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July 10, 2008 | 09:09pm
Mood: distressed
Music: Я шагаю по Москве

Tomorrow is the Russian midterm. I'm more or less convinced that I will die. I mean, yeah, I'm studying (honest!), but there's a shitload of grammar and I still can't differentiate between такой же and так же, and I can never remember when to use себя and сам, and the vocabulary is ridiculous (100+ words per chapter, and we've studied four chapters), and ugh. After my midterm I'm going to get food, eat, and pass out, not necessarily in that order.

In other news: for all you Russians/Russophones out there (all, uh, three of you), I'm now on vkontakte. Add me so I don't feel lonely and pathetic. Or, if you don't have an account, get one! Давай! ALSO: we watched/translated/sang (ugh) this song in video lab today. It's Я шагаю по Москве (I walk around Moscow), from an old movie of the same name. It's ridiculously catchy... and really, really good. Even if you don't know Russian, I highly recommend this song.

Lately I've been trying to type more in Russian. I'm not typing at even remotely the same speed I type in English; 110 wpm in Russian will only happen when I'm fluent, and probably not even then. I've also been reading and understanding much more than only a month ago. I'm quite happy with how much my Russian has been improving. At least this program is good for something.

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Amanda

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from: amandas2006
date: July 11, 2008 02:51am (UTC)
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oh man...Russian Facebook. I'm on German Facebook, too..
Don't worry about your midterm. I'm sure you'll be ok and that what you don't entirely understand will not be a huge part of the test.
That movie with the song looks cute. Maybe we should try to get a hold of it to watch with Russian Club sometime.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: July 11, 2008 05:09pm (UTC)
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Actually, the whole movie is on youtube...

German Facebook? Geez. We need to get The Third Sector on Russian Facebook ASAP! Starting with you! :P

I did quite well on my midterm... and I understood everything. Thanks :)

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from: alldigital
date: July 11, 2008 03:59am (UTC)
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//there's a shitload of grammar and I still can't differentiate between такой же //and так же

Its pretty simple....
For instance
такой же means similar to something
This is usually about objects, people, items

For instance, Эта машина такая же как у меня
Which mean: This car is similar with mine

Так же means as well :-)
Example:
My friends were drunk as well as me ;-)))))

Себя - means MYSELF.
This is what you are doing WITH yourself :-))))
For example: I have just kicked myself!!
Another example: I hate myself! or I have lost myself!

Сам - means you can do sth. by yourself
For example:
I don't need your help. I can do it by myself!
or I can cook dinner by myself

Feel the difference? ;-)

Sorry I don't really like "В Контакте" and other fucking services ;-)
So will be here as usual ha ha :-)

Heh nowadays its better to fly around Moscow ha ha :-))))

It will be really cool! :-)
Just start typing and don't be shy to talk.... ;-)
I am happy to chat with you when have time :-)


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Adam

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from: aodh
date: July 11, 2008 05:35pm (UTC)
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Спасибо большое за помощь! Экзамен было хорошо, и я думаю, что я может быть получил пятерку или четверту.

хаха, я лечу по Москве... :Р

Пожалуйста, эти примеры правда? (Все примеры были на экзамене...)
- Он только говорил о себе.
- У нее такие же карие глаза, как у отца.
- Мы родились в одном городе.
- Он работает в этом магазине, и я работаю в том же магазине.
- Я читаю свою книгу, и Маша тоже читает.
- Я люблю читать, также/и еше писать.
- Они приготовили ужин сами.
Спасибо! :)

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from: alldigital
date: July 11, 2008 08:26pm (UTC)
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Ой ой ой я тут коечто напутал :-(
Oh sorry I had terrible mistake
Hope you are not going to use it on the texts :-(((

Так жe its similar to Also
Example:
I also bought a pack of cannabis when I was there!!!
Я так же купил пакет канабиса когда был там

But, I have mixed up it with ТАКОЙ ЖЕ КАК
or ТАКАЯ ЖЕ КАК (first for male, second female)
This is means similarity

Dreadfully sorry for this mistake :-(

D for my Russian :-)

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from: alldigital
date: July 11, 2008 08:35pm (UTC)
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The second example is what I talked, and actually mixed up about!!!

He talked only about himself

She has the same eyes as her dad
Here we have to use ТАКИЕ ЖЕ КАК :-)
(because eyes its It)
This is where I mad a mistake yesterday

We were boned in the same city

He works in this shop as well as me :-)

I am reading the same book as Masha :-)

I keen on reading as well as writing :-)

They cooked dinner by themselves :-)

Sorry for my Russian-English ha ha :-)
Could have some little mistakes

This is my new language called: Runglish :-)))))))))))))))))

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: July 12, 2008 03:25am (UTC)
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Excellent! Thanks again for the help... apparently I did well on my test after all. :)

When my friends and I mix up our Russian and English, we call it "Russlish." Well, that's how I think about it, at any rate. :P

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: July 11, 2008 05:10pm (UTC)
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Thanks! My midterm went well, so probably the good luck helped :):)

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daria

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from: stupid_sister
date: July 11, 2008 08:51pm (UTC)
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i've just added u :)

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: July 12, 2008 03:23am (UTC)
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woo! i've (obviously) added you back :)

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from: mr_m0rphine
date: July 12, 2008 01:51pm (UTC)
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you should sign up on diary.ru as well

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: July 13, 2008 09:18pm (UTC)
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I've been thinking about starting a Russian-only journal, possibly on LJ, since there are so many Russians here... is diary.ru better than LJ at all?

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from: mr_m0rphine
date: July 13, 2008 10:00pm (UTC)
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i find it better. i dont like lj too much actually, but there're a lot of english speakers here.
there are only russians on diary.ru. u'll be a star there xD

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