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city names - Perm, Kazan

English translation: Yes, you can safely remove them.

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19:59 Feb 19, 2007
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy
Russian term or phrase: city names - Perm, Kazan
I have this in a short text about education in Russia:

"Principal cities: St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Ekaterinburg, Samara, Omsk, Chelyabynsk, Kazan', Perm', Ufa, Rostov-on-Don and Volgograd"

The "apostrophe" after Perm and Kazan - on teh WWW in EN pages I see that this is not included. So, would it be right to remove these for an EN text?

TIA:-)
xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 08:07
English translation:Yes, you can safely remove them.
Explanation:
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Note added at 5 mins (2007-02-19 20:05:45 GMT)
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The purpose of these "'"s is to denote so called "soft sign" (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_sign) at the end of a word. Most often they are not used in English representation of such names.
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Alexander Demyanov
Local time: 02:07
Grading comment
Thank you for such a straight-forward and rapid answer:-)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +4Yes, you can safely remove them.Alexander Demyanov


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Yes, you can safely remove them.


Explanation:
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Note added at 5 mins (2007-02-19 20:05:45 GMT)
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The purpose of these "'"s is to denote so called "soft sign" (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_sign) at the end of a word. Most often they are not used in English representation of such names.

Alexander Demyanov
Local time: 02:07
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Grading comment
Thank you for such a straight-forward and rapid answer:-)

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