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    Интересно, начнет ли он сразу выгружать продукты на кухню или все-таки сообразит зайти и доложиться.

    сообразит - understand that he should ?
    доложиться - ??
    все-таки - the dictionary says all the same...

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    доложиться is announcing one's arrival.

    I think it's something like:

    It's interesting whether he'll start to unload the produce into the kitchen right away, or come in and announce their arrival.

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    Re: A sentance

    Quote Originally Posted by Biancca
    сообразит - understand that he should ?
    Да. Или realize.

    Доложиться - another good translation is "to report, to present himself". The beauty of "to report" is that it covers both зайти и доложиться. When your report (for duty, etc.), you usually enter a room, don't you? Also, you may have to supply an object here - report to whom?

    And "интересно" of course is more "I wonder" than "it's interesting", but you knew that.

    I wonder if he ...blah-blah... or realizes that he ought to report to me first.

    Personally, I have always been dying to find out how to translate все-таки
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    yes всё-таки can mean different things depending on the context...

    In this context maybe "nevertheless" is a useable translation?

    I wonder if he will immediately unload the groceries in the kitchen, or if he will nevertheless report himself...

    I hate всё-таки
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    I subscribe to the theory (I also invented it) that in most cases it is not necessary to translate все-таки. This is one of them. Just use the right words to convey the slightly-ironic, slightly-irritated tone of the original.

    That's why I suggested "realize" and "report".
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    всё-таки can also mean: anyway, after all; or it could be just an enhancer.

    Ты всё-таки пришел! - You have come after all!

    Какой-же ты всё-таки жадный! How stingy are you!

    Я всё-таки посмотрю этот фильм. - I'll watch this movie, anyway.
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    Right you are, comrade.
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    Biancca, I didn't recognize you because you lack an avatar...

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    There I stuck little Sasha back up there.

    If you have any avatar suggestions I'm open to ideas.


    Thanks everyone for the help with that sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biancca

    Thanks everyone for the help with that sentance.
    "sentence" :P

    Ok, I'll see what I can do. I smell a poll in the future...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantom605

    "sentence" :P

    Ok, I'll see what I can do. I smell a poll in the future...

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    My teachers always recommended me to read more to improve your spelling when I was in school.
    "A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    My teachers always recommended me to read more to improve your spelling when I was in school.
    In Russian classes, I remember, we wrote one word again and again. Junior school, I mean.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Like this?
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    No! This one's from Dogboy's arsenal!..
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    No! This one's from Dogboy's arsenal!..
    How do you know that? Did Dogboy use it once?
    "A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read"
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    He probably means that sounds like something Dogboy would say if someone asks a dumb question...
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    I think you're right! I just didn't think about that. Let's see what Dogboy will say. I quess he'll say that he'd never use it
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    He can't reply right now, he's on a secret mission. He'll be back soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net surfer
    He can't reply right now, he's on a secret mission. He'll be back soon.
    Is it a spetsnaz mission?
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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