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    Жить/пожить

    Hello.

    1. Я жил один надолго.
    2. Я пожил один до того дня, как мы с женой познакомились.

    How wrong is this?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Жить/пожить

    Quote Originally Posted by Zubr
    1. Я жил один надолго.
    Wrong. "Я долго жил один" or "Я долго прожил один".


    Quote Originally Posted by Zubr
    2. Я пожил один до того дня, как мы с женой познакомились.
    If you wanted to say "I had had my share of living alone before I met my wife", it is sort of passable. But barely. What did you actually try to say here?

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    Re: Жить/пожить

    Quote Originally Posted by translationsnmru
    Wrong. "Я долго жил один" or "Я долго прожил один".
    Ok. Can you say "Я удалил его надолго" ("I send him away for long")?



    Quote Originally Posted by translationsnmru
    If you wanted to say "I had had my share of living alone before I met my wife", it is sort of passable. But barely. What did you actually try to say here?
    Nope, I meant something more neutral. "I lived alone until I met my wife."
    Может быть лучше сказать "Я жил один пока мы с женой не познакомились."?

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    Re: Жить/пожить

    Quote Originally Posted by Zubr
    Ok. Can you say "Я удалил его надолго" ("I send him away for long")?
    "Надолго" is fine, "удалил" is not. "Я отослал его надолго", or maybe "Я выгнал/изгнал его надолго" -- it all depends on the context.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zubr
    Nope, I meant something more neutral. "I lived alone until I met my wife."
    Может быть лучше сказать "Я жил один, пока мы с женой не познакомились."?
    Much better .

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    Re: Жить/пожить

    Quote Originally Posted by translationsnmru
    "Надолго" is fine, "удалил" is not. "Я отослал его надолго", or maybe "Я выгнал/изгнал его надолго" -- it all depends on the context.
    Ok.

    Quote Originally Posted by translationsnmru
    Much better .
    Great. Eventually this strange way of yours to translate "until" will become natural to me.

    Thanks!

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