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    verb repair

    Hi, Could someone please give me some explanation as to why all the different verbs for "repair" in these four sentences? I would appreciate any discourse on these for verbs as to can they be interchangeably used, their conjugation, etc etc. Any insight at all on these four forms of repair would help incredibly. Thanks so much.


    Мой телефон те работает. Отремонтируйте его, пожалуйста.

    Наш компьютер не работает. Он его ремонтирует.

    Его игрушка сломана. Её чинит дедушка.

    Моё радио сломано. Вы можете его починить?

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    Re: verb repair

    ремонтировать and чинить are very closely.
    Both verbs used in Russia in conversations, but in official documents, news and etc, I think, better use "ремонтировать".
    "ремонтировать дорогу" much better then "чинить дорогу"
    but "отремонтировать компьютер" = "починить компьютер"
    "починить ботинок" better then "отремонтировать ботинок"


    В беседе: "Я отнес фотоаппарат в ремонт, через неделю его наконец починили"
    В официальных документах: "За 2008 год было отремонтировано 1234 фотоаппарата"

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    Re: verb repair

    Quote Originally Posted by Shurick
    ремонтировать and чинить are very close[s:23m77vtr]ly[/s:23m77vtr].
    Both verbs are used in Russia in conversations, but in official documents, news [s:23m77vtr]and[/s:23m77vtr] etc, I think, better [s:23m77vtr]use[/s:23m77vtr] is "ремонтировать".
    "ремонтировать дорогу" is much better [s:23m77vtr]then[/s:23m77vtr] than "чинить дорогу"
    but "отремонтировать компьютер" = "починить компьютер"
    "починить ботинок" is better [s:23m77vtr]then[/s:23m77vtr] than "отремонтировать ботинок"


    В беседе: "Я отнес фотоаппарат в ремонт, через неделю его наконец починили"
    В официальных документах: "За 2008 год было отремонтировано 1234 фотоаппарата"
    I will only add that the "от" in "отремонтировать" means the action is completed, and the same difference is between "чинить" (imperfective) and "починить" (perfective; completed).
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    Re: verb repair

    чинить can also be used in these cases:

    чинить препятствия (to put obstacles)
    чинить злодеяния (to commit atrocities)
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    Re: verb repair

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    чинить can also be used in these cases:

    чинить препятствия (To stall)
    Может им чинит препятствия твой перевод.)
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    Re: verb repair

    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    Может, им чинит препятствия твой перевод.)
    Какой, однако, ушлый перевод попался! Бегает и чинит препятствия.
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