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    transliterated: "poluchayetsa"

    my guess is that it is some form of the word (transliterated) "polucheet" or is it poluchat?? well, whatever the word is that means "to receive." I keep hearing it used in conversational speech but can't find the dictionary entry.

    sorry about the transliteration, i dont know how to turn on cyrillic fonts on Mac OSX

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    This is the reflexive form of the word.
    получаться
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    why is the "ся" ending added to the singular form of "получать?"

    (i can copy & paste cyrillic fonts )

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2CREATV
    why is the "ся" ending added to the singular form of "получать?"

    (i can copy & paste cyrillic fonts )
    That's how refexive verbs are formed:"ся" is added to the infinitive form of the verb.
    This verb is translated depending on the context and is usually connected with the result of some action:
    У меня не получается открыть дверь. - I can't open the door. (I try to open the door but there's no result)
    Я рисую дом. Смотри как у меня получается. - I'm drawing a house. Look how it comes out.
    Я не виноват, просто так получилось. - It's not my fault, it just turned out like this. (past tense here)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2CREATV
    why is the "ся" ending added to the singular form of "получать?"

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    получать и получаться are different words. They have different meanings.

    получать -to receive, to obtain
    получаться - to come out right, to turn out
    не получаться - to go wrong

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    болшои спасибо фсе! (я сичас на компутзр с виндос система)

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    Just to correct your spelling.

    большое спасибо все! (я сейчас на компьютер .... not sure about this)

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    thanks, i wasn't sure about "computer" , and i was way off on "bolshoi"...i guess you can only go so far stretching phonetics

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    heh no prob. You'll pick understand spelling a lot more once you start learning grammar.

    for example "большой стол" "большое спасибо" - adjectives change their endings depending on the case of the noun.

    you'll catch on.

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    One more little correction:

    Большое спасибо за всё - thanks for everything

    Большое спасибо всем - thanks everyone
    P.S. - Исправление ошибок в моих текстах на русском всегда приветствуется

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