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    цепляться за мечты и сны

    Please explain the difference betwee "мечта" and "сон".
    "Мечта" is defined as "dream" while "сон" is defined as "sleep", which is a big difference.
    But what about these sentences:
    "Каждую ночь ему снилось"
    "рассказал ему о своих снах"
    In these examples "сон" would be dream!
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    Мечта is something you are thinking about. Сон is something you see when you sleep.
    EDIT: There is no collision in Russian here.
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    Re: цепляться за мечты и сны

    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusly
    In these examples "сон" would be dream!
    You're right.
    But in Russian there is difference between a dream as a visions and pictures you see when you sleep (that's called СОН) and dream as a wish, a goal (that's called МЕЧТА).

    Probably that's a cultural thing but for russian native speaker these two things are absolutely different and the fact that in English there is only one word for them confuses those who study English a lot.

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    makes sense and...

    So, "мечта" would be better translated as "daydream" or "reverie" which a person experiences when a person is awake. Also in English we say "I have a dream"; this is metaphorical where "dream" means aspiration, goal, vision.
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    Re: makes sense and...

    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusly
    So, "мечта" would be better translated as "daydream" or "reverie" which a person experiences when a person is awake. Also in English we say "I have a dream"; this is metaphorical where "dream" means aspiration, goal, vision.
    Exactly.

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