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    question....

    I found this example on a website:

    Маше убрать комнату. It's Masha's turn to clean up the room.

    What is it about the Russian sentence that communicates it is "her turn"?
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    Re: question....

    In a context it may mean "her turn", but in general this kind of phrase (кому-то что-то (с)делать) is "doing something is meant for someone" or "someone's task is to do(to be) smth." or "someone's destiny is to do (to be) smth."
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Re: question....

    Very interesting. Thank you. I can't wait until I understand all this stuff.
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    Re: question....

    "Маше убрать комнату" = "Masha to clean the room".
    It sounds like a sentence from a roster.
    "It's Masha's turn to clean the room" will be "Машина очередь убирать комнату". (imperfect form).
    Отвечает на вопрос "Чья очередь убирать комнату?" Whose turn it is to clean the room?
    "(It's) Masha's" = "Машина".
    Foreign names won't fit in this pattern and it will be "It's Jacks turn today". = "Сегодня очередь Джека" (genitive case is used).

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    Re: question....

    SoftPretzel, is that you on the map?

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    Re: question....

    Yes, sir.
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    Re: question....

    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    SoftPretzel, is that you on the map?
    Looks like I live in the same exact town as you, chaika.
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