Index - TranslationsLast modified: 15/7/2010 20:27:17 CET
This page features translation of various signs and audio clips from S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. I decided to create this because many, myself included, who enjoy playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl may not actually speak or understand russian; I personally like the idea that many of the stalkers you meet speak russian, and you can find signs and other things written in russian - but it does make certain things a bit harder to understand Wink!. A big thanks to our resident stalker, Sevis, for providing the translations so far. Text in italic within the translation is personal thoughts or notes from the translator.

If you have an image with a sign (or similar) or an audio clip you'd like to have translated, feel free to send it to me and I'll add it to this page.
Table of content
Table of contentSigns
Table of contentAudio clips

Sign 1Back to top
Sign 1 (Click to view large version)
Sign 1
CAREFUL! (same meaning in Russian as Warning! or Danger! in English)
Further is the Wild Territory!
Location
This sign is located near the exit to the Wild Territory in the Bar area.
Sign 2Back to top
Sign 2 (Click to view large version)
Sign 2
Sanitary zone
No trespassing.
Location
This sign can be found inside X18.
Sign 3Back to top
Sign 3 (Click to view large version)
Sign 3
CAREFUL!
Further is the Wild Territory of the Zone!
Location
This sign is located near the exit to the Wild Territory in the Bar area.
Sign 4Back to top
Sign 4 (Click to view large version)
Sign 4
You are on Duty territory
Do not provoke (us)
And you will live.
Location
This sign can be found near the control point in the Bar area.
Sign 5Back to top
Sign 5 (Click to view large version)
Sign 5
Duty Territory
Usage of weapons is
FORBIDDEN
violators will be
SHOT TO DEATH.
Location
You'll come upon this sign moving towards the 100 Rads from the control point in the Bar area.
Sign 6Back to top
Sign 6 (Click to view large version)
Sign 6
Radioactivity.
Location
This sign is located on a hill near the anomaly-filled tunnel in Agroprom Research Institute.
Personal Notes
The translation of this sign came as a big surprise! Big Smile!
Sign 7Back to top
Sign 7 (Click to view large version)
Sign 7
Git (not exactly, more a rude person) (vertical bar) unknown
Zone you ... (need to rethink this)
Location
This one can be found on a hill near the stalker camp in Army Warehouses.
Sign 8Back to top
Sign 8 (Click to view large version)
Sign 8
Unknown
2009 (also unknown in English right of the cross, with un hidden under the gas mask).
Location
This sign can be found close to sign #7.
Sign 9Back to top
Sign 9 (Click to view large version)
Sign 9
Translit:
Chtob metkost' i snorovku,
Imet' v boyu
Hrani, boets, vintovku
kak zhizn' svoyu

Translation:
To have accuracy and agility
In a battle
Keep your rifle, soldier
as you keep your life

Notes:
This is a sort of training poster for the army. As can be seen from the translit, it is a poem. I will relook this one to make it rhyme in English too.

