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    Help with some constructions

    Just writing a midterm composition, and i was struggling with a few constructions. So, I thought i'd see if anybody has a good way to put the following in Russian:

    To come out ahead
    A victim of her own selfishness
    One use of realism

    Thanks for the help.

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    A victim of her own selfishness - жертва (своего) собственного эгоизма
    I wasn't able to understand points 1 and 3 May be, if you gave the examples...
    I would be grateful if you would correct my mistakes, since I would like my English to sound as natural as possible.

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    IMO "come out ahead" does not have an equivalent, (many idioms don't), and should be translated on case-by-case basis. Pls provide the whole sentence

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    Re: Help with some constructions

    Quote Originally Posted by tdk2fe
    Just writing a midterm composition, and i was struggling with a few constructions. So, I thought i'd see if anybody has a good way to put the following in Russian:

    To come out ahead
    A victim of her own selfishness
    One use of realism

    Thanks for the help.

    tdk
    My try

    1: оказаться первым
    2: жертва (своего) собственного эгоизма (from stranger )
    3: одно употребление реализма
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    Re: Help with some constructions

    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    3: одно употребление реализма
    This phrase doesn't make any sense to me... :/
    I would be grateful if you would correct my mistakes, since I would like my English to sound as natural as possible.

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    1. преуспеть
    3. context plz
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    Re: Help with some constructions

    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger
    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    3: одно употребление реализма
    This phrase doesn't make any sense to me... :/
    The English doesn't either without context.

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    My dic says that "come out ahead" means "сводить концы с концами".
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Okay, context for come out ahead:

    "However, at the end of the story he came out ahead."

    For one use of realism:

    "One use of realism can be found in the character's archetypes."

    Hope that helps - thanks a lot.

    tdk

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    OK then
    3. В частности, использование художественного принципа реализма...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    My dic says that "come out ahead" means "сводить концы с концами".
    Could be depending on the story. Typically it means to succeed, to make profit.
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    Yes, I agree.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    However, at the end of the story he came out ahead. - Однако, к концу рассказа он вышел победителем.
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