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Recent Answers from Ivan Boryagin

2016-10-16 A question on Russian semantics:

Dear Mehrdad,    Your question makes total sense. The problem you are touching is not about semantics. Technical terms, especially, in IT, were created often by people with poor knowledge of English and

2015-08-28 Begin Learn Russian:

Dear Mana,    Thank you for your letter which actually intrigued me.  I've always considered Farsi being very distant from Russian though both languages are indeed within the same Indo-European family

2015-08-15 Objects in Russian:

Dear Mana,    Depending on the gender of the noun, a particular ending is applied or changed in different cases. Referring to nouns as objects, you are probably referring to the accusative case where masculine

2014-03-27 Russian preposition NA vs. B:

Dear Nathan,     First, semantics. In case of a park, you go 'into' the park if you are Russian. Not exactly 'to' the park since to the park would be 'к парку' like

2013-06-22 Нижний Новгород:

Dear Simon,    Your first assumption is closer to the truth. At least that's what comes to one's mind naturally. Also, 'нижний' may point to a downriver area. Upriver

 

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