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Russian translation: на спинке стула

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English term or phrase:on the back of a chair
Russian translation:на спинке стула
Entered by: Vidmantas Stilius
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13:39 May 15, 2001
English to Russian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: hanging on the back of a chair
I'm looking for the intransitive meaning of hang (to be hanging) and the correct preposition (на?). Would this correctly be translated as висит на спине стула? Would на спинке be more appropriate here?
C Becker
висит на спинке стула
Explanation:
the back of a chair is always 'spinka'
na is absolutely correct.

It's difficult to help you translate part of a sentence (especially with
an -ing construction), as it can be
translated in several ways

E.g. пиджак,который висел на спинке стула (a jacket hanging on the back of the chair)
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Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 21:55
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Thanks for the fast and clear explanation.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naвисит на СПИНКЕ стула
Natalie
naвисит на спинке стула
Vidmantas Stilius


  

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31 mins
висит на спинке стула


Explanation:
the back of a chair is always 'spinka'
na is absolutely correct.

It's difficult to help you translate part of a sentence (especially with
an -ing construction), as it can be
translated in several ways

E.g. пиджак,который висел на спинке стула (a jacket hanging on the back of the chair)


    Years of teaching English to Russian students
Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 21:55
Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
PRO pts in pair: 86
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Thanks for the fast and clear explanation.
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33 mins
висит на СПИНКЕ стула


Explanation:
По-русски будет правильно сказать, что спина - у человека (или другого живого существа), а стул имеет СПИНКУ.

If something is hanging on the back of a chair, then it is said, висит на СПИНКЕ стула.



Natalie
Poland
Local time: 20:55
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 28937
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