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    How do you say "You're all (noun)" in Russian?

    For example, "You're all women", "You're all knights", "You're all potatoes". That kinda thing.

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    Вы все (сущeствительное) =
    Вы все женщины
    Вы все рыцари
    Вы все картофелины

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    Phrases like these may also be used with emphasis; so it's also possible to use it with a dash: Вы все — женщины, Вы все — рыцари. Russian punctuation is rather difficult, but if you handle it somehow your writing will look really great.

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    Спасибо

    And just to make sure: because it's plural, it's always 'Вы' even if you're speaking informally, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pippynip View Post
    Спасибо

    And just to make sure: because it's plural, it's always 'Вы' even if you're speaking informally, right?
    Yes. But there are = Вы and вы.
    Вы = When you speak formally about one person or with this person, you should use Вы (with capital letter).
    вы = when you speak about persons (plural).

    In this case (you are all...) you should use вы. But this is the first word of sentence and you use capital letter..

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    Спасибо опять (no idea if опять is a correct word to use... I translated it from a song )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pippynip View Post
    Спасибо опять (no idea if опять is a correct word to use... I translated it from a song )
    I think, instead of "опять", it is better to use "ещё раз".

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    Спасибо ещё раз!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadenza View Post
    I think, instead of "опять", it is better to use "ещё раз".
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