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    Three sentences relating to food...

    Hi.

    I am trying to understand the different tenses in Russian and the book I am using is not very good. Could someone please help me translate these into Russian? I think once I have the answers I will be able to understand better how it all works.

    - I am eating fish and chips
    - I cooked fish last night
    - I will buy fish tomorrow

    - John and Andrew love carrots
    - You ate vegetables last night
    - We are cooking chicken for tea

    Thanks for anyone who can translate these.

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    Re: Three sentences relating to food...

    - I am eating fish and chips. Я (сейчас) кушаю рыбку с картошкой.
    - I cooked fish last night. Прошлым вечером я готовил(or приготовил) рыбу.
    - I will buy fish tomorrow. Завтра я куплю рыбы.

    - John and Andrew love carrots. Джон и Андрей обожают морковку.
    - You ate vegetables last night. Прошлым вечером ты ел (вы ели) овощи.
    - We are cooking chicken for tea. Мы (в настоящий момент) готовим цыплёнка к чаю.

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    Re: Three sentences relating to food...

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewsco
    Hi.

    I am trying to understand the different tenses in Russian and the book I am using is not very good. Could someone please help me translate these into Russian? I think once I have the answers I will be able to understand better how it all works.
    - I am eating fish and chips = Я ем рыбу с чипсами (в настоящий момент)
    Настоящее время

    - I cooked fish last night = Вчера (прошлым) вечером (ночью) я приготовил рыбу.
    Прошедшее время

    - I will buy fish tomorrow = Я куплю завтра рыбу.
    Будущее время

    - John and Andrew love carrots = Джон и Эндрю (Андрей) любят морковь (you may use морковку but that depends on the context).

    - You ate vegetables last night = Вчера (прошлым) вечером (ночью) ты ел овощи.

    - We are cooking chicken for tea = Мы готовим курицу (цыплёнка) к чаю (do you really eat chicken with tea? )

    Thanks for anyone who can translate these.
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    Thanks guys.

    No it's not homework - I am teaching myself, but I find that the book I am using gives verb tables which I find really confusing, I prefer to learn a word in the context of a sentance.

    Just a few questions.

    Завтра я куплю рыбы. OR Я куплю завтра рыбу

    We are cooking chicken for tea
    I don't think you understood this one correctly. What I meant was

    We are cooking chicken for dinner - where I'm from in the North of England, we call dinner tea. I would say to my mother for example "What's for tea?" meaning "what's for dinner?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewsco
    Thanks guys.

    No it's not homework - I am teaching myself, but I find that the book I am using gives verb tables which I find really confusing, I prefer to learn a word in the context of a sentance.

    Andrew
    What about chicken for tea? I won't sleep tonight
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    I edited the above post - should answer your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewsco
    I edited the above post - should answer your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewsco
    Завтра я куплю рыбы. OR Я куплю завтра рыбу
    1. I will buy some amount of fish/water/pork/beef tomorrow.
    Завтра я куплю [некоторое количество] рыбы.
    Завтра я куплю [некоторое количество] воды.
    Завтра я куплю [некоторое количество] свинины.
    Завтра я куплю [некоторое количество] говядины.

    2. I will buy one fish/bottle/pig/cow tomorrow.
    Завтра я куплю [одну] рыбу.
    Завтра я куплю [одну] бутылку.
    Завтра я куплю [одного] поросёнка.
    Завтра я куплю [одну] корову.

    3. I will buy fish/water/pork/beef tomorrow.
    Завтра я куплю рыбу.
    Завтра я куплю воду.
    Завтра я куплю свинину.
    Завтра я куплю говядину.

    Here рыба is not an animal but is a sort of meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewsco
    ... in the North of England, we call dinner tea.
    In Russia we call lunch dinner And we call dinner supper

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    1. I will buy some amount of fish/water/pork/beef tomorrow.
    Завтра я куплю [некоторое количество] рыбы.
    Завтра я куплю [некоторое количество] воды.
    Завтра я куплю [некоторое количество] свинины.
    Завтра я куплю [некоторое количество] говядины.

