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Difference between "это" and "этот"

Are these two words interchangeable or is there a difference? My online dictionary says that "это" and "этот" both mean "this". I'm a bit confused.
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What is the difference between Посещать and Навещать

What is the difference between Посещать and Навещать? I think that they both mean "to visit".
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Does отходить/отойти include the moving by train?

While learning on Memrise course (Top 10,000 words, Part 1), I found that отоходить/отойти shows the meaning of not only leaving by foot, but also leaving by train. The user-based Memrise course often ...
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What is the difference between "Куда ты идёшь?" and "Куда ты собрался?"

I recently learned that Куда ты собрался? usually gets translated as Where are you going? Or, at least it does on Reverso. This raised at least a couple of questions for me. The first is the ...
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Is во времена, instead of во время, used only when it refers to people?

I don't understand when to use "во времена" instead of "во время", but feel like it is used when it refers to a person, not an incident. For example, Гоголь начал писать ещё во ...
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Is there any difference with or without и on "тот же ~, как..." structure?

In the following sentence: У неё такая же кофточка, как у тебя. I thought that usually, these types of sentences also use и, such as: У неё такая же кофточка, как и у тебя. I wonder if there is ...
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"Фотография семьи будет висеть" - "в центре" or "по центру"?

I found the following sentence on Duolingo: Фотография семьи будет висеть по центру. But I don't understand why it uses по центру, not в центре. In other sentences, I see в центре used, for example. ...
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difference between "уже не" and "больше"

What's the difference between Я больше не люблю тебя - I don't love you anymore я уже не люблю тебя- I don't love you anymore.
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What is the difference between дать and подать?

I'm not sure that подать connotes anything different, except that it means to pass something to someone, much like дать. Apparently, "passing something" always implies handing someone ...
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Difference between "свидание" and "встреча"?

Would anyone be so kind as to explain to me the difference between видание and встреча? I looked them up in various dictionaries and depending on the dictionary, both are sometimes translated either ...
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What's the difference between "чашка" and "кружка"?

When I try googling кружка, I don't get anything that resembles a cup, but it's the first choice when I use Google Translate.
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In "Lesson one", should I use одӣн, одна or одно? [closed]

I want to write "Lesson 1" in Russian. Is the sentence "Урок одӣн" correct? Or should I write "одно" or "одна"? What way is correct?
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What are good words to use for "probably"?

I understand that there are a variety of ways to say "probably," which depend on the context (my attempt at translation in parentheses): вероятно (a bit literary, more in reference to likelihood) ...
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Лесной орех vs фундук

What's the difference between лесной орех and фундук? I can't seem to find anything about them, and they both translate to "hazelnut"
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Difference between интересно / интересовать?

Can интересно and интересовать/ся be used interchangeably, or do they have a somewhat different meanings? I know that these are different words and that интересовать is a verb, so I am asking ...
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Difference between "истина" and "правда"?

Is there a way to describe the difference in meaning between инстина and правда? Is the difference more or less significant in colloquial speech, in comparison to more formal or legal writing? I often ...
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"Производить" и "вырабатывать" [closed]

what it the difference between the two verbs, examples very welcome
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"Рассчитывать", "подсчитывать" -- what is the difference?

"Рассчитывать", "подсчитывать", what is the difference ? I tried to distinguish them with their roots (раз- out in all directions and под- approach; coming "up to") but even then, they still both ...
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Difference between "у тебя всё хорошо" and "ты в порядке"

What is the difference between "у тебя всё хорошо?" and "ты в порядке?"?
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Difference between "настрой" and "настроение"

People asked me "Как настрой"? I thought it meant the same as "Как настроение?". They claimed the meaning was not the same but did not really explain what was the difference (just something like "...
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What's the difference between "за ... от" and "в ... от"?

In my russian grammar book I have the following examples: За десять километров от Москвы. В ста километрах от Москвы. Есть ли разница между "за ... от" и "в ... от"? Спасибо заранее
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No problem: без проблем; нет проблем; не проблема, which one to use when?

what is the difference between the 3, examples welcome
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What's the difference between вернуться and вернусь?

