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    Please check if the following translations are correct and correct any mistakes.

    1) I don't go to school today. - Сегодня я не иду в школу.
    2) I don't like going to the city by car, I like going on foot. - Я не люблю идти машиной за город, я люблю идти пешком. (or на машине)
    3) Who's swimming over there? - Our coach. - Кто плавает там? - Наш тренер.
    4) Where are you running to? - I'm running to the stadium. I run there every day. - Куда бежишь? - Я бегу на стадион. Каждый день я бегаю на стадионе.
    5) I work a lot to become a good doctor. - Я работаю много, чтобы стал хорошим врачом.
    6) Repeat the question so that everybody can hear it. - Повтори вопрос, чтобы все могли услышать.
    7) You must walk a lot to live long. - Надо много ходить, чтобы долго жить.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shutka183 View Post

    1) I don't go to school today. - Сегодня я не иду (или пойду) в школу.
    2) I don't like going to the city by car, I like going on foot. - Я не люблю добираться до города на машине, мне нравиться пешком. (or на машине)
    3) Who's swimming over there? - Our coach. - Кто плавает там? (better кто там плавает) - Наш тренер.
    4) Where are you running to? - I'm running to the stadium. I run there every day. - Куда бежишь? - Я бегу на стадион. Каждый день я бегаю на стадионе.
    5) I work a lot to become a good doctor. - Я работаю много (или много работаю), чтобы стать хорошим врачом.
    6) Repeat the question so that everybody can hear it. - Повтори вопрос так, чтобы все могли услышать.
    7) You must walk a lot to live long. - Надо много ходить, чтобы долго жить.
    Good translation! I wish you further success!

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    2) I don't like going to the city by car, I like going on foot.

    Я не люблю ездить в город на машине, я люблю ходить пешком. (See Russian verbs of motion.)
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    A correction on one of the English sentences:

    Please check if the following translations are correct and correct any mistakes.

    1) I don't go I'm not going to school today. - Сегодня я не иду в школу.
    However, compare this with:

    I don't go to school on Saturdays and Sundays. (По субботам и воскресеньям, я не хожу в школу.)

    P.S. "I don't go to school today" is grammatically possible, but only if "today" is being used in the sense of "Egyptians don't worship Ra or Isis today"-- that is, with the meaning of "in the present era; at this general time in human history; at this stage of my life".

    So you could, in theory, say "I don't go to school today (at this time in my life), because I've been serving in the military for the past five years, but after I leave the military I hope to continue my education at Harvard Law."

    But if you mean "today" in the sense of "this 24-hour-period right now", then you need to use the present progressive tense: "I'm not going to school today (because I feel sick and have a fever, but I'll go to school tomorrow if I feel better)."

    Hope that's clear!
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