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How About ‘Getting Married’ in Russian? Posted by on Nov 29, 2009

There’s one thing I’ve always had trouble expressing in the Russian language. No, it’s not «мои чувства» [plural: my feelings], but something that has not so much to do with me as a matter of fact. For years now I’ve struggled with the following: how to say in Russian that two women are married? Perhaps…

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«Приключения шведки в русской больнице» [The Adventures of a Swedish Girl in a Russian Hospital] Posted by on Nov 24, 2009

After publishing my last post here – over a week ago now – I promised myself that I would not blog again until I got well enough to not write about anything related to illnesses. That might have seemed like a great plan when it was still «понедельник» [Monday] and my first fever-free day since…

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Reading for/about the Sick: «Униженные и оскорблённые» [The Humiliated and Insulted] Posted by on Nov 17, 2009

Though I am still not entirely «здорова» [healthy] yet, today I «чувствую себя гораздо лучше» [feel much better] than the days before and that’s why I finally have enough strength to write a post. I was «очень тронута» [very touched] by all of your kind wishes of health and for me to get better soon…

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«В карантине» [In Quarantine] Posted by on Nov 13, 2009

«Вот и началось…» [And so it has begun…] Yesterday I woke up with a cough and a terrible head ache, went to the doctor at the university who convinced me that «у меня нет свиного гриппа» [I don’t have the swine flu] and sent me to the pharmacy to retrieve necessary medicine. And yesterday I…

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Two Years with Russian Blog! Posted by on Nov 9, 2009

«Да!» [Yes!] «Наконец!» [Finally!] Today is not just another day, today is «девятое ноября» [the 9th of November] and a very special day. Why? Not simply because today is «день рождения великого русского писателя Ивана Тургенева» [the birthday of the great Russian writer Ivan Turgenev] – happy 191st b’day to the author of «Отцы и…

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«С праздником!» or: How to Congratulate Russian Style Posted by on Nov 5, 2009

Yesterday was the 4th of November and «выходной день в России» [a day of rest, day off, holiday in Russia]. Yes once again it was time to celebrate the mysterious «День народного единства» [(People’s) Unity Day]. There’s no need to pretend that Russians don’t look at this strange holiday in pretty much the same way…

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In Russia Snow Walks… Posted by on Nov 1, 2009

A couple of days ago – I think it was «в среду» [on Wednesday] – we received our first snow here in Yekaterinburg: «выпал первый снег» [the first snow fell (down)]. On Wednesday, however, I had the bad luck to be feeling a bit under the weather – in Russian «я захворала» [I got ill…

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