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How to translate the word "cени" to English [closed]

In other words how to translate this line: Ласточка с весною в сени к нам летит?
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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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How would you translate "coming out" into Russian?

I'm working with a website related to homosexuality and coming out and I need to translate the concept of "coming out of the closet" into Russian. Multitran suggest выйти из тени, публично заявить (...
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Как по-русски будет "energy footprint"?

Данное словосочетание часто встречается в экологии. К примеру: 3% of US energy footprint comes from heating water for laundry. Правильно ли сказать "энергетический след"?
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How do you say "Geek"/"nerd" in Russian?

Is there a way to express "geek"/"nerd" idiom in Russian without a whole paragraph describing what or who a nerd/geek is? The only thing I can think of that would be culturally equivalent would be "...
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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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Meaning of "они выпали с аппарата"

I had a conversation with my Russian-speaking friend and he used this phrase to describe his impressions of the newly purchased rifle. "Я тут паре типов своих показал его. Они выпали с аппарата." I ...
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Антоним для слова «гость»?

Как назвать принимающую сторону — человека, организацию — по отношению к её гостю? Слово «хозяин», мне кажется, здесь не подходит. Например, английский язык в этом случае чётко различает два перевода ...
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How to say "crank"?

A person who believes the theory of relativity in physics is wrong or that he/she has a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem that uses nothing more than high school math is called a "crank" or "crackpot" in ...
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Is there a similar proverb to the one about a horse and water?

So I am curious if there is something similar to the proverb that sounds like: You can lead a horse to the water but you can't make it drink.
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how to say "to go viral"?

I can see from an internet search that виральный (edit: вирусный) has the meaning of "viral", but what is the translation of the phrase "to go viral", e.g., "that video has gone viral"?
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What is Russian translation for "set comprehension"

As I understand from the Wikipedia article, "set comprehension" is an expression like { x | x ∈ R, 0<x<1} which is familiar to everyone who reads mathematical literature, but I have never seen ...
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What does she say?

Can anyone help me in telling what the woman says in this cartoon? It is only few words before: "крокодиль играи"
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Difference between “нация” and “народ”

Given that народ is connected to род, and has to do with birth, and нация derives from the Latin natus, past participle of nasci (being born), is there any difference between the two terms? I have ...
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What is the Russian translation for "I (don't) feel like doing..."?

I was wondering, how would we translate "I feel like doing something." and the negative version in Russian? This is a fixed expression in English, so I suppose a similar idiomatic expression would ...
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Why does "охуенно" mean "great" but "хуёвый" mean "bad"

I came across some words chatting with my friend (he's a native speaker). What's the difference between пиздато, охуенно, хуёво and пиздец? The first two words have a positive meaning but хуёво and ...
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Need help with the meaning of a word: "убийства" [closed]

I started studying russian this year, I am able to read russian already but still have next to no vocabulary. Either way, the other day I was playing Borderlands 2, and when I zoomed in with a sniper,...
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"Being wise after the event" - analog in Russian?

I've found that there is a relatively known English proverb that goes like this: It is easy to be wise after the event. I'm interested, is there an equivalent in Russian for the whole proverb or ...
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How to translate the phrase "To mention" at the start of the sentence?

I'm translating a sentence, that starts like this: And to mention just one more of the catastrophic implications of “advanced” capital’s systemic development, we must bear in mind the prohibitively ...
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Tile-based game

How to translate "tile-based game" into Russian correctly?
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How to say "Kafkaesque" in Russian?

What is the best way to convey the meaning of the English word "Kafkaesque" in Russian as succinctly and correctly as possible? I'm interested in both noun and adjective versions. I understand "...
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Помогите перевести на русский цитату про penny [closed]

Ever notice how it's a penny for your thoughts, yet you put in your two-cents? Someone is making a penny on the deal. мой перевод Когда-либо замечали что значит для вас один цент, а когда вы еще ...
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What is the Russian translation for "brogrammer"?

There is an article about this word in Urban Dictionary. But what is the Russian for this word? "говнокодер" and "быдлокодер" are not suitable here (it means good developer, not bad). An example of ...
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Is there a specialized online medical dictionary for rare medical terms?

I have several rare medical terms I need to translate from English into Russian: Prolotherapy, Active Release Technique, Iontophoresis. Google translate doesn't help. Any good contemporary medical ...
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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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"Horse has gypsy in its teeth" - what does it exactly mean?

In the Neil Cornwell translation of Daniil Kharms' story "Clunk" I see the following sentence: The picture is a drawing of a horse, the horse has gypsy in its teeth. That sounds like a very ...
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What do I call a hit-and-run situation in Russian?

Hit-and-run is the act of causing (or contributing to) a traffic accident (such as colliding with a person or a fixture), and failing to stop and identify oneself afterwards. Usage context: With ...
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What do I call somebody being a smart ass in Russian?

What do I call somebody being a smart ass in Russian? UPDATE Well, I would say smart asses are: arrogant, annoying, think they are witty and funny, but they are not, think everybody cares of what ...
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Correct rendering of "I was honking at him" in Russian

How do Russians say "I was honking at him"? Here I have several options, but none of them sounds okay to me: Я бибикал ему. (sounds too childish and silly) Я сигналил ему. (can mean signaling only by ...
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How do Russians translate "breaking news" caption on TV?

How do Russians translate "breaking news" caption on TV?
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A Russian word describing radio and television

I know there is a word in Russian that describes all the print media — пресса. Is there any word in Russian that would describe only radio and television?
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Russian translation for "it made me feel good (bad)"

I cannot find a good way to translate such expressions as It made me feel good (bad). Russian verb заставить means to make somebody do something against their will, and doesn't really fit here. ...
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quadratic things

Does the phrase "quadratic formula" (the formula for the solutions of ax2 + bx + c = 0 [EDIT: I mean the famous formula with the square root of b2-4ac as part of the numerator]) not really get ...
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English to Russian Computer-science / Programming dictionary [closed]

Is there an authoritative English-Russian dictionary/reference for computer-science and programming terms? In most cases I just use transliterations of English terms while speaking. Is there a good ...
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Established translation for "Application crash"?

What is established translation for "Application crash"? I routinely use simple transliteration Крэш or 'падение программы' but that does not sound correct. What is the commonly used translation for ...
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Idiomatic translation of "Debug"

Is there a proper idiomatic translation of "Debug" into the Russian Language? I am not sure about "наладка программы", which I found on en.bab.la
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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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ахуеть and охуеть - which is used, and what is the precise meaning?

I came across the (obscene) verb ахуеть chatting (instant messaging, to be precise) with a native speaker (context: soccer game). A bit of research on the Russian Wiktionary seems to show that this ...
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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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Different words for "German" in Russian?

The Russian word for German is немецкий which means something like, "voiceless" or "mute." And yet the country is sometimes referred to as Германия. Why the difference between the two?
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A Russian translation for "privacy"

How would you translate privacy into Russian? May I have some privacy? I care about my privacy.
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What is the best equivalent for FWIW in Russian?

I've seen the usage of English phrase for what it's worth many times. However, I still don't know what the most precise translation of this phrase is in Russian.
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To be confused about something

How would one express that one is "confused about something"? I was once told that no direct translation exists, as in Russia no one is confused, but jokes aside, I wonder how I would say it.
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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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