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“In the cockles of weirdness”

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#134 Apr 3, 2013
Leonid-Rostow wrote:
Russian "uncensored" dictionary:
(Learn to speak with the Russians persons correctly.)
Eto pizdets!= There are no words to describe!
Pizdabol.= The person that says a lot.
Idi na hui!= Please don't distract me.
Cho za huinya??= It seems to me that you are mistaken.
Kakaya nahui raznitsa?= The difference is not critical.
Ne ebi mne mozg!= Could you stop the discussion of this problem.
Vot blyad'!= Bitter disappointment.
Huli ti doebalsya?= What do you want?
Proebali.= Irretrievably lost.
Yob tvoyu mat'!= Waaawww.
Zaebis'!= Perfect!!!
Ni huya sebe!= I am very surprised!
Hahuya!?= Why?
Pohui.= I don't care.
Dohuya.= Very more number.
Dohuishsh'a!= Huge number!
Thank you! I'm saving a link to this.

“In the cockles of weirdness”

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#135 Apr 3, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Of the most interesting (to me) aspects of Russians speaking/writing English is the unusual use of the definite article "the".
For example:
Learn to speak with the Russians persons correctly.
More proper:
Learn to speak with Russian persons correctly.
Learn to speak with Russian people correctly.
Why should one need to be reminded to speak to Russian persons rather than to Russian chairs or lamps, so:
Learn to speak to Russians correctly.
You speak Russian?

“ I'm proud”

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#136 Apr 4, 2013
Pro Ukraine wrote:
I'll bet that sensitive poofter Uther Pendragon is crying after reading the hilarious Russian jokes on this thread, he really needs to get a sense of humour.:-)
For some reason uther gets very sensitive about Russian jokes despite preaching to everybody else how they should not be sensitive about jokes against their ethinicity. I wonder why?

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#137 Apr 4, 2013
-sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>You speak Russian?
Nekotoryye lyudi dumayut tak. Nekotoryye ne delayut.

I think that my grammar sucks, and I'm never certain how one should transliterate the Cyrillic into Roman.

“Hello. America? It's me.”

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Rostov-na-Donu

#138 Apr 4, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Nekotoryye lyudi dumayut tak. Nekotoryye ne delayut.
"Nekotoryye lyudi dumayut tak. Nekotoryye net." or "Nekotorye lyudi dumayut tak. Nekotorye ne dumayut." This better./Some people think so. Some people do not think so./?

“Hello. America? It's me.”

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Rostov-na-Donu

#139 Apr 4, 2013
-sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you! I'm saving a link to this.
Ofcourse. But watch out! This indecent language!=)

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#140 Apr 4, 2013
Leonid-Rostow wrote:
<quoted text>"Nekotoryye lyudi dumayut tak. Nekotoryye net." or "Nekotorye lyudi dumayut tak. Nekotorye ne dumayut." This better./Some people think so. Some people do not think so./?
Yes. Better.

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#141 Apr 6, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Nekotoryye lyudi dumayut tak. Nekotoryye ne delayut.
I think that my grammar sucks, and I'm never certain how one should transliterate the Cyrillic into Roman.
It translated perfectly in google translate :)

How is it that you speak Russian? I thought you were American?

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#142 Apr 6, 2013
Leonid-Rostow wrote:
<quoted text>Ofcourse. But watch out! This indecent language!=)
I will only use it with Limpy and Russia haters :)

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#143 Apr 6, 2013
-sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>It translated perfectly in google translate :)
How is it that you speak Russian? I thought you were American?
I can read a newspaper in 23 languages.

I'm not your "average American".

I know that the rest of the world exists, and I wasn't raised to glorify ignorance and parochialism.

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#144 Apr 6, 2013
snyper wrote:
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I can read a newspaper in 23 languages.
I'm not your "average American".
I know that the rest of the world exists, and I wasn't raised to glorify ignorance and parochialism.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =1zqOYBabXmAXX
Nope, definitely not average...
I can speak in 1 language. Kinda sorta.

Glorify ignorance? Most people in large countries like the United States dont' expect they'll need to speak any other language, not unless they're traveling to another country, and even then...

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#145 Apr 6, 2013
-sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>Nope, definitely not average...
I can speak in 1 language. Kinda sorta.
Glorify ignorance? Most people in large countries like the United States dont' expect they'll need to speak any other language, not unless they're traveling to another country, and even then...
It's called "ethnocentrism" and "isolationism".

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#146 Apr 6, 2013
snyper wrote:
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It's called "ethnocentrism" and "isolationism".
Ethnocentrism?? We're talking about language.

Isolationism maybe, or maybe it's just a really big country and if you wanna talk to people you can't really understand, you just have to head south to Texas or Georgia or places like that where they speak English but with a funny accent. lol

I wish I knew how to speak French and Russian.

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#147 Apr 6, 2013
-sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>Ethnocentrism?? We're talking about language.
Isolationism maybe, or maybe it's just a really big country and if you wanna talk to people you can't really understand, you just have to head south to Texas or Georgia or places like that where they speak English but with a funny accent. lol
I wish I knew how to speak French and Russian.
We're talking about the mindset, of which mono-lingualism is merely a symptom.

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#148 Apr 6, 2013
Oh ...

http://www.pimsleur.com/

Excellent software. Using the mic, the prog will even identify the regional accent you're using.

Developed in collaboration with the Defense Language Institute, but MUCH more expensive:

http://www.rosettastone.com/

With the internet, there are endless opportunities to practice.

http://english.ruvr.ru/

http://rus.ruvr.ru/

“Hello. America? It's me.”

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Rostov-na-Donu

#149 Apr 6, 2013
snyper wrote:
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I can read a newspaper in 23 languages.
How languages?

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#150 Apr 6, 2013
Leonid-Rostow wrote:
<quoted text>How languages?
Do you mean, "Which languages?"

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#151 Apr 6, 2013
snyper wrote:
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I can read a newspaper in 23 languages.
does it mean that you know 23 languages?
you're genius?

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Kiev-Moscow-St.Peterburg

#152 Apr 6, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Do you mean, "Which languages?"
Is it correctly "What languages"?

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#153 Apr 6, 2013
M_A_X_I_M wrote:
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Is it correctly "What languages"?
"Which" is more proper in this application.

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