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    Я люблю тебя за то, что ты есть

    What does "за то, что" mean?
    I guess it means "for what" or maybe "why".
    Я не знаю.

    Я люблю тебя за то, что ты есть
    За то, что ты здесь и просто рядом
    Я люблю тебя за то, что такой
    За то, что ты мой и даже взглядом
    Я люблю тебя...

    I love you for what you are
    For what are you here and simply beside (me)
    I love you for whatever
    For what are you even in my sight
    I love you...
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Re: Я люблю тебя за то, что ты есть

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    What does "за то, что" mean?
    I guess it means "for what" or maybe "why".
    Я не знаю.

    Я люблю тебя за то, что ты есть
    За то, что ты здесь и просто рядом
    Я люблю тебя за то, что такой
    За то, что ты мой и даже взглядом
    Я люблю тебя...

    I love you for what you are
    For what are you here and simply beside (me)
    I love you for whatever
    For what are you even in my sight
    I love you...
    in this context, "za to, chto" means "because".
    so the translation is:
    i love you because you exist
    because you are here and simply nearby
    i love you because you are the way you are
    because you are mine and even with sight
    i love you

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    "potomu chto" would be incorrect if used here, then? Or just not as correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantom605
    "potomu chto" would be incorrect if used here, then? Or just not as correct?
    -Fantom
    it would be incorrect to use it here, and it wouldnt rhyme either
    potomu, chto == because
    and "za to, chto" is more like.. "as a consequence of"
    may be i could explain by example.

    lets see..

    ya tebya pobil potomu, chto ti kretin
    i beat you up because you are a cretin

    ya tebya pobil za to, chto ti razbil butilku vodki
    i beat you up as a consequence of you breaking a bottle of vodka

    ..

    not sure how else to explain it. but "za to, chto" is not _exactly_ "because"

    is that any more clearer?

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    Yeah, that makes sense. Of course, I didn't even think of the whole "it should rhyme" thing! Derp!
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    well it makes more sense if you think about the article "za" to mean "for"

    I popped in for the newspaper - я зашел за газету

    я люблю тебя за твои глаза - I love you for your (i.e. because of, due to) eyes

    за то, что - just cuts up the sentence and is called a complex conjugative. It can be thought of "for that thing, which is" "for the reason, that is"

    я люблю тебя за то, что ты есть! - I love you because you exist - I love your for the reason, that you exist! which you would never say


    hard to explain...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    I popped in for the newspaper - я зашел за газетой
    Если б ты зашел за газету это выглядело бы вот так

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