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    a quickie

    How do you say the following in Russian?

    What do you do for a living?
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Re: a quickie

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    How do you say the following in Russian?

    What do you do for a living?
    Кем Вы работаете?

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    Как вы выживаете? LOL (может и подойдёт...смотря на контекст, конечно)

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    Re: a quickie

    Quote Originally Posted by Vesh
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    How do you say the following in Russian?

    What do you do for a living?
    Кем Вы работаете?
    Does not this mean "Who do you work for?"?

    So you cannot say
    Что вы делаете чтоб жить.

    I was just trying to start up a conversation with a Russian guy. I figured asking about his profession was a good way to start.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Чем вы занимаетесь? will satisfy you.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Re: a quickie

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Quote Originally Posted by Vesh
    Кем Вы работаете?
    Does not this mean "Who do you work for?"?
    It means "what do you do?"

    - Кем работаешь?
    - Врачом. (Инженером, Президентом, Проституткой, и так далее.)
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    Кто вы по-профессии? is what they teach you in school...
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    We three answered simultaneously. Look at the time!
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    We three answered simultaneously. Look at the time!
    And yet, we managed to give three different answers! We all deserve Orders of Lenin or something for that.
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    And yet, we managed to give three different answers! We all deserve Orders of Lenin or something for that.
    I already have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    And yet, we managed to give three different answers! We all deserve Orders of Lenin or something for that.
    I already have one.
    I have two, for kneecapping an Enemy of the People (in both knees). I just wanted the trifecta.
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    And yet, we managed to give three different answers! We all deserve Orders of Lenin or something for that.
    I already have one.
    I have two, for kneecapping an Enemy of the People (in both knees). I just wanted the trifecta.
    Mine was "Hero of Soviet Union" for inventing bureaucracy.
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    Тогда - Чем вы зарабатываете на жизнь?
    Чем вы зарабатываете на хлеб?
    Чем ты добываешь пропитание?
    Чем ты добываешь свой хлеб?
    Я так думаю.

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    потом и кровью...
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    And yet, we managed to give three different answers! We all deserve Orders of Lenin or something for that.
    I already have one.
    I have two, for kneecapping an Enemy of the People (in both knees). I just wanted the trifecta.
    Mine was "Hero of Soviet Union" for inventing bureaucracy.
    Pssh. I have three of those. One for killing Kirov, one for putting Gagarin into space, and one for inventing the Internet.
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    if you two have orders from Lenin, how old are you then? :P......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Pssh. I have three of those. One for killing Kirov, one for putting Gagarin into space, and one for inventing the Internet.
    Which are you... Ivan Kozhedub, Aleksandr Pokryshkin, or Semyon Budyonny?

    Oh, wait, they're all dead. I win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Pssh. I have three of those. One for killing Kirov, one for putting Gagarin into space, and one for inventing the Internet.
    Which are you... Ivan Kozhedub, Aleksandr Pokryshkin, or Semyon Budyonny?

    Oh, wait, they're all dead. I win.
    No. You lose. I'm not Semyon Budyonny. I'm ATOMIC Budyonny, the invincible reconsituted Stalinist Cossack! Bow before me, mortals! Atomc Budyonny HUNGRY!!! ARGGHH!
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    I'm ATOMIC Budyonny!

    Now I'm confuddled.



    I thought you were Дикий Тигр?!



    Make up your mind, young man, or I will have to slap you with my handbag.
    Ой, голова у меня кружится |-P ...... and my brain hurts too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabaYaga
    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    I'm ATOMIC Budyonny!

    Now I'm confuddled.



    I thought you were Дикий Тигр?!



    Make up your mind, young man, or I will have to slap you with my handbag.
    If you were half the witch you thought you were, then you'd of course realize that I am able to take different forms -- Tiger by day and Atomic Budyonny by night.
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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