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    Translation - small paragraph

    Can you help me translate this small paragraph I found on the internet? :

    брат пошел в сентябре год в университет на инженера.
    очен хорочо учиця да еше и умудряется погулят (я так не умеу).
    он уже как год встречяется с одной девушкой, она италянка.
    а я та думала что у братика будет руская девочка.
    а я все еше в пойcках, хошется няты человека с овшими интересами.

    I'm not sure if I wrote all the words correctly... here is the English-letter version:

    Brat poshel v sentyabre god v universitet na inzhenera.
    Ochen xorosho uchitsya da eshe i umudryaetsya pogulyat (ya tak ne umeu).
    On uzhe kak god vstrechyaetsya s odnoy devushkoy, ona italyanka.
    A ya ta dumala chto u bratika budet ruskaya devochka.
    A ya vse eshe v poiskax, xoshetsya nayti cheloveka s obshimi interesami.

    Thank you very much for any help you can give me.

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    Re: Translation - small paragraph

    My brother entered the university to become an engineer. [I'm not sure what she means by "god", probably that he entered the uni a year ago]
    He studies very well and also manages to have time for fun (for me that would have been impossible).
    He is dating his girl for a year, she is Italian. And I thought his girl would be Russian.
    As for me, I'm still searching, I'd like to find someone with common interests.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    "в сентябре год" means "this september, it will be one year since..."

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    What's wiith the spelling? Is it typos or is it somekind of Russian text slang..?

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    inverseinfinity made some mistakes when transliterating to cyrillic but the original text also has some typos/mistakes. The variant of translit she uses isn't standard (for example, the usual way to trasliterate "умею" would be "umeyu" and not "umeu" like she did, which, I believe, confused inverseinfinity who transliterated it back as "умеу"; also using latin "x" for Russian "х") but people are often not very carefull about their translit, especially in sms.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Thank you Friendy.

    How would you say this in Russian:

    It does not matter what nationality your brother's girlfriend is.
    You should still love her.
    Please don't be racist.

    Не имеет значения, какая национальность подруга вашего брата.
    Вы должны все еще любить ее.
    Пожалуйста не будьте расист. ???




    Sorry that I'm asking you to translate my conversation-- this will be the last message.

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    I think it'd be "какой национальности" but don't believe me because i'm an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inverseinfinity
    Вы должны все еще любить ее.
    If "ее" refers to your brother's girlfriend, then doesn't this mean "you should make love to your brother's girlfriend"?
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inverseinfinity

    Не имеет значения, какая национальность подруга вашего брата.
    Вы должны все еще любить ее.
    Пожалуйста не будьте расист. ???
    Не имеет значения, какая национальность у подруги вашего брата. (or "какой национальности подруга вашего брата" as basurero said)
    Вы должны все равно любить ее.
    Пожалуйста не будьте расисткой.
    inverseinfinity, I would advise you to restrain from your last sentence, it's sounds rather offensive in Russian. I don't like that attitude either but I wouldn't call it racism, it's too strong. (btw, it's also possible that her original sentence contained simply surprise and not any negative feelings) I think you made you point very well with your first two sentences already.

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    If "ее" refers to your brother's girlfriend, then doesn't this mean "you should make love to your brother's girlfriend"?
    No, it doesn't.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Quote Originally Posted by inverseinfinity
    Вы должны все еще любить ее.
    If "ее" refers to your brother's girlfriend, then doesn't this mean "you should make love to your brother's girlfriend"?
    любить does not mean "to make love"
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Quote Originally Posted by inverseinfinity
    Вы должны все еще любить ее.
    If "ее" refers to your brother's girlfriend, then doesn't this mean "you should make love to your brother's girlfriend"?
    любить does not mean "to make love"
    Actually not, but sometimes some people use it that way. But then it's usually clear from the context and the intonation.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    very very seldom ,you can translate make love like заниматься любовью , what they usualy do in the movies and everywhere .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Quote Originally Posted by inverseinfinity
    Вы должны все еще любить ее.
    If "ее" refers to your brother's girlfriend, then doesn't this mean "you should make love to your brother's girlfriend"?
    любить does not mean "to make love"
    Actually not, but sometimes some people use it that way. But then it's usually clear from the context and the intonation.
    Actually, I knew that любить does not literally mean to "make love"
    I just thought that the sentence "Вы должны все равно любить ее" sounds rather passionate - "You should LOVE her" which may include making love to her.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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