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by HelenNewman
Apr 20th, 16, 00:56
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: Доктор or врач?
Replies: 8
Views: 4428

Re: Доктор or врач?

No, you both are wrong, I'm afraid. Doctor is MD, and Vrach is not? It is nonsense. For your information MD is just a person who graduated from the University as a doctor. "Doctor" or "Vrach" are just synonyms, they ARE INTERCHANGEABLE!!!! Дорогие Россияне, бред-то не пишите. Что...
by HelenNewman
Apr 20th, 16, 00:50
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: How to say 'How are you?' accurately in Russian.
Replies: 5
Views: 3949

Re: How to say 'How are you?' accurately in Russian.

How are you? - Kak dela?

Nobody really says: "Kak u tyebya dela?" or "Kak u Vas dela?"

The formal phrase is: "Kak Vashi dela?" or "Kak poghivaete?" (more seldom)
by HelenNewman
Apr 20th, 16, 00:46
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: what it the difference between the letter y and bl
Replies: 1
Views: 849

Re: what it the difference between the letter y and bl

I don't really understand your question. Could you be more specific, please and give me more context in what words you hear Ы sound differently as Y and U. Ryba (poisson in French) - sounds with this exact sound Ы (you can't find this sound in French or English, it is very specific) Быть (etre in Fr...
by HelenNewman
Apr 20th, 16, 00:38
Forum: Russian grammar
Topic: продавец продавщица
Replies: 1
Views: 817

Re: продавец продавщица

it is correct to say: "ona - prodavets", moreover it is a more polite way to say so, rather than to say "ona - prodavshchitsa", because the latter has a slightly negative connotation - the image of somebody who is called so - "a nervous, rude, impolite, not well educated wom...
by HelenNewman
Apr 16th, 16, 01:26
Forum: Russian grammar
Topic: What case is зто in this sentence?
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: What case is зто in this sentence?

This is the verb 'to be' that is not used in Present Simple:

Eto est dni - It is a day/days.
Eto - subject
Est - predicate (omitted)
Dni - nominal part of predicate
by HelenNewman
Apr 16th, 16, 01:17
Forum: Russian grammar
Topic: Difference between как и какой -ая -ое
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Re: Difference between как и какой -ая -ое

Kak = How (adverb)
Kakaya (+ a noun in feminine) - What (relative pronoun)
by HelenNewman
Apr 16th, 16, 01:13
Forum: Russian grammar
Topic: difference between ничего/нечего
Replies: 3
Views: 2176

Re: difference between ничего/нечего

They are used differently. I have nothing to do - Mne nechego delat. There is nothing I can do for you - I nichego ne mogu sdelat dlya Vas. Plus 'nechego' (the first syllable is stressed) is used in set expressions and phrases: Nechego bylo pytatsya (You should not even bother). I nichego ne znayu (...
by HelenNewman
Apr 16th, 16, 00:58
Forum: Russian grammar
Topic: question about the genetive case
Replies: 1
Views: 791

Re: question about the genetive case

The Genitive case has the same function as the possessive nouns and noun phrases with the preposition 'of'. The leg of the table = in Russian noghka (Nom) stola (Gen.). Noghka (chego? - of what?) stola. Stol (a table) - is in Nominative, Stol-a - is in the Genintive case. the wife's son - syn (Nom) ...

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