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    These aren't in the dictionary

    U.S. Central Command
    Suicide attack
    Suicide bomber
    Four month tour of duty (срок службы четырёх месяца?)

    Also, when translating "four German soldiers", I figured I'd use четверо, so it'd be четверо немецких солдат. Is that correct?

    Sorry for the militaristic context. It's nothing I can do anything about.
    Сюда нужно смотреть. И слушать, что я говорю.

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    Re: These aren't in the dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by V
    U.S. Central Command
    Suicide attack
    Suicide bomber
    Four month tour of duty (срок службы четырёх месяца?)

    Also, when translating "four German soldiers", I figured I'd use четверо, so it'd be четверо немецких солдат. Is that correct?

    Sorry for the militaristic context. It's nothing I can do anything about.
    U.S. Central Command = Central'noe (/Verhovnoe?) Komandovanie Vooruzhyonnyh Sil S.Sh.A. or something?

    The other things, I don't know, to be honest...

    EDIT: About those German soldiers. It should be grammatically correct and I think "cetvero" should also be right.
    "мужчина в самом рассвете сил"

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    Я думаю, что
    suicide attack - это террористический акт (взрыв), совершенный террористом-смертником,
    suicide bomber - человек, который совершил такой акт, террорист-смертник

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelly
    это террористический акт
    Po-moemu mozhno prosto skazat' "terakt".
    "мужчина в самом рассвете сил"

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    можно и теракт, просто я не была уверена, что все знают это сокращение, поэтому написала полностью

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelly
    Я думаю, что
    suicide attack - это террористический акт (взрыв), совершенный террористом-смертником,
    suicide bomber - человек, который совершил такой акт, террорист-смертник
    Думаю, что ты неправильно поняла меня. Я уже знаю, что значат такие английские слова. Только хочу переводы на русском.
    Сюда нужно смотреть. И слушать, что я говорю.

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    Re: These aren't in the dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by V
    U.S. Central Command
    Suicide attack
    Suicide bomber
    Any upcoming plans?


    OT: In Russian, doesn't the same word that means Nazi mean German...?
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    Re: These aren't in the dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by V
    1. U.S. Central Command
    2. Suicide attack
    3. Suicide bomber
    4. Four month tour of duty (срок службы четырёх месяца?)
    1. Центральное (военное) командование США
    2. There is no special term; Nelly's explanation can do. (Or Теракт, совершённый самоубийцей).
    3. Same thing; I suggest террорист-смертник; террорист-самоубийца.
    4. Четырёхмесячный срок службы

    (BTW. It's one of the funniest composition in Russian. You can assemble an adjective of virtually any length, e.g.: дветысячивосемьсотшестиде сятичетырёхкилограммовый (2864-кг) кусок железа )

    Quote Originally Posted by V
    Also, when translating "four German soldiers", I figured I'd use четверо, so it'd be четверо немецких солдат. Is that correct?
    Exactly.
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    Re: These aren't in the dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMoonMonst3r
    OT: In Russian, doesn't the same word that means Nazi mean German...?
    In Russian one, when talking about the events of some 60 years ago, uses the word "fashist" for Nazi, since it was the word used in official Soviet publications (and propaganda). Nowadays, this word is also still used, although also "nacist" is used.

    I don't believe the Russians have the same word for Nazi and German. There is the word "Fric" (Fritz), meaning German (who supposedly are all called Fritz), like in jerry or kraut. Just like Russians are called Ivans and Brits Tommies.

    The "neutral" word for German is "nemec", with the female form being "nemka". In certain circles Germans might still all be simply "fashisty", but that's not universal.
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    Re: These aren't in the dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMoonMonst3r
    OT: In Russian, doesn't the same word that means Nazi mean German...?
    No. Nazi = нацист(ы), German(s) = немец(немцы). However, the memory of WW2 is still bleeding and alive, so 'немцы' is used sometimes as a general word for enemy, instead of 'nazi' and 'fascist', when it comes to history.
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    <<<<<<<<<<-----------well that just bursts my bubble. I know there are many Germans in Russia.
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    Re: These aren't in the dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMoonMonst3r
    Quote Originally Posted by V
    U.S. Central Command
    Suicide attack
    Suicide bomber
    Any upcoming plans?
    Yup, I'm planning on translating an article
    Сюда нужно смотреть. И слушать, что я говорю.

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