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    *Пиковая дама help

    Okay, i'm reading Queen of Spades in russian for class this semester, and just wanted some help with a couple lines out of the first few pages, to doublecheck my translation.

    Когда играю, никогда не горячусь, ничем меня с толку не собьёшь, а всё проигрываюсь!
    Whenever I play, I never get excited. You can't confuse me with anything, but I lose everything!

    И ты ни разу не соблазнился? Ни разу не поставил на руте. Твёрдость твоя для меня удивительна.
    And you not once were tempted? Not once did I stake on the red. Your firmness for me is surprising.

    Thanks a lot guys.
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    Your sentences appear to be correct to me.

    I think that you misspelled the name of the thread.
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    пиковая дама = queen of spades
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Yeah, that's what I meant. I just wanted tdk2fe to notice this spelling error.
    "A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read"
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    а всё проигрываюсь semms like "And all the same I lose all"
    English Edition

    В обычных странах церковь отделена от государства, а в России - от Бога.

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    1. I certainly dont remember the context, but it seems to me that "Not once did I stake on the red" should be "Not once did you stake on the red"
    2. "а всё проигрываюсь" means "а всё равно проигрываюсь" (I lose anyway). There is nothing about "losing everything" in that sentence, not necessarily that is. "I lose everything" would be "я всё проигрываю".
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    Yeah, I noticed the spelling error of the title after I posted it

    At any rate, thanks for the help guys. I'm sure i'll be posting a lot more questions in here about it in the next several weeks

    tdk

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