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    marriage

    I remember that for women to get married is something like вишла замужем or замуж or something like that...

    but how do you say the same thing for men?... all I know is the verb is женить

    e.g. (to man) when will you get (are you getting) married?

    also, if it is not trouble maybe someone can translate:

    when will you get married to Katia?

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    Re: marriage

    Мужчина женится, женщина выходит замуж.
    Семь бед, один Reset

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    Re: marriage

    female: выходить замуж (за)
    male: жениться (на)

    when will you get married to Katia?
    Когда ты женишься на Кате?

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    Она рано вышла замуж = She got married early
    Он не собирается на ней жениться = He's not going to marry her
    Саша и Катя поженились = Sasha and Katya got married
    Он женат / Она замужем = He/She is married

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    Re: marriage

    жена - wife
    муж - husband

    Men become "enwifed", women "leave for the husband".

    Traditionally in Russia woman leave her house and join husband's family.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Re: marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by it-ogo
    жена - wife
    муж - husband

    Men become "enwifed", women "leave for the husband".

    Traditionally in Russia woman leave her house and join husband's family.
    Traditionally was there a dowry?

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    Re: marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by ycomp
    Traditionally was there a dowry?
    Yes, that of course! Sometimes it happens even nowdays. E.g. when I got married, my wife brought a load of pillows and blankets with her to my place .
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Re: marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil77
    Quote Originally Posted by ycomp
    Traditionally was there a dowry?
    Yes, that of course! Sometimes it happens even nowdays. E.g. when I got married, my wife brought a load of pillows and blankets with her to my place .
    wow, you are set for life!

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    Re: marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by ycomp
    wow, you are set for life!
    Yeah, that's for sure! She is from Ukrainian village and such things are still common there. In the big cities this custom concidered archaic of course.
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Re: marriage

    Here is a fast & dirty summary of Russian marriage phrases:

    http://www.public.asu.edu/~deliving/200 ... riage.html

    For more detail see:

    http://shininghappypeople.net/rwotd/blog4.php/marriage/

    DL.

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    Re: marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil77
    E.g. when I got married, my wife brought a load of pillows and blankets with her to my place .
    Yeah... can anyone explain what's those pillows and blankets are all about? I mean, when my elder brother got married, my mom saved a couple of new pillows and blankets for that occasion, and so did his wife's mom. Then they obtained a several good sets of those P&Bs in the wedding, and of course they couldn't refuse either of those. So the freshly married couple ended up with a pile of pillows and blankets they got nowhere to store! Was the intention that they should have started saving some of those P&Bs for their children as well?

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    Re: marriage

    So the freshly married couple ended up with a pile of pillows and blankets they got nowhere to store!
    The strength of a newly married couple's passion is measured in safe blankets left after the first night.
    Weird that they don't offer sheets.
    Another month ends. All targets met. All systems working. All customers satisfied. All staff eagerly enthusiastic. All pigs fed and ready to fly.

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    Re: marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene-p
    The strength of a newly married couple's passion is measured in safe blankets left after the first night.
    Weird that they don't offer sheets.
    Monsieur, are you from a province?

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