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    "Zdarova"

    Can anyone help me translate this? My friend usually says it after I say "hi" (Privet). Thanks in advance.

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    Re: "Zdarova"

    Quote Originally Posted by U-658
    Can anyone help me translate this? My friend usually says it after I say "hi" (Privet). Thanks in advance.
    Zdarova! => Здорово! (colloquial) => Здравствуй(-тe)!

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    Thanks for the quick reply, Denis. I'm just starting to learn russian and some of these things are still beyond me. My first assumption was that it was Ukrainie slang for something (seeing as my friend is from the Ukraine).

    Thanks again.

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    I mean, if they usually say it after you say "hi", what do you think it would mean? F* off? Try to use some context clues nex time budday.
    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
    I mean, if they usually say it after you say "hi", what do you think it would mean? F* off? Try to use some context clues nex time budday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    I mean, if they usually say it after you say "hi", what do you think it would mean? F* off? Try to use some context clues nex time budday.
    Истину глаголешь

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    Try to use some context clues nex time budday.
    So глаголешь = говоришь? Is that Ukrainian, or Russian slang?
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    Глаголешь comes from Old (Church) Slavic, and is sometimes used in modern Russian facetiously or ironically. "Истину глаголешь" is a well-known jocular phrase, often followed by "сын мой" .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    I mean, if they usually say it after you say "hi", what do you think it would mean? F* off? Try to use some context clues nex time budday.
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

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    За ваше здоровье!

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    Здорово is related to здоровье - health. One way of toasting in Russian is to say "За ваше здоровье!" = "to your health!"

    As an adjective, it can also mean "to a great extent":

    [from http://mega.km.ru/alphabyte/ under "здорово"]
    >здорово разг.
    > 1. (хорошо, ловко) fine; вот это ~! that’s fine!;
    > 2. (сильно, очень): сегодня ~ холодно it’s awfully cold today; ему ~
    >попало he got a terrific blast; мы ~ устали we’re awfully tired.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    I mean, if they usually say it after you say "hi", what do you think it would mean? F* off? Try to use some context clues nex time budday.
    Dogboy, не надо это. Он новичок - будьте приятны.
    "Музыка, всюду музыка.
    Линия перегружена.
    Пространство между нами сжимается.
    Все, что можно уже нарушено."
    -- "Пространство между нами" by Ядерный сок

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    здорово -[здарова] - hi
    здорово [здорава]- 1. (хорошо, ловко) .....2. (сильно, очень).....
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ
    здорово -[здарова] - hi
    здорово [здорава]- 1. (хорошо, ловко) .....2. (сильно, очень).....
    What about "здорово живёшь"?

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    Истину глаголешь
    что это значит?
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    Истину глаголешь = you speak the truth; see translations' post
    P.S. - Исправление ошибок в моих текстах на русском всегда приветствуется

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    I mean, if they usually say it after you say "hi", what do you think it would mean? F* off? Try to use some context clues nex time budday.
    Dogboy, I came here looking for help (which I recieved) not for your smart ass remarks. And just for the record, I did look at the conext of the sentence/conversation. I was just curious as to the words EXACT meaning.

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    Re: За ваше здоровье!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ядерное лицо

    Dogboy, не надо это. Он новичок - будьте приятны.
    Ну и тебе не надо плакать.

    Dogboy, I came here looking for help (which I recieved) not for your smart ass remarks. And just for the record, I did look at the conext of the sentence/conversation. I was just curious as to the words EXACT meaning.
    в следующий раз, Look closer.
    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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    Never mind him. He's just one of our resident badboys........sort of keeps us on our toes!
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    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 alexei
    What about "здорово живёшь"?
    I've never heard this before. здорово живёшь means you are living fine and it sounds ok, здорово живёшь means you are living healthy way - I agree it's possible but I never speak this way, i would say something like "ведёшь здоровый образ жизни" or "ведёшь здоровую жизнь".
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

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    to dead dogboy - Крутин от слова "круто"?
    Your location is pretty nice too.
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

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