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    Wedding

    One of my best friends is getting married and I would like to write him a card wishing him the best. How do I say the following?

    Jane and I congratulate you (pozdravlaem?) on your wedding and wish you success (zhelayu vam uspeha?) for many years to come.

    Also, I would like to gift them some money. Is there any superstition against an odd or even amount in Russian culture?

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    Моя версия:
    (My version

    Мы с Джейн поздравляем вас с бракосочетанием и желаем чтобы все дальнейшие годы с вами об руку шли Успех и Благополучие.

    Нечётное - предпочтительнее.
    (Odd is preferrable)
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    Another month ends. All targets met. All systems working. All customers satisfied. All staff eagerly enthusiastic. All pigs fed and ready to fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medved View Post
    бракосочетание
    That is a word we don't listen every day. Ого!
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    Or, you could replace "чтобы шли с вами об руку" with "чтобы вам сопутствовали" , which is a "more dictionary" variant.
    "Невозможно передать смысл иностранной фразы, не разрушив при этом её первоначальную структуру."

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