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    Which verb is the best to say "arrive" in Russian? For example, how would you translate the following sentences into Russian?

    - I will probably arrive in Moscow at 5pm.
    - When I arrived home, no one was there.
    - American troops arrived in Iraq.
    - We have arrived at the conclusion that he was a mole.

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    Re: arrive

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilkay
    Which verb is the best to say "arrive" in Russian? For example, how would you translate the following sentences into Russian?

    - I will probably arrive in Moscow at 5pm.
    - When I arrived home, no one was there.
    - American troops arrived in Iraq.
    - We have arrived at the conclusion that he was a mole.
    Прибыть/прибывать.

    The word is sometimes perceived as too formal in this meaning.

    (note: прибывать "куда", но не "где".)

    - American troops arrived in Iraq. - Американские войска прибыли в Ирак.
    - I will probably arrive in Moscow at 5pm. - Я, наверное, прибуду в Москву в 17:00 (в 5 вечера).
    - When I arrived home, no one was there.
    Replaced here with less formal:
    Когда я пришел домой - там (или: дома) никого не было.
    Here "arrive" has a different meaning:
    - We have arrived at the conclusion that he was a mole. -Мы сделали вывод, что это крот./ Мы пришли к выводу, что это крот.
    (note that verb tenses do not need to match as in English)
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    Re: arrive

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilkay
    Which verb is the best to say "arrive" in Russian? For example, how would you translate the following sentences into Russian?

    - I will probably arrive in Moscow at 5pm.
    - When I arrived home, no one was there.
    - American troops arrived in Iraq.
    - We have arrived at the conclusion that he was a mole.
    - Возможно, я приеду в Москву в 5 вечера.
    - Когда я пришел домой там никого не было.
    - Американские войска высадились в Ираке. (Пиндосы приперлись в Ирак)
    - Мы пришли к заключению, что он шпион. (Мы тут посовещались и решили, что он двойной агент.)

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    Re: arrive

    Quote Originally Posted by DagothWarez
    ...(Пиндосы приперлись в Ирак)
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    >>>(Мы тут посовещались и решили, что он двойной агент.)
    Thanks for that, I thought an animal was meant.

    Mole: a spy who works against enemy espionage, he-he
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    Re: arrive

    Quote Originally Posted by DagothWarez
    - Пиндосы приперлись в Ирак.
    I didn't get this part. What does this sentence mean literally?

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    Re: arrive

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilkay
    Quote Originally Posted by DagothWarez
    - Пиндосы приперлись в Ирак.
    I didn't get this part. What does this sentence mean literally?
    Пиндос means US citizen or solder. http://www.gramota.ru/forum/read.php?f=6&i=104&t=55

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