What's the difference between вернуться and вернусь? Many times I'm confused between these two. For example: I'm coming back home. Я вернуться / вернусь домой.
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What's the difference between "происходить", "случаться" and "оказаться"?

What's the difference between "происходить", "случаться" and "оказаться"? Examples very welcome.
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Difference between "слёзы" and "слезы"?

I am looking for a pronunciation of the word слезы (tears) and saw on forvo.com both spellings слезы and слёзы which are pronounced differently. Is the meaning the same in both cases and how/why do ...
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What's the difference between несколько and сколько and некоторые in this context?

What's the difference between несколько and сколько and некоторые in this context? For me, as a non Russian native speakers they look as synonym in this context, but I'm not sure about that. For ...
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Which is the difference between "поперек" and "через"?

In my understanding, they both mean across, right? Are they interchangeable or used in specific situations?
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разница / разность / различие / отличие

I'm awfully confused about the difference between the four nouns with the meaning 'difference'. Some example sentences showing which to use in which situation would greatly help my understanding.
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Difference Between and when to select which when they fuse. "меня" V.S "я"

I am not only confused with the overall definition and distinction between "меня" and "я" but also when to use which when 2 different phrases containing one of them each merge together. As an example:...
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When to use which with "не" / " нет"

Why is the word "не" used in the phrase: "мне не нравится"= "I Don't Like" But on the contrary "нет" is used in this one: "у меня нет"= "I Don't Have" Is it a rule that Always "мне" goes with "не" ...
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When to use which with "есть"?

Lets look at these 2 sentences: у нас есть / We have. что вы хотите есть? / What would you like to eat. (In both of them the word "есть" is used differently). I'm confused as for the use of "есть" ...
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Difference between "хороший" and "xорошо"?

Both mean good but Хорошо is defined as the short neuter singular of хоро́ший. AFAIK it is possible to use any of them when for example answering "Good!" or is there any practical difference?
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What is the difference between "посмотри" and "смотри"

I have read somewhere that смотри is an unfinished action while посмотри is a completed action. That does not help when I'm thinking of usage scenarios. For example I was watching the movie Лёд and ...
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В чем разница между роптать, сетовать а жаловаться

Прочитав объяснение и примеры приведенные в Викисловаре. Мне кажется жалуется тот, кто просто говорит о том, что ему плохо, у него болит; жаловаться - это нейтральное слово сетовать - мне кажется, ...
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What is the difference between что and чего?

I was taught that the translation of "what" is что, but recently I noticed that people use чего in the same meaning of "what?". Is that useage correct or slang or what is it? n.b. I don't know a ...
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What is the difference between "трогать" and "касаться"?

What is the difference between трогать (to touch) and касаться? Are they just synonyms or I should use each word in a specific case?
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Difference between царь and король?

The only sites answering this question are in Russian text, so I wanted to ask it here.
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"Зависть" or "ревность"

I'm trying to understand what is the difference in meaning between these two words: Зависть and ревность, I used both in meaning of "to be jealous" but I was told by someone that there is a difference ...
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"Повидло" vs "Варенье"

I'm a native Russian speaker and you may laugh at me, but I don't fully understand the difference between повидло and варенье. Both words are translated as jam and seem to be used interchangeably. Are ...
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Difference between "парень" and "любовник"?

What is the difference between these two words ?
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"Бон вояж" vs."Доброго пути"

What is the difference between бон вояж and Доброго пути? My friend is going from city to city (about 10 hours far) I want to wish her a good wish for her journey. Which one is more common and ...
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What is the difference between "не надо" and "не нужно"?

Is there any difference between не надо and не нужно? If there is, what is it? For example: A pizza delivery guy comes to my home and brings pizza. Its cost is 650 руб and I give him 700 руб. Now ...
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Крайний и последний

Поэтому когда отец пьёт с друзьями, они поднимают тост за то, чтобы количество взлётов совпадало бы с количеством посадок. У них было ещё много тостов, и ещё было правило не говорить "последний", а ...
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