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    How could I say .. ?

    'Они уехали только вчера, а уже казалось, что прошла целая вечность'
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    Re: How could I say .. ?

    They departed only yesterday and it already seems like a whole eternity has passed since.
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    Re: How could I say .. ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bitpicker
    They departed only yesterday and it already seems like a whole eternity has passed since.
    Кажется, один из нас не так понял фразу Джона. Помогите, русские!

    They had departed just the day before, and it already seemed like a whole eternity had passed since.

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    Re: How could I say .. ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCL
    'Они уехали только вчера, а уже казалось, что прошла целая вечность'
    They only left yesterday, but it already seems like forever.
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    Re: How could I say .. ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zubr
    Quote Originally Posted by bitpicker
    They departed only yesterday and it already seems like a whole eternity has passed since.
    Кажется, один из нас не так понял фразу Джона. Помогите, русские!

    They had departed just the day before, and it already seemed like a whole eternity had passed since.
    As far as I know (which isn't that far) вчера means yesterday in relation to today, not the day before in relation to some other day.

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    Re: How could I say .. ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCL
    'Они уехали только вчера, а уже казалось, что прошла целая вечность'
    They only left yesterday, but it already seems like forever.
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    Re: How could I say .. ?

    If you asked me, I'd say:
    "Они уехали только вчера, а уже казалось, что прошла целая вечность"=
    They had departed just the day before, and it already seemed like a whole eternity had passed since
    but
    "Они уехали только вчера, а уже кажется, что прошла целая вечность" =
    They only left yesterday, but it already seems like forever
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    They departed only yesterday and it already seems like a whole eternity has passed since

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    Re: How could I say .. ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bitpicker
    As far as I know (which isn't that far) вчера means yesterday in relation to today, not the day before in relation to some other day.
    Nope. Вчера can also mean накануне depending on the context.

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    Re: How could I say .. ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zubr
    Nope. Вчера can also mean накануне depending on the context.
    Ммм... Zubr, я что-то сомневаюсь...
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