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    Greetings, and help needed with Russian comic.

    Hello,

    A quick introduction: I've only recently decided to try and take learning Russian (through self-study) seriously. So far, I'm working my way through Chapter 4 in the Penguin book, and I'm upto the 7th lesson of Pimsleur Russian I. So, I'm an extreme beginner.

    But I'm anxious to get started working my way through some real Russian texts and found a cool site that has a bunch of Russian comics on it. Well, I'm already stumped on an easy one. I was wondering if someone could translate the dialogue for me and possibily give me a nudge in the right direction for working through the rest on my own?

    Here's the link:

    http://www.comics.aha.ru/rus/klakhmu/1.html

    It's just the first page I'm confused by, as it seems these two phrases require a greater familiarity with the language. I'm assuming that what is being said is something along the lines of "Hey, where are you going? And what about me?" but I've filled in some blanks there so I'm probably wrong.

    So, any help appreciated. Thanks.

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    Re: Greetings, and help needed with Russian comic.

    Quote Originally Posted by armageddon t. thunderbird
    It's just the first page I'm confused by, as it seems these two phrases require a greater familiarity with the language. I'm assuming that what is being said is something along the lines of "Hey, where are you going? And what about me?" but I've filled in some blanks there so I'm probably wrong.

    So, any help appreciated. Thanks.
    Hi, armageddon t. thunderbird! Your translation is absolutely correct.
    "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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    Hey! Where to are you going?! And what about me?!

    Ой, не заметила, что там это уже было.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Well, that makes me feel good. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Hey! Where to are you going?! And what about me?!

    Ой, не заметила, что там это уже было.
    armageddon's version is slightly better...

    "Hey! Where to are you going?" sounds more philosophical than "Hey! Where are you going?"
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    "Hey! Where to are you going?" sounds more philosophical than "Hey! Where are you going?"
    'Where to are you going?' just ain't English, friend. No philosophy about it.
    А если отнять еще одну?

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    Yeah, you would need some heavy duty philosophy to swallow that construction!
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by joysof
    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    "Hey! Where to are you going?" sounds more philosophical than "Hey! Where are you going?"
    'Where to are you going?' just ain't English, friend. No philosophy about it.
    neither is ain't
    Иисус жил того, чтобы любить вас, а умер, чтобы спасти вас.

    wo yao nan peng you.

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    Я хотела написать Where to?, а потом добавила are you going.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Hello armageddon t. thunderbird! Hello and welcome!
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Hey! Where to are you going?! And what about me?!

    Ой, не заметила, что там это уже было.
    armageddon's version is slightly better...

    "Hey! Where to are you going?" sounds more philosophical than "Hey! Where are you going?"
    I would say:
    Where are you two going? The meaning's totally different from the initial one but it's still funny :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by joysof
    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    "Hey! Where to are you going?" sounds more philosophical than "Hey! Where are you going?"
    'Where to are you going?' just ain't English, friend. No philosophy about it.
    With joysof
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    "Where are you at, and where to are you going?"

    Classic

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