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    Russian name for English first name "Grant"

    Hello,

    My name is Grant. Soon I will be working with Russian Far East teen-agers and I am curious what Russian name I can use that is close to my original English name of "Grant." I am just now starting to pick up Russian language practice after 10 years of not using a short course in college.

    Thank you much for your assistance.

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    There is no russian name for Grant. Maybe you just should say it like Grahnt. BTW, why foreigners want to russify their names? It sounds strange when first name are russian but the last name are foreign name.
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

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    Thank you - BWT?

    Thank you for the insight...

    Not much of a chat person. So what is BWT?


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    BTW = by the way
    "мужчина в самом рассвете сил"

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    Sounds really interesting!! Are there good links between the Russian Far East and Alaska? Is it mainly ecological work?

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    Alaska is so beautiful
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ
    There is no russian name for Grant. Maybe you just should say it like Grahnt. BTW, why foreigners want to russify their names? It sounds strange when first name are russian but the last name are foreign name.
    Точно - Например странно звучит - Голландский Ёж
    Ёж - он и есть ёж.
    Со словом "Голландский" лучше сочетается слово "Сыр".
    Хочешь "попасть" в Америку - запишись в Ракетные войска.

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    Голландский Ёж звучит очень хорошо!
    Голландский потому, что я - нидерландец и ёж потому, что моя фамилия Egelmeer (буквально: ежовое озеро). К тому же, моя подруга называет меня ёжик.
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    Taking a pet name...

    Возможно я должен брать уменьшительное имя подобно "Сурку" (Marmot)?

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    Re: Taking a pet name...

    Quote Originally Posted by covenant
    Возможно я должен брать уменьшительное имя подобно "Сурку" (Marmot)?
    Парень!
    Не мучайся!
    Грант - он и в Африке Грант!
    Хочешь "попасть" в Америку - запишись в Ракетные войска.

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    Re: Taking a pet name...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ger
    Quote Originally Posted by covenant
    Возможно я должен брать уменьшительное имя подобно "Сурку" (Marmot)?
    Парень!
    Не мучайся!
    Грант - он и в Африке Грант!
    "Дети капитана Гранта" - вспомнилось...

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    there is a kid at my school from ukrain, his last name is Барон. that sounds like, well...anything but slavic.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    The first name is Grant (грант), a French/Saxon/Scot derivative meaning "great or grand". The last name is Shimanek (шзманзк or шиманзк - pronounced shi maa nek), a Czech name of families from the Province of Moravia, of which I am not sure of name's origin - my simplistic guess is this is a diminutive of "son of Simon."

    Just interested in how I type my name in e-mails, and present myself during introductions without much confusion. Although, I appreciate the discussion (which I run through an online translator). The people and the language of Russia fascinate me.

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    I think Grant (Грант) sounds cool in Russian and everybody gets it at once. But Shimanek... sounds rather strange and funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propp
    But Shimanek... sounds rather strange and funny.
    Why? Clearly resembles either Czech or Polish or Jewish name.
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    Yes, but Russians prefer to hear cool-sounding west european foreign names.

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    how cool does Кербый sound ?
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    It sounds like a russian word but it means nothing. A lot of russian names got a meaning.

    BTW, there is a good sentence: "Глокая куздра штеко будланула бокра и курдячит бокрёнка". There are no russian roots in those words but the meaning of sentence is quite understandable to russians. I can explain it if u want.
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    Yeah, explain.
    Сюда нужно смотреть. И слушать, что я говорю.

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