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    The difference between не просидел and не сидел.

    Please explain about the difference

    between
    Я долго не просидел.
    and
    Я долго не сидел.

    Thank you.

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    Re: The difference betwee не просидел and не сидел.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki
    Please explain about the difference
    between
    Я долго не просидел.
    and
    Я долго не сидел.
    "Сидеть" has several different meanings, but I assume your question is about sitting/staying seated. Depending on the context, "Я долго не просидел" may mean (a) the speaker didn't have patience to sit for a long time, OR (b) that he didn't stay seated for long time (those are the most common meanings, it may mean something else in a different context). By the way, "Долго я не просидел" would be a more natural word order in either case.

    "Я долго не сидел" may mean either that (c) it's been a long time since he "сидел" the last time, or (d) that he didn't sit for a long time (in other words, he only stayed seated for a short time).

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    Re: The difference between не просидел and не сидел.

    "Я долго не сидел." This sentence can also mean that he didn't stay in jail for long time.
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Re: The difference betwee не просидел and не сидел.

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    Thank you!

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    Re: The difference between не просидел and не сидел.

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil77
    "Я долго не сидел." This sentence can also mean that he didn't stay in jail for long time.
    Спасибо! Интересно.

    Я даже коротко не хотел бы сидеть!

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    Re: The difference between не просидел and не сидел.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki
    Я даже коротко не хотел бы сидеть!
    Так не говорят.
    С одной стороны, существует пара антонимов "долгий срок"-"короткий срок".
    С другой стороны, "сидеть коротко" - вот так не говорят, хотя "сидеть долго" - вот так сказать уже можно.
    Вместо "сидеть коротко" следует использовать: "сидеть мало" или "сидеть короткий срок".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sintez
    Так не говорят.
    Sintez, ну почему не говорят-то!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocos
    Sintez, ну почему не говорят-то!
    Видимо, потому что звучит не по-русски.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Quote Originally Posted by Cocos
    Sintez, ну почему не говорят-то!
    Видимо, потому что звучит не по-русски.
    Долго ли, коротко ли, вышел Иван-царевич из кичмана.

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