Sergey Slepov
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What are the different usages for these translations of "to type" (as in on a computer keyboard)?
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Basically, the choice is between печатать and набирать. Набирать refers to large volumes of text and it tends to need a direct object: набирать статью/книгу. I'd go with печатать as the default ...

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What is the difference between "в ходе" and "во время" if both can be used to mean "during"?
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(To complement @Quassnoi's answer.) I then discovered that "during" when paired with a time of day or time of season, often gets translated through declension of the word itself (e.g., ...

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Why do some verbs ending in -евать (e.g танцевать) behave like they end in -oвать?
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What your grammar book says is mostly correct, e.g. клева́ть (to peck) is conjugated клюю́, клюёшь, клюёт; воева́ть (to be at war) - вою́ю, вою́ешь, вою́ет. However, when what is left after removing -...

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Difference between imperfective (Будет) and perfective future verbs
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Yes, more or less so, except for the two examples involving 'ходить'. Although 'Я буду мочь ходить' may seem grammatically correct, no one says «буду мочь». These words just don't go together (despite ...

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Are "свет" and "свеча" forms of the same word?
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They are two distinct words. However, etymologically they are related: From Old East Slavic свѣча (svěča, “candle”), from Proto-Slavic *svěťa (“candle”), from *světъ (“light”) + *-ja. https://en....

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How to determine the initial form of the words like "самого", "самой"?
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The initial form (and the stress) depends on the meaning: са́мого, са́мой (from са́мый) usually come before an adjective to form the superlative: са́мого лу́чшего, са́мой краси́вой. самого́, само́й (...

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What is the difference between “нечего” and “ничего”?
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The difference is grammatical: нечего is a predicate and ничего is an object: Ему нечего сказать. Он не имеет ничего сказать. Both mean 'He has nothing to say' and and while (2) resembles the ...

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Linguistics: perfect and imperfect aspects of a verb considered to be the same "word" (lemma)?
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The Grammatical Dictionary of Russian (which the Ministry of Education and Science recommends as a normative reference) treats different aspect verbs as different lemmas: Члены видовой пары глаголов ...

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Есть ли какой-то сайт, на котором можно написать предложение и получить назад то же самое предложение, но с добавленным ударением?
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Да, есть: https://morpher.ru/accentizer Если что, сайт и программу расстановки ударений разработал я.

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How do you choose between "о" and "ё" after sibilants for neologisms?
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I would write it as напряжометр since -о- is an interfix. Compare to гальвано́метр, трапецо́эдр. Don't quote me on this, but I believe interfixes should follow the same rules as endings and suffixes ...

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How to elegantly say in Russian, "He was never to get what he wanted or, at least, what he said he wanted."
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The sentence in question implies that Voroshilov's requirements might not have been what he really wanted. I can think of a few ways to render this in Russian: Он так и не получил желаемого - точнее, ...

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Difference between "читай" and "прочитай"
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Читай (imperfective) is like 'sit down and start reading' while Прочитай (perfective) is more like 'finish reading the whole magazine' (before coming back to me e.g.)

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How do you say: "Заткнись" for a group of people instead of just one person in Russian?
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Заткни́тесь. Similar examples: Учи́сь - учи́тесь Дери́сь - дери́тесь Кати́сь - кати́тесь I.e. -те- goes in between the ending (-и) and the posrfix (-сь). When -сь is preceded by a consonant (...

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"Сколько времени?" vs "который час?"
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«Кото́рый час?» is the classical form, dating back to Pushkin and possibly earlier. Nowadays it sounds a bit outdated. «Ско́лько вре́мени?» is a 20th century invention, now preferred by many. Both ...

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Should "йе" after vowel be pronounced [jje]?
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Gemination is a bit fuzzy in Russian: Words such as касса, масса, тонна, ванна, Мекка, поддать, Приенисейе [йй] have 'true doubles': saying them with a single consonant can hinder understanding. ...

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How to express the idiomatic “It took some getting used to, but ...”?
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You may use the remarkable adverb с непривычки, 'due to lack of habit': С непривычки было сложно (даже очень!), но ... теперь даже нравится (например).

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Russian equivalents of "I could've sworn ..."
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"Я мог бы покляться" appears in many translations of English books. However, it sounds bookish and not quite idiomatic. Let me turn the tables around a bit and ask: why does English use the ...

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Is глазу in locative in "с глазу на глаз"?
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It actually is genitive and the stress is on the first syllable: с гла́зу на́ глаз The genitive ending -у is retained in quite a few set expressions such as бе́з толку, и́з лесу, не зна́я бро́ду ...

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Перевод слова "takeaway"
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Выводы? "Вот какие выводы я для себя сделал."

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What are the rules of the locative case?
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First of all, don't believe the other answers telling you that the locative is arbitrary and that there are no rules. Locative is not arbitrary: for some words its use is required: в глазу, в боку, в ...

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Твердый знак или мягкий знак в слове "бьём" / "бъём"?
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Мягкий знак однозначно: бьём. Твердый пишется в основном после приставок (объём). http://gramota.ru/slovari/dic/?word=%D0%B1%D0%B8%D1%82%D1%8C&all=x

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Voiced consonants at the end of words
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Yes, if the next word starts with a voiced consonant (of those you listed), then the final consonant also becomes voiced, even if it was unvoiced: кот был, код был both have [д], while кот стал, код ...

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Commas in questions with two options
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Yes, those commas are required. Rosenthal: § 22. Уточняющие члены предложения Обособляются (выделяются запятыми, реже — тире) слова и словосочетания, уточняющие смысл предшествующих слов (уточнение — ...

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Genders - Nouns with "ь"
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A bit late to the party but I still feel my answer would be useful. You might find the rules listed in the other two answers problematic as they have lots of exceptions and they often require some ...

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"Про Шария" - где ставить ударение?
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Yes, there are plenty of Russian names and common words where the stress shifts to the ending in Accusative: Карамзи́н – Карамзина́ Зализня́к – Зализняка́ Гришкове́ц – Гришковца́ (with the fleeting ...

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Differentiating use of — насколько, как, сколько
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In your example sentence: Я знаю это так же хорошо, как и ты, Маркус. changing так to настолько will still yield a grammatically correct sentence with almost the same meaning. Настолько же means 'to ...

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How can I figure out if an adjective is hard or soft without seeing its ending?
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The page you linked to isn't giving you the whole story. Even if we leave aside possessive adjectives (лисий, волчий, заячий), there are a lot more declension types besides just hard and soft. Each ...

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Difference in meaning between locative and prepositional cases
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The difference in meaning is only evident in a relatively small group of nouns: сад, лес, мост, берег, Крым, Дон, ад, кровь, даль, Пермь and others. These words have a clear distinction between the ...

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два тела, два села - where is the accent placed?
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You are right, the numerals два (две), три, четы́ре, о́ба (о́бе), полтора́ (полторы́) are followed by nouns in the genetive singular which is те́ла and села́ - see the declension tables for те́ло and ...

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Pronunciation of "поздно" (late)
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Quite a few consonant clusters have silent letters in them, e.g.: здн (пра́здник, пра́здновать, по́здний, по́здно, бе́здна, звёздный), silent д. стн (ле́стница, до́блестный, захолу́стный, я́ростный),...

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