Questions tagged [этикет]

Questions regarding established socio-cultural norms of using different words and expressions in speech and writing.

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When is it more appropriate to use здравствуйте rather than привет?

As far as I understand, both of these mean more or less the same thing. Rosetta Stone, that introduced me to the Russian language seems to prefer здравствуйте, but it seems привет is more commonly ...
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Is it considered proper to use вы with older people, even when they address you with ты?

Sometimes I find Russians will use the more familiar form of address, ты, even when I have addressed them with вы. I felt that in the particular circumstances it was unlikely that they meant that we ...
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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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At what age are students addressed as вы instead of ты by their teachers?

I know that University professors are nearly always on вы with their students. School-age children are always addressed as ты by adults. So at what stage in the education system does the switch from ...