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How should I translate Future Perfect constructions to Russian?

Let's suppose I am grilling fish for a big party. I have grilled 20 fish and will grill 30 more. The grilled fish are immediately taken away to be given to the guests. A friend of mine comes in and ...
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How can I translate “would” in “He had to run faster than his tribemate, as the hindmost would be eaten by the lion”?

Let us consider the sentence shown in the title of my post: (1) He had to run faster than his tribemate, as the hindmost would be eaten by the lion. (For context, watch this short commercial: ...
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How should I interpret phrases like “должен ли Путин уйти”?

I recently wrote a question about the modal должен, explaining that this modal is very hard to me because it has very different meanings. As my question was deemed too broad and put on hold, I would ...
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Future conditionals with the reversed chronological order

Let's suppose I need to convey the following idea: If you do X in the future, I do Y in the future, with one important subtlety: Y is physically done earlier than X is. I am blushing as I feel I may ...
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Is “Заходи, покажешь X” {Imperative + Future} an equivalent of “come and show me X” {Imperative + Imperative} in English?

1) Заходи как-нибудь, покажешь фотки! {Imperative + Future} I'm assuming this phrase means "come and show me the photos sometime". In English, both "come" and "show" are in Imperative, while in ...
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Understanding the future tense

When we're speaking of the future in English, we usually say will ... or am going to .... In French, the same is accomplished using Futur Simple for will, and aller for going to. In Russian, however, ...
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Is there a future tense in Russian?

There is widespread consent among grammarians of Germanic languages that there is no future tense in those languages. The idea of futurity is either conveyed periphrastically (often with modal or ...
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What's the first person singular future of победить

What is the first person singular of победить in future tense? The other person-numbers have obvious forms such as: ты победишь, мы победим, они победят, вы победите, он победит, я ??? The obvious &...