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    Pimsleur's "things or things"

    Using Pimsleur Russian studies - how does one say the word "Things"?? I cannot find the way that Pimsleur expresses the word "thing, or things" in my dictionary, or books. The tapes sound like "сего”, but my books say "вещи", I am confused............ Please translate: "Yesterday I (masc.) bought many things". Thank you........
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    Вчера я купил много вещей.
    Я так думаю.

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    много сего means a lot of stuff, rather than things. it implies useless or non important things. you can also say он сказал много сего and it has the same meaning
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    Maybe in the following paragraph it has a meaning, otherwise I wouldnt use it

    И паки некогда после правила моего, мнитмися, в полунощи или и дале возлегшу ми опочину(л. 293 об.)ти от труда, и абие сведохся в сон тонок. И приидоша ко мне в келию два беса, один наг, а другой ф кавтане, и взем доску мою, на ней же почиваю, и начаша мене качати, яко младенъца, и не дадяху ми опочинути, играюще бо. И много сего было у них.

    It sounds way too archaic, it's like addressing a person with "thou"
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    Maybe it's "всего" not "сего" that you hear on your tape

    Вчера я купил машину, пару дач и ещё много всего
    Yesterday I bought a car, a couple of cottages and a lot more things of the kind
    Life is great and so are you

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    Quote Originally Posted by adoc
    Maybe in the following paragraph it has a meaning, otherwise I wouldnt use it

    И паки некогда после правила моего, мнитмися, в полунощи или и дале возлегшу ми опочину(л. 293 об.)ти от труда, и абие сведохся в сон тонок. И приидоша ко мне в келию два беса, один наг, а другой ф кавтане, и взем доску мою, на ней же почиваю, и начаша мене качати, яко младенъца, и не дадяху ми опочинути, играюще бо. И много сего было у них.

    It sounds way too archaic, it's like addressing a person with "thou"
    Да, действительно, очень похоже на старославянский язык Так сейчас уже давно не говорят и не пишут.

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    yeah, I also think it's "много всего"
    "Всё" here means "all [things]"
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