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    a few words

    I would deeply appreciate help with these words:

    странного мужчину

    вышле из запоя

    and can you translate "а глаза смотрел в разные стороны" to "and his eyes examined us from every possible angle"?

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    Re: a few words

    странный мужчина - odd (weird) man
    вышел из запоя - it means that his fit of hard-drinking is over

    and can you translate "а глаза смотрел в разные стороны" to "and his eyes examined us from every possible angle"?
    I don't think that meaning would be the same. It means that one of his eyes was looking in one direction and the other one in another direction. I'm not sure but probably it could also have an idiomatic meaning: "his eyes wandered". But I'd like to hear what others will say to that.
    "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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    Re: a few words

    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    It means that one of his eyes was looking in one direction and the other one in another direction.
    That's how I read it, too.

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    Thanks a lot for the help Friendy and translations.nm.ru! However, now I
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamion
    Увидев
    Услышав
    These are деепричастия прошедшего времени, there are a lot of ways of translating them. One of the possible ways is "having seen" and
    "having heard".
    For example:
    Услышав эту песню, я тоже начал её петь. - Having heard this song I started singing it too.
    Вечером я пришле с работы домой - In the evening I came home with my work?
    ...came home from work
    "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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    спасибо большое Friendy!

    But can you (or some other nice person) give me other explanations (how you can use) of деепричастия прошедшего времени. Is it some special conjugation?
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    Can someone help me with the word "друг" in dative plural. Is it something like "друзьям"? Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamion
    Can someone help me with the word "друг" in dative plural. Is it something like "друзьям"? Thanks in advance
    That's right.
    Я танцую пьяный на столе нума нума е нума нума нума е
    Снова счастье улыбнулось мне нума нума е нума нума нума е

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    There's archaic-poetic plural form "други" -- with dative "другам", supposedly.
    Кр. -- сестр. тал.

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