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Russian equivalent of the idiom “crown jewel”

I'm looking for a Russian idiom which would be the closest analog of "crown jewel" as in, for instance, "the crown jewel of my collection". I'm not satisfied with "главное украшение" since that's ...
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Best English meaning of “Скончаться. Сном забыться. Уснуть” [closed]

To cut a short story long, I've been trying to learn Russian for some time, and having had little success with the normal courses (I have a memory like a sieve), I thought I'd try to learn by ...
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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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Translation of “to be confronted with”

For instance I confronted him with the fact, that I've seen him entering the building. He was confronted with the fact, that somebody has seen him entering the building How'd that be put into ...
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How is the “verb government” called in Russian?

As a Russian student, I've learnt that Russian verbs, like in other languages, "govern" certain cases. For example: Читать —> что? (Accusative or Винительный падеж). After a little search, I found ...
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How to say that you have a blog in Russian?

I have a slovar and I have asked people I know but I get all kind of answers. How to say in Russian: "I have a blog".
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what does krutchina mean?

I'm reading one of the russian folktales but I don't know what Krutchina means. It's written "Krutchina (sorrow)". Is it a surname with a meaning 'sorrow'?
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Meaning of word “подобство”

I just finished reading an article entitled "Олигархократия" (https://vz.ru/opinions/2014/5/27/688692.html) The author quips that governments are formed quite simply: «кто палку взял – тот и капрал» ...
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English translation and meaning of the word “душонка” [closed]

Я слушал лекцию на русском и услышал цитату из Эпиктета: "Человек - это душонка, обременённая трупом." Как перевести слово душонка на английский? В чём отличие этого слова от слова "душа"?
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“The force is strong with this one” --перевод [closed]

I'm wondering how to translate this Star Wars quotation. Both "force" and "strong" are сила/сильный. So I'm wondering how to translate the n a way that's not repetitive.
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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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How to translate “сваргань” from the song “Диалог у телевизора”

The following lyrics are taken from "Диалог у телевизора". My understanding is that the woman talking to Вань wants him to buy her this shirt that she saw; so, сваргань would be referring to this ...
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How to say “which one” in Russian?

How to say "which one" in Russian (feminine - example: for dresses "Which one should i buy?")
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How would you say 'overthink' in Russian?

Don't overthink it, it's about you getting work done. I have yet to find a translator software that correctly translates expressions like "overthink" in a way that's actually used in the target ...
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How to translate `Inclusive growth` into Russian?

Inclusive growth is an economic term, I tried to translate as инклузивное развитие or включительное развитие, but not sure because search engines give me very few results.
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What is “spiral binding machine” called in Russian language?

What is "spiral binding machine" called in Russian language? *n.b. it is also known as "comb binding machine". I've been searching googling and I didn't find answer. My purpose is to find the ...
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Can someone translate this shirt for me? [closed]

I think it says good! all is well when the wind blows, but can someone write this in print! (like: хорошо! всё) thanks!
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What is the meaning and origin of «агитлисток»?

I encountered the word while reading a Russian article about media. Если не сказать ее агитлисток. I was unable to find a translation for it by search engine. I assume it is derogatory in the ...
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Why does колбасер “Sausage maker” mean someone who raves or hardbasser?

I hear this term in hardbass a lot. "Kolbaser" literally means sausage maker, but refers to something completely different. What is the exact meaning of this term and why does it mean what it means? ...
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Use of implied actions and до того как

So, I am answering a question asking for a definition of самобытная культура. The definition I have given Это культура, которая была в регионе до того как другие [там были]. The action [там были] ...
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Что значит ‹‹ибо››

Я видел, что ‹‹ибо›› значит ‹‹потому что›› или ‹‹так как››. Как можно употреблять это слово?
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What's a polite way to ask if you can continue the conversation in English?

I'm learning Russian but find myself in a position where I can't express myself quite often. I can't find the proper phrase for my question, any ideas?
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Что значит слово ‹‹есмя››?

В контексте ‹‹Жаловать есмя своих холопов вольны, а и казнити вольны же›› Спасибо
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Что значит “пуся”?

Я не смог найти ответ в интернете. И когда можно употреблять это слово?
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Phrase meaning “ты мой золотой”

I have been chatting with someone for a while now and she used the phrase “ты мой золотой” we have met before but currently we are in different country. My question is what does this phrase stand for? ...
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“Руки не доходят посмотреть” - what does it mean?

