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    по направлениям

    I have come across this phrase. How to translate it into English?

    Школа <<Athena>> ведет набор девочек от 5 лет в группы по направлениям:

    ¤ художественная гимнастика
    ¤ современная хореография
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    "speciality", I think.
    Семь бед, один Reset

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    Yes, specialities, types of classes. "по направлениям" has wide usage as intro before some list, like in "we can go to these several directions: ..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by George1992 View Post
    I have come across this phrase. How to translate it into English?

    Школа <<Athena>> ведет набор девочек от 5 лет в группы по направлениям:

    ¤ художественная гимнастика
    ¤ современная хореография
    sports school Athena signs up girls age 5+ for classes in the following branches:
    - rhythmic gymnastics
    - modern choreography.

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    Thanks a lot!

    So, the preposition по is translated as "to", right?

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    in these case "по+dative" denotes a kind of specific concern for an object:

    говорить по делу - to talk on business
    идти по направлению к... - to go towards...
    играть по нотам - to play by notes
    родственник по матери - a relation on mother's side
    спортивные группы по направлениям - pupils divided into groups by sports branches/disciplines
    работать по какому-либо направлению - to work in the area of.

    I cannot find an example where по is translated as "to" so far.

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