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Russian 101

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by pau17, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. red_elk

    red_elk Deity

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    Walking:
    to walk - идти
    I walk - я иду
    he (she) walks - он (она) идёт
    they walk - они идут

    Going by car, train, bicycle, any transport (riding, driving)
    to ride - ехать
    I ride - я еду
    he (she) rides - он (она) едет
    they ride - они едут

    Going by ship or swimming
    to swim - плыть
    I swim - я плыву
    he (she) swims - он (она) плывёт
    they swim - они плывут

    Going by airplane, flying
    to fly - лететь
    I fly - я лечу
    he (she) flies - он (она) летит
    they fly - они летят

    This is of course simplified table.
    If you want more details, you can read this:
    http://www.russianlessons.net/grammar/verbs_motion.php
    There are much more details, though it might be too complicated for beginners.
     
  2. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Что значит "Поход" означает то? Я вижу, она часто в песнях o имена.

    Spoiler :
    What does "pokhod" mean then? I see it often in the names of songs.
     
  3. red_elk

    red_elk Deity

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    Поход - это существительное. Оно может означать военную кампанию (например, крестовый поход), или путешествие пешком.
    Pokhod is a noun. It may mean a military campaign (for example, crusade - "krestovy pokhod"), or journey on foot.
     
  4. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Теперь я понимаю, и это имеет смысл. спасибо Большое!

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    I understand now, and it makes sense. Thank you very much!
     
  5. Tekee

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    Here is what troubles me, what is it called when you use verbs like nouns, like for example:
    The driving. My walking is improving. My thinking is better. My cooking is worse. The driving is bad.


    See the verbs are used like nouns, but in russian it is not so simple. The words themselves change endings! To end with instead of готовить, готовления! (cooking, the cooking) I never found a system for it..
    Google has no information on how to make russian gerunds.
     
  6. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    The Russian infinitive system - and actually Russian verbs in general - are quite similar to their German counterparts, so it makes more sense to me.

    Gerunds are not. A bit of regularity would be nice. I guess that's what happens when your language comes about centuries before the writing system does.
     
  7. Tekee

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    XD If someone answers some sort of system for gerunds it will be a first for the internet.
    So that now if someone searches russian gerunds, their post will be the first result! Not some stupid misleading answer on yahoo answers, but a post from CIVFANATICS will be the first result in google!
    Man gerunds suck.
    Verb system is yeah logical and systematic, but GERUNDS??!!! I can't find a pettern!
     
  8. AbuDhabi

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    Здравствуйте! Моя историа похожа на другой люди в этот тема, но я хочу играть в ролевае игры по русски.

    я уживаю http://www.translit.ru/

    Spoiler :
    Greetings! My story is similar to the other people in this thread, but I want to play roleplaying games in Russian.

    I use http://www.translit.ru/
     
  9. Lone Wolf

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    What does the internet has to do with it?

    Now, globalization and Anglo-Saxom political/cultural dominance are different. I doubt that languages will be replaced outright, but I won't be surprised if post-100 year Russian will be more Rusglish.
     
  10. Neonanocyborgasm

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    I'm sure there are plenty of internet chat rooms for you to practice in. It might help if you had a Russian keyboard, though. That, or you could throw yourself into a Russian neighborhood and just wander about, asking for directions and buying groceries. You might look stupid but it'll get the job done. I don't think non-English discussion is appropriate on this site.

    Btw, above, you're often confusing the letters "х" with "ж".
     
  11. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Is there a way that you Russians can type your words with the accent marks over them? It would be supremely helpful for those of us who have never actually said most of these words before, so that we can say them correctly. I don't know about other people reading this, but I'm reading it all aloud so I can learn the words, and I feel like a fool when I pronounce a word incorrectly, all the more when its due to emphasis on the wrong syllable.
     
  12. Andrei_V

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    Try this one: http://www.andrsib.com/rus
    Unfortunately, no. It kind of sucks, since in a few instances the wrong accent can change the meaning of the word. In the printed materials, such as books, they usually put an accent mark in these few cases, but there is no standard way to type it using a computer keyboard. I'm using the Spanish layout, but it only works for the vocals present in both languages, such as a, o, e. So, I'd suggest to simply highlight the accented vocals with bold or italic.
     
  13. AbuDhabi

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    Нужна быть в УТФ-е, или что. Я не беспокоится очен о произношение - русские панимаю, а я могу читать книги хорошо.

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    It should be in UTF or something. I don't fret much about pronounciation - Russians will understand [me], and I can read books okay.
     
  14. Neonanocyborgasm

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    No one writes the accent marks. They are only found in dictionaries. I don't even know where to put them.
     
  15. homeyg

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    Wouldn't it be:

    Русские меня понимают (Russians will understand me)
     
  16. AbuDhabi

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    Вероятно, спасибо. Я не писал "меня", потому что я думал, что и без этого тоже будет панятно.

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    Probably, thanks. I didn't write "me", because I thought that it would be clear without it, too.
     
  17. Gecko1

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    Я хочу знат когда я могу сказаю "постла мы ели, умерают." Потому что, Я обычно сказаю "Постла мы ели, ОНА умерают."
     
  18. Lone Wolf

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    This is incomprehenisble. Who eats what? Who dies?
     
  19. AbuDhabi

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    Ты можешь оставлят местоимение когда оно очевидно из контекста и разнообразия слов.

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    You can leave out the pronouns when they're obvious from context and the word forms used.
     
  20. pau17

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    The idea of the language 101 threads is more teaching and helping with specific questions (and just general error-finding), as opposed to chatting. The threads are friendly and haven't broken any rules yet, and if the mods want them gone, then they'll be gone, but I think they fill a specific need.

    I keep doing that in Cyrillic, with the х, ж and б, в...I'll probably be more careful with it from now on from all the people who have told me about it in this thread, so thanks.

    I'll probably have some more grammar questions to post in the next few days...
     

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