All Slavic: Independence (of a nation)

Karton Realista

Senior Member
Polish - Poland
Hi. In Poland this day, 11.11, is The Independence day, our important National Holiday when we traditonally attack squats in Praga and call people sand-nig*ers :(.
Joking aside, I would like to ask a question connected with this event - does the word independence (independent) have a different translation when it comes to a country (in your language)?
In Polish we say "niezależna kobieta" (independent woman), but "niepodległe państwo" (independent state).
 
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  • Azori

    Senior Member
    Slovak:

    independent (adj.) = nezávislý
    independence (n.) = nezávislosť, suverenita, zvrchovanosť
    Independence Day = Deň nezávislosti

    independent women = nezávislé ženy
    independent state = nezávislý štát
     

    Karton Realista

    Senior Member
    Polish - Poland
    independence (n.) = nezávislosť,
    In Polish, niezawisłość sądów - independence of courts; independence of judgments
    Doesn't apply to people, except for niezawisły sędzia - independent judge, judge with autonomy to do their job regardless of political pressures, and doesn't apply also to words in similar context.
     

    Nomen nescio

    New Member
    N - N
    Not as such, "Nezavisna" part is the same regardless if it is referring to a country or a woman but in the legal jargon Suverena država (Sovereign state) is used

    11 November is also a public holiday in Serbia (Armistice Day)
     

    Lubella

    Senior Member
    Ukrainian
    "niezależna kobieta" незалежна, вільна, самостійна, емансипована + жінка
    independence самостійність, незалежність, суверенність
    "niepodległe państwo" незалежна, суверенна, самостійна + держава, країна
     

    Nomen nescio

    New Member
    N - N
    In Serbian I would not exactly call woman Nezavisna ("Not-dependent") but Samostalna ("Self-reliant"). Emancipovana is also used but in a broader context.

    you can likewise say Nezavisna, Samostalna, Suverena država (not necessarily in the same sentence)
     
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