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    Genitive foreign words

    How would one say,

    In the evening, I took Andy's book and threw it out the window.
    Вечером, я взял книгу Анди (или книгу из Анди) и бросил эту от окна.

    On the weekend, you can come to my house.
    Викэндом, ты можешь приходить к мне домой.
    или викэндом, ты можешь прийти к мне домой.

    I'm not sure about them, but if someone can help, THANKS!

    В эту ночь все огни погасли в Джорджии
    В эту ночь невиновного человека повесили
    Не доверяй тайну никакому деревенщине-адвокату
    Ведь руки городского судьи в крови

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    Re: Genitive foreign words

    Quote Originally Posted by Knave
    How would one say,

    In the evening, I took Andy's book and threw it out the window.
    Вечером, я взял книгу Анди (или книгу из Анди) и бросил эту от окна.
    Вечером я взял книгу Энди и выбросил её из окна.
    "Выбросил" implies that you did it in oder to get rid of it and you are not planning to see it again, while "бросил" describes only the action itself, not caring about reasons or intentions.
    On the weekend, you can come to my house.
    Викэндом, ты можешь приходить к мне домой.
    или викэндом, ты можешь прийти к мне домой.
    Both are correct but they are different in meaning. It's better to say:
    В выходные ты можешь приходить ко мне домой. (here you emphasize that s\he can come to you every weekend)
    В выходные ты можешь прийти ко мне домой. (here you are talking about a certain weekend)
    "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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    Andy

    Since Энди would be the english name for Andy, the spanish would be Анди right?
    В эту ночь все огни погасли в Джорджии
    В эту ночь невиновного человека повесили
    Не доверяй тайну никакому деревенщине-адвокату
    Ведь руки городского судьи в крови

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    If in Spanish it is pronounced like that, then yes.
    "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: Andy

    Quote Originally Posted by Knave
    Since Энди would be the english name for Andy, the spanish would be Анди right?
    Oh Knave, I really hate you now. I thought you were above all this "Ooh, what's my name in this language!" stuff. For shame. And I don't think the "Spanish version" of Andy would be spelled with the Cyrillic alphabet.

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    Especially since the Spanish version of "Andy" is Andreas, right?

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    I think he meant that short form from Андреас is Анди.
    "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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    The most common Spanish version of Andy (or at least, the full name) is Andres/Андрес.
    А если отнять еще одну?

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    I heard in some Portuguese-speaking films they used Tony as short from Antonio and also some other short forms that reminded the English ones in some way, so it wouldn't surprise me if Andy is also used for Andres or some other name.
    "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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    And the Azeri version of Andy would be Murtuz al-Muhammed ibn Hasan
    Люди с годами не меняются, они просто все больше становятся самими собой.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garfunkel
    And the Azeri version of Andy would be Murtuz al-Muhammed ibn Hasan
    YEAH BABY!

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