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    Tove Jansson och Mumin

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    I'm but a beginner in Russian, so please correct me.
    However, I'm supposed to be good in English, so if you correct me there, I become very angry! Grr!
    And if you, for some reason, need help in Finnish, I'm glad to help.

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    Re: Tove Jansson och Mumin

    [quote=EmDii]Hejsan

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    blame Canada

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    Ahem...I apologize!
    I can write only in English.
    I loved this book very much when I was younger. Won't* you discuss it in English in the book reviews forum? I'd like to know more about it.

    Thank you!


    *edited/added
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    Ahem...I apologize!
    I can write only in English.
    I loved this book very much when I was younger. Wouldn't/won't you discuss it in English in the book reviews forum? I'd like to know more about it.

    Thank you!

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    how would you say in English: почему бы вам не (сделать то-то и то-то)?
    Thank you basurero! God's Fish save you!
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    how would you say in English: почему бы вам не (сделать то-то и то-то)?
    Thank you basurero! God's Fish save you!
    K несчастью, я не знаю, как переводить эту фразу. Ждем тех, кто говорит по-русски лучше, чем я.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    how would you say in English: почему бы вам не (сделать то-то и то-то)?
    Would you?
    Why wouldn't you?

    IMHO

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    I thought so too, but then I got confused because I don
    blame Canada

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    Then, perhaps my first version was not so wrong? (Why wouldn't you...)

    I have no power to explain why it is dative. Russian grammar rules and laws are hopelessly hard for my understanding even after twenty four years of learning!
    Я так думаю.

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    I think "why wouldn't you do..." sounds very strange, like you are accusing someone of something, or maybe like you are too afraid to ask straight up or something... I think the best are:

    Won't you do this?
    Why don't you do this?

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    Aha now I see!
    Я так думаю.

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    Re: Tove Jansson och Mumin

    [quote=Kamion]
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    I'm but a beginner in Russian, so please correct me.
    However, I'm supposed to be good in English, so if you correct me there, I become very angry! Grr!
    And if you, for some reason, need help in Finnish, I'm glad to help.

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