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    Christmas words

    Hi, I would like to know Russian expressions and words for this coming Christmas season. Please, help.

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    Re: Christmas words

    here's a few

    Christmas - Рождество
    Christmas Eve - Рождественский Вечер
    Christmas tree - Рождественская ёлка
    Merry Christmas! - C Рождеством!
    angel - ангел
    candle - свеча

    New Year is closely related to Christmas...

    Santa Claus - Дед Мороз
    New Year's Day - Новый год
    snow - снег
    present - подарок
    presents - подарки

    I might have missed something though. I'm sure others will add some more.
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    Re: Christmas words

    Merry Christmas a bit early to all the good folks at masterrussian.net!

    С Рождеством Христовым!

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    Re: Christmas words

    Russian Christmas is the 7th of January... WAY early I would say!
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Re: Christmas words

    We usually say "новогодняя ёлка" ("New Year tree").

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    Re: Christmas words

    Дед Мороз is Father Frost, not Santa Claus.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Re: Christmas words

    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Дед Мороз is Father Frost, not Santa Claus.
    It's the same as translating an idiom literally. Nobody says "Father Frost" in the USA. You will be better understood if you say "Santa Claus". They look the same anyway
    http://www.rambler.ru/dict/new-enru/03/81/12.shtml
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    Re: Christmas words

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterAdmin
    They look the same anyway
    They most certainly do not!!! :P


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    Re: Christmas words

    а понятно, у Санта Клауса нет зайчика, белочки, мешка с подарками и сосульки
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    Re: Christmas words

    Не знаю, как насчет зайцев, но если Дед Мороз оденет клоунскую шапку с помпоном и нечто кургузое, подпоясанное солдатским ремнем, наступит конец света.

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    Re: Christmas words

    это ты нашла фотку Санта Клауса из МакДональдса, наверное или из армии
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    Re: Christmas words

    не нашёл, а нашла.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Re: Christmas words

    kv- I just wanted to post my little Easter egg before I forgot about it. So come back in a couple of weeks. =:^)

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    Re: Christmas words

    We usually say "новогодняя ёлка" ("New Year tree").
    No, we always say "новогодняя ёлка", when anybody translates "Christmas tree" literally (e. g. in books, films), it looks and sounds odd and makes us laugh or even irritates.
    For those who understand Russian:
    Quote Originally Posted by Marko from [url="http://www.trworkshop.net/forum/"
    http://www.trworkshop.net/forum/[/url]]Цитирую Артёма Франкова:

    Читал я недавно книгу, которая меня всего перевернула - ну просто страшно по душе пришлась. Речь о романе Гиффорда "Преторианец". И вдруг, когда дело клонилось к развязке и я её всячески предвкушал... Блин, как мордой об забор! "Рождественское дерево", которое в Англии ставят на Рождество и под которое складывают подарки детям. Christmas tree... Догадайтесь-ка, с трёх раз, о каком дереве идёт речь! А теперь представьте нормальный разговор нормальных людей:
    - Ты уже купил рождественское дерево?
    - Да, я уже купил рождественское дерево.
    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Quote Originally Posted by MasterAdmin
    They look the same anyway
    They most certainly do not!!! :P
    Полно отличий. Santa doesn't have a granddaughter Snegurochka and Russian Father Frost doesn't have reindeers that even have names. ))
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    Re: Christmas words

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaya
    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Quote Originally Posted by MasterAdmin
    They look the same anyway
    They most certainly do not!!! :P
    Полно отличий. Santa doesn't have a granddaughter Snegurochka and Russian Father Frost doesn't have reindeers that even have names. ))
    And Russian Santa Claus (i.e. Father Frost) doesn't have elves (Thank God! they are creepy).

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    Re: Christmas words

    The main difference is that Santa Claus is dead actually. Now just look at his clothes. He would definitely freeze to death. Unlike Ded Moroz ofcourse

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    Re: Christmas words

    Holy cow! I saw a “beautiful” picture in a shop recently. It depicted Ded Moroz dressed in half-Russian (in quilted trousers and valenki) and half Western (all the other articles) manner. The painter was doped while working!
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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