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    Saying farewell to a good friend.

    Hello. This one girl joined the exchage program and came to my school. She's from the ukrane and has become a very very good friend. She has to go soon and I'm really gonna miss her... I wanted to give something to her before she leaves (wednesday). I thought a farewell in russian (Or ukranian if you're so brave) would make for a good thing to give her. So could one of you translate this short letter for me? I hear that things just don't have the same meaning unless you say it in their first language .

    Natielia, It has been a great year and I've enjoyed getting to know you and learn more about your culture. I have grown to like you and am going to miss you very much. I wish you could stay longer, but I know you have to go back home and be with family and finish school there. I'll not ever forgit you and I hope that one day we meet again, even if it means me go there when I am in the military on my vacation. Thank you for listening, caring and being a good friend.
    Joey Pruitt

    Someone translating this would mean the world to me... Thank you all for your consideration.

    -Joey

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    Re: Saying farewell to a good friend.

    Quote Originally Posted by yjacket
    Natielia, It has been a great year and I've enjoyed getting to know you and learn more about your culture. I have grown to like you and am going to miss you very much. I wish you could stay longer, but I know you have to go back home and be with family and finish school there. I'll not ever forgit you and I hope that one day we meet again, even if it means me go there when I am in the military on my vacation. Thank you for listening, caring and being a good friend.
    Joey Pruitt
    Наталья, это был замечательный год. Мне понравилось общаться с тобой и узнавать больше о твоей культуре. Ты мне понравилась и я буду очень скучать по тебе. Жаль, что ты не можешь остаться на дольше. Я знаю, что тебе надо возвращаться домой к семье и заканчивать школу. Я никогда тебя не забуду и надеюсь, что однажды мы встретимся снова, даже если мне придётся ехать туда во время отпуска на службе. Спасибо за внимание, заботу и то, что ты хороший друг. (Джои Пруит)

    P.S. Is her name Nataliya? Never seen it written as "Natielia"
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    yes that's right if you'd go ahead and tell me the spelling for it that way
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    since he is sending the letter to a woman , then in this case would the last words be " ты хорошая " instead of " ты хороший " ?

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    In Russian, the noun "друг" is used with both males and females. However its gender is always masculine. If you say "хорошая" then you will have to use "подруга" with it. Basically, "хороший друг" can always be used where "хорошая подруга" is used.

    This is something that doesn't exist in English, so it might be hard to understand. Russians can say "она хороший врач" or "она известный учёный", etc. because the gender on these nouns is masculine even when you talk about a female.
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    while we are on this whole gender thing, i was wondering if it is an insult to say... insult a male in russia using a femining adjective ? or would he just think by refering to him in a femine way you "speak russian not so nice" *as Tu-160* would say j/j
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    while we are on this whole gender thing, i was wondering if it is an insult to say... insult a male in russia using a femining adjective ? or would he just think by refering to him in a femine way you "speak russian not so nice" *as Tu-160* would say j/j
    Yeah, we need more of your humor too
    Сюда нужно смотреть. И слушать, что я говорю.

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    oh silly swede, i was asking a serious question. besides Tu knows i love him in the most non gay way possible... kinda like the bond that used to hold us together between ОФП ... Было и Прошло
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    while we are on this whole gender thing, i was wondering if it is an insult to say... insult a male in russia using a femining adjective ?
    What do you mean - like "Ты мой лучшая друг?"
    I don't think anyone get insulted - more likely you'll force this person to laugh.
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    Dogboy, you can call a guy "Девчонка" and that will mean you're calling him a wuss. "Слабачок" has the same meaning.

    But if you say "Ты хорошая друг" then (as Scorpie noted) he will laugh at you because this is wrong Russian.
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    no, i mean like... if you want to call a man ugly and a girl at the same time to insult his manhood could u say somthing like ты некрасивая to a guy, for a little added insult ? and by the way what is the diffrnce between не and ни?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by yjacket
    yes that's right if you'd go ahead and tell me the spelling for it that way
    наталия
    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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