Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: How do you say "..." in Russian? (two different questions)

  1. #1
    Подающий надежды оратор Чайковская's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Вирджиния, США
    Rep Power

    How do you say "..." in Russian? (two different questions)


    The other day I was trying to find out what to call an amplifier in Russian. Seeing as there are lots of different things we could call an 'amplifier', I was unsure of which word I wanted. Specifically, I'm wondering what you would call a guitar amplifier, like you would plug an electric guitar into. Is it усилитель? Or something else? I don't really need this word for anything specific, at this point it's driving me nuts that I can't find out what it is. Who knows, after all the trouble it's taking me to find out what I thought would be a simple word, once I figure out it'll probably be permanently engrained in my memory!

    Question 2 is--- what would you call a 'Rink Guard' in Russian? I'll explain what I mean: here in America at ice skating rinks we have rink employees that patrol the ice, enforce rules, take care of injuries, etc.- sort of like a life guard on a beach. I have asked three Russian-speaking people that I know (wait, scratch that- four people...), all of whom have told me that when they lived in Russia, they didn't have rink guards, so they didn't know.

    Большое спасибо!

  2. #2
    Старший оракул CoffeeCup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Rep Power

    Re: How do you say "..." in Russian? (two different question

    Quote Originally Posted by Чайковская
    Yes we use 'усилитель' for 'amplifier' in most cases as well as for an electric guitar amplifier.

    Quote Originally Posted by Чайковская
    'Rink Guard'
    Whereas I used to skate outside I've never met any rink guards here. Though we would call them "сотрудники катка" (or "работники катка") "people who are in charge (who work) at the ice-rink".
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 11
    Last Post: April 17th, 2010, 11:18 AM
  2. How to say "Bless our home" and "Happy Holidays" in Russian?
    By Ruby Daniels in forum How do you Say... in Russian?
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: December 19th, 2009, 03:29 PM
  3. Two questions involving "it"
    By Dreams in forum Getting Started with Russian
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: October 10th, 2008, 12:24 AM
  4. MSU "Russian in Russia" Program Questions.
    By pjhatala1 in forum Travel and Tourism
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: March 24th, 2006, 06:25 PM
  5. English "r". Questions to native speakers.
    By vy in forum Learn English - Грамматика, переводы, словарный запас
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: August 19th, 2005, 01:20 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary