Russian Speakers need help

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by acura9927, May 22, 2013.

  1. acura9927

    acura9927 Semi-Pro

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    Ok, I am stuck on 2 words.

    Memories and Excericse

    Memories-pronounced- vis pah minh non e

    Excercise- pronounced - oop raz ni e
     
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  2. natalia

    natalia Semi-Pro

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    Almost there : memories is plural, so it is pronounced [vaspaminaniia], the first and the second 'a' being pronounced somehow between 'o' and 'a' , even if it's written with 'o' (воспоминания) :)

    If you want it in singular (memory), then the final letter will be 'e' (воспоменание) and it will be pronounced [vaspamenaniie].

    Exercise is pronounced [ooprazhnenie] - 'zh' like in Zhivago, the famous doctor ;) or like the Frenchies pronounce Jean.
     
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  3. acura9927

    acura9927 Semi-Pro

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    Thank you so much, my mind can't seem to comprehend those combinations. Tried goggle translate and it was off compared to the russian English dictionary.

    I am having a hard time with Russian words that have lots of e and ni sounds.


    Terrific language to learn if you have the discipline and not goof off like I do.
     
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