Location
This sign can be found in the house close to the area transition to Garbage in Cordon.
Sign 10Back to top
Sign 10 (Click to view large version)
Sign 10
STOP!
Military control point (or check point)
Prepare your
documents.
Location
This sign can be found outside the walls surrounding the house close to the area transition to Garbage in Cordon.
Sign 11Back to top
Sign 11 (Click to view large version)
Sign 11
STOP!
We will fire
at will!
Location
The sign is located outside the hangar in Garbage.
Sign 12Back to top
Sign 12 (Click to view large version)
Sign 12
No trespassing.
Location
Can be found in Red Forest.
Sign 13Back to top
Sign 13 (Click to view large version)
Sign 13
Bar
Barrier
Dead City (likely an area that got deleted from the final game)
Duty
Radar (Brain Scorcher?)
Here (or "This way")
Freedom
Location
This sign can be found in Army Warehouses.
Sign 14Back to top
Sign 14 (Click to view large version)
Sign 14
This way
Location
This sign can be found in Army Warehouses.
Sign 15Back to top
Sign 15 (Click to view large version)
Sign 15
(top left) Freedom
(bottom right) There (or "that way")
Location
This sign can be found in Army Warehouses.
Sign 16Back to top
Sign 16 (Click to view large version)
Sign 16
For council rule! (or senate, this is also where "soviet" come from, transliterated as soviet)!
Location
This sign can be found in Army Warehouses.
Sign 17Back to top
Sign 17 (Click to view large version)
Sign 17
Difficult in learning - easy in battle!
Location
This sign can be found in Army Warehouses.
Sign 18Back to top
Sign 18 (Click to view large version)
Sign 18
Graph of "BM" (no idea what BM is, though)
Location
This sign can be found in Army Warehouses.
Sign 19Back to top
Sign 19 (Click to view large version)
Sign 19
(top row, left to right) Dead City | Anomalies | Radar
(bottom row, left to right) Bar | Bandits (Duty camp) | Mines (or minefield)
Location
This sign can be found in Army Warehouses.
Sign 20Back to top
Sign 20 (Click to view large version)
Sign 20
Freedom (can also mean "will" but since this is found the Freedom base, the meaning is quite likely Freedom)
Location
This sign can be found in Army Warehouses.
Sign 21Back to top
Sign 21 (Click to view large version)
Sign 21
Watch (or duty) schedule
Location
This sign can be found in Army Warehouses.
Sign 22Back to top
Sign 22 (Click to view large version)
Sign 22
Grocery shop
Location
This sign can be found in Pripyat.
Sign 23Back to top
Sign 23 (Click to view large version)
Sign 23
Militia (literally, "police" has the same meaning in the west)
Location
This sign can be found in Pripyat.
Sign 24Back to top
Sign 24 (Click to view large version)
Sign 24
Lenin
Location
This sign can be found in Pripyat.
Sign 25Back to top
Sign 25 (Click to view large version)
Sign 25
Coming in,
don't be scared,
coming out,
don't cry.
Location
Although technically not a sign, this writing on a wall can be found inside of X18. Thanks to pepe_84 for the find.
Audio clipsBack to top
Audio clip 1Back to top

Sound Audio clip 1
And why are there no female stalkers? Imagine that, an Amazon... (sigh)
Audio clip 2Back to top

Sound Audio clip 2
An experienced stalker returns to his jeep, and sees a controller
- Get lost, beast!
(sentence removed, not needed for the humour)
- Do you think I need your 100 year old truck?
- You might not steal it, but you'll definetly write something (on it)
(laughter)
Damn it, it's not funny!
(dreamily) Would be nice to have some cold Kvas (non-alchoholic Russian drink) now... so the bubbles would go up the nose...
Audio clip 3Back to top

Sound Audio clip 3
(This clip is probably missing the beginning, adding it in)
(before the clip) We will find him and have a talk... (clip) A serious, manly talk... But my group will never (kill) no-one anymore... no-one...
Audio clip 4Back to top

Sound Audio clip 4
When we return... those who survive...
Audio clip 5Back to top

Sound Audio clip 5
(1st) Im too slacked lately... But I shouldn't give up yet... No, I shouldn't...
(2nd) (several words, cant understand them yet)
The mercs and bandits had an argument
A fight started
The controller who was meanwhile sitting at the crossroads was happy
- Good spot I chose here, always wanted to see a real gangfight
(laughter)
Not bad heh!
I dont understand, whats so funny?
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Sound Audio clip 6
A cool guy (New Russian in other versions of this joke) comes to a stalker and says:
- Get me the Gold Fish artifact, everyone has one, only I'm like an idiot!
- But it's radioactive!
- Radioactive, radiopassive, who cares? It's not like I'll put it down my pants, I'll keep it on a chain!
(laughter)
Not bad heh!
How about you shut up, you're getting on my nerves!
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Sound Audio clip 7
A stalker is lost in the zone. He's walking around shouting. Suddenly, he feels a hand on his shoulder, and turns around to see a monster.
- Why are you shouting?
- I'm lost, I thought someone might hear me...
- I heard you, feel any better?
(laughter)
Good...
He's always good (happy, same word in Russian)... Find a clearing with mushrooms, and thats your dinner. And you have to carry around your food, if you go deep (into the zone) for a week. So this is work, defending others... (next part unclear) Would be nice to find out who is depending, and the circus will reply (probably incorrect, will relook).
Audio clip 8Back to top

Sound Audio clip 8
(1st) Would be nice if those gits wouldn't get in the way... (second part indistinguishible)
(2nd) Well, theres no happyness (fun) without music.
Audio clip 9Back to top

