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by Taras
May 15th, 16, 00:28
Forum: Your first post to say hello
Topic: I am seeing this word or name, but cannot translate. Help?
Replies: 1
Views: 1196

Re: I am seeing this word or name, but cannot translate. Help?

Hi s3ab, the correct spelling must be "варщиков", which is the genitive singular of the noun "варщик". This word is quite rare, and it seems I personally have never heard the word before. According to https://ru.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%89%D0%B8%D0%BA, "варщ...
by Taras
May 7th, 16, 11:04
Forum: Russian grammar
Topic: question about punctuation
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: question about punctuation

Hi whitelighter, in Russian, as well as in English, there should be no space preceding a comma or a period. That is why Google Translate just works ridiculously for you. However, when I tried to translate an English sentence into Russian with Google Translate, the program didn't show any space befor...
by Taras
Feb 20th, 16, 18:54
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: Hello! I am a writer with a question :)
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: Hello! I am a writer with a question :)

Hi Cate, "солнышко" is a lovely hypocoristic form of addressing a person (usually a child). This form does not depend on the gender -- a person called "солнышко" may be a boy as well as a girl. "Солнышка" is the genitive singular of the noun "солнышко". So, in...
by Taras
Jan 1st, 16, 15:17
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: tattoo phrase
Replies: 6
Views: 2872

Re: tattoo phrase

Yes, the phrase 'Цени́ть жизнь' is different to 'Цени́ жизнь'. 'Ценить' is an infinitive while 'цени' is an imperative. That is why if we translate 'Ценить жизнь' into English, we get 'To appreciate life', which is not what you want your tatoo to mean. If you want the tatoo to remind you to be grate...
by Taras
Dec 31st, 15, 19:23
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: tattoo phrase
Replies: 6
Views: 2872

Re: tattoo phrase

Hi Alexandra,
I think the most appropriate translation of the phrase 'Appreciate life' into Russian is 'Цени жизнь'. This translation is literal, meaningful, and short.

I wish the coming year of 2016 would be great for you!
by Taras
Nov 12th, 15, 02:22
Forum: Your first post to say hello
Topic: Привет!
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Re: Привет!

Congrats ON the beginning, kadria :D You reminded me about the mistake I also make at times. Russian English forever)
by Taras
Oct 31st, 15, 12:57
Forum: Russian grammar
Topic: why the 'em' ending in медведем ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

Re: why the 'em' ending in медведем ?

Hi, "медведь" is an animate masculine first declension noun ending in "ь" (see http://www.study-languages-online.com/russian-nouns-declension.html ). Thus, its prepositional case is "медведем". Moreover, as you can see in the link above, the instrumental case doesn't al...
by Taras
Oct 18th, 15, 21:32
Forum: Russian grammar
Topic: Do adjectives describing masculine accusative nouns have genitive endings?
Replies: 1
Views: 1396

Re: Do adjectives describing masculine accusative nouns have genitive endings?

Hi George, first of all, it would be better to translate the sentence "I see the man" as "Я вижу этого человека". The word "этого" emphasizes the specificity expressed by "the". This specificity may also be implied from the context, and therefore the translati...
by Taras
Oct 14th, 15, 16:24
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: How to say "you are so ... that ..."
Replies: 2
Views: 1897

Re: How to say "you are so ... that ..."

Hi Phozzonunnium, your translation is almost correct. To be correct altogether, it should've been "Ты так ой странный, что мне трудно поверить" or "Ты так ая странная, что мне трудно поверить". Expressions "so + an adjective" are translated as "такой / такая / тако...
by Taras
Oct 3rd, 15, 18:11
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: How say "It doesn't rain anymore"
Replies: 3
Views: 4352

Re: How say "It doesn't rain anymore"

Hello semsaudade, when facing problems in translation, it's a good idea to start with a sentence which is simple enough for you to translate. Following this scheme, let's begin with "It rains". This sentence means that rain comes down from time to time. The Russian sentence "Идёт дожд...

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