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    Translation help

    Hello-

    I am starting to learn russian, but knowing the alphabet and starting to learn how to say words has been a bit slow. For example, in the message below, I can recognize the meaning of many words, like "kogda", "esli", "ne", "ili", and I try to look up the others in a dictionary. But even if I find a possible definition, how it is used in the phrase means something completely different.

    когда приэдеш если не приэдеш то скайи или моеш вообше не приезять

    I think what this translates to is:
    When will you come? If you cannot come, then tell me, or perhaps you
    don't want to come.

    How wrong am I?

    Thanks.

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    когда приэдеш если не приэдеш то скайи или моеш вообше не приезять

    I think what this translates to is:
    When will you come? If you cannot come, then tell me, or perhaps you
    don't want to come.
    Когда приедешь, если не приедешь, то скажи, или можешь вообще не приезжать.

    When will you come? If you cannot come, then tell me, or perhaps you
    don't have to come at all.
    Пораскинул мозгами, теперь собираюсь с мыслями.

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    I see nothing corresponding to 'have to' or 'want to' in the Russian.

    Admittedly the Russian is mangled. I guess the OP has got the basic idea
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

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    thanks. i was close, but I am starting to understand a little bit more.
    i have another line that I am not sure of one word, tuhnu

    "a ya tuhnu doma s ethanom"

    and i ______ home with ethan


    any help would be appreciated. thank you so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan519
    "a ya tuhnu doma s ethanom"
    and i ______ home with ethan
    It is hard to answer without larger context, but it looks like

    and I am rotting home with Ethan

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