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    Asking if something is open or closed?

    I'm working through the penguin book for beginners Russian and thier phrases used to say if something is open is this:

    kagda rabotayet musee? When is the museum open?
    pachyemoo resteran nye rabotayet? Why is the resteraunt closed?

    работать - means to work right? I cant remember but I'm sure I have seen a word for open (otkrit I think off the top of my head) I want a simple phrase to remember, just want to check it is right.

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    Andy
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    The verb работать can be used either for someone or something and means also to run and to operate.

    окна и дверь открыты = the windows and the door are open.
    окна и дверь закрыты = the windows and the door are closed.
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    In your example you can use "открыть" too. They are quite interchangeable.
    Another example:
    музей открыт с восьми утра до девяти вечера = музей работает с восьми утра до девяти вечера = the museum is open from 8 am to 9 pm
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