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10:24 Sep 11, 2000
English to Russian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: is **** there please?
a phone conversation on to ask if somebody ios in or not.

Summary of answers provided
na +2Mozhno priglasit' **** (Можно пригласить *****)xxxDm_Ch
na**** можно попросить к телефону?
Mark Bernardini
na1)Bud'te dobri ****; 2)Mozhno poprosit' **** k telefonu?:Elena Elisseeva
na1) Позовите, пожалуйста,********к телефону. 2) Можно ****** к телефону?Anna Broderick



13 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Mozhno priglasit' **** (Можно пригласить *****)

Another variant: "Skazhite, pozhaluysta, **** tam?" This is rather a blueprint of the English phrase, however, it is quite understandable and, more important, a name will be used in Nominative case, unlike in the above example, where the ending -a (if a male) or -u (female name) is to be added.

Local time: 19:53
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 101

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Elena Elisseeva

agree  Kirill Semenov
921 days

agree  Robert Donahue
1807 days
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1 hr
1)Bud'te dobri ****; 2)Mozhno poprosit' **** k telefonu?:

Those are standart Russian equivalents; first one is more appropriate at the very beginning of the conversation, second one may be used in the middle of the conversation with somebody else.

Elena Elisseeva
PRO pts in pair: 8
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1 day 4 hrs
1) Позовите, пожалуйста,********к телефону. 2) Можно ****** к телефону?

There are certain so called "conversational formulas" in each language. Usually in Russian when you call somebody on the phone, you do not ask the person answering whether the person you want is there or not. Instead you say to the person answering: "Please ask (name of person) to come to the phone." [(1) above is more formal and suitable for most situations, (2) above is less formal.]

Anna Broderick
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8 days
**** можно попросить к телефону?

**** mozhno poprosit' k telefonu?

Mark Bernardini
Russian Federation
Local time: 19:53
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 18
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