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    Quote Originally Posted by waxwing
    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    I often wonder how people whose native tounge is Chinese get by in Russian. You know, with the rolling of the "Rs".
    The first day I heard a Chinese person speak Russian my brain nearly exploded. Seriously.

    'r's .. I'm not sure .. I'll listen carefully next time. Not too good, though.

    Lindzi, you're a little tough there. Admittedly the pu tong hua and Cantonese are a way off from each other, but all the same, in common parlance ..
    I heard a Korean named Boris speak Russian.
    "Давайте! Мы опоздали!"
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    "Сорииииииии!"
    his signature lines...

    Then some n00bs in my group were talking about this one time a guy set a cat on fire then chopped its head off. I managed to explain that to him in some sort of Russian pantomime.
    "Он делал так..." (Pretends to cut head off)
    Boris - "Как тебе не стыдно!?"

    And thats why the Koreans are cool.
    Corrupting young minds since May 6, 2004.

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    Im wronry... Im so wronry!

    -Kim jung il 2, Team America.
    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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    bak-allah, durka durka mohammed-jihad.

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    jihad? Dirka Dirka? A ya muhamed allah muhamed Dirka dirka! DIRKA DIRKA !
    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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    If you're from New Jersey you may really have a problem. I was going to suggest that you speak the word WATER and you will have the rolled R right there in the middle, which we happen to spell T. But My wife's from there, and she used to say WORDER. Anyway, if you omit the extra R preceding the sound you make when you say that T, you will have a pretty close Russian rolled R. Howabout BETTER? I say those two Ts with a flip of the tongue, like rolled R.

    Just be glad you're not learning Spanish, which has two of them!

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    Chaika, I'm from New Mexico, and I say "worder." Have you heard those recordings of me from way back when?

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    Were you born in New Mexico?
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    No, as I said earlier, I'm from Sheki, Azerbaijan.

    yes, I was born in New Mexico.

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    lol. Wow for a few seconds I couldn't see any small letters, because I'm really farsighted and for small print even my glasses can't help me. Whenever I try to write small or something it happenes like this: hi

    ой
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    No, I WAS BORN IN AZERBAIJON. God.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Pravit
    Chaika, I'm from New Mexico, and I say "worder." Have you heard those recordings of me from way back when?
    I'm from Wisconsin, and I say "wadder." Ugh.

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    There's this russian course that may take you a while to complete...

    Hope y'all find it useful:

    http://www.princeton.edu/russian/SLA101/
    Every step is a victory

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