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    A quick clarification

    Hi all,

    Still learning Russian!! I think I understand each individual word but together they're not making much sense to me.

    --Babo4ki v jivote eto kogda--

    The granny (jit' - to live?) when.

    Your help is appreciated.

    Debbie.

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    Re: A quick clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie
    --Babo4ki v jivote eto kogda--
    Бабочки в животе - это когда... = Вutterflies in the stomach - it's when...

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    Haha I was a bit off with my translation then

    Thanks gRomoZeka

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    Re: A quick clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie
    together they're not making much sense to me
    To me too. I'm a Russian native though.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: A quick clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie
    together they're not making much sense to me
    To me too. I'm a Russian native though.
    It's just an attempt to explain an English expression "butterflies in the stomach" (which doesn't exist in Russian, obviously), assuming that the phrase is not finished and there's supposed to be something else after 'when...".

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    you get butterflies in your stomach when...
    Не откладывай на завтра того, с кем можешь переспать сегодня
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Columbo
    you get butterflies in your stomach when...
    when?
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    [quote=Жэнтос]
    Quote Originally Posted by "Lt. Columbo":1gtmj5f8
    you get butterflies in your stomach when...
    when?[/quote:1gtmj5f8]
    Когда нервничаешь или волнуешься, особенно в ожидании чего-то.

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    You’ll get butterflies in the stomach when nervous or worry.
    Is that right?
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    Right. But the last word must be “worried.”
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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