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This is a comment I saw in a forum. Is it a typo, or does it actually mean something?

Что ни день, то приключение!

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  • "Что не день, то приключение!" - It could mean "this is the night - this is an adventure!". Jan 26 at 15:50
  • " you can use ", by the way", but without but. " - i used but there because i wanted to emphasize the "however" for this "by the way"... and for "introduce a word or phrase that contrasts with what was said before." :) Jan 26 at 18:01
  • @Пилум: it doesn't make sense. We don't write that way.
    – CocoPop
    Jan 26 at 18:02
  • well, i said about logic and intuition yet :> Jan 26 at 18:03
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    тут же учат именно русский и группа русского языка, не так ли ? :) Jan 26 at 18:12

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It is a real sentence, but the poster incorrectly used "не" where they should have used "ни". The correct form of the sentence is:

Что ни день, то приключение!

which means:

Not a day passes without some adventure!

"Что ни день" means "every day" but is more literally translated as "any given day" or "any passing day".

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  • How interesting, Lila, thank you so much :)
    – CocoPop
    Dec 31, 2016 at 12:57
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Here's a good description of this structure—

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  • VCN250, that's a great explanation! Thank you. I'm curious, where did you find that?
    – CocoPop
    Jan 3, 2017 at 14:29
  • It's from a grammar preparing students to the second level Russian Proficiency Test. Well, it's just a collection of grammar tips etc, but to be honest this little book solved a hell of a lot of problems for me—виды, краткие прилагательные и тд )) here's what the series is called—Learning and Training Tests in Russian as a Foreign Language. Volume 1. Grammar. Vocabulary.pdf
    – VCH250
    Jan 3, 2017 at 21:04
  • The grammar tips are in the back of this book. —And by the way))—translate.academic.ru/что%20ни%20то/ru/en
    – VCH250
    Jan 3, 2017 at 21:08
  • Thank you indeed, I'll see if I can find it. And thank you for the link!
    – CocoPop
    Jan 4, 2017 at 2:17

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