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    Training my shepherd with Russian

    I'm slowly trying to teach myself Russian and I thought it might help if I were to use my german shepherd puppy's help! I've got most of the basic commands figured out, all but one that is. The one I am having problems with is "Look For" or ИСКАТЬ. Would it be "eskat?" Would someone please give me a hand with the pronounciation? Thanks for your time! -Tom

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    If you're using these words as commands they should be in the imperative, so ищи, not искать

    искать = eeskat
    ищи = eeshchee
    Я знаю
    Что делаю
    Вилкою
    Пирогу

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darobat
    If you're using these words as commands they should be in the imperative, so ищи, not искать

    искать = eeskat
    ищи = eeshchee
    искать can be used as an imperative if the dog's not cooperating

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    You know, giving someone who doesn't know Russian two different answers and not explaining the difference is as helpful to him as a small unnamed object that has no function what so ever.

    redeye406 (aka Tom),

    As Darobat mentioned the imperative "Search!" would be

    ищи = eeshchee (I would write it as e-shh-e, where each e is pronounced like in the alphabet ABCD E and the stress is on the last e) (but don't worry getting it 10000% right, you never will )

    But, in Russian, there is a "super" imperative, used especially when you order someone to do something, esp. soldiers. Then you use the infinitive

    искать = eeskat

    But, I don't think you need to teach your dog both variants, and stick to the one Darobat mentioned

    Hope this helps,

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    Here are some commands and their English equivalents. I took them from dog-breeding site.

    Come - Ко мне
    Heel - Рядом
    Stand - Стоять
    Sit - Сидеть
    Down - Место & лежать
    Retrieve & Fetch - Апорт
    Stay - Дай
    Jump - Барьер
    Go Out - Вперед
    Track - Ищи
    Bite - Фас
    Out & Let - Фу
    Speak & Bark - Голос
    Guard - Охраняй
    Go Outside - Гуляй
    Good - Хорошо
    Eat food - Кушай

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    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    I stand humbled.
    Sorry for sounding a little irritable, I was just afraid that this thread was going where all threads have gone before:

    1: Innocent person asks what is 'hello' in Russian
    2: The thread explodes into wild discussions on theories of how greetings evolved in ancient Greece and what the 24 different meanings the slang word "Лапоть" has.
    3: Innocent person still doesn't know what 'hello' is in Russian and starts doubting his English skills and invariably turns to militant Islam.


    Again, sorry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Here are some commands and their English equivalents. I took them from dog-breeding site.

    Come - Ко мне
    Heel - Рядом
    Stand - Стоять
    Sit - Сидеть
    Down - Место & лежать
    Retrieve & Fetch - Апорт
    Stay - Дай
    Jump - Барьер
    Go Out - Вперед
    Track - Ищи
    Bite - Фас
    Out & Let - Фу
    Speak & Bark - Голос
    Guard - Охраняй
    Go Outside - Гуляй
    Good - Хорошо
    Eat food - Кушай
    What about?

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    I need these phrases: get it! lay down, come in, hurry up, Kill!, do you want to go out (outside)? are you hungry? I talk with my dogs because they are my friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie

    But, I don't think you need to teach your dog both variants, and stick to the one Darobat mentioned

    KV
    You really suppose that one can teach a dog to speak Russian or English, don't ya?
    I don't believe that a dog can understand what ya tell it. It's impossible...

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    Attack - Фас(May be)
    Roll over - Кувырком
    Play dead - Умри
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darobat
    If you're using these words as commands they should be in the imperative, so ищи, not искать

    искать = eeskat
    ищи = eeshchee
    Since she asked about PRONUNCIATION, don't write Щ as shch. There is no ch sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
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    militant Islam.
    Hey, "militant Islam" is just another way of saying "faith-based initiative." LOL
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    I didn't know about the 2 imperatives in Russian, but I'm still a beginner. So the "regular" imperative would be what you would use with the dog? I'm curious about the social uses of imperatives in Russian. In English we only have the one, so it is often considered rude to use it, since it has the same feel as giving a command. Does Russian use the imperative more often than English (instead of "would you")?

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