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    Cards

    How would you say for example, "Playing cards" in Russian?
    My uncle's friend bought playing cards in Ukraine, and gave them to him, because I and my sisters are Ukrainian. On some of the cards there are pictures with such letters on the upper left corner, and bottom right corner:
    K, T, Д, В,
    What do each of these letters stand for? My Russian teacher said that Д stands for дама or something. Thanks to anyone who can help!
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    Re: Cards

    "Playing cards" - играть в карты
    К - король (king)
    Т - туз (ace)
    Д - дама (queen)
    В - валет (Jack)
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Thank you very much! I have another few questions:
    How do you say, "We tied"(We didn't win or lose, but got the same score as the other team)
    And "We lost"? I know we won is мы выиграли, right?
    Also how do you say:
    I prefer to write in script- Я предпочитаю писать ____
    I prefer to write in print- Я предпочитаю писать ___
    Guess what!(If you have something "amazing" to tell them)- I have no idea

    Thanks!
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    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
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    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    I know we won is мы выиграли, right?
    Right.

    We tied - У нас ничья or Мы сыграли вничью.
    We lost - мы проиграли
    I prefer to write in script- Я предпочитаю писать письменно.
    I prefer to write in print- Я предпочитаю писать печатным шрифтом (печатными буквами).
    or just
    Я предпочитаю печатать.
    Guess what! - Представляешь!(Представляе те!) И представь(те) себе ... И знаешь(знаете) что...
    Some examples:
    (Ты) представляешь, я получила "отлично"! - Guess what! I got an A!
    И представь себе, она даже и это знает! - Guess what! She knows even that!
    И знаешь что, он один съел все десять буханок хлеба! - Guess what! He alone ate all the ten loaves of bread!
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Thank you very much Friendy!!!!!! I have a few other questions:
    How would you say, "This tastes like bread" (?)
    and... "I drive on the highway"
    я вожу на _____
    And: She would like to get together(Like to see one another, not like a formal meeting but to see friends sort of)
    Она бы хотела _____________

    And is guinea pig морская свинка? Спасибо за все!!!!
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    This tastes like bread - вкус как у хлеба
    I drive on the highway - я еду по шоссе
    get together - собраться, встретиться
    We all gotta get together some day - надо нам как-нибудь всем собраться

    PS As for шоссе check this out and try to say as fast as you can:
    Шла Саша по шоссе и сосала сушку.
    Пораскинул мозгами, теперь собираюсь с мыслями.

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    Thank you very much Victor, I appreciate your help!!! I am very sorry but how would you say:
    I need to tie my shoe
    Мне нужно ___
    You smell like cheese
    Вы ____________ как сыр (???)
    My foot itches
    У меня нога _____
    He is cleaning himself(Talking about a hamster perhaps)
    Он себя убирает(?)
    I am going bikeriding
    Perhaps... Я собираюсь _________
    He is in a rush
    Он спешит
    The guinea pig is making noises
    Морская свинка делает шумы
    What color is he?
    _______________(EEEEK I HAVE NO IDEA)Какой он цвет??? (??)


    Sorry I always ask questions, I won't ask much more!

    And how in Russian do you say, "The first day of school"
    Первый день школы???

    Sounds weird to me.....

    Thanks!
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    I need to tie my shoe-
    Мне нужно завязать туфель (шнурок на туфле)
    You smell like cheese -
    Вы пахнете как сыр. or
    Вы пахнете сыром. (the latter is more natural)
    My foot itches -
    У меня чешется нога (ступня).
    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    He is cleaning himself (Talking about a hamster perhaps)
    Он себя убирает(?)
    Он себя чистит. (but I never had a hamster, so I can be wrong)
    I am going bikeriding-
    Я собираюсь кататься на велосипеде
    or
    Я иду кататься на велосипеде. (the latter is more used in colloquial speech)
    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    He is in a rush
    Он спешит
    Right.
    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    The guinea pig is making noises
    Морская свинка делает шумы
    I'd say "морская свинка издаёт звуки" or just "шумит". I think it depends on what kind of noise it is, probably those who have guinea pigs know something better.
    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    Sorry I always ask questions
    No problem. That's the purpose of this forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    And how in Russian do you say, "The first day of school"
    Первый день школы???
    Первый день занятий.
    or
    Первый школьный день.

    What color is he?-
    Какого он цвета?
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Thank you so much Friendy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What does latter and colloquial mean?
    And I have just two this time, how do you say:
    "What do you like better, cats or dogs?"

    And "She might leave"
    ______________(??? )
    What is the difference between убирать and чистить?

    Thanks so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    What does latter and colloquial mean?
    latter = the second of two persons or things mentioned (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000)
    colloquial – typical for spoken language

    "What do you like better, cats or dogs?" – Ты любишь больше собак или кошек?
    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    And "She might leave"
    Она может уйти (уехать).
    or
    Возможно она уедет.
    But it would be better if you gave the context here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    What is the difference between убирать and чистить?
    убирать mostly means to put all things in order
    чистить means to make something clean by removing the dirt (especially with brush), it is also used when removing the upper layer of smth (to peel, to skin, for example) .
    But often you have to remember which one to use and they also can be synonyms, for example.
    to clean the cage (say, of a parrot) – убирать клетку or чистить клетку.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Евгения, how do you say, "Invest in a dictionary"?

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    I know I know, I will use my dictionaries more often. I've gotten better at using them, but the problem is that the print is so small. I will use them more . Forgive me.

    Can somebody correct this:
    Я назвала его в честь своего папу.
    I named him after my papa.

    Thanks , and sorry!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    Can somebody correct this:
    Я назвала его в честь своего папу.
    I named him after my papa.
    It's almost perfect. Only "papa" should be in genitive.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    I know I know, I will use my dictionaries more often. I've gotten better at using them, but the problem is that the print is so small. I will use them more . Forgive me.
    Bah, I'm just giving you a hard time :P !

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    haha

    I have no idea why I wrote it like that, so this is correct:
    Я назвала его в честь своего папы

    I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have just a little question:
    Would this be wrong?:
    We were going to buy a hamster
    Мы собирались покупать хомяка

    And how would you say: "From now on..."
    Example, "From now on, I will not eat any meat"
    I don't know how I would find that in a dictionary

    Спасибо за помощь!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    I have no idea why I wrote it like that, so this is correct:
    Я назвала его в честь своего папы
    Correct now.
    Would this be wrong?:
    We were going to buy a hamster
    Мы собирались покупать хомяка
    Right.
    And how would you say: "From now on..."
    (начиная) с этого момента
    с сегодняшнего дня
    These are not literal translations, but they reflect the meaning rather well. It also sounds more natural if you put "больше" in the sentence, using your example:
    С этотого момента я больше не буду есть мясо.
    In the dictionaries you can also find the word "впредь", but I doubt that it's better and I don't think it's commonly used in that sense.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Большое спасибо Friendy!
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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