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Is there any way to differentiate a "cat's hat" from a "cat-shaped hat"?

In English, we have two identical phrases that could mean two different things: a "cat hat" (a hat one buys to put onto a cat), and a "cat-hat" (a hat that looks like a cat's head.)...
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What is the difference between "Куда ты идёшь?" and "Куда ты собрался?"

I recently learned that Куда ты собрался? usually gets translated as Where are you going? Or, at least it does on Reverso. This raised at least a couple of questions for me. The first is the ...
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What are the different usages for these translations of "to type" (as in on a computer keyboard)?

My dictionary's translations of "to type" are, unfortunately, quite verbose: 2 (write with typewriter) печа́тать (impf) (на маши́нке) / напеча́тать (pf) (на маши́нке); (write with computer ...
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Meaning of хрястув in хрястув по душегубцу

The context in which I encountered it is a sentence in Solzhenytsin's Gulag Archipelago (GA) : Ведь заранее известно, что эти ночные картузы не с добрыми намерениями идут - так не ошибешься, хрястув ...
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What does "ерейшее иго восстанем" mean?

"восстанем" looks like "установим".
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Understand why this is a joke

I can read Russian, and understand mostly what is written here: But what I fail to see is why this is a joke? What makes it funny? I am interested what am I missing in understanding in this joke that ...
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What's the Russian for suspenders/garter belt?

I'm looking for the specific, correct Russian translation for suspenders/garter belt — the kind a lady wears when she wants to be sexually provocative. I'm explicitly looking for this kind of lingerie,...
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Russian translation for "I'm looking for a long-term relationship"

Basically, what I'm asking is: How do I say "I'm looking for a long-term relationship" in Russian? As far as I can see, it would be something like: Я ищу долгосрочные отношения. However, ...
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What is the difference between "в ходе" and "во время" if both can be used to mean "during"?

I wish I could provide more context, but too much time has passed and I can't remember, exactly, what it was I was trying to say. It might have been something like ... During the summer my Spanish ...
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What is this Russian word which means "just a sec"?

I am looking for a word I heard already several Russian people say and that yet I can’t find on any translation platform. This word sounded like «час», or «счас», in the context of «give me a sec», or ...
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Do Russians really use "Расход!" to say, "Let's go!"?

I was watching an episode of Better Than Us" (Лучше, чем люди) in Russian with English subtitles. Since I was actively watching, to the extent of making a vocabulary list from it, I noticed that ...
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How do I ask "Really?" in Russian?

I already speak a fair bit of Russian. In a classroom where I often study, I once wrote «покой» on the blackboard. When I came back on another day, someone had completed what I had written on the ...
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What is the best Russian equivalent for "savory"?

One of the words English uses to describe food is this word called "savory": From dictionary to dictionary, the definitions found are something like this: pleasing to the taste or smell; ...
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What is a common Russian expression from someone who is in pain, like 'Ouch' but stronger?

I'm writing a short story with a Russian character who is getting a tattoo in an English speaking country. There is a moment where the tattoo will be particularly painful, and she will make some kind ...
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Need help with Russian interjections, figures of speech

I'm trying to find Russian equivalents for the following interjections/expressions: "Don't!" (when we very much don't want someone to do something) "No!" (to express dismay) "...
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What does this phrase mean? [ Ты здал его шарадами?]

I received it in a congratulations card from a relative who knows I'm learning Russian. I tried to translate it but the best I got was 'Have you [verb]ed him with the charades?' The phrase is (to my ...
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The full counterpart of 'night' in Russian

So, I've stumbled upon an interesting question and, being a native speaker of Russian, I don't know the accurate answer. In English, there exists a word night. It means the period from sunset to ...
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Difference between "Мы в путь" and "Нам в путь"?

I found a phrase in Russian that said "Снова нам в путь", meaning "We're on our way again". I didn't quite understand why it used the dative Нам instead of the nominative Мы. I ...
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Рисовать: drawing or painting?

The phrase "что он рисует?" is translated as "what is he drawing?". I'm interested in why not 'paint'? It seems to me that to paint and to draw is kind of the same in Russian? If ...
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When to Use Imperfective or Perfective Imperative.. if at all?

I am having a difficult time determining when to use the imperative mood and what the difference between imperfective and perfective is... The verb "to die" is a difficult one because is it ...
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Russian numbers (in the thousands)

I've been consulting the official website of the city of Dushanbe and found the following interesting passage: Согласно данным органов ЗАГС-а с 2005 по 2014 год в городе Душанбе зарегистрировано ...
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Как перевести "belief" в философском смысле

Как принято переводить философское понятия "belief" на русский язык? Описания этого термина из Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Contemporary Anglophone philosophers of mind generally ...
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Сорьян = sorry?

I was recently working at a Russian startup with a low median age - most of the employees were under 30. I cannot count the number of times I heard folks saying "сорьян" to each other, but ...
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Is the expression "По рассказам" idiomatic?

I was trying to translate a song called "город устал" by "плохо", and one of the lines of the song says: По рассказам всё было, но ты опоздал I tried to get a word by word ...
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Strange use of 'и': для этого и делается

I was listening at Navalny's phone call and at some point he says: ровно для этого и делается доклад It is supposed to translate to: this is exactly what the report is for What I understand so far:...
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"Ищи меня" - why not "ищи мне"? [closed]

The translator say "ищи меня" means "search for me". At first I thought, okay, this seems correct because ищи is the imperative of искать. However, my dictionary say that you use ...
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Как перевести на русский слово "prepster"?

