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    That's almost perfect!
    P.S. бидет симпати чным -> будет симпатичным (one word)

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    Wow! Your handwriting is beautiful!

    Just a small suggestion: since you seem to be close friends and you end up your note with "love you" words assuming very informal relationship you could replace Светлана with Света...

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    I think "люблю тебя" is inappropriate. "С наилучшими пожеланиями" will do.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    LoL - no, for Svetlana, "I love you" is perfect. We say it all the time. In fact, yesterday I made her mad (keep in mind she doesn't know I'm learning to write Russian) and I remembered how to write I love you. SO I took a piece of paper, wrote her name, I love you, and my name in Russian, and gave it to her. She was rather shocked, and yelled "Ashley! How do you know how to write like this?! It is better than MY handwriting, and I am Russian!" I just laughed.

    Thanks guys, for all your help. I'm giving her the books tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    I think "люблю тебя" is inappropriate.
    I also thought that was not quite appropriate... However, it is very common to use these words in English to end letters to friends... So, I was wondering whether we would alter the emotion by taking these words out? In other words, I think Russians are more reserved in using words like that, but does that mean that Ashley should be too?...

    Finally if the "love you" part is taken out, I don't think "С наилучшими пожеланиями" would be required as there is already "С Рождеством Христовым"...

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    I think Russians are more reserved in using words like that
    LoL - not this Russian, my dear! She's very affectionate and tells everyone "I love you!" in English every chance she gets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tirednemo
    LoL - no, for Svetlana, "I love you" is perfect. We say it all the time. In fact, yesterday I made her mad (keep in mind she doesn't know I'm learning to write Russian) and I remembered how to write I love you. SO I took a piece of paper, wrote her name, I love you, and my name in Russian, and gave it to her. She was rather shocked, and yelled "Ashley! How do you know how to write like this?! It is better than MY handwriting, and I am Russian!" I just laughed.

    Thanks guys, for all your help. I'm giving her the books tomorrow!
    Whenever I anger an American woman, I find it best to say things like,
    "I love you?" Works like a charm.
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    I gave her the book yesterday, and she absolutely loved it. I received about 10 hugs in less than a minute, and she and her entire family apparently spent the whole night trying to figure out how I came to use the words I used. Apparently, the certain words that were translated to me were "words used in Russia by a very intellegent mind".

    So, thanks guys! Not only did I learn how to write it, now I've become very interested in learning the language altogether!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tirednemo
    Apparently, the certain words that were translated to me were "words used in Russia by a very intellegent mind"
    That's us, very intellegent Russian minds.
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    I will agree wholeheartedly!

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    have you revealed the secret to them?

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    Yep - after it was discovered that I seemed intelligent in the Russian language, the gig was up! I told them I had a lot of help from some intelligent Russian speakers

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