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    Какой versus Что такой

    Здравствуйте, все! [Does that translate properly as "Hello, everyone!"

    I would like to know the difference between Что такой? and Какой? When would I use one or the other?

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    Re: Какой versus Что такой

    Quote Originally Posted by Лука
    Здравствуйте, все! [Does that translate properly as "Hello, everyone!" yes, but sounds bad; much better is "всем привет"

    I would like to know the difference between Что такой? and Какой? When would I use one or the other?

    Большое спасибо!
    There is no "Что такой?" in Russian. You can say "что такое", and this is only a beginning of a sentence. For example:
    Что такое снег? - What is snow? (a kid in Africa may ask)
    or Что такое любовь? - What is love?
    Какой may mean "what" or "which", or even "that", or maybe something else, depending on context.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    I think I'm clearer now. Спасибо!
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