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by Boris
Jul 23rd, 15, 01:16
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: how to imitate Russian accent
Replies: 4
Views: 2297

Re: how to imitate Russian accent

Interesting point, Araceli! I guess it comes down to what is also known as the "rolling R" which is known from languages like German and Russian. And I agree, we can hear some dialectic differences in Russian. Btw, the same applies to Russian "х", as in " х орошо". Comp...
by Boris
Jul 15th, 15, 01:03
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: "медведь на ухо наступил" -> meaning?
Replies: 4
Views: 2352

Re: "медведь на ухо наступил" -> meaning?

Hi,

thanks for your answer and sorry for my late reply! Too bad we can't use it in the mentioned situations :( It sounds like a fun idiom ;)

Regards,
Boris
by Boris
Jul 2nd, 15, 00:23
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: "медведь на ухо наступил" -> meaning?
Replies: 4
Views: 2352

"медведь на ухо наступил" -> meaning?

Hi, looking at this (IMO funny) idiom: "медведь на ухо наступил", what does it mean? I understand the primary meaning is for someone having a tin ear, e.g. - [at concert] "did you hear how wrong that violinist played?" - "no, sorry, медведь на ухо наступил" I guess ther...
by Boris
Oct 2nd, 14, 23:41
Forum: Russian grammar
Topic: Why do I find е instead of ё so often?
Replies: 2
Views: 1382

Re: Why do I find е instead of ё so often?

Hi Mari, thanks :) So I understand that leaving the dots away has become common, but probably solely due to laziness (when writing by hand) or technical challenges (when using keyboards, either on a computer or touch keyboards on mobile devices etc., as none of them seem to have ё as a single-key le...
by Boris
Oct 1st, 14, 02:02
Forum: Russian grammar
Topic: Why do I find е instead of ё so often?
Replies: 2
Views: 1382

Why do I find е instead of ё so often?

How come I find so many websites and translators (including e.g. Google) writing e instead of ё? Is this a keyboard issue? What is it like for Russian speakers, do they perceive it as a mistake or are they thinking "well, doesn't matter anyway"?

E.g. тёмный vs. темный
by Boris
Sep 12th, 14, 23:02
Forum: Your first post to say hello
Topic: Привет - hallo zäme!
Replies: 2
Views: 2224

Привет - hallo zäme!

Hi all,

I'm from Zurich, Switzerland, and I've been learning Russian for about 10 months.

If anyone wants to exchange tips and tricks on all aspects of learning Russian, or is interested in having a phonetical keyboard layout for de-ch keyboards, drop me a note :)

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