Discussion in 'Vocabulary & Translation Help' started by dzurisova, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    Az to se mnu sekne

    As in Nohavica's song :)
  2. Alexx

    Alexx Well-Known Member

    It is one of many czech ways how to say "to die".

    When I'll die - až to se mnou sekne, až zaklepu bačkorama, až půjdu pod kytky,...
  3. fabik317

    fabik317 Well-Known Member

    "When I kick the bucket" is the only similar english phrase off the top of my head, but google says there's many more dysphemisms for dying.
  4. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

  5. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    To be precise, it means to hit the deck or to keel over. To die suddenly is only the extreme meaning of it.

    By using the word “definitivně” (= definitely), Nohavice makes pretty clear he means the extreme meaning.
  6. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    But if I'm hearing right, he says to bude pěkne. So is he saying it will be nice to "kick the bucket"????
  7. bibax

    bibax Well-Known Member

    Yes. He says: To bude fajne, to bude pěkne, až to se mnou definitivně sekne. = It will be fine, it will be nice, when I'll kick the bucket (definitely).
  8. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    Rather “pretty” than “nice”.

    It could be interpreted in more ways:

    It/that will be nice/pleasant…
    It/that will be nice/fine/pretty/beautiful/grandiose/monumental…
    It/that will be great…
    It/that will be neat/elegant…
    It/that will be a fine mess / pretty upheaval…

    It’s up to you to choose your understanding. :wink:
  9. scrimshaw

    scrimshaw Well-Known Member

    Až půjdu pod kytky.... :D

    The poor fellow died and now he's pushing up daisies.

    až zaklepu bačkorama...when I will knock slippers?
  10. Karel_lerak

    Karel_lerak Well-Known Member

    It means fast feet moving in agony.
  11. scrimshaw

    scrimshaw Well-Known Member

    That is quite an image. Zaklepat bačkorama.
    One I've seen in movies.

    Když procházel v údolí smrtí, to se nim z čistého nebe nebe setkal.

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