    2. I will buy one fish/bottle/pig/cow tomorrow.
    Завтра я куплю [одну] рыбу.
    Завтра я куплю [одну] бутылку.
    Завтра я куплю [одного] поросёнка.
    Завтра я куплю [одну] корову.

    3. I will buy fish/water/pork/beef tomorrow.
    Завтра я куплю рыбу.
    Завтра я куплю воду.
    Завтра я куплю свинину.
    Завтра я куплю говядину.
    The words that you have put in brackets here - Iassume you Don't say them? So I would say Завтра я куплю рыбу / рыбы depending on which context I mean? It is just there for clarity?

    I sometimes find brackets confusing as I'm not sure whether they are spoken, or are an alternative for a word (eg вечером (ночью))

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewsco
    The words that you have put in brackets here - Iassume you Don't say them?
    Yes! It is optional. I use square brackets for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewsco
    So I would say Завтра я куплю рыбу / рыбы depending on which context I mean?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewsco
    I sometimes find brackets confusing as I'm not sure whether they are spoken, or are an alternative for a word (eg вечером (ночью))
    Here is alternative. I use round brackets or slash for it

    For example night can be both ночь and вечер.

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    <table border=1><tr><td>Time</td><td>Russia</td><td>Translation</td><td>US/UK</td></tr>
    <tr><td>7:00-8:00</td><td>Завтрак</td><td>Breakfast</td><td>Breakfast</td></tr>
    <tr><td>10:00-11:00</td><td>2-ой завтрак*</td><td>2-nd breakfast, tiffin</td><td>Tiffin, Lunch</td></tr>
    <tr><td>12:00-13:00</td><td>Обед</td><td>Dinner</td><td>Lunch</td></tr>
    <tr><td>15:30-16:30</td><td>Полдник*</td><td>Afternoon snack</td><td>5-o'clock tea</td></tr>
    <tr><td>18:00-19:00</td><td>Ужин</td><td>Supper</td><td>Dinner</td></tr>
    <tr><td>22:00-23:00</td><td>Поздний ужин</td><td>Late supper?</td><td>Supper</td></tr>
    </table>

    *usually for children

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    <table border=1>
    <tr><td>time</td><td>Russia</td><td>translation</td><td>UK/US</td></tr>
    <tr><td>06:00-09:00</td><td>утро</td><td>morning</td><td>morning</td></tr>
    <tr><td>09:00-12:00</td><td>день</td><td>day</td><td>morning</td></tr>
    <tr><td>12:00-18:00</td><td>день</td><td>day</td><td>day</td></tr>
    <tr><td>18:00-21:00</td><td>вечер</td><td>evening</td><td>evening</td></tr>
    <tr><td>21:00-00:00</td><td>[поздний] вечер</td><td>evening</td><td>night</td></tr>
    <tr><td>00:00-03:00</td><td>ночь</td><td>night</td><td>night/morning</td></tr>
    <tr><td>03:00-06:00</td><td>ночь/утро</td><td>night/morning</td><td>morning</td></tr>
    </table>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wowik
    <table border=1>
    <tr><td>12:00-18:00</td><td>день</td><td>day</td><td>afternoon</td></tr>
    </table>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    I didn't know I could use tables here.
    "Disable HTML in this post" says this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wowik
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    I didn't know I could use tables here.
    "Disable HTML in this post" say this
    You can't have a guarantee that everyone on this forum has HTML turned on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    You can't have a guarantee that everyone on this forum has HTML turned on.
    I think every browser has HTML turned on.

    "Disable HTML in this post" means that <table> from text must be converted to &lt;table&gt; in the final HTML code it is useful if you quote some html code for readers

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    У меня это отображается вот так:
    <table border=1>
    <tr><td>time</td><td>Russia</td><td>translation</td><td>UK/US</td></tr>
    <tr><td>06:00-09:00</td><td>утро</td><td>morning</td><td>morning</td></tr>
    и т.д.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    У меня это отображается вот так:
    Да, получается , что есть выключено в профиле "Always allow HTML:", то ничего не видно. Ну и зачем тогда всё это напопридумывали, если нельзя попользоваться?

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    Для тех, кому не видно, прикладываю табличку

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