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What is the logic behind "вялотекущая" attachable to an illness but not to a river?

Ever heard of wholes being greater than the sums of their parts? Crazy, huh? Вялотекущая is not the same as вяло текущая. The former is a medical term and was coined (or, if you like, glued together) ...
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Is "чалый" a synonym of "рецидивист"?

Чалиться is a slang word meaning, in the wider sense, "be stuck somewhere, be forced to waste time": чалиться на заводе, чалиться в деревне etc. In the narrower sense, чалиться means "to do one's ...
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What would be the Russian word for "ownership"?

As a native Russian language speaker, I can say that "ответственность" is the accurate word in this case.
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What's the difference between -либо and -нибудь?

I'm answering this question even though it's old because it seems to me that though there are already several interesting answers, none of them is simple and direct. Words ending in -нибудь refer ...
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Usage patterns of "надо" vs. "нужно"

I'd say, without giving it too much thought, that 'надо' is closer to 'must', more related to duty, while 'нужно' is closer to 'need', more related to personal needs. For example, a saying: Есть ...
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What is the meaning of соплежуйство?

тянуть время; медлить; бездействовать https://ru.wiktionary.org/wiki/сопли_жевать
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What would be the Russian word for "ownership"?

There's another translation option for this word - "обладание" Владение кем-, чем-либо как собственностью ◆ Война, ведущаяся с турками за обладание великим княжеством Сусиана и за ...
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What would be the Russian word for "ownership"?

If we're talking about slang used in IT (which I have a strong suspicion we are), then the terms "владелец" and "владение" are actually quite common, so one can hear something like ...
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What is the logic behind "вялотекущая" attachable to an illness but not to a river?

1) Мы увлеклись игрой. Время текло незаметно. 2) Ничто не нарушало размеренного течения его жизни. 3) Его жизнь текла размеренно и спокойно. 4) Врач рассказал, как протекает болезнь пациента 5) ...
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What is the logic behind "вялотекущая" attachable to an illness but not to a river?

If you will say Вяло текущая река in the context of river, say, standing on the bank of river - your friends may consider you to be a witty person. I think i should remember this for a good reason.
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What's the difference between -либо and -нибудь?

I don't really have much new to offer to this discussion, but I was recently studying this topic and came across a section on this in the book Modern Russian Grammar by Dunn and Khairov. Since few ...
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