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Russian translation?

Song from a Russian film score - lyrics translation wanted. [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Mar 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Can you recommend passages to memorize?

Can you recommend passages I can memorize in Spanish, French, Italian, German, or Russian? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Mar 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Russian dictionary support on the Nook Simple Touch?

Is there any way I can replace the standard dictionary on my Nook Simple Touch with a Russian/English dictionary? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Feb 21, 2012 - 2 answers

Speaking Russian in Asia

Why are there so many Taiwanese, Japanese, and S. Koreans learning Russian as a foreign language? My American-bred stereotype is that Asians tend to study topics which are industrial and "useful": engineering, English. So is there something I'm missing here if it's for personal pleasure? Or if it is just for business, what are the specific industries, commodities, and companies that make Russian applicable in that region of Asia? [more inside]
posted by peachtree on Jan 31, 2012 - 17 answers

What should my characters be named?

Help me give my fictional characters non-stereotyped names! Degree of difficulty: Iranian and Russian [more inside]
posted by Lady Gaga on Oct 9, 2011 - 29 answers

How to convince my Kazakh student that her unlocked iPhone will work in Kazakhstan

Do you know anything about Kazakhstan, or how to say "the phone is already unlocked" in Russian? How about using an iPhone in Kazakhstan? Please help me reassure my extremely skeptical Kazakh student that her new, unlocked phone will work at home -- huge bonus points if you can do it in Russian (or Kazakh)! [more inside]
posted by amtho on Sep 3, 2011 - 18 answers

Shape-based transliteration between alphabets?

Is there a name for the practice of transliterating between alphabets, but doing substitutions based purely on shape, not sound? e.g., Я becomes R, З becomes 3, И becomes N... [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Aug 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Please help me make this Russian-speaker's computer work better for her (iTunes, WiFi)

How can I configure WiFi and iTunes on a Windows 7 machine, when not only don't I know much about Windows 7, but the entire user interface is in Russian? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Aug 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Russian e-books on a Kindle?

Please recommend a site for getting e-books in Russian for a Kindle. [more inside]
posted by whimwit on Jun 21, 2011 - 8 answers

How do you phrase a dedication in Russian?

How do you phrase a dedication in Russian? [more inside]
posted by demiurge on May 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Language Geekery: Slavic Edition

Which Slavic language should I study? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Apr 27, 2011 - 33 answers

Why does this Russian translation not match up?

There's a "Trimet Respects Civil Rights" notice on all the public transit vehicles in Portland. It's one straightforward paragraph translated into 6 languages. Why is it that in the [what I believe to be] Russian translation, the word "Trimet" only appears once, whereas in the 5 other languages it appears twice? [more inside]
posted by desertface on Apr 14, 2011 - 6 answers

"satavaziru"... what does it mean!?

A guy in Tallinn pointed at me and said something that sounded like "satavaziru!" (emphasis on the "zi" syllable). What might that mean? [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Apr 13, 2011 - 12 answers

Identify the alien rubik's cube movie

Identify the 80's movie (could be a TV episode): "Toys" found on the moon by astronauts are brought back to earth and turn out to open alien portals which are discovered to be the true source of unsolved "kidnappings". [more inside]
posted by white light on Mar 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Danger's my middle name.

Someone I met once mentioned to me that her name, Judy, meant "catastrophe" in Russian, her mother's native language. Is this true? Do I have the details wrong? What Russian word was she talking about?
posted by i_am_a_fiesta on Feb 21, 2011 - 4 answers

In Soviet Russia, language learns you.

What is the best russian language school for english speakers in St. Petersburg? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Jan 6, 2011 - 3 answers

All space capsules have returned safely, and vodka production has been increased!

Is there any particularly Russian shout of celebration? Like "hooray!" or "hurrah!", but more Russian?
posted by Artw on Nov 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Burning with optimism's flames.

I spent most of my childhood in Ukraine. I am what you might call a heritage speaker of Russian (and, to a lesser extent, Ukrainian). What can I do with them? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Nov 5, 2010 - 25 answers

Seeking classical cliché music for toil

I am looking for a classical music piece, or snippet, connoting "toil" or "hardship", and I think it's Russian or at least Eastern European. [more inside]
posted by everichon on Oct 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Resources for learning Hebrew, French, Lithuanian, Russian?

I'm at different levels in three different languages I'm learning (French, Hebrew, Russian/Lithuanian). How to proceed in each? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Aug 7, 2010 - 11 answers

Kissing an Idiot

What's with all the kissing in Dostoyevsky's The Idiot? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Jul 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Are these Russian decongestants?

What was originally in this Russian box?
posted by cropshy on Jul 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Soviet Spy School- the movie

Vaguely remembered Russian/Soviet spy school in a movie: perfect small town America in the 1950s, everyone going about their business on Main Street. Camera pulls away to reveal that it's a set inside a secret spy-training school. Anyone know the name of the movie? [more inside]
posted by mareli on Jun 29, 2010 - 10 answers

How to learn Russian in the best of all possible scenarios.

LanguageFilter: I have resources coming out my ears (not literally) and need help to come up with a plan for actually learning Russian. I've never tried to learn a language outside a school setting before, and am not quite sure how to begin. [more inside]
posted by josyphine on Jun 28, 2010 - 16 answers

80s track with spoken Russian

Was there an 80s techno or dance track featuring some spoken Russian with a guy talking about Sputnik? I was guessing M.A.R.R.S' Pump Up the Volume, but none of the mixes I've found match, and my Google skills are failing me.
posted by Harald74 on Jun 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Russian Music + Tablature = Failure

I'm looking for a guitar tab for the song Zhdat by the Russian band Marakesh, but I cannot navigate the murky Russian internet waters. Help?
posted by Askiba on May 25, 2010 - 2 answers

Russian address decipherment

In a Russian address, what do the abbreviations д., кв., and Ст. м. stand for? [more inside]
posted by oracle bone on May 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Russian to English translation cost?

