Andrey Chistyakov
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Do "целить" and "нацеливать" mean the same thing?
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Both words aren't used in used in the modern language, you wouldn't hear them in hunters' or shooters' societies/clubs. Just in literature. If a word hasn't everyday user, practically nobody could say ...

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How should I interpret phrases like "должен ли Путин уйти"?
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I would translate the first three sentences like: Should a guy pay for a girl on a date? Why every woman should know how to flirt: the male view. Should Putin quit? The cases aren't complete, for ...

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In saying "watch the aurora", how are "наблюдать за" and "наблюдать" nuanced?
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The both sentences are correct but they have different meanings. 'наблюдать за' translates as 'to monitor'. Watching without any rest. 'наблюдать' translates as 'to view'. Watching occasionally. ...

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Why are the endings in "я студентка" and "я была студенткой" different?
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Here's couple different questions. 'я была студентка' and 'я была студенткой' are both correct. The actual difference is regional. Most Russian regions use the first, a couple regions use the second. ...

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Тhe idiomatic expression "на три господа бога"
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I found one single case, from "Tsushima". To be honest, another cases looks like automatically generated comments from a click factory. This expression is very incorrect for a Christian. The Lord ('...

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Was "сладкий" ever synonymous with "пресный" in Russian
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'Сладкий' and 'Пресный' are words with different origins. 'Сладкий' came from Proto-Slavonic root 'сол' via 'солодкий'. This means tastiness. 'Пресный' is from 'сыт' via 'пресыщать'. This means ...

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Why do Russians almost not use verbs of possession akin to "have"?
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It's not just avoiding of 'have'. The very similar behaviour is in typical Russian CV. Applicants usually write something like 'в компании Альфа я был на должности заместителя начальника департамента ...

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