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    The Particle Ни

    I was wondering, where can this particle be used, other than when it's been seperated from the rest of the word in double negative expressions.
    Я не читаю ни о чём. - I'm not reading about anything.
    Я не говорю ни с кем. - I'm not talking to anybody.

    How does this particle work when it isn't used like this?
    Я знаю
    Что делаю
    Вилкою
    Пирогу

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    Your examples show only one function of ни as a particle. It is intensifying function.

    Another function, for example, appears in consessive clauses: Куда ни посмотришь, везде поднимаются новые здания.

    It can be uses In set expressions, which I think familar to you, as in: ни свет ни заря, ни дать ни взять, ни за что.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    "На химфаке куда ни плюнь - девочка
    На физфаке, что ни девочка, то плюнь".

    Try to translate.
    DO NOT READ MY SIGNATURE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    "На химфаке куда ни плюнь - девочка
    На физфаке, что ни девочка, то плюнь".

    Try to translate.
    Oki!

    In the Chemistry department, no matter where you spit, there is a girl!!
    In the Physics department, no matter where there is a girl, she is spit(table) (ie ugly)

    Close?
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    You knew
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    yes, you knew! you knew!
    DO NOT READ MY SIGNATURE!

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    BTW, guys, it is better to say: You managed! or You did it!
    You knew implies that I had heard it before and knew the joke... which I didn't
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie


    BTW, guys, it is better to say: You managed! or You did it!
    You knew implies that I had heard it before and knew the joke... which I didn't
    Actually that what I meant.

    I know you did not know, but I was kidding. Good translation!
    DO NOT READ MY SIGNATURE!

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