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    Meaning of : у меня что то жопка со своим

    Sorry I initially posted this in the "How do you Say... in Russian?" thread ... wrong location obviously

    Trying to make sense of a chat conversation and am unable to understand the following : у меня что то жопка со своим.

    Translation bots make no sense of this.
    I can get the meaning of pretty much each word individually except for the word "жопка".

    All of the bot translators spit out nonsense.

    Coming up with stuff like : "I have something zhopka with his".
    This makes no sense at all to me.

    All help is appreciated.
    Thanks !

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    Without the context, it’s hard to tell exactly what it means.
    Possibly, it means something like “For some reason, I’m in a difficult situation with my boyfriend/husband”.
    Please correct my English

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soft sign View Post
    Without the context, it’s hard to tell exactly what it means.
    Possibly, it means something like “I’m in a difficult situation with my boyfriend/husband”.
    Actually that makes perfect sense )). Thank you !!

    What was the translationbot doing ???
    Is this some play of words or an expression that's very difficult to translate ?

    Thanks again !

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    жопка is diminutive of жопа ‘ass’.
    у меня жопа means ‘I’m in a difficult situation’ / ‘I’m in deep shit’.
    у меня жопка is not common. It is an occasionalism. Maybe, it implies a not-so-deep shit, or, maybe, the author wanted to soften the rude word.
    что-то (literally, ‘something’) means ‘for some reason’ in colloquial speech.
    со своим ‘with mine’ usually implies meaning ‘with my boyfriend’ or ‘with my husband’.
    Please correct my English

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintbe View Post
    an expression that's very difficult to translate ?
    Aha.
    Please correct my English

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    Perfect !!! Thank you so much !

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    Russian language extensively uses omitting of words if they can be restored from context. Sophisticated system of prefixes/suffixes/endings allows this a lot. They work like markers which help to understand place and role of the omitted words.
    So, if you were talking about trucks she meant one of hers.

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    Thanks for the info Alex80 ! I've been studying Russian only recently so I've got a long way to go ^_^

    Vocabulary-wise I'm doing pretty good and having a few Russian friends certainly gives me some practice
    It's grammar that's giving me a hard time but I hope to get there eventually.

    We weren't talking about trucks XD ... the discussion was about the boyfriend so @Soft Sign's explanation was spot on !!

    The translation bots didn't help me at all in this case.

    Thanks again to the both of you for your help !
    Cheers !

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