Sound Audio clip 9
Master! Great!
Audio clip 10Back to top

Sound Audio clip 10
I rembered now:
A military is walking in the woods, shouting "help, people!". A stalker is in a nearby bush:
- Oh yeah, on the blockpost checking documents it's "gits and bastards", and once you get in a tight spot (literally "climb up (the) ass") its "people"?
(laughter)
What is there to laugh about?
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Sound Audio clip 11
A stalker comes to a doctor:
- Doctor, I can't sleep, I always dream that I am locked in the Sarcophagus with monsters tearing me apart!
- Oh, thats a controller doing that to you. But I know a remedy! Next time you go to deep inside the Zone, take a few bottles (of vodka) and give him them.
- Thank you Doctor, you cant imagine how much you helped me!
- No, it's nothing - said the controller - and thanks for the doctor, by the way!
(laughter)
Audio clip 12Back to top

Sound Audio clip 12
Put away your weapon! Hide the barrel (gun)! Put down your weapon, man! No time for jokes, hide your weapon!
Audio clip 13Back to top

Sound Audio clip 13
This is like honey! Come on, Richter!
Audio clip 14Back to top

Sound Audio clip 14
(1st)How I would like to kill those soldiers... (rest untranslatable)
(2nd)Attention! A joke of humour!
There is a notice in the Duty base. "There will be an organised trip into the zone soon. Everyone who is interested, those who enjoy this stuff, should gather at 9:00. Please take two bottles of this stuff (vodka) each".
(laughter)
Wow, youre good!
It's not funny!
(3rd)Imagine if we would always have such luck. If you think about it... yes... 3 or 4 such trips as yesterday, and perferably with some loot, we could forget about the zone and go home...
Audio clip 15Back to top

Sound Audio clip 15
Heard this once:
An experienced stalker is standing at a crossroads, looking at a sign:
"if you go right, there will be anomalies and a little loot"
"if you go forward, there will be lots of monsters and medium loot"
"if you go left, there will be inns, women, and endless loot"
The stalker thinks a while, and goes forward. While walking he thinks: I think I heard something about this, but should ask at the bar, what crap are "inns and women"?
(laughter)
Wow, you're good!
Anything slightly newer?
Audio clip 16Back to top

Sound Audio clip 16
Put away your weapon! Barrel on the shoulder, man! Put your barrel away! Put down your weapon man! No times for jokes, hide your weapon!
Audio clip 17Back to top

Sound Audio clip 17
Come to me.
You will gain what you deserve.
Your wish will soon come true.
Come to me.
Your path is ending.
Come to me.
Only one will be rewarded.
Audio clip 18Back to top

Sound Audio clip 18
An old and a new Dutyer are walking in the zone. Suddenly, the old one stops and wispers to the new one:
- Carefully go to that tree
The new one slowly very slowly walks to that tree. When he reaches it, the old one shouts:
- I knew it! I knew they were fooling me when they said there was is anomaly here!
(laughter)
Cool!
Great!
It's not funny!
Audio clip 19Back to top

Sound Audio clip 19
(1st) Nothing, nothing, we will beat them, yes we will. Or are we staying here for nothing? How I want to kill them all. Second time they take our food.
(2nd) same as 2nd clip joke
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Sound Audio clip 20
(1st) Rookies are treated like dogs the last time...
(2nd) Lately, a black (or dark) stalker appeared. He would creep up to a tent at night and ask for water. If you didn't give him any, he would grab your throat and strangle you. Another stalker decided to play a trick on his friends. He put on black gloves, creeped into a neighboring tent, and moaned:
- Water... Please...
A black hand reached out, grabbed him by the throat and a voice said:
- What do you want my water for?
(laughter)
Wow!
Its not funny!
(dreamily) Would be nice to have some cold Kvas now... so the bubbles would go up the nose...
Audio clip 21Back to top

Sound Audio clip 21
Listen here guys!
Audio clip 22Back to top

Sound Audio clip 22
Now theres only tinned food around... I remember, I would [come?] home in the evening, and my wife would give me fresh meat for dinner...
Audio clip 23Back to top

Sound Audio clip 23
Reload! Immediately drop your weapon! Fire! Don't move! Immediately drop your weapon! Drop your weapon!
Audio clip 24Back to top

Sound Audio clip 24
(Roughly) Go away. Get off me. Get out of here. Get out of here. Get out of here. Go away, animal.

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