Слово образовано из слияния preppy + hipster. Словарь дает такое определение: "культурный маргинал, сочетающий консервативное и либеральное". Preppy = старомодный, hipster = неформал (...
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What would be the Russian word for "ownership"?

What would be the Russian word for "ownership", in the meaning of owning a topic or a task and not owning property? The best equivalent I've found is "oтветственность". However, &...
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"Reading up" on а subject

I would like to know the conventional and/or colloquial way in Russian to express that one is reading up on a subject. In English, to read up on/about something means to inform oneself about a ...
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"How is that like for you?" in Russian

So the kind of situations I am thinking is in these kinds of contexts: "How was that like for you to give a presentation in front of your class?" "How is that like for you to be a ...
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Word “panhandle” translation to Russian

Panhandle is a narrow strip of territory projecting from the main territory of one state into another state. Google translates panhandle as попрошайка, попрошайничать (beggar, beg). Is there a one ...
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What is the difference between "истинная любовь" and "настоящая любовь"?

I didn't plan it like this, but clearly, this one is just in time for Valentine's Day. Because Russian doesn't have articles, I often try to find a good adjective-noun combo so that I can better ...
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Difference between questions like "у вас ли сыр?" and "есть ли у вас сыр?"

I am a newbie at Russian. To the best of my knowledge, есть is used in questions when possession is being questioned. I was given the following sentences and their translations: Have you the good ...
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cant find the translation [closed]

I have tried deepl.com, translate.google.com, translate.bing.com, translate.yandex.com, context.reverso.net what is the translation? "нᴇᴄʍᴏᴛᴩя нᴀ ʙᴄᴇ ʍᴏи уᴄиᴧия, ᴇᴄᴛь ᴧюди, ᴋᴏᴛᴏᴩыʍ я нᴩᴀʙᴧюᴄь.&...
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Verbs of motion - how to define local distances?

I am a little bit confused about the idea of driving short distances taking ходить (as in, I’m going to the coffee shop) and what amount of distance is needed before it becomes ездить. For example, ...
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In engineering, should I assume that '...covered threads material...' refers to a 'composite material'? [closed]

In a English translation of a Russian engineering paper (on flywheels) I find the phrase 'covered threads' used to describe the construction. Should I use common-sense to re-interpret this as a '...
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Как перевести "next time, that is" на русский? [closed]

Как бы вы перевели второе предложение? It's cute, but make sure you practice before next time. If there's a next time, that is. Как вариант, я попробовала: Убедись, что позанимаешься. По крайней мере, ...
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Is "а ей что по спине" an idiom? Or, how to understand it?

How does Ругаются на нее другие, а ей что по спине, что по стене [...] become The others cursed them, but it was water off a duck's back [...] when Google Translate is saying Others swear at her, ...
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Expressing the uncertainty about having a specific feeling

These is a sentence in English that is formed in the following way: I kinda feel ((adj)) about ((sth)). In my notation of it, ((sth)) is something (some sort of situation), and ((adj)) is an ...
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How to translate "я заболела тобой"?

Referring to the title of the song by IOWA, what does it mean? I understood it literally as "I got sick with you" or "I made you sick", but I think I'm missing something.
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What is the difference between лодыжка and щиколотка as a translation of "ankle"?

TL/DR: What is the difference between щиколотка and лодыжка, and which one is a better suited translation for "Ankle zips with reflective detailing"? Background As a personal vocabulary ...
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Please explain the phrase "Тоже мне новость!"

I saw this example sentence on LearnRussianWords.com: То́же мне но́вость! Об э́том бы́ло изве́стно уже́ неде́лю наза́д. The suggested translation was: That's not news! It was known a week ago. ...
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Why is Tolkien’s “pipe-weed” translated as “трубочное зелье”?

In his translation of The Lord of the Rings Vladimir Muravyov (В. Муравьёв) translates Tolkien’s expression “pipe-weed” as “трубочное зелье”. While “трубочное” evidently means “related to a pipe” and ...
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Meaning of "каким боком"

I came across the phrase "каким боком" during my studies ("каким боком это тебя касается?"), and I can't wrap my head around what it means. Is it maybe interchangeable with "...
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Are there Russian words for "close-minded" and "open-minded"?

I'm translating an English text into Russian and got stuck trying to find a Russian word for "close-minded." None came to my mind, so I looked in Reverso and I saw the following translation ...
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I am having difficulty reading this, help please? [closed]

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Translation of "Get your ducks in a row"

I'm looking to translate "To get your ducks in a row". In English, this more or less translates into "To be fully prepared for something that is going to happen". When I look for ...
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Is there a Russian equivalent of "red flag"?

In English, the term red flag is used as a metaphor to mean a sign suggestive of a possible danger or problem: (1) Boyfriend not showing you his home is a huge red flag. (Link) (2) I've just spent ...
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Idiomatic translation of "Firing on all cylinders"

I'm looking for the nearest comparable phrase to this in Russian. This is a relatively common expression meaning to be working at peak performance. I think more often than not it has the connotation ...
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How should I understand and translate "закатить истерику"?

Some time ago I took a test in which I had to translate some short texts from Russian into English. One of them contained the following sentence: По приходу домой она закатила истерику. My solution ...

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