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    вы не против...

    Вы не против, если я буду говорить по-английски?
    Do you mind me speaking English?

    Is this correct?
    What I am actually trying to say, is if he 's okay to keep the conversation in English, not Russian.

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    Do you mind if I speak English?
    Do you mind if I switch to English?
    Is it OK if....

    I would not use your phrase, although it is grammatical. Prob the most colloq. would be Is it ok if I speak English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    Do you mind if I speak English?
    Do you mind if I switch to English?
    Is it OK if....

    I would not use your phrase, although it is grammatical. Prob the most colloq. would be Is it ok if I speak English.
    +1. Your variant is ok, but Chaika's are better. And you could also use "we" instead of "I" if you wished:
    "Is it ok if we speak English?," "Is it ok if we talk about this in English?," и т.д.
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Thank you for replies.

    I have to say this to a man who speaks little Russian, so I write the simplest phrases in Russian to him and then I have to switch to English. That's why it's "I", not "we". I need a polite question if he thinks it is ok that he is writing in Russian and I am replying in English.

    And... I'm always grateful for correcting my mistakes, even if I do not mention this in my signature

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    Re: вы не против...

    Quote Originally Posted by Indra
    Вы не против, если я буду говорить по-английски?
    Do you mind me speaking English?

    Is this correct?
    What I am actually trying to say, is if he 's okay with keeping/If it's ok with him to keep the conversation in English, not Russian.
    I'm always grateful for yourcorrecting/when you correct my mistakes,

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