Русский / English ... language... Differences

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    ... a joke, spoken in Russian and translated by automatic translation, can be perceived by the Anglo-Saxon as an insult ...
    ... a joke, spoken in English and translated by automatic translation, can be perceived by the Russians as an insult ...
    Then there is war.
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    Why?
    Because different languages have their content ...
    I'm not a teacher or an interpreter, but I'll try to tell the main differences ...
    (for writing this text I use Google - translator)

    Difficulties for Russian, who learn English:


    1. In English there is a strict order of words:
    Subject-predicate-definition-circumstance.
    To build an interrogative sentence, the English language changes the arrangement of words and adds the verbs Do, have Am ...
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    There is no such thing in Russian. Interrogative sentence is built only by intonation. The order of words in the sentence does not exist ....

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    2. In the English language, the words THE and A exist:
    There is no such thing in Russian.

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    3. In English, the letters do not sound like they are written in the alphabet .. in addition, in English there is a "combination of letters", which sounds like a single letter ...
    In Russian, each letter sounds like it is written

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    4. In English, verbs have 12 temporal forms ...
    In Russian - verbs have 3 time forms





    English is harder than Russian? :04::04::04:
     
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    Russian is one of the most complex languages in the world...

    Difficulties for the Anglo-Saxon who study Russian

    1. In English there are 2 declensions for nouns. Adjectives and verbs in English are not inclined
    In Russian there are 6 declensions for nouns, adjectives and verbs. According to Mathematics, the Russian language has in this case = 6! = 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 = 720 more options than English!
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    2. In English, all living people are called by gender He and SHE .... All other non-living things are called IT
    In the Russian language, all living and nonliving objects have a gender:
    Milk - IT, Tea - HE, Water - SHE

    Is it enough?

    :04:
     
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    Then everyone should speak English, that will solve all problems..

    After all English is the language of commerce around the world!
     
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    I repeat for the morons:

    ... a joke, spoken in Russian and translated by automatic translation, can be perceived by the Anglo-Saxon as an insult ...
    ... a joke, spoken in English and translated by automatic translation, can be perceived by the Russians as an insult ...

    Then there is war.

     
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    Thank you for proving my point!

    Everyone speak English and no one will ever be insulted, right?
     
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    Equally true for Russian, if everyone spoke Russian. As far as English being the language of commerce, if we fail to get our collective ass in gear, and continue on the path we have been on for the last year, in 20 years Chinese will be the language of commerce.

    In answer to one comment of Selivan's concerning the spelling in English. English is a bastard language. It has words from French, the Germanic languages, old Celt, and many other languages. Even worse in the US, because we adapted many Native American words into the language. Unfortunately, especially in the case of the French words, we kept the original spelling, but not the pronunciation. And we also have many local words that even here, are understood only in a specific region. One I can think of specific to Oregon and Washington state is skookum. That is an local Indian word for something that is right for the task, an example would be 'that is a real skookum truck he has'.
     
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    Most of the morons on this forum learned everything they know about Russia from two sources:
    Donald Trump, and Russian dashcam videos on YouTube:

     
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    I can't believe Selivan said "In Russian, each letter sounds like it is written"
    Jiminy Crickets, I can't even wrap my tongue around the name of that Russian adoption attorney lady who is such a scandal in the Trump campaign, let alone spell it. Same with every Russian novel I've ever tried to read. Same with the Mueller indictment of 13 who-sits. I can't keep straight a jumble of letters that make no phonetic sense whatsoever.
    Russian is impenetrable.
     
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    Yes this is one of the most difficult parts of English for foreigners, for example, the word "bought" has six letters, but the pronunciation of / bɑːt /.
     
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    I, too, have a problem with the pronunciation of Russian names. We had a Russian engineer for a while that was a superior engineer. He would come out and ask us what kinds of troubles we had with a machine that we planned to rebuild, and what we thought created the problem. Then he would go back and design fixes for the problem,and explain to us the whys of them so we would understand exactly what we had to do to fix the problems. As much a I liked and admired him, I could never get his name right. I felt really stupid for that.
     
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