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Saying hello (and a quick question)

Posted: Jul 28th, 17, 18:37
by NJbibliotekar
My name is Stephen, and I'd like to say "hi" to everyone here. . .

I took a couple of semesters of Russian twenty five years ago, and because I don't speak in Russian to people frequently, my spoken Russian is horrendous ! I can read Cyrillic just fine, and what I can speak is most frequently improperly accented.

My biggest issue is colloquial expressions. If someone were to come to the public library I work at, and there was a brochure display (like this [no endorsement implied, it's just an practical application for this question]) how would write - - Take One - - in Russia ?

I don't want to use Google Translate. . . I've been busted too many time with it !

Re: Saying hello (and a quick question)

Posted: Dec 11th, 18, 10:53
by Mashenka
Возьимите эту брошуру.

I'm just going to put that out there, and hopefully another pair of eyes can look at this, and offer some alternatives. Google Translate can be very accurate, and sometimes can be very weird, like rolling the dice. Let's see what happens.