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    Please help me understand this

    Hi,

    I've read the lyrics of a song somewhere there and bumped into

    a kind of phrase which i'm not really sure about..

    the pharse is:


    Стремился быть мужчиной чтобы ты мною гордилась,

    I know it means " aspired to be a man so you will be proud of me"

    But.. I also know that гордилась is for он - она - оно

    and not for ты..

    please explain why the sentence is built as гордилась and please give example if possible,

    thanks in advance

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    Re: Please help me understand this

    Quote Originally Posted by idono
    Стремился быть мужчиной чтобы ты мною гордилась,

    I know it means " aspired to be a man so you will be proud of me"
    Right.

    But.. I also know that гордилась is for он - она - оно

    and not for ты..
    Wrong. "Гордилась" is past single feminine of the verb "гордиться". It is appliable to the first (я), second (ты) and third (она) person similarly.

    In Russian verbs in the past tense conjugate only in number and gender, not in person.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Re: Please help me understand this

    I'm sorry.. But i didnt understand..

    Please explain why the sentence is built that way..

    thanks

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    Re: Please help me understand this

    Quote Originally Posted by idono
    Please explain why the sentence is built that way..
    What exactly there makes you feel wrong? I think it is much like English sentences.

    The bad thing is that "I" is missed in the beginning, but it may be because of the previous sentence.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Re: Please help me understand this

    why is that гордилась

    and not гордилcя
    ?

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    Re: Please help me understand this

    I also know that гордилась is for он - она - оно

    and not for ты
    Who said you this? "Гордилась" is for "я" (if the speaker is feminine), "ты" (if the one being addressed is feminine), and "она" (not "он", not "оно," no way! with "он" we use the masculine form, "гордился," and with "оно" is the neuter form is used, it's "гордилось").
    It's not about the first, second, or third person, it's about grammatical gender.

    [Я] стремился быть мужчиной, чтобы ты мною гордилась.


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    In this case "ты" is the mother, that's why the feminine form is used. )))
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    Re: Please help me understand this

    oh tnx!

    got it now!

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    What does it mean?

    Когда седины ранние из-за меня у вас...

    i know all the words.. but the full sentence..

    I think it means something like " your hairs became gray early because of me " like..
    meaning you grew much older because of me..


    is it correct? if not please translate..


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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by idono

    I think it means something like " your hairs became gray early because of me " like..
    meaning you grew much older because of me..
    Correct.

    When your hairs became gray early because of me...
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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