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    Desperate for a bit more help!

    Hey again everyone!

    I've just got a few sentences that I need some help with-I understand what the words mean but don't really know how to translate them into good English?

    i) вот уже четыре года они встречают Новый год вместе

    ii) в полночь поздравляли друг друга с Новым годом

    iii) каждому нужен будет маскарадный костюм

    iv) но костюм должен быть интересным

    OK I think that's all! Thanks so much for any help

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    Re: Desperate for a bit more help!

    i) вот уже четыре года они встречают Новый год вместе
    they have been celebrating the New Years together for 4 years now
    ii) в полночь поздравляли друг друга с Новым годом
    at midnight they wished each other Happy New Year
    iii) каждому нужен будет маскарадный костюм
    Everyone will need a masquerade costum
    iv) но костюм должен быть интересным
    but the costum has to be interesting
    "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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    Brilliant, thanks so so much for your help!


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    Re: Desperate for a bit more help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    i) вот уже четыре года они встречают Новый год вместе
    they have been celebrating the New Years together for 4 years now
    they have been celebrating New Years eve together for 4 years now (sounds a little better)

    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    iii) каждому нужен будет маскарадный костюм
    Everyone will need a masquerade costum
    cosutme, or: Everyone will need to dress up

    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    iv) но костюм должен быть интересным
    but the costum has to be interesting
    again, costume
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    Re: Desperate for a bit more help!

    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    or: Everyone will need to dress up
    Doesn't "dress up" mean smth like "наряжаться", so it could be understood as if ypu ask them to put on a nice suit/dress (not necessarily masquerade one)?

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    well, yes, it can be ambiguous. You might want to add, "everyone needs to dress up as something".
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    well, yes, it can be ambiguous. You might want to add, "everyone needs to dress up as something".
    Wow, that's exactly like in Russian! (or should I say "it's exactly as in Russian"? )

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    Hey thanks a lot everyone it's all really helpful

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    Thanks, kalinka_vinnie, for the corrections.
    "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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