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    basic translation

    how would you say:

    a week before.
    a week after.

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    Re: basic translation

    Quote Originally Posted by possopo
    how would you say:

    a week before.
    a week after.

    thanks in advance for answers
    I need more context. But basicaly "a week before" - "предыдущая/ прошлая неделя" or "на прошлой неделе", "a week after" - "последующая/следующая неделя" or "на следующей неделе".
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    Re: basic translation

    Quote Originally Posted by possopo
    how would you say:

    a week before.
    a week after.

    thanks in advance for answers
    a week before - за неделю до ... / неделей раньше
    a week after - через неделю после ... / неделей позже
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    Re: basic translation

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Quote Originally Posted by possopo
    how would you say:

    a week before.
    a week after.

    thanks in advance for answers
    a week before - за неделю до ... / неделей раньше
    a week after - через неделю после ... / неделей позже
    Why is it in the instrumental case? Is that similar to зимой/зимою or am I suffering from some kind of mental illness?

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    Re: basic translation

    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Quote Originally Posted by possopo
    how would you say:

    a week before.
    a week after.

    thanks in advance for answers
    a week before - за неделю до ... / неделей раньше
    a week after - через неделю после ... / неделей позже
    Why is it in the instrumental case? Is that similar to зимой/зимою or am I suffering from some kind of mental illness?
    Я вернулся домой неделей раньше срока.
    Я уйду неделей позже.

    It's just is. I don't know, really. Maybe linguists of this forum can explain.
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    последним, наверное =)
    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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    it looks like the instrumental case is used in many time expressions. even тем временем. So now maybe you can go and collect a list of instrumental time expressions and publish it here. Thank you.

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    Неделю назад
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    it looks like the instrumental case is used in many time expressions. even тем временем. So now maybe you can go and collect a list of instrumental time expressions and publish it here. Thank you.
    Вот здесь об этом упоминается:

    Пути образования наречий.
    "...наречия летом, зимой, днём, вечером представляют собой формы творительного падежа именного склонения, застывшие в результате употребления в качестве обстоятельственного слова при глаголе (приехать летом, ложиться вечером, работать днём) (ср. приехать ранним летом), ... "
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    it looks like the instrumental case is used in many time expressions. even тем временем. So now maybe you can go and collect a list of instrumental time expressions and publish it here. Thank you.
    As far as I remember my Latin studies (only 2 semesters of the 1st year at the University), it is called "Instrumentalis Temporis".

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    Can you say:

    Я был там сентябрем.
    Я это сделал последним месяцем.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Can you say:

    Я был там сентябрем.
    Я это сделал последним месяцем.
    Нет, можно только:

    Я был там в сентябре.
    Я это сделал в прошлом месяце.
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    for more context, i was thinking these sentences alone.

    *like a week before, i caught him stealing.

    *did you do it on september 15th?
    no, the week before (that).

    in a novel: the week before, he started learning it.

    same thing for after.


    all what you say, guys, seem so complicated.

    what about:
    nedelyu spustia?
    what would be the "opposite"?
    nedelyu nazad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by possopo
    *like a week before, i caught him stealing.
    неделю назад / неделей раньше

    Quote Originally Posted by possopo
    *did you do it on september 15th?
    no, the week before (that).
    за неделю до этого / неделей раньше

    Quote Originally Posted by possopo
    in a novel: the week before, he started learning it.
    на прошлой неделе

    Quote Originally Posted by possopo
    what about:
    nedelyu spustia?
    what would be the "opposite"?
    nedelyu nazad?
    Неделю спустя (week after) - ok
    Yes, неделю назад is opposite.
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    thanks
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