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Archive for February, 2011

Yelena has posted what looks to be an excellent recipe for пельмени [pelmeni], along with the usual wonderful sprinkling of excellent info about Russian language, expressions, culture and a peek into «загадочная русская душа» [the mysterious Russian soul]. 

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Yelena over at the Transparent Language Russian blog site has published an excellent article written by guest blogger David Roberts.  The post looks at the song «Миллион алых роз» by «Алла Пугачёва» [Alla Pugacheva] .

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Don from the Russian Word of the Day site has written an excellent post regarding some of the subtleties of the use of чтобы, and really, his explanations and examples are among the best I’ve ever read.   In the first part, he explains why sometimes you use an infinitive in the send clause after чтобы, and why sometimes you use past tense.  In the second part, Don explains the use of чтобы with the “subjunctive mood” following certain verbs.  And in the third part, Don examines how using the negative affects the use of чтобы.

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