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    Marriage

    i have a ukrainian girlfriend, and as a romantic gesture i want to propose to her in her native tongue. which is russian
    i dont speak any russian, only english, i have a phrase book, but that doesn't tell me.
    so could anybody help.

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    Re: Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by MightyG3
    i have a ukrainian girlfriend, and as a romantic gesture i want to propose to her in her native tongue.
    i dont speak any russian, i have a phrase book, but that doesn't tell me.
    so could anybody help.
    native tongue??? and what's yours?
    "Легче, чем пух, камень плиты.
    Брось на нее цветы."

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    Re: Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by MightyG3
    i have a ukrainian girlfriend, and as a romantic gesture i want to propose to her in her native tongue.
    i dont speak any russian, i have a phrase book, but that doesn't tell me.
    so could anybody help.
    native tongue??? and what's yours?
    "Легче, чем пух, камень плиты.
    Брось на нее цветы."

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    Where in Ukraine does she live?
    If it's Eastern or Southern Ukraine it's pretty possible that her native language is Russian.
    Though I'm sure she'll appreciate your efforts.

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    If he's going to propose to her, he probably knows her well enough to know what her native language is, don't you think?

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    Re: Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by MightyG3
    i have a ukrainian girlfriend, and as a romantic gesture i want to propose to her in her native tongue.
    i dont speak any russian, only english, i have a phrase book, but that doesn't tell me.
    so could anybody help.
    You can say:
    Выходи за меня замуж.

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    You can also say:

    ты выйдешь за меня?

    Давай поженимся! (Not really a question though, just a suggestion. "Let's get married!")

    Будь моей женою.

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    Re: Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Milanya
    You can say:
    Выходи за меня замуж.
    Well, I dunno. It still doesn't sound native (Ukrainian).
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    Re: Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by adoc
    Well, I dunno. It still doesn't sound native (Ukrainian).
    Cause all written above is in Russian.

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    Re: Marriage

    That may help:
    Я кохаю тебе. (I love you)
    (Cерденько моє), будь моєю дружиною. (Be my wife, (my heart))
    or
    Я хочу бути твоїм чоловіком. (I want to be your husband)
    Давай одружимося (Let's get married)

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    It could be just me, but I have a hunch that he doesn't read cyrillic. maybe we should transliterate it to the latin alphabet?

    But I do think it is important, MightyG3, to find out if she speaks Ukranian or Russian, because there are many Ukranians who only speak Russian.
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    It could be just me, but I have a hunch that he doesn't read cyrillic. maybe we should transliterate it to the latin alphabet?

    But I do think it is important, MightyG3, to find out if she speaks Ukranian or Russian, because there are many Ukranians who only speak Russian.
    All Ukrainians understand both though. But yes, it is good to know what your wife's native language is although when I am asked about it I often answer that both are.

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