wackyweasel (wackyweasel) wrote in linguaphiles,

Russian in Distress


I am new to this community; I read the rules, of course, but please let me know if there is a format I'm not following or anything! I am an American and a native speaker of American English, and have near-fluency in Spanish, for what it's worth.

A Creative Writing professor assigned our class a scene wherein an elderly Russian man is hit by a car (in small-town America, around no other people who speak Russian). He speaks no English. He is Jewish, and is reacting to both his injuries and the attempt by a Catholic priest to offer him last rites. If necessary, I can always take the wussy route ("He said something in Russian") since the priest is the point-of-view character, and he speaks no Russian; however, I would really like to be able to actually type what the priest hears. I would love any help people could give me with this!

The phrases I need translated (with Roman characters, to go in a story otherwise written in English):

"Call a doctor."
"I don't speak English. Anna, where is Anna? She can take me to a hospital."
"No, I am Jewish."
"No! Put that away! Don't you tell me I'm dying!"

A depressing piece, certainly, but I'm hoping it will at least be well-written, and this would help a lot. Thank you!

P.S. I'm cross-posting to little_details, because this assignment is due very soon, so I kind of need to know whether I'll be able to get a translation. Just wanted to make sure I didn't confuse anyone!

**EDIT** Thank you guys all so much! <3!

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