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    can anyone tell me the difference

    hi all.Can anyone tell me the difference between Мочь and Уметь
    As far as i know Мочь means to be able to do sth,and Уметь is used for a skill that is gained in course of time.I want you to explain me the difference in details please.
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    МОЧЬ
    1) Обладать способностью, силами что-л. делать; быть в состоянии.
    2) Иметь возможность делать что-л.

    УМЕТЬ
    Обладать умением делать что-л. благодаря знаниям или навыкам к чему-л.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    tnx rtyom,i really appreciate it
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    You're welcome, friend!
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    The difference is roughly as between english "can" ("мочь") и "be able to" ("уметь").
    Кр. -- сестр. тал.

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    Eсли хочешь, можешь.

    But how to say in russian: "if you strongly want, you will be able to do it"?
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    Если сильно (чего-то) хочешь, то сможешь (это сделать).
    Send me a PM if you need me.

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    If you believe you are Able, then you are Able.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    If you believe you are Able, then you are Able.
    Cain said giggling.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Isn't it "Abel"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seventh-Monkey
    Isn't it "Abel"?
    No, if you believe you can do something, then you can do it.

    If you believe you are able, then you are able.

    Perhaps the upper case letters threw you off, though I did that intentionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seventh-Monkey
    Isn't it "Abel"?
    Quit raising cain, you rabble-rouser!
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Quote Originally Posted by Seventh-Monkey
    Isn't it "Abel"?
    No, if you believe you can do something, then you can do it.

    If you believe you are able, then you are able.

    Perhaps the upper case letters threw you off, though I did that intentionally.
    Random capitalisation went out in the fifteen hundreds, comrade.
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    [quote=Seventh-Monkey]
    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Quote Originally Posted by "Seventh-Monkey":9c8cd6sb
    Isn't it "Abel"?
    No, if you believe you can do something, then you can do it.

    If you believe you are able, then you are able.

    Perhaps the upper case letters threw you off, though I did that intentionally.
    Random capitalisation went out in the fifteen hundreds, comrade.[/quote:9c8cd6sb]
    "Comrade" went out with cheesy cold-war movies, comrade!
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    [quote=Barmaley]
    Quote Originally Posted by Seventh-Monkey
    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Quote Originally Posted by "Seventh-Monkey":5zk7o2v7
    Isn't it "Abel"?
    No, if you believe you can do something, then you can do it.

    If you believe you are able, then you are able.

    Perhaps the upper case letters threw you off, though I did that intentionally.
    Random capitalisation went out in the fifteen hundreds, comrade.
    "Comrade" went out with cheesy cold-war movies, comrade! [/quote:5zk7o2v7]

    Silence, capitalist pig! :P
    Ленин пил
    Ленин пьёт
    Ленин будет пить

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