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Apartment in Russia [Feb. 8th, 2007|12:27 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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I'm pretty excited about going to Moscow tomorrow morning. It'll be colder than I think I've ever experienced, I know maybe a few dozen Russian words now instead of the 4 or so I knew on previous trips, and I'm staying at this temporary apartment instead of a hotel, and it has бесплатный безлимитный скоростной интернет ... free ____ ____ internet! Probably high-speed, but Google translates it as "oven speed" or "oven expressway". yay oven-speed internet! Maybe it's red hot fast. :-)

Oh, and certain pharmacist friend gave me Lunesta, so I can sleep through the flight and just magically wake up in faraway land.

Unfortunately, I've yet to pack. Never good at that.
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[User Picture]From: solarwind_palm
2007-02-08 08:35 pm (UTC)
"безлимитный скоростной" is "unlimited and fast". :-)
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[User Picture]From: breqwas
2007-02-08 08:35 pm (UTC)
> free ____ ____ internet

free unlimited high-speed internet

Unlimited means that you do not pay for traffic :)
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[User Picture]From: edanya
2007-02-08 08:35 pm (UTC)

red hot

HAHAHKJSFVMDGFDLN#@!#@!#@!
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[User Picture]From: nu_luba
2007-02-08 08:36 pm (UTC)
free limitless high speed internet :)
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From: 4elove4eg
2007-02-08 08:42 pm (UTC)
"анлим" (unlim)
or not...
my english too bad
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From: sacosta
2007-02-08 08:57 pm (UTC)
welcome to Russia, my son.
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[User Picture]From: mininita
2007-02-08 08:59 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I've never heard about this kind of apartment in Moscow!!

Have a nice trip!
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[User Picture]From: bobzorin
2007-02-08 09:10 pm (UTC)
Its all right... Fine apartments... looks like hotel-conminium... Better than righteous hotel...
I think in that part of Russia (insight of Sadovoe ring of Moscow) Internet is on hunk...
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[User Picture]From: bobzorin
2007-02-08 09:13 pm (UTC)
condominium... condone... ha...
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[User Picture]From: nura
2007-02-08 09:25 pm (UTC)
Brad, they have an english version of flat description - http://www.likehome.ru/apartments/list/flat/068

I hope it's right flat photos (you know, we have reservation for second person, also in this house) :)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-02-08 09:33 pm (UTC)
спасибо!
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[User Picture]From: nura
2007-02-08 09:37 pm (UTC)
WOW! :-)))
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-02-08 09:44 pm (UTC)
Hey, I knew that word last visit! This visit I know maybe 50 words. :-)
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[User Picture]From: nura
2007-02-08 09:50 pm (UTC)
Good job!

In this visit you need to teach "Холодно!" and "Дайте скорее водки!"

:-)))
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-02-09 01:41 am (UTC)
Дайте скорее водки...

Дайте -- I can guess this one. From Latin word "dative", "to give"

скорее -- fast. (above: скоростной интернет)

водки -- everybody knows this one! Vodka!

So literally "Give fast vodka!"... Perhaps "Quick, give me vodka!".

Not that I understand the grammar yet, though. :)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-02-09 02:58 am (UTC)
(preemptive self-schooling: I guess it's actually from Greek, not Latin... yay wikipedia to correct me.)
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[User Picture]From: beckyzoole
2007-02-09 05:31 am (UTC)
It means "give [me] more vodka!"

Good insight on "Дайте"; it is related to the Latin for "give".

It's not "from" Latin, but it's not from Greek either. The Cyrillic alphabet is derived from Greek, but the Slavic languages aren't, really. Russian is a cousin of Greek and of Latin too. They're all derivatives from Proto-Indo-European, whatever that was -- we're still arguing about that.

(See? A degree in Linguistics is never totally wasted. Useless for getting work, maybe. But perfect for odd geeky comments like this one.)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-02-09 05:36 am (UTC)
Feel free to school me any time!
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[User Picture]From: nura
2007-02-09 07:59 am (UTC)
no, Brad was right. it means "Quick, give me vodka!" or "Give me vodka. Quick!"
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[User Picture]From: fweebles
2007-02-08 09:36 pm (UTC)
безлимитный -- unlimited
без = without
лимит = limit

скоростной is "high-speed", but I don't have any good word breakdowns for that one. :)
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From: jamesd
2007-02-08 09:51 pm (UTC)
Have fun, keep up the good work of corrupting Russians with Western decadence. Well, what they haven't already done themselves. :)
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From: watt__lv
2007-02-08 10:14 pm (UTC)
prepare to freeze your ass off!
it's -30C time!
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[User Picture]From: girl_on_a_stick
2007-02-09 01:23 am (UTC)

Russia Question Time

Have you been to St Petersburg yet?
Where are you taking language classes?

I think I'll be in St P April.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-02-09 01:44 am (UTC)

Re: Russia Question Time

I have not. And now I hear it's undesirable to be there, since it's even worse weather-wise than Moscow currently.

Language classes at SF City College. It's a 10 minute walk from my house to the middle school where the night classes are.
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[User Picture]From: girl_on_a_stick
2007-02-09 01:47 am (UTC)

Re: Russia Question Time

Thanks. Yeah in April there should still be snow on the ground, but it'll be starting to melt. So I hear. I'm not sure I'd want to visit Russia when it's warm anyways, I mean that's part of the adventure, right?

I'm gonna sign up for some lessons, then I too can mangle the Russian language in LJ posts . . .
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