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    "Is of Russian and German decent"

    This phrase is from a list of facts about one celebrity with pretty face, but very funny surname (for ear of a spoilt Russian teenager ). So the question is obvious: what does it mean?

    P.S. Who can guess what celebrity I am talking about?
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

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    descent — происхождение

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    Re: "Is of Russian and German decent"

    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    P.S. Who can guess what celebrity I am talking about?
    You're killing us here: cough it up already!
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Билл Гей - тс-с-с!
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    Barmaley, make Google search "Is of Russian and German decent" (quotes are necessary), and you'll get the answer But after that, if you are not a Russian, I'll give you a hard task: to say, why this surname is funny for ear of a young Russian blockhead like me
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishau_
    Билл Гей - тс-с-с!
    Do you really think Gates has a pretty face and Russian origin? I'm shoked
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

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    actually i never heard who that guy Trachtenburg was, so I concentrated on funny names of celebrities.
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    Never heard of her... Michelle Christine Trachtenberg (putting Barmaley out of his misery)

    Oh, she played in Buffy the vampire slayer? I think I saw that show once... and immediately regretted it

    I can now see the humor in her last name (especially when reading the other thread about russian swear words)

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    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    Quote Originally Posted by mishau_
    Билл Гей - тс-с-с!
    Do you really think Gates has a pretty face and Russian origin? I'm shoked

    You couldn't really say he's decent either.......

    ..... but he must have descended from somewhere.....



    (PS: "shocked" )
    Ой, голова у меня кружится |-P ...... and my brain hurts too....

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    Never heard of her... Michelle Christine Trachtenberg (putting Barmaley out of his misery)
    Never try to persuade me that the world lies on 3 whales, cuz lies on 3 elephants

    ТРАХТЕНБЕРГ Иосиф Адольфович (1883-1960), российский экономист, академик АН СССР (1939). Труды в области денежного обращения и кредита, теории и истории экономических кризисов.
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    ТРАХТЕНБЕРГ Юрий Меерович (9.08.1936, Москва – 22.09.1994, Челябинск), инженер-металлург, общест. деятель, лауреат пр. Сов. Мин. СССР (1985).

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    I am not so sure Pranki was talking about some old dead Russian engineer or economist with a pretty face
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Heh, you all have a good sense of humour

    As for "celebrity" word, from my provincial point of view anyone from Hollywood is a celebrity
    And this surname... It's noticeable not only because of accidental coincidence with Russian abusive word, but because there is a dirty scoundrel Roman Trachtenberg, who specializes in "vomitive" humour (ok, I don't know how to say in English "рвотно-пердильный юмор" or "юмор ниже пояса" ) and has some popularity among young Russian blockheads
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    Heh, you all have a good sense of humour

    As for "celebrity" word, from my provincial point of view anyone from Hollywood is a celebrity
    And this surname... It's noticeable not only because of accidental coincidence with Russian abusive word, but because there is a dirty scoundrel Roman Trachtenberg, who specializes in "vomitive" humour (ok, I don't know how to say in English "рвотно-пердильный юмор" or "юмор ниже пояса" ) and has some popularity among young Russian blockheads
    Haha. I actually did try googling it and came up with nothing right away. My guess was Madchik Amir. I think that to call Trachtenberg a celebrity is a stretch -- as far as I know she was a child actor on the kiddie Nickelodeon network and then, in a desperate plea for work, went topless in "Eurotrip." But then again, how many of us will ever actually encounter even a B-list actress?
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Haha. I actually did try googling it and came up with nothing right away. My guess was Madchik Amir. I think that to call Trachtenberg a celebrity is a stretch -- as far as I know she was a child actor on the kiddie Nickelodeon network and then, in a desperate plea for work, went topless in "Eurotrip." But then again, how many of us will ever actually encounter even a B-list actress?
    I dunno.
    I was searching for an English movie for improving my language in our local network and found an unknown (for me) Disney picture "Ice Princess" with Trachtenberg in the key role. But, since I'm just a little blockhead, the phrase "В главной роли Мишель Трахтенберг" (ok, there were 2 audio streams -- English and Russian, so this phrase is from Russian one ) made me laugh, and I decided to discover who she is.
    After that I knew she speaks Russian, and this knowledge totally confused my little blockhead head, because if I had such surname and knew what surname I have, my life would be far more funny
    Excuse me, all German (or Jewish?) people, I know there is nothing funny in this surname. Don't think all Russians are as stupid as I am Actually, this phrase ("В главной роли Мишель Трахтенберг") were sounded by a voice which is very similar to Arnold VeryComplicatedGermanSurname's voice when he spoke "I'll be back". Maybe, this fact made me laugh, not the surname itself

    P.S. Oh, such a long post! I'm sure, it's full of mistakes and will be very thankful if anyone correct them.
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pranki

    I dunno.
    I was searching for an English movie to improve my English in our local network and found an unknown (for me) Disney picture "Ice Princess" with Trachtenberg in the key role. But, since I'm just a little blockhead, the phrase "В главной роли Мишель Трахтенберг" (ok, there were 2 audio streams -- English and Russian, so this phrase is from Russian one ) made me laugh, and I decided to discover/find out who she is.
    After that I knew she spoke Russian, and this knowledge totally confused my little blockhead head, because if I had such a surname and knew what surname I have(you might want to rephrase this), my life would be far more funny
    Excuse me, all German (or Jewish?) people, I know there is nothing funny about this surname. Don't think all Russians are as stupid as I am Actually, this phrase ("В главной роли Мишель Трахтенберг") was spoken by a voice very similar to Arnold VeryComplicatedGermanSurname's voice when he spoke "I'll be back". Maybe, this fact made me laugh, not the surname itself

    P.S. Oh, such a long post! I'm sure, it's full of mistakes and will be very thankful if anyone corrects them.
    Here are a few corrections. Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Here are a few corrections. Well done
    Thank you very much! But why did you write "she spoke Russian"?
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

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    I don’t know exactly why but as the verb “know” is in the past tense, it sounds better if “speak” is in the past tense aswell. It just makes it more natural.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Here are a few corrections. Well done
    Thank you very much! But why did you write "she spoke Russian"?
    You are talking about something that happened in the past so you have to use the past tense "spoke". It is one of those funny things about English. "She spoke Russian" could imply that she doesn't speak Russian now.

    Here are a couple of other things.

    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    ... in our local network
    "... on our local network"

    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    I decided to discover/find out who she is
    I decided to find out who she was.
    It is not good to end a sentence with "was" or "is".

    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    my life would be far more funny
    This sounds a bit strange. Maybe "my life would be a lot funnier".

    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    ... he spoke "I'll be back".
    "... he said "I'll be back".
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