How much should we expect to pay for Russian to English translation services? [more inside]
posted by macfly on May 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me find Russian folk music.

Help me find more of a very particular type of Russian folk music. [more inside]
posted by griphus on May 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me find a Brooklyn nursing home for my grandfather

Help me find a Brooklyn nursing home for my grandfather. (asking for a friend) [more inside]
posted by desjardins on May 7, 2010 - 4 answers

My 5-year punishment must come to an end...

Bookish mystery: Help me identify the translation of Crime and Punishment I was reading. [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Apr 7, 2010 - 5 answers

What is this comic strip I used to read back in Russia?

[RussianComicsFilter] What is this comic strip I used to read back in Russia? (NB: Probably did not originate in Russia) [more inside]
posted by griphus on Mar 26, 2010 - 0 answers

Raising Russian-Bilingual Kids in Brooklyn/NYC Area

How would I go about finding pre-K programs, elementary, middle or high schools in Brooklyn that teach Russian as part of their daily routine? Looking for public or private, as well as after-school or weekend programs. Interested in programs for both heritage speakers and non-heritage speakers. Also, I know of only one such place so far - Bambi Academy - and am interested in what it is like or if there are similar schools. Ultimate goal is for my future kids to be fully bilingual. I'd be willing to move around the NYC / Long Island area, as well, if there are exceptional schools there that could help make this happen. Also interested in finding education-oriented blogs or forums for NYC, if that might help answer this question. [more inside]
posted by lorrer on Mar 16, 2010 - 3 answers

What classical music was used by the russian during the closing ceremonies?

Last night during the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics, the Sochi presentation included classical music conducted from Vancouver. Can anyone recognize the pieces of music they used?
posted by redyaky on Mar 1, 2010 - 4 answers

What kind of Russian-speaking jobs are out there in Fairfield County?

What's a good place to find a Russian-speaking job in the Fairfield county area? And what jobs (other than translation, teaching) require Russian speakers? [more inside]
posted by zonem on Jan 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Recipe request for real Russian black bread.

Does anyone know how to make real Russian Black Bread? This would be from the Krasnadar/Black Sea area; it is dense, and tastes almost "stale," and not heavily-flavored.
posted by molltuck on Jan 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Why is my Russian Dwarf Hamster so irritable lately?

Why is my Russian Dwarf Hamster so irritable lately? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Nov 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Who created this catchy, possibly Russian piece of music?

What is the (possibly Russian?) piece of music in this video about a Moscow performance artist who shares his home with a llama? I think it includes an accordion and a mandolin. [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Nov 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Name This Russian Novel

Trying to remember the title of a tragicomic Russian novel I had just begun reading 5 years ago, before it somehow disappeared. From what I remember, the main character was an older woman who refused to adapt to the post-communist societal changes in Russia. It followed her story as she faced the changing landscape, and persecution in the face of her commitment to the old ideals.
posted by thegreatfleecircus on Oct 26, 2009 - 14 answers

Let's say I'm a Russian student in my mid-twenties.

Let's say I'm a Russian student in my mid-twenties. [more inside]
posted by klue on Aug 28, 2009 - 14 answers

Please help me read The Master and Margarita.

Please help me read The Master and Margarita. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Aug 19, 2009 - 8 answers

How to say "accuracy" and "precision" in Russian?

How to translate the scientific/statistical English words "accuracy" and "precision" into scientific/statistical Russian? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Aug 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Jalapeno-Vodka Induced Hallucination?

Name That Show Used In That Russian Music Video-Filter: I was at a Russian restaurant in L.A yesterday and saw the strangest music video. I got the name of the artist (Something and Federov?) but the video was chopped up clips from what looked like a British TV show. What TV show or movie was being cut up? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Grammatical Case Headspace....

LanguageFilter: How can a native English speaker develop a better sense of grammatical cases? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Jul 22, 2009 - 16 answers

Where should I learn Russian and travel to in Russia/Central Asia, etc

studying russian abroad/traveling in russia and central asia/general planning help/etc [more inside]
posted by saraindc on Jul 16, 2009 - 12 answers

How can I watch the discontinued Russian car chase game show "Perexvat/Intercept"?

How can I watch the discontinued Russian car chase game show "Perexvat/Intercept"? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Jul 10, 2009 - 2 answers

What's wrong with my Russian tortoise?

What's wrong with my Russian tortoise? [more inside]
posted by semp on Jul 4, 2009 - 6 answers

What is the name of this small-town priest submarine movie?

There is a movie about a Russian sub that shows up in a small town in maybe Canada? One of the Russians has a problem with spontaneous combustion and has a fire extinguisher with him, and there's a priest from the small town that's handing the situation. What is the name of this movie!? These are all the details I remember, but I know it exists. IMDB/google has been fruitless so far. Thanks mefi!
posted by excitementMD on Mar 15, 2009 - 6 answers

An optimistic novel for an indoctrinated nihilist?

What is a classic, perhaps philosophical, novel about individual freedom to choose? So that no matter how desperate the situation you find yourself in, you always have choices about what to do, how to feel and how to think about your situation. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 10, 2009 - 23 answers

What's the book?

Book filter -- Back in 1978, in grade school, our history teacher wanted to know that history could be personal and he read to us the autobiography of a Russian in an orphanage or juvenile detention when he was 12 years old. I thought that it was Solzhenitsyn but I may be wrong because I can't find that anywhere. Help
posted by notned on Feb 17, 2009 - 11 answers

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