Arnaud's lazy log (Russian & co)

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Re: Arnaud's lazy log

Postby Arnaud » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:07 pm

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Re: Arnaud's lazy log

Postby neofight78 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:12 pm

Arnaud wrote:How many words do you need to read confortably in russian ? 50.000 ? More ?


Do we really want to know the answer to that question, it can only be depressing! :lol:
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Re: Arnaud's lazy log

Postby reineke » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:29 am

Arnaud wrote:
But the russian literature is really another story, I can't open a book without being completly lost pretty quickly. The experience is completly frustrating to the point that now I have apprehensions to open a russian book. I tried to read a few pages of The Fatal Eggs of Bulgakov, and it's horrible, I understand nothing (and I'm not the only one, because the french translation of my parallel text is also sometimes incomprehensible, so the french translator also suffered, only the english translation found on the internet seems correct)
Today I've spent half an hour on that before giving up:
Непосредственно вслед за жабами, опустошившими тот первый отряд голых гадов, который по справедливости назван классом гадов бесхвостых, переселился в лучший мир бессменный сторож института старик Влас, не входящий в класс голых гадов. Причина смерти его, впрочем, была та же, что иу бедных гадов, и ее Персиков определил сразу:
- Бескормица!

It's supposed to be funny, so why do I want to scream of despair :lol:


Eh.... it was worth a smirk. I believe these books/stories are more appropriate for a language learner:

ПИКОВАЯ ДАМА
http://rvb.ru/pushkin/01text/06prose/01prose/0866.htm
Однажды играли в карты у конногвардейца Нарумова. Долгая зимняя ночь прошла незаметно; сели ужинать в пятом часу утра.
Антон Чехов
ПАРИ
Была темная, осенняя ночь. Старый банкир ходил у себя в кабинете из угла в угол и вспоминал, как пятнадцать лет тому назад, осенью, он давал вечер. На этом вечере было много умных людей и велись интересные разговоры.
http://ilibrary.ru/text/1540/p.1/index.html

Федор Достоевский
ИГРОК
http://ilibrary.ru/text/67/p.1/index.html
Наконец я возвратился из моей двухнедельной отлучки. Наши уже три дня как были в Рулетенбурге. Я думал, что они и бог знает как ждут меня, однако ж ошибся. Генерал смотрел чрезвычайно независимо, поговорил со мной свысока и отослал меня к сестре.
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Re: Arnaud's lazy log

Postby Arnaud » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:45 am

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Re: Arnaud's lazy log

Postby reineke » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:50 am

You're a smart man. If a sentence looks like a paragraph and you feel like someone's beating you with a brick when you try to comprehend it, look elsewhere and come back to it later.
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Re: Arnaud's lazy log

Postby Arnaud » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:33 pm

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Re: Arnaud's lazy log

Postby reineke » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:06 pm

Watch TV regularly - common expressions such as "where are you going" don't need special activation (especially if you're translating). I would avoid relying on subtitles.
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