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    to make the ends meet

    does that mean in Russian сводить концы с концами?

    Thank you!
    Я так думаю.

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    Leof, welcome back! How did your PhD go?

    To make ends meet

    That means to do everything with what you have. Like to live within your income. Решай сам, если это то, что "сводить концы с концами" озночает
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    I think it means something like this.

    What the PhD is?
    Я так думаю.

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    I heard that "сводить концы с концами" has a rough equivalent in English "to keep the wolf off the door".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    What is a PhD?
    Вообще, докторская степень.

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    the phrase is "make ends meet", without "the".

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    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    What is a PhD?
    Вообще, докторская степень.
    Точнее, Ph.D. переводят как "доктор философии". Такая Ph.D. степень аналогичная "кандидат наук".
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    а я, кстати, слышал, что "там" нет степени, аналогичной нашей "доктор наук". Ph.D - это, как правильно было указано - аналог нашего "кандидата".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    а я, кстати, слышал, что "там" нет степени, аналогичной нашей "доктор наук". Ph.D - это, как правильно было указано - аналог нашего "кандидата".
    верно

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    Ah..then. No I did not ever try to get such a degree (degnity?)
    But I did receive the Diploma of a skilled artisian and artist of glassmaking. I've got an excellent grade and also an official commendation of the high jury and encouragement for entering the Russian Artists Union.
    But with all my gratitude I didn't follow their proposal and advice.

    For the best or not (I believe for the best) I work in a large Czech crystal company as a manager. And have a nice view from the window of my working room! My job has a strong connection with my professional knowledges and gives me a possibility to learn more.

    here is a small part of my Diploma project - it's a glass Rocking Horse in 1/2 of it's natural size. It really rocks (I mean it works and turns forward and backward a long time quite like a wooden one).



    under edition. Thank you KV for the correctons!
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    It really rocks
    Yeah it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    I heard that "сводить концы с концами" has a rough equivalent in English "to keep the wolf off the door".
    "to keep the wolf off the door"???? Where did you hear that???
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Re: to make the ends meet

    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    does that mean in Russian сводить концы с концами?

    Thank you!
    Correct.
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    I believe it is.
    Both phrases look too similar to not be the same.
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    I heard that "сводить концы с концами" has a rough equivalent in English "to keep the wolf off the door".
    "to keep the wolf off the door"???? Where did you hear that???
    here:
    http://www.answers.com/topic/keep-th...-from-the-door

    keep the wolf from the door

    Ward off starvation or financial ruin. For example, In many countries people are working simply to keep the wolf from the door, and owning a car or washing machine is just a dream, or Gail would take any job now, just to keep the wolf from the door. This term alludes to the wolf's fabled ravenousness.
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    "Keep the wolves from the doorstep" "Keep the wolves at bay"

    Modern wolves include, but are not limited to; bill collectors, repo man, foreclosure / eviction notices, lawyers, etc..
    I'm easily amused late at night...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    Ah..then. No I did not ever try to get such a degree (degnity?)
    But I did receive the Diploma of a skilled artisian and artist of glassmaking. I've got an excellent ball(? I suspect you mean grade?) and also an official commendation of the high jury and encouragement for _ entering the Russian Artists Union.
    But with all my gratitude I didn't follow their proposal and advice.

    For the best or not (I believe for the best) I work in a large Czech crystal company as a manager. And have a nice view from the window of my working room! My job has a strong connection with my professional knowledges and gives me a possibility to gain other knowledges [better: to learn more].

    here is a small part of my Diploma project - it's a glass Rocking Horse in 1/2 of it's natural size. It really rocks (I mean it works and turns forward and backward a long time quite like a wooden one).
    Wow, that's great Leof! I am happy for you Now explain why you ditched us for so long, we were missing your sorely!
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    Thank you very much vinnie! Just after I finished studying I had sooo much work, that I almost forgot the words spare time. It was a hard period, but it was nessesary. Now my duties allow me to have much more of free time, which I'll gladly spend here! It's nice to see everyone!



    TY for corrections KV!
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    Thank you very much vinnie! Just after I finished studying I had sooo much _ work, that I almost forgot the words spare time. It was a hard period, but it was nessesary. Now my duties allow me to have much more of free time, which I'll gladly spend here! It's nice to see everyone!
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    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    Thank you very much vinnie! Just after I finished studying I had sooo much _ work, that I almost forgot the words spare time. It was a hard period, but it was nessesary. Now my duties allow me to have much more of free time, which I'll gladly spend here! It's nice to see everyone!
    If you need a Norwegian Space Engineer, let me know. I'll gladly join
    Do you mean - space cadet?
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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