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    Did I do this right?

    "in the water of my dreams" = в воде моих мечт

    Is the Russian correct?
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    Re: Did I do this right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreams
    "in the water of my dreams" = в воде моих мечт

    Is the Russian correct?
    No, word "мечта" has no Plural Genitive. It has a strong comic effect.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Re: Did I do this right?

    Quote Originally Posted by it-ogo
    Quote Originally Posted by Dreams
    "in the water of my dreams" = в воде моих мечт
    Is the Russian correct?
    No, word "мечта" has no Plural Genitive. It has a strong comic effect.
    But you could say "В воде моих мечтаний" or "В воде моих грез" (it means the same as your sentence). The latter is more poetic.

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    Re: Did I do this right?

    Quote Originally Posted by it-ogo
    It has a strong comic effect.
    Can you elaborate a bit on how it's used? :)
    And would it be better if I used сонов for this phrase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    But you could say "В воде моих мечтаний" or "В воде моих грез" (it means the same as your sentence). The latter is more poetic.
    Греза! I see it in my dictionary now. I like that. Спасибо!
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    Re: Did I do this right?

    Снов (The second "o" is not needed). You may say so, of course, but note that in Russian "сны" and "мечты" usually mean different things (even if in English you have the same word for them). "Сны" are images you see in your sleep, "мечты" are your utmost desires.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dreams
    Греза! I see it in my dictionary now. I like that. Спасибо!
    Yeah, it's my fault, I omitted the dots. It should be "грёза"- "грёз"
    In Russian we often use "e" instead of "ё" in written speech (but pronounce it as "ё" anyway). "Ё" is usually used only in childrens books. Then kids learn to omit it too.

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    Re: Did I do this right?

    в водах моих мечтаний
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    в море моих грез (it is poetic translate)

    Is it a poetry? Your task is difficult. It would be more easy if I knew more than one line.
    Иногда потрясающие вещи находятся в неожиданных местах.
    Sometimes tremendous things are found in unexpected places
    Please, correct my mistakes

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    Re: Did I do this right?

    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Снов (The second "o" is not needed).
    Is the nominative сон? Is it just a special case of losing its "o"? It might be a rule I haven't learned yet, so sorry for all the questions. ^^

    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    You may say so, of course, but note that in Russian "сны" and "мечты" usually mean different things (even if in English you have the same word for them). "Сны" are images you see in your sleep, "мечты" are your utmost desires.
    Thank you for explaining that!

    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Yeah, it's my fault, I omitted the dots. It should be "грёза"- "грёз"
    In Russian we often use "e" instead of "ё" in written speech (but pronounce it as "ё" anyway). "Ё" is usually used only in childrens books. Then kids learn to omit it too.
    That's what my book said too. XD I don't want to develop a habit of writing ё if it's not normally used. But I definitely appreciate it when I'm learning a word for the first time.

    Quote Originally Posted by ekaterinak
    Is it a poetry? Your task is difficult. It would be more easy if I knew more than one line.
    It's poetic, but it's not a poem, so there's only one line. ^^ I want to write it on my homepage, because my domain is DreamwaterSprings.com.
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    Re: Did I do this right?

    Quote Originally Posted by ekaterinak
    в море моих грез (it is poetic translate)
    I like this one! (in the sea of my dreams)

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    Re: Did I do this right?

    Quote Originally Posted by ekaterinak
    Is it a poetry? Your task is difficult. It would be more easy if I knew more than one line.
    It's poetic, but it's not a poem, so there's only one line. ^^ I want to write it on my homepage, because my domain is DreamwaterSprings.com.

    Well, than it is в море/океане моих грез. This form express the meaning of "in the water of my dreams" with context your home page's Internet adress
    Иногда потрясающие вещи находятся в неожиданных местах.
    Sometimes tremendous things are found in unexpected places
    Please, correct my mistakes

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    Re: Did I do this right?

    Quote Originally Posted by ekaterinak
    Well, than it is в море/океане моих грез. This form express the meaning of "in the water of my dreams" with context your home page's Internet adress
    Спасибо
    I wasn't sure if вода was the right term to use.
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