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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 for “When I was young”

I need to say "when I was young" in reference to a male. I always forget whether the correct translation is "Когда я был молодой" or "Когда я был молодым". Can you please explain why I need to use ...
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How can “to teach” and “to learn” be translated to Russian?

I know that there are several Russian verbs can be used to translate the English verbs "to teach", "to study", and "to learn", e.g. учить, выучить, научить, учиться, изучать, ... However, I am a bit ...
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What does “Вон оно чё” mean

I'm studying the Russian language and I try to watch lots of Russian television series. Recently I have watched the comedy show Наша Раша and in a specific sketch a character Иван Дулин many times ...
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у него есть чемодан - by him is a suitcase

Being near something means to have it. у него есть чемодан - by him is a suitcase. Are there other examples of Russian thinking, that can help me learn the language? More examples I discovered: ...
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Do Russian speakers consistently produce the same perfective form for a new verb?

Suppose, for example, that a new verb снапчатовать ("to snapchat") was coined in Russian. Would Russian speakers agree on what the perfective form of this verb should be? Is that generally the case ...
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How to write the date (April 17, 2015) in Russian?

How would April 17, 2015 be written in Russian, or 4.17.2015?
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How do you translate FreeBSD into Russian?

When filling up the work history on a passport application, it says that "F" is "недопустимый символ". How can FreeBSD be translated into Russian? I've tried Russian Wikipedia, but somehow it thinks ...
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Usage of “все” vs “ещё”?

So I just came across the following sentence: Прошло 2 года,а я все слушаю If I had to make a guess I'd translate this to something like: It's been two years and still i'm listening It appears ...
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What is the Russian translation of “excited about something”?

I find it very hard to translate "excited" to Russian. Dictionary says "взволнованный, возбуждённый" which doesn't fit in most cases. For example how would you translate the following sentences: ...
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Why is the Russian adverb “уже” not always translated into English?

I often don't see the Russian adverb "уже" translated into English. I'll give you some examples: Скоро уже начало марта. The beginning of March is soon. Example above is from Duolingo's ...
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When to use и or а as “and”?

This has already been asked but the answer doesn't seem to be quite right as it states that "a" is supposed to be used as an "adversative conjunctive" for two parts of a sentence in opposition with ...
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How to translate LOGIN and REGISTER?

How can i translate LOGIN and REGISTER in webdesign context? How can also translate CLIENT LOGIN - EMAIL - USERNAME - PASSWORD - LOGOUT ? What i have found are these: LOGIN - логин REGISTER - ...
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How to say: “instead of” + verb

Consider the following example: Instead of going to the ball. I know "вместо" means instead but I don't know how to translate "of doing something". Maybe there is another way of saying the same ...
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“Спелый мой” – what does it mean?

Слава has this song Спелый мой, but I can't find any translation that makes any sense to me. Here's the lyrics: Спелый мой, нежно целуй подолгу, Зрелый мой, плечи ласкай ладонью, Вкусный мой, ...
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“Was going to” translation

How do you express the phrase "was going to" as in "I forget what I was going to say"?
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Как сказать “I had fun/I'm having fun/It's fun”?

Я долго думал, но так и не смог придумать, как перевести "I had fun/I'm having fun/It's fun". Есть ли подобные выражения в русском языке?
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How to translate “Client area” in russian (web context)?

I need again the help of SO! Can you tell me please the proper translations of "CLIENT AREA" in web context? Google translate give me: клиентская область. Is this correct? область is not used ...
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Why “доброе утро” but “добрый день”

what is the difference between Доброе and Добрый? Both mean the same but when we say good morning we use the former instead of the latter , as per this site http://masterrussian.com/blday_greeting....
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How do I translate “firmware” to Russian? / Как перевести firmware на русский язык?

Как красиво перевести "firmware"? software - программное обеспечение; hardware - аппаратное обеспечение; firmware - ??? обеспечение? Достаточно ли литературен термин "прошивка"?
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Перевод they в единственном числе

В свете последних событий в сети StackExchange хотелось бы понять как переводить слово they, употребленное в единственном числе, и словосочетания с ним (they did и т.д.), встречающиеся в гендерно-...
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Why чаю, not чая, in “мы предлагаем гостям чашку чаю”?

I understand the translation of Мы предлагаем гостям чашку чаю to be "We offer a cup of tea to guests". But if this is so, shouldn't чай be in the genitive case (чая)? Why is it чаю? Perhaps I'm ...
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In Russian, how do you say “air quotes”?

I was having a conversation with my friend who has been toying with the idea of living in Tokyo, and I said: It's all very well going all starry-eyed about life in Tokyo, but you'll land back on ...
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What is the difference between научиться and выучить?

What is the difference between научиться and выучить? I understand that they both mean "to learn" but are they used in different contexts?
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Translation for “everyone's”/“everybody's”

I can't seem to find a translation for "everyone's" as in "They took everyone's phones." Is there a word for this?
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Do these surnames imply anything?

I'm reading Kharms (again). And a friend of mine warned me that some of the names Kharms uses may actually have some meaning that are lost in translation (like in the example of Mr. Joker, Ms. Cow, Mr....
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Tile-based game

How to translate "tile-based game" into Russian correctly?
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How the difference between “to study” and “to learn” might be rendered in Russian?

For example, to learn studying - учиться учиться. note: in Russian sounds pretty obvious and precise Попросить сходить купить поесть, i.e. verb + verb + verb + verb + ....
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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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Translation of “Did you have a fun night?”

According to Google Translate, the translation of "Did you have a fun night?" is: Ты должен весело ночь? But I suspect должен is being used in the wrong context of "to have" here. According to Yandex ...
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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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What concert/opera/ballet is playing? the difference between “который / какой”

If I want to ask what concert/opera/ballet is playing would: "Который спектакль идёт?" be correct or is there a better phrase that is used more commonly?