frankly both sound about as bonkers...

Gavin    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 22:48

Yes I figured maybe a dance. Not that either makes a lot of sense. I expect we're missing a key bit of info...
Octroyer - that's a new verb for me today!

Oh - and I spotted a typo. Unless you've already fixed it. Regular smile

petit élève    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 22:49

you mean the "celles" ?

Gavin    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 22:50

t'on apporté ..

t'ont apporté (e)?

I think?

petit élève    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 22:53

"t" (à toi) is an indirect complement. The direct complement is "les marchandise", the one the participle should agree with *if* it were located before the auxiliary. Really annoying rule, isn't it?

Gavin    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 23:00

Right, I wasn't sure about the agreement. But still it was the t'on that I spotted...

Shouldn't it be "t'ont apporté"?

petit élève    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 23:04

well yes, that's what I wrote : "[les] chaussures de neige et [les] chasseurs t'ont apporté la marchandise".
Doesn't mean anything to me, but that's gramatically correct. Or did I miss something?

Gavin    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 23:05

Maybe just a "t"?
Unless my eyes are playing up. It's been a long day... Wink smile

petit élève    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 23:07

Haha for some reason I couldn't spot it. Oh well...

Gavin    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 23:09

Phew - was beginning to doubt my senses! Regular smile

Gavin    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 23:21

I actually do see a kind of twisted logic in the COD/I thing even if I suspect it's mainly just a way to torture school children.
And I hate to say it but we've come this far - might as well fix the second missing 't' in the last verse too.

Uh - I really should go to sleep, been driving all day and not sure I'm firing on all cylinders anymore! Wink smile

petit élève    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 23:21

Erf.. I didn't take this translation seriously enough.

Gavin    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 23:25

Oh well - you know us Brits take T very seriously. Wink smile

petit élève    Dim, 24/06/2018 - 00:21

In doubt, just have a brew-up Regular smile

petit élève    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 22:57

"octroyer" is a bit lofty, but I thought it couldn't harm here Regular smile

Gavin    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 22:58

I guess 'grant' is rather grand too. Regular smile

Igeethecat    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 22:59

Oh, well, as much as I would love to put my (I raise it) 50 cents in, for some reason, in French, I only understand Okudzhava Regular smile

petit élève    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 23:01

well, I don't really understand this particular song to begin with, though the English is pretty straightforward.

Igeethecat    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 23:06

All I can tell you, is that he hates his ‘young bride’

petit élève    Sam, 23/06/2018 - 23:10

Indeed he doesn't seem to hold her in high esteem Regular smile