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    Moscow Circus School

    I want to go the Moscow State University of Circus and Variety Arts. I know it exists and admits foreigners. But I can't even find a phone number. Can anyone help? Here is a link to an article about the school:

    http://www.cdi.org/russia/johnson/5605-14.cfm

    Thanks

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    It is called "Государственное училище циркового и эстрадного искусства." It is not an university, it is just a professional school, and you won't get a degree there (not even BA, as far as I know).

    Phones in Moscow: 214-6330, 212-7121. Fax: 214-6249.

    However, I doubt that having the phone numbers will do you any good without knowing Russian.

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    sorry for offtopic, is it "an university" or "a university"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indra
    sorry for offtopic, is it "an university" or "a university"?
    A university if you're a normal American. An university if you're a snobby British professor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indra
    sorry for offtopic, is it "an university" or "a university"?
    Usually you use "an" when the following word begins with a vowel.
    Example: an apple, an umbrella.
    Edit: an apple, an egg, an indian, an orange, an umbrella.

    But "university" is an exception. You say "a university" because the "u" is a long. Notice "university" is pronounced "YOOniversity" and "umbrella" is pronounced "UMbrella".
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    I guess if you think about it the "u" here in university is not really functioning as a vowel in this case.
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    A big oops! Of course it is a university

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    Thanks for the help! I was hoping to find someone who speaks Russian to call for me. At least I have the phone numbers now. And I am looking forward to hearing about the person who actually attended.

    As for "a university" versus "an university" BlackMage is correct. This is actually a difference between American and British English. Americans say "a university" while Britons say "an university." Personally, I don't care if it's a university or not. Performers don't need degrees.

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    I have never heard yet an Englishman say "an university" or anyone else for that matter. That would be really dumb not to metion hard to pronounce. A load of bollocks, I say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Quote Originally Posted by Indra
    sorry for offtopic, is it "an university" or "a university"?
    Usually you use "an" when the following word begins with a vowel.
    Example: an apple, an umbrella.
    Edit: an apple, an egg, an indian, an orange, an umbrella.

    But "university" is an exception. You say "a university" because the "u" is a long. Notice "university" is pronounced "YOOniversity" and "umbrella" is pronounced "UMbrella".
    Its the same as - A Ukrainian, Not An ukrainian.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Btw, in official press-releases of the Microsoft corporation or something, you can find phrases such as "a SQL file", "a SQL server" and so on. The matter is that the abbraviation SQL is pronounced as "sequel" or, may be, "seek well".
    English Edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishau_
    Btw, in official press-releases of the Microsoft corporation or something, you can find phrases such as "a SQL file", "a SQL server" and so on. The matter is that the abbraviation SQL is pronounced as "sequel" or, may be, "seek well".

    SELECT FROM users_db WHERE clue > 0 ORDER BY date_of_birth DESC

















    Result:
    "...но, все будет хорошо..."

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    C'mon. It wasn't exactly gold, but it was worth a few giggles.
    "...но, все будет хорошо..."

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    I'm sorry there is still no news.
    So in this case no news is bad news.

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    a university

    It's a university because in this case the vowel "u" is actually not a vowel sound. Would be transcribed as "yu". Which is considered to be something called a liquid "u" and is thought of as a consonant sound.

    Sorry to go off-topic.

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    Better late than never.

    Problems on the computer have delayed the info about circus school in Moscow. Sorry for the delay.
    Perhaps this number will be the one you are looking for.
    007-
    2147192 or fax 2146249

    Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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