Could you please explain what this means, and why? Руки не доходят посмотреть.
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What does тока позже mean?

I was kidding with friends about them sending me something irrealistic. The written answer I got was: тока позже!)) with "))" being what I think are the Russian emoticons for lol (without eyes - ...
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“Какая модель это?” or “Какой модель это”?

What is the correct form? "Какая модель это?" or "Какой модель это?" I'm quite sure that the correct form is "Какой модель это?" but google translate - translate "which model is it" into "...
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Is there a better way to express “I will give it a try”

I was told that it is possible to use: "Я попробую" when referring to "i will try" (to answer the question). I know that the verb: "попробовать" means "to try". Is there some other phrase/s that could ...
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What is the exact meaing of the russian? [closed]

A friend of russian sent me a book and wrote sth on the last page on it, you know that the russian handwritting is hard to recongnize,would you please tell me the meaning of it please ?
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Как правильно - разрезная или нарезная балка?

Встретилось словосочетание "нарезные балки", мне нужно его перевести на английский, но чтобы перевести, нужно понять. В интернете встречается очень мало результатов поиска по "нарезная балка", однако "...
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A good translation for “backstory” of a character?

What would be a good translation of the word "backstory," specifically when talking about a character in literature? I was thinking предыстория but I'm not sure if it has the right connotations.
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How to translate into Russian “Grow First, Clean Up Later?”

This title is from Environment Magazine, my version is сначала расти, очистить позже, but that doesn't feel good. Is there a fixed expression in Russian for that?
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Why “Домарощинер” is translated as as Hausbotcher?

I am reading Улитка на cклоне, and one of the characters is called Домарощинер. In Alan Meyers' English translation, he is called hausbotcher. I see how one gets "Haus" from "Дом", but where is "...
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Meaning of “драже”

I'm coming to this by way of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker/Nutcracker Suite, and the piece "Танец Феи Драже". This is known as "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" in English. In German, it's called "Tanz der ...
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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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What exactly does “вопще” mean?

I've had many people use this with me but I haven't been able to get a good translation on it. Is it the same as вообще?
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What is the Russian equivalent of the phrase “as in”?

In English, I like to say "as in" a lot. It sounds a little less formal than "For instance" and less pretentious, and means something slightly different than "e.g." What is the general approximation ...
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Does Проходите really mean come in?

In a dialogue from Langenscheidt's Praktisches Lehrbuch Russisch guests are greeted with "Проходите", translated as "Come in" ("Kommt herein"). Is that usual in contemporary Russian for telling ...
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What does “Ой всё” mean?

What does "Ой всё" mean? My Russian friends use it a lot.
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How do you say: “You sound German” in Russian?

I know that "это звучит ужасно' means "that sounds terrible" but how do you say: "You sound German/Russian/American" et cetera in Russian?
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Why is “такое” always neuter in the phrase “Что такое…?”

Why is "такое" always neuter in the phrase "Что такое...?" (no matter what noun follows.) Also, what does the phrase mean? "How is... like?" Thank you!
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Does anyone know the name of the Russian person here? [closed]

I am not sure who he is does anyone know? Thanks!
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Is there a translation of “A fool and his money are soon parted”

I am wondering if there is a Russian equivalent of the English idiom "A fool and his money are soon parted".
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One Crayz but nice to underestand on KitKat Choclate? [closed]

anyone can help me to understand what is the translation of words in a box that I draw a circle on it in the following KitKat Picture into English? (what is the words top of 5% in English)? it's so ...
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How to say “You tell me!” in Russian?

A: "What happened?" B: "You tell me!" Вы скажй?
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Meaning of “Меня слышно?”

When I play online games I often hear people who have just connected say what sounds like "Меня слышно?" I think this means "Can you hear me?" because they want to know if their microphone works. ...
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Could someone translate this handwritten letter? [closed]

Would someone be able to translate this letter I found. Some of the characters I just don't recognise, I've been learning using typed letters.
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What is accurate rendering of the expression “invalid at computed-value time”?

I had tried to render the expression "invalid at computed-value time" into very understandable Russian. It was rendered as "недопустимое значение" by myself, and so trimmed in a way that retains no ...

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