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    привет,

    Это и знаменитые сыры из Франции, винa из Италии, колбасные изделия из Германии и Дании. А вот продукция российских предприятий и компаний теряется в этом море импортного изобилия. Радует, однако то, что они есть. Около 150 отечественных участников этой выставки-ярмарки предлагают товары отвечающие всем мировым стандартам.

    why is Радует in the 3rd person singular here? There's no he, she or it mentioned.
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    Re: use of 3rd person singular?

    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    привет,

    Это и знаменитые сыры из Франции, винa из Италии, колбасные изделия из Германии и Дании. А вот продукция российских предприятий и компаний теряется в этом море импортного изобилия. Радует, однако то, что они есть. Около 150 отечественных участников этой выставки-ярмарки предлагают товары отвечающие всем мировым стандартам.

    why is Радует in the 3rd person singular here? There's no he, she or it mentioned.
    Заранее большое спасибо
    There's no he, she or it mentioned
    Yes, there is

    Радует, однако то(3rd person singular neutral gender), что они есть.

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    It could have the shorter form without то, but то will be meant to be here.
    Радует, что они есть.
    It is called incomplete sentence (неполное предложение).

    Дождь прекратился, и снова стало тепло.
    The rain stopped and it became warm again.
    Such structures are called impersonal sentences (безличное предолжение). It is like impersonal "it" in English.

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    so, how could you translate:Радует, однако то, что они есть.

    would it be like: it's a happy thing, however, that it is.
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    so, how could you translate:Радует, однако то, что они есть.

    would it be like: it's a pleasant thing, however, that they exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    so, how could you translate:Радует, однако то, что они есть.

    would it be like: it's a happy thing, however, that it is.
    May be this way: "It makes me glad, however, that they exist."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guin
    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    so, how could you translate:Радует, однако то, что они есть.

    would it be like: it's a happy thing, however, that it is.
    May be this way: "It makes me glad, however, that they exist."
    where does me come from? I don't see any 1st person singular mentioned.
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    Quote Originally Posted by Guin
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    so, how could you translate:Радует, однако то, что они есть.

    would it be like: it's a happy thing, however, that it is.
    May be this way: "It makes me glad, however, that they exist."
    where does me come from? I don't see any 1st person singular mentioned.
    OK. Let's try without "me": "It makes glad, however, that they exist" or "It makes one glad, however, that they exist.

    But in russian sentence the pronoun "меня/нас/всех" was also meant but omitted "(меня/нас/всех) радует, однако то, что они есть"
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    Re: use of 3rd person singular?

    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    Радует, однако, то...
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guin

    OK. Let's try without "me": "It makes glad, however, that they exist" or "It makes one glad, however, that they exist.

    But in russian sentence the pronoun "меня/нас/всех" was also meant but omitted "(меня/нас/всех) радует, однако то, что они есть"
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