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Я говорю русскй язык очень плохой, но Я его изучала в университет на 4 года.

Вы говорите по-русски?

(yeah, feel free to tell me how bad that was. I was the despair of my poor Russian professor. Poor Маша)
 
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Da, I understood just about everything you wrote .
Not bad at all.

Mind, it's been nearly 30 years since I learned Russian so I'm quite pleased with myself for being able to read that. :D
 

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Liosse, a) it seemed like a fun challenge, b) my first ever epic novel prominently featured Russian characters which led to significant fascination from about age 12 onwards.

(I also speak a little Arabic, also because it seemed like a fun challenge at the time. At the time.)
 
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Liosse, a) it seemed like a fun challenge, b) my first ever epic novel prominently featured Russian characters which led to significant fascination from about age 12 onwards.

(I also speak a little Arabic, also because it seemed like a fun challenge at the time. At the time.)

It always seems fun at the time. Then you stop to think that the native speaker of whatever language spent the entire first six years of their life learning the dang language, knowing they could never communicate anything without it, whereas you get three or four hours a week for 4 years or so, and have almost nothing that requires you to use that language. It's why I had to give in and drop Chinese next semester, because I was already taking Italian and Japanese. (If there had been a Russian class that fit my schedule, I would have signed up for that, too; and it would then suffer Chinese's fate.)
 

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It's just Russian's three genders, six grammatical cases and a grammar structure that requires every damn thing to be conjugated in every damn sentence, and verbs of motion that would make a genius weep.

On the other hand, I know three alphabets :D
 
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It's just Russian's three genders, six grammatical cases and a grammar structure that requires every damn thing to be conjugated in every damn sentence, and verbs of motion that would make a genius weep.

On the other hand, I know three alphabets :D


Hehe... Alphabets are fun. :) But Russian's got nothing on Latin for paradigms.
 

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Ya govoryoo pa ruski toje. Ruski moy pervoy ezik, k cajilenyoo, mnogo po zobival, ee teper moy angliski no mnogo silneya.
 

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da ya razgavarevoyu lol. I have english keyboards so blah! That wasn't so bad Kateness. Would change some things here and there to make it more proper but good job! You said плохой but you would say плохa because if you say what you said you are talking about the language being bad not yourself speaking bad, lol. Sorry had to point that out. Have fun!
 

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The online translator at Paralink translates Window as виндов. Whatever happened to окно?
 

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I took 4 semesters of Russian in college, I would like to know where I can get a Russian keyboard setup, and also I'd love to "try" to talk to anyone who wants to chat in very basic Russian.
 

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Use Her Name...

These are Windows Vista instructions...

Go to Control Panel
Then Clock, Language, and Region
Then Regional and Language Options
go to the Keyboards and Languages tab
click "Change Keyboards"
Then, on the right-hand side of the window which will open, click "add
Find Russian, press on the + sign
Under keyboard, check the box next to "Russian" (not typewriter)
Then press OK.

After that, you should be taken back to the original window. In the bottom right, make sure to press "Apply"

Then, along your taskbar, there should be something which reads "EN". This is your language bar. You can click on it to change the language which your keyboard types in.
 

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Hoping for some help...

I have two transliterated Russian phrases that I need confirmed...

He is not that strong: On ne takoi sil'nya

He is not telling the truth: On ne gavarit pravdu

Do those look right? Thanks so much!
 

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Wow, I can still understand some Russian sixteen years after doing it at school! я люблю руский язык (can't spell in it very well though).
 

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I speak Russian, but not all that well (my kids correct my grammar). I'm American but I live in Moscow. I got so mad at the Russian language last year that I removed Russian from my computer. Partly out of spite, and partly so my husband couldn't have me Yandex stuff for him anymore.
 

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Hoping for some help...

I have two transliterated Russian phrases that I need confirmed...

He is not that strong: On ne takoi sil'nya

He is not telling the truth: On ne gavarit pravdu

Do those look right? Thanks so much!

1. Very close, I would change the last word to "sil'ny". Он не такой сильный. You can also say "On ne tak silyon" - Он не так силён.

2. Correct. Он не говорит правду.
 

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Thank you for your help, Laura! :)
 

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