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    Weather outside your window

    What a whather outside your window now?

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    Snow, not very cold, overcast.
    Семь бед, один Reset

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    Quote Originally Posted by vandoiyoy View Post
    What is the weather outside your window now?
    "Whether" is also a word in English, but it has a different meaning from "weather". There's a rhyme to help you remember:
    Whether the weather is cold, or whether the weather is hot, we'll weather the weather whatever the weather, whether we like it or not.

    Здесь в Кембридже, погода вне моего окна облачна и прохладна.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demonic_Duck View Post
    "Whether" is also a word in English, but it has a different meaning from "weather". There's a rhyme to help you remember:
    Whether the weather is cold, or whether the weather is hot, we'll weather the weather whatever the weather, whether we like it or not.

    Здесь в Кембридже, погода вне моего окна облачна и прохладна.
    I guess there're many levels of "chilly", and yours is not that bad especially in comparison with Eastern Europe and the territories further to the east. =)))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric C. View Post
    I guess there're many levels of "chilly", and yours is not that bad especially in comparison with Eastern Europe and the territories further to the east. =)))
    Of course, this is very true. That's why I used the word «прохладна» instead of «холодна». Is there a milder word than «прохладна»?
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    Blame livemocha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demonic_Duck View Post
    "Whether" is also a word in English, but it has a different meaning from "weather". There's a rhyme to help you remember:
    Whether the weather is cold, or whether the weather is hot, we'll weather the weather whatever the weather, whether we like it or not.

    Здесь в Кембридже, погода вне моего окна облачна и прохладна.
    Ah, btw, "Здесь в Кембридже, погода за моим окном облачна и прохладна."

    I think that's more like a native would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demonic_Duck View Post
    Blame livemocha
    Now I can blame it. =)))

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    Here in the suburbs of the Yankeestanian capital (Здесь в пригородах пиндостанской столицы), it's "cold as a witch's tit" (так холодно, как сиська у ведьмы), but not yet "cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey" (достаточно холодно, чтобы отморозить яйца/муда с латунной обезьяны).



    P.S. Speaking of witches and their ta-ta's, it's interesting to do a Google Image search with ведьма, and then compare the results if you use колдунья instead (the words can both be translated as "witch" -- yet they're not quite synonymous!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demonic_Duck View Post
    Of course, this is very true. That's why I used the word «прохладно» instead of «холодно».
    When these words are used as stand alone words they are neural adverbs. Only when used as short forms of the adjectives they accept the gender of the modified noun "погода прохладна".
    Quote Originally Posted by Demonic_Duck
    Is there a milder word than «прохладно»?
    I can't figure it out. Some people use word "свежо" but it is quite an ambiguous word and can't be directly related to any degree of coldness.

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    We rather say "холодно как где-то" then "холодно как что-то".
    "Холодно как на северном полюсе."
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeCup View Post

    Throbert McGee
    We rather We'd more typically say "холодно как где-то" then than "холодно как что-то".
    "Холодно как на северном полюсе."
    Okay then, how about: "Здесь в Виржинии, (мне) холодно как (блохе) на ведьминей сиське!"



    Или нечто более научно-фантастическое: холодно как на Плутоне зимой во вьюге замороженного азота! (Cold as a Plutonian winter during a blizzard of frozen nitrogen!)
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    Кто-нибудь говорит "за моим окном холодно"? Грамотнее сказать : "На улице холодно" = It's cold outside (but literally, "In the street it is cold).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Throbert McGee View Post
    Okay then, how about: "Здесь в Виржинии, (мне) холодно как (блохе) на ведьминей сиське!"
    Или нечто более научно-фантастическое: холодно как на Плутоне зимой во вьюге замороженного азота! (Cold as a Plutonian winter during a blizzard of frozen nitrogen!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsms View Post
    Кто-нибудь говорит "за моим окном холодно"? Грамотнее сказать : "На улице холодно" = It's cold outside (but literally, "In the street it is cold).
    Я знаю много людей, которые говорят и "за окном" и "на улице". "На улице" более формальный вариант.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeCup View Post
    These are Ok.

    Я знаю много людей, которые говорят и "за окном" и "на улице". "На улице" более формальный вариант.

    Вообще-то да. Говорят же "Ну как там за окном?" и т.п.

    To Throbert, it should be "на ведьминой"...

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    The weather outside my window makes me happy: it's cold, windy, slushy, a mess under my feet, there are many mountains of snow with a height of adult man, icicles, threateningly hanging down from roofs with a hope of killing another passerby... all as usual.

    Что я имел в виду:
    Погода за окном не может не радовать: холодно, ветрено, слякотно, каша под ногами, горы снега с человеческий рост, сосули, грозно свисающие с крыш в надежде убить очередного прохожего... всё как обычно.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khein View Post
    ..сосули..


    Quote Originally Posted by Юрка
    Срезают лазером сосули,
    В лицо впиваются снежины.
    До остановы добегу ли,
    В снегу не утопив ботины?

    А дома ждёт меня тарела,
    Тарела гречи с белой булой;
    В ногах - резиновая грела,
    И тапы мягкие под стулом.

    В железной бане - две селёды,
    Торчат оттуда ложа с вилой.
    Есть рюма и бутыла с водой,
    Она обед мой завершила.

    Я в кружу положу завары,
    Раскрою « Кобзаря» Шевчены -
    Поэта уровня Петрары,
    И Валентины Матвиены.
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    - 10 C on the 22nd of March

    I was surprised by how cold it was.

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    And...where?
    "Невозможно передать смысл иностранной фразы, не разрушив при этом её первоначальную структуру."

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    In Moscow.

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    It's still cold here and it has been snowing for two or maybe three days.

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