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    Раз написала, то значит хотя бы знаешь

    Sometimes it is so difficult!

    I don't understand the meaning of this sentence.

    bah!

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    Re: Раз написала, то значит хотя бы знаешь

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    Sometimes it is so difficult!

    I don't understand the meaning of this sentence.

    bah!
    Since you have written (it), it means that you at least know (it/about it).

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    Let's break it down.

    Раз написала, то значит хотя бы знаешь

    Раз написала You once wrote (it),

    то значит That means

    хотя бы знаешь you should / would know.

    Now its no so hard is it?
    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
    Let's break it down.

    Раз написала, то значит хотя бы знаешь

    Раз написала You once wrote (it),

    то значит That means

    хотя бы знаешь you should / would know.

    Now its no so hard is it?
    Раз here means "since, if", not "once".

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    What's the word хотя doing there? My dictionary says хотя бы means "even if", which doesn't make sense in this context...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darobat
    What's the word хотя doing there? My dictionary says хотя бы means "even if", which doesn't make sense in this context...
    It's like asking why "give in" means surrender when "give" means give... :P

    Хотя бы is not the same as хотя.
    Check your dictionary again, and if it doesn't have an entry for "хотя бы", get a better dictionary

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    My dictionary sucks. Oxford Pocket.
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    ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary:

    хотя бы, syn: хоть бы

    1) ( даже; если хотите; даже если ) even, if
    он кончит работу, хотя бы ему пришлось просидеть всю ночь — he will finish the work, even if he has to sit up all night
    хотя бы и так - even if it were so

    2) ( по крайней мере ) at least, if nothing else
    если не для него, то хотя бы для его товарища — if not for him, at least for his friend
    для этой работы ему нужно хотя бы два дня — he ought to have at least two days for that work, he needs two days to do the job
    хотя бы на день - if only for a day

    3) ( например ) for example, for instance
    возьмите хотя бы его друга — take his friend for instance
    возьмите хотя бы знаменитую историю о ... — take for example the famous story about ...

    4) ( даже не, нисколько не ) even, not even
    выпили по бутылке и хотя бы краска в лице прибавилась — we had a bottle each and his face didn't even colour

    5) ( хотелось бы, хорошо бы ) I wish, if only
    хотя бы посоветовал кто-нибудь — if only someone would advise me

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    Ahh, my dictionary only lists the first of the five meanings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    My dictionary sucks. Oxford Pocket.
    I also have the Oxford "Pocket" -- which wouldn't fit in any pocket I've EVER seen. Basically, it's all the inconvenience of a true pocket, without the luxury of easy storage...
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    My dictionary sucks. Oxford Pocket.
    I also have the Oxford "Pocket" -- which wouldn't fit in any pocket I've EVER seen. Basically, it's all the inconvenience of a true pocket, without the luxury of easy storage...
    You mean the 2nd edition Oxford pocket dictionary that is blue and has over 70,000 words and phrases and over 120,000 translations?

    I have that one too and i love it! Its been my best friend over these past few years.
    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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    I'm gonna join the Oxford Pocket Dictionary club. I have it too!
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    Что делаю
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182

    You mean the 2nd edition Oxford pocket dictionary that is blue and has over 70,000 words and phrases and over 120,000 translations?

    I have that one too and i love it! Its been my best friend over these past few years.
    That's the one. It never has the word that I am looking for. I need a really BIG one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182

    You mean the 2nd edition Oxford pocket dictionary that is blue and has over 70,000 words and phrases and over 120,000 translations?

    I have that one too and i love it! Its been my best friend over these past few years.
    That's the one. It never has the word that I am looking for. I need a really BIG one.
    WOW its always had every word i've ever needed.

    Such a parallel universe we live in.
    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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    if you wrote it at least one time, then you'd know it...

    that's what I like about the Russian language...you have sometimes read between the lines as a non-native speaker
    no pain, no gain

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