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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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