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How is the slash pronounced in Russian?
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Почему в русском языке японские названия переведены с 'си' там, где в японском 'ши' или 'щи'
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How to translate "by the way" and "anyway": linker expressions
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Is there any way to differentiate a "cat's hat" from a "cat-shaped hat"?
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Spoken versus written Russian
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What does "что ли" mean?
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Do other feminine geographical proper nouns ending in the soft sign have the same declension stress pattern as Русь?
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Is it possible to model a truly "Yoda style" in Russian as strangely as it probably sounds in English?
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Meaning of "Что ни день"
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What is the meaning of Shatun when applied to Russian family names?
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How to explain use of "что" when a person is being referred to in songs?
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How do I determine when to use the perfective versus the imperfective in certain contexts? [Examples provided]
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Why is the dative used in "и красному знамени" in the Soviet anthem?
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Is the word order important in the phrase "мы тоже ее видим"?
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