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geoffw
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 Message 9 of 24
02 January 2014 at 5:12pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
geoffw wrote:
Hurting my head right now: одно ухо, два уха, три уши
Три уши
means rub your ears (imperative), от слова "тереть".

Три уха. Большие уши. Много ушей.
B%D0%B8_%D1%83%D1%88%D0%B5%D0%B9">Удлинители ушей.

Inspired by the TID=37728&PN=1&TPN=1">consistency thread, btw? I've included a shout-out :) Really cool idea.


Thanks! I knew I was sufficiently confused that I couldn't tell for sure what I was writing, just that I'd seen a whole
mess of different forms for the word "ear." And indeed, I WAS just reading about Fred and George with their
Extendable Ears!
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geoffw
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 Message 10 of 24
02 January 2014 at 5:17pm | IP Logged 
Solfrid Cristin wrote:
My words for today, from Assimil lesson 51:


Per our discussion elsewhere, it looks like this is the same Russian text as the 2011 English base that I have
(Original Text by Victoria Melnikova-Suchet). Lesson 51: на вкус и цвет товарищей нет!
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 Message 11 of 24
02 January 2014 at 5:53pm | IP Logged 
geoffw wrote:
Solfrid Cristin wrote:
My words for today, from Assimil lesson 51:


Per our discussion elsewhere, it looks like this is the same Russian text as the 2011 English base that I have
(Original Text by Victoria Melnikova-Suchet). Lesson 51: на вкус и цвет товарищей нет!


Bingo :-)
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 Message 12 of 24
03 January 2014 at 3:12am | IP Logged 
"на вкус и цвет товарищей нет" - On taste and colour, comrades no. Or "Tastes differ"
I hope that's right. It's from Assimil, 50ish. I like this because it feels internalized, I feel the same way as I do with saying something similar in English.

"международный" is a word you can figure out if you know "между" and "родина", I'm a simple man and it makes me feel smart to figure out new words from previous ones :-)

обстановка, осторожно, остановка - situation, careful, stop (as in bus stop, as I remember). They all remind me of eachother. You simple can't not remember "осторожно" if you've been in the metro.


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 Message 13 of 24
03 January 2014 at 3:32am | IP Logged 
I was happy today to stumble across a couple of cognates from non-English languages familiar to me:
библиотека (same as library in Spanish)
бутерброд (same as sandwich in German)
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 Message 14 of 24
05 January 2014 at 12:14am | IP Logged 
Solfrid Cristin wrote:
[...] Babysteps. [...]

If all it takes is just a single word a day, then that’s the kind of baby steps I like. So here’s my contribution. I’ve just learnt it today, but (garden-enthusiast) you probably already know it.

цветок = flower

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 Message 15 of 24
05 January 2014 at 12:58am | IP Logged 
Zerzura wrote:
"международный" is a word you can figure out if you know "между" and "родина", I'm a simple man and it makes me feel smart to figure out new words from previous ones :-)
It's related to the word родина of course, but the word it's derived from is народ (folk, people, nation). BTW, at their core the words народ, родина and also nation all go back to the concept of being born. Cf рожать and natal.
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 Message 16 of 24
06 January 2014 at 8:24pm | IP Logged 
Today I’ve met again a verb that I first found in the second unit of TY. I didn’t memorize it then, but now I hope it will stick!

Я преподаю = I teach
преподаватель = lecturer



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