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MamaPata
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Languages: English (N), French (C1*), Russian (B1), Spanish (B1).

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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby MamaPata » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:13 am

Some amusing Russian sayings for you all this morning:

https://www.linguajunkie.com/russian/fu ... an-phrases
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risbolle
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Languages: Russian (N)
Actively learning: Spanish (beginner)
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby risbolle » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:03 am

MamaPata wrote:Some amusing Russian sayings for you all this morning:

https://www.linguajunkie.com/russian/fu ... an-phrases


I've seen the "Да нет" curiosity cause some raised eyebrows before, so I thought I'd throw in my dilettante opinion.

I suspect that "Да" in the above doesn't come from "Yes": "Да" can also mean roughly "And" and "But".
- In Russian, "Да" in the sense of "And" is old-fashined, and is easiest to spot in fairytales and some other highly stylised contexts. I believe it survives as a neutral "and" in Ukranian ("та") and Belarussian.
- "Да" as "But" is still very common in informal speech (though not a drop-in replacement for "но" by any means).

Hopefully "But no" makes a bit more sense than "Yes no".
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Konstantin
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Languages: English, Russian

Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Konstantin » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:02 pm

Hello. My name is Konstantin. I live in Russia in the city of Kaliningrad. I studied English for 6 months and I will continue to teach it.

I put a link to my YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdXoHYJa0QqU9F_URa8hcNQ

Sorry and do not consider this as spam. Perhaps I did not write in the required forum topic. I still have a poor understanding of even written English. And I speak English very badly.

In Russian schools, 70-80% of all students learn English. But in reality, very few people speak English, even at a confident basic level.

Thank you all for your attention! If you have questions, then write.
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Arnaud
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Languages: French (N), Russian (int)
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Arnaud » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:51 am

Konstantin wrote:Hello. My name is Konstantin. I live in Russia in the city of Kaliningrad. I studied English for 6 months and I will continue to learn it.

I put a link to my YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdXoHYJa0QqU9F_URa8hcNQ
Hi and welcome to the forum. Nice balaclava :mrgreen:
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