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    You should get some kind of book then. I recommend "The New Penguin Russian Course" by Nicholas J. Brown.

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    The online dictionary I use is available here: http://translation2.paralink.com/

    I have the plugin, and it works great! As for grammar, you need a book. No internet site on the planet is going to teach you grammar, only be able to reference you or clarify things. I higly suggest you put some money into a good book. If you're serious about learning it, it will pay off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darobat
    The dash is only for saying somethign IS something. Not something IS FROM something.

    I am big
    Я - большой
    I wouldn't use dash here. "Я большой" is perfectly OK.

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    Ya, bad example. I forgot the part about the other word having to be a noun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Я — американец
    My book says that you can't use a dash if the subject is a pronoun.

    "With words such as это, вот, or if the subject is a pronoun, the dash is omitted."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darobat
    Quote Originally Posted by Pravit
    Потому что "из" требует родительного падежа.
    Ааааа, спасибо. Много маленкие вещи помнить.
    "Много маленькие вещи помнить" sounds not good, "приходится (или нужно) помнить много мелочей" much better . I don't even know the situation for "маленькие вещи" to apply (мелочи, подробности instead).
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    The general rule is to avoid saying "things" in any language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pravit
    The general rule is to avoid saying "things" in any language.
    The Beatles didn't know . "Every little thing".
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    чё-то чё-то чё-то :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by waxwing
    чё-то чё-то чё-то :P

    Something-something-something....
    Every little thing = каждая (любая) мелочь.
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    what do these 2 words they dont make sense im my book? the online translation says prolit,Pred as these words. BTW
    пролита
    пред

    Thank you Drobat this is byfar the best dictionary I think for russian. Although I need a grammar book like you said.

    EDITED:
    there is a problem with the website sometimes it wont do anything it says the page has been done wiht errors but over all its ok,It translates some words incorrectally but 98%its correct.

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    My French teacher used to tell us strictly not to get dictionaries. Beginners don't need dictionaries. And they tend to cause more problems than they solve since many people (like Sir Krist) don't know how to use them properly.
    I am amazed when I read things like. "I am gonna start learning Russian. I am gonna buy a dictionary." WTF? Buy a cunting grammar book!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Krist
    what do these 2 words they dont make sense im my book? the online translation says prolit,Pred as these words. BTW
    пролита
    пред

    Thank you Drobat this is byfar the best dictionary I think for russian. Although I need a grammar book like you said.

    EDITED:
    there is a problem with the website sometimes it wont do anything it says the page has been done wiht errors but over all its ok,It translates some words incorrectally but 98%its correct.
    OK, online translators are OK for single words. But don't try and put sentences in them for English to Russian translations. Cos they just don't work, and come up with jibberish.

    пролитие - shedding (noun) (e.g. пролитие крови - bloodshed)
    пролить - to shed, to spill
    пред- is a prefix attached to the front of words meaning, and is equivalent to the English prefixes: pre-, ante-, fore-

    Sir Krist, why are you needing to know words like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Krist
    Thank you Drobat this is byfar the best dictionary I think for russian. Although I need a grammar book like you said.
    Personnally, I think this on-line translater sucks.

    I typed in the following:
    I have a book.
    I am sad.
    I like him.

    And this is what came out:
    Я имею книгу.
    Я грустен.
    Я люблю его.
    Я взял палку и нож, мелки и бумагу и направился к холмам.

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    shadow1, that is the problem with all machine-based translations. People will not get rid of word-by-word rendering in years to come.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    "why do I need to know these words"
    in the book it was describing war or something.

    "WTF? Buy a cunting grammar book"

    I am my funds are a little short right now.but when I get money ill buy one.
    "Я люблю его" isnt this translated
    I love him?

    I think the best way to learn is to go to a russian speaking country and live for a good year. buy,sell, talk, ect

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    Does this help as far as grammar?

    http://www.alphadictionary.com/rusgrammar/index.html

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    Yes, it is a very good site.
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