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    May I sit with you?

    There's a Russian transfer student at my school and she hardly speaks any English and I would like to know how to ask her if I may sit with her. And maybe you could give me some other suggestions on things to say to her? I've already said hi and told her my name. Thanks!

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    Well since Saibot has not answered you, this is what I would say, if it were me. That is, if I were the type to go around hitting on unsuspecting babes. It might not be exactly right but she would understand you. Probably!

    Пожалуйста, можно сидеть здесь с Вами?
    Basically---Please, is it possible to sit here with you?

    But what ever you do, do not tell her that you know me or you run the serious risk of her losing all interest in you.
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    Pronounciation??

    Umm yeah thanks a lot, but how would I pronounce that? Ehhh, sorry!

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    Pahzjalsta, mozjna sedeet zdis svami?

    Well, if you really want to impress her you could actually try to learn her language instead of parroting phrases. In the mean time try these links.


    http://masterrussian.com/index-6.shtml
    http://masterrussian.com/blday_greeting.shtml
    http://masterrussian.com/index-11.shtml
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    Re: May I sit with you?

    Quote Originally Posted by xcutiekayla7x
    There's a Russian transfer student at my school and she hardly speaks any English and I would like to know how to ask her if I may sit with her. And maybe you could give me some other suggestions on things to say to her? I've already said hi and told her my name. Thanks!
    How about:

    можно посидеть рядом с тобой? (Mozhno posidet' ryadom stoboi?)
    Eeek...maybe someone can make a recording of this.

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    It's not like I totally don't know Russian, I can say and understand lot of things, I just didn't know what to say in this particualr situation.


    Anyway, thanks for the help guys! Anything is appretiated.

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    Вы не против, если я здесь сяду?

    Vy ne protif, yesli ya zdes' syadu?

    Do you mind if I sit here?
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    Re: May I sit with you?

    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Пожалуйста, можно сидеть здесь с Вами?
    Basically---Please, is it possible to sit here with you?
    I would say Можно (мне) сесть (рядом) с вами? - Is it possible (to me) to sit (near) with you? Сесть(perf) if it is a single action, сидеть (imperf) if you are going to sit with someone all the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by saibot
    How about:
    можно посидеть рядом с тобой? (Mozhno posidet' ryadom stoboi?)
    Ok. It means May I sit with you for a while?
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

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    I don't know but maybe this could be a good ice breaker. Correct my mistakes somebody.

    Я люблю ваши прекрасные женские ноги.
    I like your fine womanly legs.

    Ah......Let me know how this one works out for you.

    PS Thanks JJ.
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    The only one mistake - if you are not familiar to woman (you are useing "вы") you should not to talk about her legs. If you are familiar to her to talk about her legs you should say to her ты.
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

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    Re: May I sit with you?

    Quote Originally Posted by JJ
    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Пожалуйста, можно сидеть здесь с Вами?
    Basically---Please, is it possible to sit here with you?
    I would say Можно (мне) сесть (рядом) с вами? - Is it possible (to me) to sit (near) with you? Сесть(perf) if it is a single action, сидеть (imperf) if you are going to sit with someone all the time.
    Thanks, I did not even think to check for perf/ imperf when posting. I can see how this would be an important point in this case in particular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ
    The only one mistake - if you are not familiar to woman (you are useing "вы") you should not to talk about her legs. If you are familiar to her to talk about her legs you should say to her ты.
    I thought that it may be amusing to her if the lad, who obviously could not speak Russian, were to say this to her. Perhaps under the circumstances he would be able to get away with this.....do you think?
    Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself. - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Я люблю ваши прекрасные женские ноги.
    I like your fine womanly legs.
    Lol, it sounds as if she can have мужские ноги :)
    I like your fine woman's legs.
    It should be "женственный" at least, or "нежные".

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    Well, I would have said "boobs" but I didn't know how to say this very important word in Russian.
    Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself. - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Well, I would have said "boobs" but I didn't know how to say this very important word in Russian.
    well let me be the first to tell you. Its Грудь.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Thank you. I will be thinking them I mean this word from now on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Quote Originally Posted by JJ
    The only one mistake - if you are not familiar to woman (you are useing "вы") you should not to talk about her legs. If you are familiar to her to talk about her legs you should say to her ты.
    I thought that it may be amusing to her if the lad, who obviously could not speak Russian, were to say this to her. Perhaps under the circumstances he would be able to get away with this.....do you think?
    I've a question: Did you get away with this?
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Well, to tell you the truth, i haven't tried it yet. The idea was to get xcutiekayla7x to be the guinea pig and try it out first.
    Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself. - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce

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    Oh, I see.

    Learning by the mistakes of others.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    "Позвольте мне отдохнуть в сени Ваших женственных ног и прекрасной груди"

    Quite a good start for acquaintance

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