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    I would really appreciate your help...

    Hello! I'm Lara. I am new here, and I need some help translating a few sentences for a letter to my friend. I have just begun to study Russian in September and I need a little help. Could somebody please translate these sentences for me...I would really appreciate it!

    1)We can't wait to see you again/ We can't wait for you to return... (or something similar)

    2)He is doing well in school.

    3)You went skiing?

    4)The letter probably got lost

    Any help at all would be lovely! Thanks a million!
    ~Lara
    Here's a man who we like to call... Mr. Fitzherbert... because that... is his name

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    Re: I would really appreciate your help...

    Here is my guess.

    We simply cannot wait to see you again.
    Мы просто не можем дождаться чтобы видеть тебя опять.

    He is doing well in school.
    Он успевает в школе.

    You went skiing?
    Ты ходил на лыжах?

    The letter probably got lost.
    Может быть письмо было потеряно.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Re: I would really appreciate your help...

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    We simply cannot wait to see you again.
    Мы просто не можем дождаться чтобы видеть тебя опять.
    увидеть

    He is doing well in school.
    Он успевает в школе.
    Better "хорошо успевает"
    or "хорошо учится"

    You went skiing?
    Ты ходил на лыжах?
    катался

    The letter probably got lost.
    Может быть письмо было потеряно.
    I'd say "письмо наверно(вероятно) потерялось"

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    Re: I would really appreciate your help...

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Here is my guess.

    We simply cannot wait to see you again.
    Мы просто не можем дождаться чтобы видеть тебя опять.
    Sounds kinda foreign.

    "Мы очень соскучились". Or "Мы очень хотим тебя видеть".

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    I don't think it sounds unnatural:
    Завтра опять по физике контрольная. Не могу дождаться когда я наконец закончу эту чёртову школу!
    Достала эта работа! Не могу дождаться когда наступит лето и я поеду на море!
    Sin City такой классный фильм, я посмотрел его в кинотеатре 10 раз! Не могу дождаться когда его выпустят на DVD!

    It sounds more emotional and impatiently than "я очень хочу".

    Though you're right "мы очень соскучились" is more common.

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    Mind your commas in Russian, both native and non-native speakers. Please.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Mind your commas in Russian, both native and non-native speakers. Please. :wink:
    Can't help it, have no education...

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    "Не можем дождаться" doesn't sound unnatural but the whole sentance does. Actually, just, "Мы не можем тебя дождаться", would be perfect. IMHO.

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    Yeah, you're right and I didn't notice that "чтобы".
    I'd say something like "Мы не можем дождаться когда снова увидим тебя".

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    Thank you SO much everybody!!! You're great!

    ~lara
    Here's a man who we like to call... Mr. Fitzherbert... because that... is his name

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