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Почему в русском языке японские названия переведены с 'си' там, где в японском 'ши' или 'щи'

Конкретные примеры: "Хиросима", "Кагосима", "Сикоку". На Википедии даже в произношении показывает с, хотя в японском используется звук 'щ'? (Возможно спорить про ш или щ, но щ намного ближе к ...
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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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What is the correct pronunciation of “сотовые телефоны”?

I have heard of several different pronunciations for the phrase "сотовые телефоны" (sótovyje telefóny [ˈsotəvɨje tʲɪlʲɪˈfonɨ]). Which is the correct pronunciation: "satavyye telefone" "satovyye ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Hippopotamus Song (Flanders & Swann) - Russian Chorus Translation [closed]

I'm learning a song/piano piece (by the now departed English comedy duo Flanders & Swann) known simply as The Hippopotamus Song. A good example recording of this song is here; if you listen ...
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Is “Утерянные победы” really a good translation of the title of Manstein's book “Verlorene Siege”?

I recently shot through Manstein's Lost Victories in its English translation and later accidentally learned that the Russian translation of that book is titled Утерянные победы. As a learner of the ...
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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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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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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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Как перевести “I'm with stupid”

In South Park episodes, Kenny's mom usually wears a t-shirt which says "I'm with stupid", and an arrow pointing towards a person standing next to her. How would you translate "I'm with stupid" into ...
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Translation of “Make it up to you”

How does "I will make it up to you" translate into Russian. I tried translating it online but no luck. As per the comment, "I will make it up to you" in English is used when the speaker promises to ...
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Double negation in Russian

Es gibt nichts, das ich mir nicht leisten könnte! = There's nothing I can't afford! I just noticed this original German sentence with a double negative construction is for some reason translated (by ...
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Как лучше всего перевести «user experience»?

В частности в этом вот отрывке текста: The display of an iOS device is at the heart of the user’s experience. Not only do people view beautiful text, graphics, and media on the display, they also ...
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How can I say in Russian “they cannot make the tournament attractive by itself”?

The question is in the title of this post. A couple of explanatory points: Context: The organizers of a certain tournament cannot provide a big cash prize that would attract a lot of participants, so ...
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Как перевести “beat that”?

Как перевести на русский разговорное восклицание "beat that!" Это сокращение от "Can you beat that?" Выражение может быть использовано в процессе игры или неформального ...
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Как перевести “can't be bothered with”

Как известно, can't be bothered может переводиться как лениться что-либо делать, либо не иметь желания, либо наплевать (She probably can't be bothered) и т. д. В песне Burn It Down группы Daughter ...
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“Note to self” - как лучше всего перевести?

"Примечание для себя" - явно не подходит. "Напоминалка"? Или же "Памятка"? Встретил вот здесь: "Note to self: Reduce length of the sessions to twenty minutes next time."
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Как перевести “price match”?

Price-match, frankly, appears to almost be a single word in English, however, it is surprisingly missing from the dictionary, and translate tools don't seem to do the justice, either. http://www....
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How can I elegantly translate gerundives to Russian?

The Russian language has the past passive participle ("нарезанный") and the present passive participle ("нарезаемый"), but does not have the future passive participle, whilst the Latin language does. ...
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What's the idiomatic way to politely propose an activity?

In English we have: Would you like do x? Should we do x? Let's do x What would the idiomatic equivalent(s) in Russian be? For instance a literal translation of should we go to work? might be мы ...
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Russian term for “verbal inspiration”

What is the russian term for "verbal inspiration". It is the teaching, that God basically gave each an every word of the original text of the bible to its authors, which wrote them down. For ...
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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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Correct term for tilting a window

I opened the window I'd say like this: Я открыл окно. How to say I tilted the window. e. g. I opened the window using its tilting mechanism (Image A)? The window is tilted. (Image B)? PS: Please ...
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What is the meaning of: “- Отнеси кота на веранду. - Да уж лежит там.”

