6

I have a slovar and I have asked people I know but I get all kind of answers. How to say in Russian: "I have a blog".

  • 1
    "I am in prison for crimes against the state" usually works. – Sycorax Jan 26 '16 at 19:36
  • @Sycorax Is that an Alexei Navalny reference? – Chill2Macht Oct 14 '16 at 18:44
16

У меня есть блог appears to be the most exact translation. Я веду блог is also an option. The latter variant is even closer to English I have... clause and it sounds natural to Russian, unlike literal translation Я имею блог. Please do not use я имею... in this case.

If your intend to introduce yourself as a blogger in an oral conversation, then just я - блоггер (I'm a blogger) will be OK.

| improve this answer | |
  • Я веду... is only grammatically closer to I have... than У меня есть..., but semantically it's certainly the other way round. – Andriy M Jan 26 '16 at 10:43
  • What is a good way to say that you have many followers. Would followers in this case be synonym with: "последователи"? – Ева Jan 26 '16 at 13:07
  • @Ева: "Follower" in this sense is more like "подписчик" in Russian. To avoid confusion with the "subscriber" variation of the meaning, however, it seems that Russian language has adopted a transliteration: фолловер. (A Wiktionary entry may not necessarily be an indication of actual adoption of a word, but you will certainly get quite a number of hits if you try googling it.) – Andriy M Jan 26 '16 at 13:30
  • @Andriy M: Many thanks for the clarification. – Ева Jan 26 '16 at 14:06
  • @Sergey Would it not be enough to just say У меня блог because I learned that есть always implies that you carry the actual thing with you. For example your mobile phone or a pen would be with есть because you have it with you and vice versa. – SilvingsQuantu Jan 28 '16 at 11:55
5

To answer by Sergey I'd also add that you'd rather use Я веду блог if you want to imply that you're an active blogger, because У меня есть блог may also mean that you have a blog, but you are not posting actively or even abandoned it.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.