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    From Russian to English 2

    Небольшой кремово-розовый особняк чем-то-напоминал изысканное пирожное из колониальной кондитерской.

    They compelled the residents of the cream-colored private residence as more-of-reminder to turn them into refined and colonial sweet-shop.

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    Re: From Russian to English 2

    Quote Originally Posted by крупскяа
    Небольшой кремово-розовый особняк чем-то-напоминал изысканное пирожное из колониальной кондитерской.

    They compelled the residents of the cream-colored private residence as more-of-reminder to turn them into refined and colonial sweet-shop.
    So, you understood the original sentence as if they (who?) compelled the residents of a residence (i.e. group of people) to turn them (themselves) into a shop (a brick-and-mortar building)? No. The original meaning is that the residence itself was somehow looking like a refined pastry from said sweet shop.
    Russian is tough, let’s go shopping!

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    Re: From Russian to English 2

    Quote Originally Posted by vox05
    Quote Originally Posted by крупскяа
    Небольшой кремово-розовый особняк чем-то-напоминал изысканное пирожное из колониальной кондитерской.

    They compelled the residents of the cream-colored private residence as more-of-reminder to turn them into refined and colonial sweet-shop.
    So, you understood the original sentence as if they (who?) compelled the residents of a residence (i.e. group of people) to turn them (themselves) into a shop (a brick-and-mortar building)? No. The original meaning is that the residence itself was somehow looking like a refined pastry from said sweet shop.

    спасибо ! I got the quote from a novel entitled X-Files translated in Russian.

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    Re: From Russian to English 2

    I got a feeling Mrs. Krupskaya is screwing with us. Haven’t you?
    All her wild allegations as to what those sentences of hers might mean make me think she can’t be serious.
    Spill it, sister! What are the games you’re trying to play?

    P.S. It’s not my fault if Mrs. Krupskaya here will turn out to be Mr. Lenin himself. Maybe it’s this "crazy world with all its diet colas and modern ideas" that has a switchyfying effect on people sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    I got a feeling Mrs. Krupskaya is screwing with us. Haven’t you?
    All her wild allegations as to what those sentences of hers might mean make me think she can’t be serious.
    Spill it, sister! What are the games you’re trying to play?

    P.S. It’s not my fault if Mrs. Krupskaya here will turn out to be Mr. Lenin himself. Maybe it’s this "crazy world with all its diet colas and modern ideas" that has a switchyfying effect on people sometimes.

    No benefits wil accrue to me if I 'screw with you''. I came here to this forum to learn Russian. I think if I declare myself 'communist' all those 1 million members of the Communist Party of Russia will stand up for me. So aim your invectives at them. I do not openly preach or encourage others in this forum to believe in socialism. As I said, I came here to learn Russian and maybe find a Russian wife. I have a feeling that I am not welcome here. So this is my last post. Thanks to all of those who helped me. I do not want to end up getting banned for any imagined fault of mine. Thanks to all. It was a nice experience.

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    Re: From Russian to English 2

    Come on, pal! I know now that you are, right? I thought it was obvious that I was only joking. Sorry if it wasn’t. I’m all for you staying on the forum, not that I see anyone wishing you leave either. Ask anything you want and I’m sure there’ll be plenty of those willing to help, me included, time permitting.

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    Re: From Russian to English 2

    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    Come on, pal! I know now that you are, right? I thought it was obvious that I was only joking. Sorry if it wasn’t. I’m all for you staying on the forum, not that I see anyone wishing you leave either. Ask anything you want and I’m sure there’ll be plenty of those willing to help, me included, time permitting.

    Everybody is indeed a good man including you alexB. Let bygones be bygones. Thank you too.

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    Re: From Russian to English 2

    Quote Originally Posted by крупскяа
    Небольшой кремово-розовый особняк чем-то-напоминал изысканное пирожное из колониальной кондитерской.
    A small cream-and-pink-colored mansion resembled somewhat an elegant fancy-cake from a colonial sweet-shop.
    Как-то так...
    Семь бед, один Reset

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    Re: From Russian to English 2

    Quote Originally Posted by wanja
    Quote Originally Posted by крупскяа
    Небольшой кремово-розовый особняк чем-то-напоминал изысканное пирожное из колониальной кондитерской.
    A small cream-and-pink-colored mansion resembled somewhat an elegant fancy-cake from a colonial sweet-shop.
    Как-то так...

    Thank you, wanja.

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