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    A question about wearing blue jeans

    I've been using Rosetta Stone to help me learn Russian. But, I have a question about these:

    женщина в синих джинсах
    на женщине синие джинсы

    What's the difference between these two? Are they complete sentences?
    Are these correct translations:

    The woman is in blue jeans.
    On the woman are blue jeans.

    Which are just different ways of saying "She's wearing blue jeans"?


    Also I saw this:
    Одна одета в синюю футболку, а другая - в синюю блузку

    Why "юю" because I've seen this:
    Одна женщина в синей футболке, а другая - в синей блузке

    Is this next sentence okay (because it's what I would guess it should be)?
    Одна одета в синей футболке, а другая - в синей блузке


    Which brings us back to blue jeans...Which of these is/are correct?
    женщина одета в синих джинсах
    женщина одета в синие джинсы

    which means "The woman is dressed in blue jeans" right?


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    женщина в синих джинсах
    на женщине синие джинсы

    What's the difference between these two? Are they complete sentences?
    The sentences are equal. OK, we can invent some perverted contexts when these phrases won't be equal (for instance, a big heap of blue jeans and woman, who is drowing in it ), but I think, it isn't very important.

    Which are just different ways of saying "She's wearing blue jeans"?
    The both mean "Women's wearing blue jeans". You can also say "Она носит синие джинсы".

    Also I saw this:
    Одна одета в синюю футболку, а другая - в синюю блузку

    Why "юю" because I've seen this:
    Одна женщина в синей футболке, а другая - в синей блузке
    Because of different cases of блузка.

    Is this next sentence okay (because it's what I would guess it should be)?
    Одна одета в синей футболке, а другая - в синей блузке
    No. Learn more about Russian cases.

    Which brings us back to blue jeans...Which of these is/are correct?
    женщина одета в синих джинсах
    женщина одета в синие джинсы
    The second is correct. The first will correct if you remove "одета": "женщина в синих джинсах".
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the quick reply pranki...

    I knew блузка was in different cases, I just didn't know why...

    So if I use одета and then в the 4th case is used?

    is there a why or just one of those things that is because "they" say so?


    Thanks for the suggestion DDT, but...I have some books, and am trying to use them, but the explanations are in Chinese. And my Chinese isn't quite so advanced as to read about russian grammar rules yet, so I have to use the examples and try and learn from them...It's the beginner's book though so I can understand most of the text with what i've learned with my gf and with the Chinese that I know...Next time I go back to the states I'll have to find something with english explanations. Although I don't know when that will be...

    I want to surprise my gf when she gets back from the Ukraine with all the Russian that I learned while she was gone so I'm trying to learn as much as possible...
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    Re: Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by tdcinprc
    Thanks for the quick reply pranki...

    I knew блузка was in different cases, I just didn't know why...

    So if I use одета and then в the 4th case is used?

    is there a why or just one of those things that is because "they" say so?
    I've realized recently that my understanding of cases differs from foreigners one very much. Russians learn cases in different way than foreigners, that's why I can't answer your question. And I don't know what 4th case means
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

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    DDT, yeah, i know I really do need a good book...What's your suggestion for the best book?

    From what I've seen on here, a lot of people like the New Penguin book...maybe i can order it on amazon...

    pranki...yeah, that's the way it is most people don't know the grammars of their own language... because if you speak the language you don't have to think about how to change the words you just do...I only know about english grammar b/c I teach it now...as to russian cases...for learners of russian, i suppose they are either, (perhaps both?) one of the more interesting aspects, and one of the most confusing aspects of the russian language. Especially for me coming from a language that does very little to distinguish between cases (with the exception of pronouns) fortunately i studied french in high school so the gender stuff isn't too bad...

    But still, coming from a language that (mostly) lacks these features (cases and genders) it sometimes makes me wonder why...Although I do see the other side and would understand the opposite question from a russian speaker (why doesn't english have these aspects?) right...I'm just glad I wasn't born speaking chinese what with no cases, no genders, no plurals, no verb conjugations, and barely any tense...one time in class i tried to explain how french had genders depending on the word, and it completely left them dumbstruck...
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