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    Translation help

    I can't work out what this sentence means because I can't find that word anywhere. Can anyone help?

    А теперь я немного потренируюсь в английском

    All I can get is: And now I *do something* a little in Russian

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    потренироваться= the perfective (I guess) of тренироваться : to practise, to train.

    It's a russified loan word - look at the stem: потренироваться....

    Ой, голова у меня кружится |-P ...... and my brain hurts too....

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    Thank you!!!

    That makes sense now. And oh yeah, I didn't notice the stem. Thanks BabaYaga

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    I have my bright moments - alas, they are few and far between!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabaYaga
    потренироваться= the perfective (I guess) of тренироваться : to practise, to train.

    It's a russified loan word - look at the stem: потренироваться....

    Actually, I dont think that its a perfect form of "тренироваться"
    Потренироваться means "немного тренироваться" i.e. to train a little, not seriously, not with full devotion.
    it usually uses with adverbs like "немного, чуть чуть, слегка" which mean that action will be carrying out not thoroughly.

    perfect form is "натренироваться"

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    Oh, OK - thanks, Chuvak!!


    *grumble grumble* argh, these Russian prefixes, suffixes, and inthemiddlefixes *grumble grumble* I'll never get the hang of them *grumble grumble*


    Ой, голова у меня кружится |-P ...... and my brain hurts too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabaYaga
    Oh, OK - thanks, Chuvak!!


    *grumble grumble* argh, these Russian prefixes, suffixes, and inthemiddlefixes *grumble grumble* I'll never get the hang of them *grumble grumble*


    Of course you will !!!

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