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by Jeremy Katz
May 12th, 17, 20:48
Forum: Your first post to say hello
Topic: Здравствуйте
Replies: 12
Views: 6082

Re: Здравствуйте

Does anyone happen to know how to PM on this site?
by Jeremy Katz
May 12th, 17, 20:33
Forum: Your first post to say hello
Topic: After 6 years Russian at school in the former GDR I am about to brush up my Russian
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

Re: After 6 years Russian at school in the former GDR I am about to brush up my Russian

Native Russian, born long after GDR ceased to exist back in 1989.
I have a deal. Most of folks say "English for Russian". I say "German for Russian". How about that?
If you're up for it, PM me for Skype, or whatever.
by Jeremy Katz
May 12th, 17, 20:27
Forum: Russian grammar
Topic: Confused over apparent use of Instrumental Case
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Re: Confused over apparent use of Instrumental Case

About the cases - Russian is not German. Accusative case isn't always used here as a tool to direct the object of speaking. The best way to learn, what case to use, is to memorize the prepositions. "С" ("with") - always instrumental . Scratch the accustive, my mistake . Want me t...
by Jeremy Katz
May 12th, 17, 20:18
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: дал понять=made it clear? How come!?
Replies: 3
Views: 1896

Re: дал понять=made it clear? How come!?

First off, GT's right. Surprisingly. Let's get to the literal sense of that phrase to make it clear for you. Дать - to give, понять - to understand. Combining these two verbs would sound like "to give (to let) to understand". There's no such phrase in English, instead you use "to make...
by Jeremy Katz
May 3rd, 17, 00:37
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: Forum rules
Replies: 3
Views: 3463

Re: Forum rules

Tell you what, Alex - unfortunatelly, this forum is, pretty much, dead. Spam, bots, spambots, y'know. Don't you even think of clicking on any links posted. The only thing that can be done is to collaborate privately, user-to-user. I dunno, Skype, Telegram, any outer chatter app, you name it. Here, i...
by Jeremy Katz
Apr 22nd, 17, 02:11
Forum: Russian-English exchange
Topic: My Russian. Simple as that. (RU/ENG)
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: My Russian. Simple as that. (RU/ENG)

I really hope this forum isn't dead. All I see now is spam messages, even spam threads, and that bot guy. Bummer.
by Jeremy Katz
Apr 17th, 17, 21:33
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: "to attack on a grand scale" in Russian:нападать Vs. атаковать
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Re: "to attack on a grand scale" in Russian:нападать Vs. атаковать

Here, as well, it depends on a context. Basically, what I said, "Начнут ли США широкомасштабное наступление на Северную Корею?". But that's not exactly the informal statement, more of a news line. Basically, a metaphrase, a verbatim translation. If you want informal, you cut off "on a...
by Jeremy Katz
Apr 14th, 17, 14:45
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: "to attack on a grand scale" in Russian:нападать Vs. атаковать
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Re: "to attack on a grand scale" in Russian:нападать Vs. атаковать

Well, there's also a word "наступать", which may be closer to the actual meaning. Also, I would've used a different structure, like, it would sound more natural to say "проводить широкомасштабное наступление" (to launch a full-on assault) or something like that. Which, pretty muc...
by Jeremy Katz
Apr 11th, 17, 19:44
Forum: Russian vocabulary
Topic: How to say "everything's alright" in Russian
Replies: 4
Views: 3217

Re: How to say "Welcome on Board" in Russian

That's gonna be "Добро пожаловать на борт!" [Dough-bro poe-zhalo-wa-t (like, in TEA) na bort]
by Jeremy Katz
Apr 10th, 17, 18:46
Forum: Russian-English exchange
Topic: In Europe, xenophobia is winning over rationality
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Re: In Europe, xenophobia is winning over rationality

It's a question of meaning. I'd say that (1) is more correct in such kinda situation. Rationality here is more of a "common sense" kind of meaning. That's why it would be correct to say "над рассудком" or even "над здравым смыслом" (over common sense). Whilst (2) is a d...

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