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I am using a book that is a little confusing. I have tried the translate machines and got some garbage back so I am asking the Experts.
The word, пункт, what does it refer to?
Could a пункт be a bigger department store or the small stores and outlets one find inside and just outside the subway in Moscow?
An example was request. Enclosing two examples:
1) Также есть государственные пункты на некоторых станциях метро.
2) В Москве и в Санкт-Петербурге есть довольно много обменных пунктов.
Oct 30, 2015 at 19:24
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Пункт" here seems to refer to a [usually small] currency exchange office or branch ("обменный пункт" = "пункт обмена валюты"). You can probably call it "kiosk", but it's probably beefier than, say, a kiosk that sells public transportation tickets.
Oct 30, 2015 at 20:34
point in various senses (but neither in geometry, nor punctuation of numbers or words, nor in the phrase "What's your point?", nor the verb/participle "to point")
So it may mean
a place on the map such as a city or town. Idiom
населенный пункт means any settlement.
a point of departure or arrival (cf. also
a small place where people do some task staying in place (distribute things, exchange currency, collect scrap -
пункт обмена валюты, пункт приёма металлолома and so on)
a checkpoint or a small police office (
контрольно-пропускной пункт aka КПП, опорный пункт)
an item in a list, a numbered paragraph.
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