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Во время means "during something": Во время войны (= "during the war") Россия жила по сухому закону. [Даниил Гранин. Зубр (1987)] Впервые эта служба была совершена всенародно во время севастопольской осады (= "during the siege of Sevastopol"). [митрополит Антоний (Блум). Страстная седмица (1980)] Во времена means "in the ...


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Both "Фотография семьи будет висеть по центру" and "Фотография семьи будет висеть в центре" are correct. When I say "по центру" I mean that it's aligned to center. I can say "по центру внизу" meaning it's aligned to center horizontally but vertically it's at the bottom. "В центре" usually means that it's ...


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По центру has more narrow meaning. В центре can be used always when something is in the middle or center: в центре города, в центре Земли, в центре комнаты, в центре треугольника. По центру us used when you visually describe something appearing in the middle, and assess the perfectness of centering. Example: Картина висит в центре стены, но не совсем по ...


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"Встреча" can be as "date" or "meeting". Also, we can use this in the sense of "business meeting" or "appointment". I can say: у меня встреча с одноклассниками. (I have a meeting with classmates). Or: у меня встреча с моей девушкой. (I have a date with my girlfriend). It can have two meanings either date or ...


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The word подать (in the sense you're talking about) means "to pass something which is close but you can't quite reach it". You would say подай мне, пожалуйста, соль "pass me the salt, please" if you wanted someone to pass you a salt shaker which you could otherwise get yourself, but would have to stand up and bend over the table to do ...


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"Во времена" means during a time period. "Во время" means the time when a certain event occurred. At least I understand that во времена is not used if the person referred to is not an important figure. This is false. For example: "во времена Татаро-Монгольского ига". Or: "во времена красного террора". These examples ...


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The difference between чашка and кружка, as a kind of vessel for a liquid to drink or pour from it, is rather subtle and is better expressed in pictures: This is чашка but never кружка. So, if a cup has apparently narrower bottom than top, and provided with a saucer, it canʼt be кружка. This is кружка but never чашка. We donʼt use чашка for a cylindrical ...


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"Больше не" means "not anymore", "not any longer" "Уже не" means "[my] need is past due" "больше не"/"уже не" are both frequently used with "хотеть" (want), but it's almost always "больше не" with "любить" (love). Compare: "Я больше не хочу пить" - &...


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Basically they mean the same thing. However Я больше не люблю тебя is often used when one person stopped loving another person as a consequence of some circumstances or actions that happened immediately or at some point before the speech. Ты изменил мне и поэтому я больше не люблю тебя - You cheated on me and so I don't love you anymore. People would ...


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I would like to add, that "свидание" also should be used in the sense of "visiting prisoners". For example: "Материальная помощь оказывается им в форме обеспечения бесплатного проезда и питания, когда они посещают тюрьму для свидания с заключенным. "Material support was provided to them in the form of free transport and food ...


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The two constructions are almost identical in meaning, but the one with "и" has a slight connotation of the statement being anticipated. For example: — Как склоняется слово «такой»? — Это слово склоняется так же, как прилагательные. (new information) or: — Как склоняется слово «такой»? — Это местоимение-прилагательное; склоняется оно так же, как ...


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Дать is a Russian word commonly used as English verb to give. Example: Открой кассу и дай мне деньги. - Open the register and give me the money. Meanwhile подать is indeed usually used as to pass or to hand. Examples: Подай мне ключи, пожалуйста. - Hand me the keys, please. Не мог бы ты подать мне соль? Я хочу посолить салат. - Could you pass me the salt? ...


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