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May 16, 2008 | 04:50pm
Mood: hello this is your body
Music: Black Kids - Listen To Your Body Tonight

Finally, a semester in which I received respectable (read: up to my standards) grades!

FREN 326 French for Intl Business Comm A
FREN 425 Phonology & Advanced Grammar B
JINS 316 WE/Portrayals of Women A
RUSS 216 Intermediate Russian II A
RUSS 420 WE/The Modern Russian Novel B

An A in Russian?!?! This is pretty much the greatest thing ever. Also, I see that skipping Business didn't affect my grade (what a worthless class). Very happy about JINS. Indifferent toward Phonology & Grammar - it was probably the best French class I've ever taken, but I definitely deserved my grade. Russian Lit... well... whatever. We'll see if I can maintain this next year.

In other news, I shaved for the first time since before finals. I'll miss my burgeoning pornstache, but definitely not my godawful beard. All I really want in life are mutton chops and a handlebar moustache... is that too much to ask?

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savagewoman

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from: savagewoman
date: May 18, 2008 06:20am (UTC)
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'Grats for the academic achievements! Very cool :)

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: May 19, 2008 01:00am (UTC)
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Thanks! :)

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from: alldigital
date: June 6, 2008 10:47pm (UTC)
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Btw why did you choose Russian? ;-)
Probably I cant help you with Russian grammar too much, because I'm in the computers and at school I cant stand Russian language and Literature (to be honest). This is because our teacher :-/
But I can give you some idiom expressions or "street language" you probably cant find in books :-)

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: June 6, 2008 11:23pm (UTC)
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There are a few reasons why I chose to study Russian. The main reason is that back in high school I read Crime and Punishment. The book was amazing, and it sparked my interest in Russian.

While at university, I changed my major several times, and on a whim I decided to pick up Russian. I fell in love with the language, literature, and history, and my obsession has only grown worse over time. :P

I'd love to learn some idiom expressions/slang... I really haven't learned much of either in my studies. (I also don't know any obscenities... which is kind of sad, haha.)

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from: alldigital
date: June 6, 2008 11:34pm (UTC)
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Oh I know this book :-)
We had to read this book in high school :-)
That is why I cant stand literature at school
I thought that people have to choose what books they would like to reed

Its silly to read classic literature by pressure :-)

At the same time the teacher didn't respect our opinions and feelings about books :-/
So I did my math and physics homework on literature lesson :-))))))))))))

ha ha there are too much obscenities in modern language :-))))
Too much :-)))))

Actually I'm trying to avoid this words by I can teach you sth. if you wish :-)
What would you like to know? :-)))

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: June 7, 2008 01:08am (UTC)
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Haha, I always enjoyed my literature classes in high school. I dreaded my science and math classes. I spent my Physics class reading ahead for my lit class. ;)

Since you avoid obscenities, it's okay if you don't want to teach me any... it's really just for fun anyways, haha. If you're up to it, the main words I'm interested in are "fuck" and "shit." I know 'em in French, Italian, and Spanish, but I've never gotten the chance to learn them in Russian...

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from: alldigital
date: June 7, 2008 01:36am (UTC)
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It's ok I'm just joking :-)
Omg what am i doing :-))))))))))))))))

"Fuck" in Russian has different meaning and you can use it in different situation :-)
In Russian "fuck" => хуй
Basically the words хуй mean penis (street language) :-)
However, all depend on the contest of the sentence :-)

For example If somebody you cant stand really annoying, you can say:
Пошёл на хуй! (for man) and Пошла на хуй! (for woman)
Which means "fuck you!" :-)
Don' tell it your tutor... you can be in big trouble ha ha :-)))

However you can transform this words. For example:
Что за хуйня? = What the fuck???? (Its a similar question)
Хуйня случилась => Shit happens :-)))))
Мне хуёво => which means "I feel bad" :-)))

"Shit" in Russia is Дерьмо :-)
Also дерьмо equals to bullshit :-)
You can say: Что за дерьмо!!!!! (What the bullshit!/What the fuck!)
Which has the same meaning with English :-)

So, you also can say:
Дерьмо случилось! => the same is "Shit happens"
In this case
Хуйня случилась and Дерьмо случилось have the same meaning :-)

Note! The ending is different because:
Хуйня = She
Дерьмо = It

Sorry have problem with grammar :-)))

Oh I think its enough for the first lesson :-)

Buy the way some word are similar with English in pronounce :-)
For instance:
idiot = идиот
prostitute = проститутка

The most complicated in Russian is that one word can have different meanings depends on contest :-)
Particularly in modern street language :-))))


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Adam

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from: aodh
date: June 7, 2008 05:28am (UTC)
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Thank you so much for the detailed grammar/vocab lesson! It was very helpful.

I think I've seen "хуй" before - possibly on LiveJournal - but I didn't know what it meant. Now I'll be sure to use it as often as possible. ;)

Would you be able to tell me where the stress (emphasis) is in хуйня и ебанутый?

Thanks again! :):)

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from: alldigital
date: June 8, 2008 08:48pm (UTC)
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Right :-)
I guess, the stress (emphasis)
хуйнЯ and
ебанУтый

Another common word in Russian offensive language is:
Сука which means "Bitch" in English
However, in Russian you can apply this word to both male and female and it means "Bad person"!!!

For women who sleeps with all mans around we usually use word Блядь :-)

Frequently, you can here the word Бля! (which is short version of Блядь), but it has different meaning!!!
Бля! usually equals to "Damn!"
And people use it when in one's vexation (annoyance)

My language teacher must be proud of me ha ha ha :-))))))))

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: June 9, 2008 01:54am (UTC)
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hahaha, thank you so much! I believe I've heard "Бля" before (my Russian tutor last year used it), but I haven't heard the other words. :)

Hey, at least you're doing something with your language training. :P

If you ever need any help in English (not that you do - your English is really good as it is), feel free to ask. :)

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from: alldigital
date: June 7, 2008 02:01am (UTC)
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Btw,if the person is completely nuts and stupid idiot, you can use the words:
Ебанутый - about man
Ебанутая - about women

Note that endings is different again because first word about He and second about She ;-)

The full sentence will be:

Он ебанутый - He is nuts
Она ебанутая - She is nuts

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