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    Soft consonants

    Hi all,

    I have a lot of trouble making the soft 'р' sound in Russian.

    If I say, "ръядом" instead of "рядом", for instance, will I be misunderstood? How bad is it?

    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Soft consonants

    Quote Originally Posted by umanwizard
    If I say, "ръядом" instead of "рядом", for instance, will I be misunderstood? How bad is it?
    No you won't. It sounds like "n'year" instead of "near".
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

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    Thanks for the help

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    well if a russian guy came up to me and was like "Harrow! I are n'year a macadanalds? no?" I'd be like, yea buddy, its right over there! And then he'd say 'sank you very mach" and i'd understand him perfectly fine. So yea i think if ur russian is OK then yea they will understand what you mean.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Speaking frankly russian guy would say "Khelloh! I neah wis mahkdohnalds? Undehstend? No??? Do you speak English?"
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ
    Speaking frankly russian guy would say "Khelloh! I neah wis mahkdohnalds? Undehstend? No??? Do you speak English?"
    Жжёшь, жжёшь, жжёшь! Не по-детски, блин!!!

    And I'd rather correct this: Undehstent
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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