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    as... as

    I'm posting this knowing full well it's the dumbest thing I've ever written anywhere and ever, but I just wanted to be sure. What's the proper way to express as... as (as in "I am as tall as Ivan") in Russian? I think it's just the adjective and then как + nominative, but is there supposed to be a comma or something too?

    Thanks in advance! I would appreciate it if answers could be in English, since obviously my Russian could use a tiny tiny bit of improvement

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    Re: as... as

    Quote Originally Posted by dawhite
    I'm posting this knowing full well it's the dumbest thing I've ever written anywhere and ever, but I just wanted to be sure. What's the proper way to express as... as (as in "I am as tall as Ivan") in Russian? I think it's just the adjective and then как + nominative, but is there supposed to be a comma or something too?
    Yes.
    "Я такой же высокий, как и Иван"
    Comma is required here.
    Sometimes 'и' is omitted-
    "Я такой же высокий, как Иван"
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    Thanks so much! Is there any specific rule for when the и has to be there and when not? Is one way more colloquial and one way formal? Or is it just basically a matter of choice?

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    not quite. Падеж зависит от контекста.

    С прилагательными:
    Иван такой высокий, как я. Ivan is as tall as I am.

    Она сказала, что никогда не видела такого симпатичного человек, как я!

    Я никогда не писал такому неприятному человеку, как он.

    Санкт-Петербург не такой большой город как Москва.

    Этот яблоко такое красное, как тот.

    С короткими прилагательными:
    (возможно? кто-нибудь не подскажет?)

    С наречиями:
    Он пишет так ужасно, как она.

    Не смотрел в учебнике, может быть ошибки!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    Это яблоко такое же красное, как и то.

    Он пишет так же ужасно, как она.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    С прилагательными:
    Иван такой же высокий, как я. Ivan is as tall as I am.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Thanks for the replies! Unfortunately, I was unable to understand any of them... would someone mind translating for me?

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    dawhite, those sentences were fairly simple so I would say that I think you are asking questions that are beyond yourself at this point. I would stick with the textbook and just plow through it. And the second year book too. By that time you will probably have the answers to these questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    Она сказала, что никогда не видела такого симпатичного человека, как я!

    Не смотрел в учебнике, могут быть ошибки!!

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    As you can all see, my Russian is going to hell in a handbasket.

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