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    two words not found in dictionary

    злокозненный

    распрекрасный
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    Re: two words not found in dictionary

    ЗЛОКОЗНЕННЫЙ, злокозненная, злокозненное (книжн. устар., теперь шутл.). Со злым умыслом, коварный. Злокозненный человек. Злокозненный поступок.

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    Re: two words not found in dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusly
    злокозненный

    распрекрасный
    злокозненный (adj) = зло (evil) + козни (schemes, plots, intrigues)

    распрекрасный = рас (очень - very) + прекрасный (beautiful)
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    Re: two words not found in dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusly
    злокозненный

    распрекрасный
    somebody who makes a crafty designs is "злокозненный" (adj) fellow.

    распрекрасный - very-very beautiful ("рас-" is intensive)
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    А нас много
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    А нас много
    А нас много, тех кому заняться больше нечем

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wowik
    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    А нас много
    А нас много, тех кому заняться больше нечем
    Самое противное, что заняться как раз есть чем. Сижу на работе, похороненный под тоннами бумаги. Но разгребать это всё так лень...
    Никак не могу собраться с силами, чтобы начать
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Самое противное, что заняться как раз есть чем. Сижу на работе, похороненный под тоннами бумаги. Но разгребать это всё так лень...
    Никак не могу собраться с силами, чтобы начать
    Аналогично.
    Посему начну с обеда.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wowik
    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    А нас много
    А нас много, тех кому заняться больше нечем
    Я сегодня уже отзанималась :P
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    Ах, распрекрасный Поттер! As in Harry Potter. In English one would not write "very beautiful" or even "beautiful" about a male in this context, unless it was satirical.
    A woman who is physically attractive can be described as "beautiful", but a man is "handsome".
    A man can be described as a "beautiful person" based on quality of his character, etc.
    Yes, it is a mildly sexist distinction. I would have written: "Ah, (wonderful, magnificent, marvelous, brilliant) Potter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusly
    Ах, распрекрасный Поттер! As in Harry Potter. In English one would not write "very beautiful" or even "beautiful" about a male in this context, unless it was satirical.
    A woman who is physically attractive can be described as "beautiful", but a man is "handsome".
    A man can be described as a "beautiful person" based on quality of his character, etc.
    Yes, it is a mildly sexist distinction. I would have written: "Ah, (wonderful, magnificent, marvelous, brilliant) Potter!
    But распрекрасный IS satirical. I haven't heard it in any other sense except lyrics or songs. Распрекрасный Поттер - you can say that in Russian - and nobody will say you're sexist. It sounds satirically. Applying to Potter it sounds perfectly fine. Gorlum from Lord of the Rings pops into my mind as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Gorlum from Lord of the Rings pops into my mind as well.
    In original he is Gollum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpio
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Gorlum from Lord of the Rings pops into my mind as well.
    In original he is Gollum.
    I didn't know that. I've seen his name written in English but didn't pay attention. I've read the Russian translation with the name Горлум
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