In a recent test I had to translate the following: -- Отнеси кота на веранду. -- Да уж лежит там. My translation was: "Bring the cat to the verandah." "It is already lying there.&...
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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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Proper translations of “to cheat” here

I understand that questions that could potentially be answered by using the dictionary are frowned upon however there are multiple words that I see for cheating, which have overlapping meanings ...
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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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Difference in pronunciation between “вce” and “вcё”?

Ran into the two words "вce" and "вcё". The teacher I have pronounces the words exactly the same even though the last letter is different. I also ran the word through the Google Translate and some ...
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What does “Бошетунмай” mean?

My friend (St. Petersburg born and raised) recently got a tattoo: I asked him what БОШЕТУНМАЙ ("Boshhetunmai") meant, and he said it was the refrain from a song which very much impressed him in his ...
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The right way to translate “Safe Withdrawal Rate”

I'm struggling to find a proper translation of "Safe Withdrawal Rate" concept. This basically means the percentage of your initial portfolio that you can withdraw each year (usually adjusted ...
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How to elegantly say in Russian, “He was never to get what he wanted or, at least, what he said he wanted.”

I got an assignment to translate the following text into Russian: But nothing in Voroshilov's carefully chosen words or courteous demeanor suggested the feverish activity in Berlin and Moscow that ...
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How to say the difference between two things

How would one say "The difference between [object A] and [object B] is..." in Russian? For instance, I might want to ask "Do you know the difference between chinos and jeans?" A ...
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What does “Вот ведь” mean here?

I was trying to read an online article, and got stuck with this sentence. В этой колонке я собрался поговорить о расизме и недавних выступлениях в США и Европе, а начал – о советской колхозной ...
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Figurative meaning of в полосочку

I have read in various sources : «жизнь в полосочку» or «через полосочку в клеточку» Is this roughly equivalent to saying “life is up and down?” I’m having trouble finding an explanation of this ...
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Pronunciation of “I live with my family”

About the sentence: "Я живy с семьёй." --> Phonetic: [Yah zhivu s sem'yoy.] When pronouncing the "independent c". Would you pronounce both the "s:es" in one go or would you make a short pause before ...
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“Красная” Площадь

It seems to be relatively common knowledge that the name "Красная Площадь," while translated in English as "Red Square," does not actually mean "Red Square" in Russian, but rather "Beautiful Square." ...
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Why does Поднят ворот mean collar is raised? Collar doesn't seem to be the meaning of ворот

I'm trying to learn the lyrics and meaning of a song in russian (Мой друг - лучше всех играет блюз) and the first line is Поднят ворот, both unfamiliar words to me. A translation I found put them as ...
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Pronunciation of часá (часы, часов)

My Russian teacher, claims that when pronouncing "часá" it should be pronounced as: "чi-сa" with an "i" instead of an "a". I have looked around and it appears that the pronunciation hinges around: "...
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How can I say “a double-crossing weasel” in Russian?

Some time ago I performed quite poorly on a Russian test. The test consisted of a number of short texts, 2-3 sentences each, to be translated from English into Russian. The teacher gave very little ...
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“Cделано” vs “де́лается” vs “де́лаемо”

Which one would you use to say "it is being done/ it is done well, poorly, etc" and for the past, would you use сделано or было сделано? would they mean different things? i'm getting confused about ...
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If Spider-Man is Человек-Паук, what would make a good Russian name for Batman?

In Russian translations of stories about Spider-Man, the name of that superhero is translated as Человек-Паук (Chelovek-Pauk), which is a composition of the Russian words for man and spider, but you ...
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Why is this passage of The Brothers Karamazov so difficult to translate? [duplicate]

This particular excerpt from "The Brothers Karamazov": — Николай Ильич Снегирев-с, русской пехоты бывший штабс-капитан-с, хоть и посрам- ленный своими пороками, но все же штабс-капитан. ...
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Meaning difference between до свидания, до скорого and до встречи

I have been learning Russian for quite some time now and I have recently doubled my sources, adding another app. With no big surprise for me, some things do not align, in particular about greetings ...
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Translation of алгоритмическое обеспечение [closed]

I can't think of a good translation for алгоритмическое обеспечение. At first, I would have translated it as mathematical software, but this site https://studfile.net/preview/5443793/page:12/ states ...

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