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    A few words

    These are the words I am trying to learn for today.
    If I made any mistakes, can someone please correct them.
    Thanks in advance.

    вдвоем - together
    спать/поспать - to sleep
    оставаться/остаться - to remain/to stay
    скучать/соскучиться - to miss/to long for
    образ - image
    черта - feature (of a face)
    неповторимый - unique
    спустя - after
    вспоминать/вспомнить - to remember
    целовать/поцеловать - to kiss
    тоска - depression

    I fall into a depression when we are not together
    Я падаю в тоску когда мы не вдвоем.

    I miss the image of your face.
    Я скучаю образ твое лицо

    I remember the unique features of your eyes.
    Я вспомню неповторимый черты твоих глаз.

    I kiss you but you remain far away
    Я целоваю тебя но ты останешься далеко.

    I could not fit спустя in any of the above sentences.
    If someone can give an example of this word, I would appreciate it.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Re: A few words

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    I fall into a depression when we are not together
    Я падаю в тоску когда мы не вдвоем.
    "впадаю в тоску" but still it sounds unnatural in this sentence.
    I would say: Когда мы не вместе, у меня депрессия. or Я очень тоскую, когда мы не вдвоём.
    Examples with тоска:
    Ну и тоска здесь! - It's so boring here
    у него тоска на сердце- his heart is heavy (an example from lingvo)
    I'd say "тоска" is mostly poetic and isn't used much unless it means boredom. The verb "тосковать" derived from it is more common and means "to miss" or "to be bored".
    I miss the image of your face.
    Я скучаю образ твое лицо
    Я скучаю по образу твоего лица.

    I remember the unique features of your eyes.
    Я вспомню неповторимый черты твоих глаз.
    Я помню неповторимые...
    Я вспомню = I will remember
    I kiss you but you remain far away
    Я целоваю тебя но ты останешься далеко.
    Я целую тебя...
    Still I would rephrase the whole sentence a little:
    Я целую тебя, но ты всё равно остаёшься где-то далеко.
    I could not fit спустя in any of the above sentences.
    If someone can give an example of this word, I would appreciate it.
    Спустя десять лет они снова встретились - 10 years later they met again
    Пять минут спустя я уже был во дворе. - In five minutes (five minutes later) I was already in the yard.
    Даже спустя столько лет он всё ещё помнит об этом. - Even after all those years he still remembers that.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Many thanks Friendy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    I'd say "тоска" is mostly poetic and isn't used much unless it means boredom.
    I suppose that "тоска" is not a very important word so I will not spend too much time memorizing it.
    I got these words from a song, that is why the words are poetic.

    Are the other words fairly common?
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Are the other words fairly common?
    Yes, they are. "Образ" is often poetic too.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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