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GaryG  Identity Verified
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Feb 22, 2003

But she left out net-net da



http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2003/02/21/007.html


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Marcus Malabad  Identity Verified
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my favorites, Gary, are Feb 22, 2003

da nu! (what the heck are you saying?!)

da pridu! (keep off my back will ya! I said I\'m coming!)





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Vladimir Binevitch  Identity Verified
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Da net etc. Feb 23, 2003

Thank you, Gary for the funny article. Being born in Russia, I did not really had a chance to imagine like those colloquials could look in the eyes of a non-native Russian-speaking person.



My two pennies here:

\"Da net\" - \"But no\" as an objection

\"Da noo (nu)\" - \"I am surprized,abashed or embarassed\"


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Nikolai Muraviev  Identity Verified
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Da net! Sveta da Ya! Feb 24, 2003

Da net = Oh, no!

Sveta da ya = Sveta and me



Thank you for really nice article! I never thought, how difficult obvious things can be!



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David Knowles  Identity Verified
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Yes we have no bananas! Feb 24, 2003

The article didn\'t mention the first problem for English speakers!



U vas est\' banan?

Seichas u nas net.

Net banan?

Da, net banan!



I also like da net zhe! (Yes, no, but), meaning, \"no not at all\" (at least that\'s what I think it means!)





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Nik-On/Off  Identity Verified
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таки-ДА Feb 24, 2003

Преподавательница студенту: \"Переведите фразу: I do believe in .....\".

Студент (c подобающим Одесским акцентом): \"Я таки-да в это верю\".



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Ludwig Chekhovtsov  Identity Verified
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А в Одессе могут сказать ещё и так: Feb 24, 2003

Чтоб да, так нет ! - Well, actually, no ! (my translation)

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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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Nje tokjko po Russki :) Feb 25, 2003

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day. \"In English,\" he

said, \"A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as

Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language

wherein a double positive can form a negative.\"



A voice from the back of the room piped up, \"Yeah, right.\"


[addsig]


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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Nje toljko po russki :) Feb 25, 2003

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day. \"In English,\" he

said, \"A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as

Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language

wherein a double positive can form a negative.\"



A voice from the back of the room piped up, \"Yeah, right.\"


[addsig]


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