Results 1 to 2 of 2
Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By Soft sign

Thread: Help translate

  1. #1
    Подающий надежды оратор
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Rep Power

    Help translate

    Am I correct in translating this as "everything has its time." (a message about being patient - things will work out, or not)??

    Всему своё время.

    Всему свое время.

    What is the difference in the use of "ё" or "е"? Which one is correct?

  2. #2
    Почтенный гражданин Soft sign's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    г. Новосибирск
    Rep Power
    Yes, you are right.

    ё is the correct letter here, but it is an optional letter in Russian, and е can be used instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soft sign View Post
    The letter ё in Russian is optional, it is allowed to be replaced with е. Using ё is recommended for dictionaries, kids’ books, books for language-learners. In Wikipedia, there is a rule to use ё consistently in all articles. However, in most other texts, ё is used irregularly or not used at all.

    The е/ё merger in writing does not make a major problem for an experienced reader since the meaning of the words differing only by е/ё (все ‘everybody’ — всё ‘everything’; осел ‘has settled’ — осёл ‘donkey’ etc) is usually clear in context. This however can be an issue with some exotic words, such as proper names, the correct pronunciation of which can be unknown to the reader. The same is true for the stress in words which is not normally marked, but can be marked in dictionaries, in exotic words, or in situations of ambiguity. The ё letter, however, is used much more often than stress marks.

    The other Russian letter with a diacritical mark—й—is never substituted with и. It is obligatory.
    Lampada and fortheether like this.
    Please correct my English

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary