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    How do you say these two noun phrases in Russian?

    Hi! I'm wondering how to say/write these phrases:
    The art of creation.
    The art of destruction.

    Google translate tells me that it's Iskusstvo sozdaniya and Iskusstvo unichtozheniya, but I wanted to make sure that these phrases refer to the skill of creation and destruction as an art form. Do they?

    Best regards

    Helge T.

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    They do, but I would use these two:
    Искусство творения
    Искусство разрушения
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    I would say "iskusstvo sozidaniya" and "iskusstvo razrusheniya", but I have no idea if such forms of art exist.

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    That's the problem with translation :P In Norwegian the phrase makes perfect sense, in english it's ambivalent and in Russian I just don't know if the phrase refers to what I meant to say. Thanks for a very quick reply!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helge T View Post
    That's the problem with translation :P In Norwegian the phrase makes perfect sense, in english it's ambivalent
    Do you mean the confusion between the art that causes destruction/creation and the art of causing destruction/creation?
    Anyway, Russian equivalents you've seen here can mean both, I think.

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