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    What is the difference between другой and прочий ?

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    There is no difference in meaning. There is a little difference in usage, which is subtle and subject to remember. For example "я спрошу у кого нибудь другого" is ok, but "я спрошу у кого нибудь прочего" sounds ill-formed.

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    прочий might have shade of meaning "less significant","the remaining", whereas другой is just "different; other".

    So, we say
    В аэропорту его встречали: Рыжков, Зайков, Слюньков, Воротников, Соломенцев, Долгих и другие официальные лица.
    (прочие would be offensive here)

    but it's quite normal (imaginary catalog)
    Картриджи для принтеров:
    * Brother
    * HP
    * Xerox
    * прочие
    kburr likes this.
    "Невозможно передать смысл иностранной фразы, не разрушив при этом её первоначальную структуру."

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