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    why two yesterdays?

    Can anybody tell me why yesterday is used twice in this one sentence?

    Ex: вчера вечером я писал письмо.

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    Re: why two yesterdays?

    Quote Originally Posted by flip
    Can anybody tell me why yesterday is used twice in this one sentence?

    Ex: вчера вечером я писал письмо.
    Yesterday evening I wrote a letter

    Where did you see yesterday two times?

    вчера - yesterday
    вечером - in the evening
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    I'm sorry I was looking mostly at the ending and saw a and om, and got kind of confused. Should have looked at it closer. But thank you.

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    The two word in this sentence is:

    Вечер - Evening
    Вчера - Yesterday

    It can be easy to confuse the two, but you'll get the hang of it!
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    The best way to tell the difference between these two words its the stress.

    Вечер
    and
    Вчера
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    The best way to tell the difference between these two words its the stress.
    Вечер
    and
    Вчера
    The best way to tell the difference is that the word вчера never changes its form. So if you see some extra letters (or some letters are missing) it's most likely another word.

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    Well that too I guess but I meant if he heard it somewhere and wasn't able to look it up.

    If it is вечера then its evening but вчера yesterday. They could be easy to confuse for a beginner or to a non-native ear.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    If it is вечера then its evening but вчера yesterday. They could be easy to confuse for a beginner or to a non-native ear.
    It's true. It's easy to confuse вчера and вечера, if you're a beginner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    If it is вечера then its evening but вчера yesterday. They could be easy to confuse for a beginner or to a non-native ear.
    It's true. It's easy to confuse вчера and вечера, if you're a beginner.
    And that's why I wrote 2 posts about it, yes.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    If it is вечера then its evening but вчера yesterday. They could be easy to confuse for a beginner or to a non-native ear.
    It's true. It's easy to confuse вчера and вечера, if you're a beginner.
    I actually never confused the two. Also, it's quite easy to work out which is which from the context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    If it is вечера then its evening but вчера yesterday. They could be easy to confuse for a beginner or to a non-native ear.
    It's true. It's easy to confuse вчера and вечера, if you're a beginner.
    I actually never confused the two. Also, it's quite easy to work out which is which from the context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    I actually never confused the two. Also, it's quite easy to work out which is which from the context.
    Easy is in the brain of the beholder...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    I actually never confused the two. Also, it's quite easy to work out which is which from the context.
    Easy is in the brain of the beholder...
    Difficult in the brain of the R-tard.
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    А мне вопрос понравился.
    Оба слова-то похоже связаны по происхождению.

    Еще добавим:
    Веч́́ор — нареч. (диалект. устар.), вчера вечером

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wowik
    А мне вопрос понравился.
    Оба слова-то похоже связаны по происхождению.
    Ну, если лезть в этимологию - то да. "Вчера" изначально было творительным падежом от слова "вечер".

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    I never confused the two either. I was just trying to shed some light. I can't do that?
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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