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    Chatting someone up in Russian

    Okay, there is a girl in my school, who is Ukrainian, but speaks Russian (which I find odd, and must assume it has/had something to do with the USSR etc.), and she's very attractive. She can speak quite simple English, so if I find myself in a bit of a predicament, all is not lost. Any suggestions?
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    She might be the kind of Russian that absolutely hates foreigners and will hate you for butchering her language. For this reason even I'm not comfortable walking up to random strangers and starting a conversation in Russian.

    For you it will inevitably go...
    You: Привет! (Assume the best, you pronounce it perfectly...)
    Her: Чёё????? ты руууский что-ли? откуда?
    You: Эээ

    Translation:
    You: Hello
    Her: WHaaaaaaaa? You're Russian? Where are you from?
    You: Umm...
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    She knows who I am, since I've stared at her so much, and I also caught her attention looking at some websites in Russian. This is exciting! Thankfully I think she doesn't hate the English...
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    It looks like you may have to bump it up to level two stalking to get anywhere with her

    Just kidding, if she already caught you looking at Russian websites, just ask her questions about them. Oh, and ask her what a Cheburashka is... Guaranteed points. (I think)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantom605
    Oh, and ask her what a Cheburashka is... Guaranteed points. (I think)

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    Re: Chatting someone up in Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr J
    Okay, there is a girl in my school, who is Ukrainian, but speaks Russian (which I find odd, and must assume it has/had something to do with the USSR etc.), and she's very attractive. She can speak quite simple English, so if I find myself in a bit of a predicament, all is not lost. Any suggestions?
    Many Ukrainians are native Russian speakers. Most of the east Ukraine speak nothing but Russian, so it AIN'T so strange that she speaks it.

    What else do you know about her, maybe we can provide you with some inside info on her Russian hobbies!
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    Let's ask Lampada if she knows Ukrainian.
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by adoc
    Let's ask Lampada if she knows Ukrainian.
    She (his crush) might not speak Ukrainian, though...Ukranian national != Ukranian-speaker
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by adoc
    Let's ask Lampada if she knows Ukrainian.
    She (his crush) might not speak Ukrainian, though...Ukranian national != Ukranian-speaker
    well, all Ukrainian-nationals under a certain age learn Ukrainian at school. My gf is a witness of that
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by adoc
    Let's ask Lampada if she knows Ukrainian.
    She (his crush) might not speak Ukrainian, though...Ukranian national != Ukranian-speaker
    well, all Ukrainian-nationals under a certain age learn Ukranian at school. My gf is a witness of that
    Then I stand corrected. I was under the impression that it depended in which part of the country you resided...

    And upon, further review, I'm glad to see that I corrupted your spelling of "Ukrainian" as well!
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    Arrrgh... Why doesn't spellchecker work autmoatically while you post?

    My gf resided very east in the middle of the Russian speaking world.
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    And she doesnt live there now?
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    lol, no.
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    So why are here then, you lazy bum? Go entertain her.

    OK I got an idea. Some Jack will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adoc
    So why are here then, you lazy bum? Go entertain her.

    OK I got an idea. Some Jack will do.
    Jack Bauer? No, he'll just torture her!


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    it is the second time today when someone actually mentions 24. Maybe it's a sign to finally start watching it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adoc
    it is the second time today when someone actually mentions 24. Maybe it's a sign to finally start watching it.
    AWESOME show. Get it on DVD though, b/c at this point you'll be completely lost.
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    Barmaley-where i can see a "top-25 posters" list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ST
    [b][Barmaley/b]-where i can see a "top-25 posters" list?
    You have to click "Memberlist" at the top of the page; then pick "total posts" on the drop-down menu.
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    ukrainian, is spoken in West Ukraine mostley.
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