Well, you know have they have flat roofs in various parts of the world. In Ancient Egypt (I don't know about Modern Egypt), for instance, where they would often sleep on the roof because it was cooler. Now, why anyone would be sunbathing if they were in that part of the world, I don't know. :-)
Well, you know have they have flat roofs in various parts of the world.
Usually not where there's likely to be lots of snow (like the other places you mentioned) :)
Actually even in snowy places apartment/office buildings have flat roofs - I can only assume it's because the collective heat coming from the whole thing melts it so you don't have that "hundreds of pounds of snow threatening to collapse your roof" problem.
I've been to Moscow during summer. The sun is strong over there. Believe-me, I'm Brazilian hehehe ok, I live in the part of Brazil where it snows, but still... I'm used to hot weather as well and it was pretty hot there in the summer.
If the house catches on fire? I was thinking more because houses in my part of the world tend to have rather angular roofs.
Why couldn't he tan on the roof of an expensive hotel, for instance, where there is a swimming pool, bar, music, girls etc.?:)
I don't know about other Russian cities, but in St. Petersburg it's not uncommon at all to sit on the roof of an apartment building to enjoy the view, and yes, catch some sun if it's out.
When I lived in the other city my friends and I went ti the roof for sunbathe) also there are pools and places for sunbathe on the roofs in Moscow, in Barcelona, in Thailand..it's normal)
We also commonly say "to sunbake" in Australia. And believe me, it's more like baking Down Under than "bathing".
why did you decide to use the name Tim in the course (it's not like it's a common Russian name?)
Quite a number of words are introduced there because of the letters they use, including «медик», whuch turned out to be a rather unfortunate choice.
A lot of people prefer to translate this word as "doctor" or complain that a doctor in Russian is врач.
I feel it is counterintuitive, like trying to translate телевизор as "broadcast". Why would anyone do that when there is a similar word readily available? But that's how things are.
Это простое короткое слово, не требующее перевода. Идеально для обучения чтению.
The letters т и and м are all next to each other. Same reason they used "мама" and "папа", I think ;)
"sunbathing" означает буквально "принимать солнечные ванны". а как будет именно слово загорать на английском?
Слово "sunbathing" свободно можно применять в смысле "загорать на пляже". "Загорать" в смысле "становиться темнее" - to tan, загорелый - tan, или tanned. Онa быстро загорает - She tans quickly. Он вернулся с курорта загорелым - He returned from the resort very tan(ned).
Each day longer studying Russian, makes me wonder if Russia and Brazil aren't actually the same country...
In general American, "getting a tan" would describe a change of color resulting from multiple episodes of sunbathing / tanning or working / playing outdoors over an extended time. Using that expression for a single session would be a bit of a stretch UNLESS you were referring to an overall program of tanning in which that single session was only a small part. "Tim lies out on the roof every day during lunch hour because he's trying to get a tan."
Why is this lesson full of the word sunbathing? Is this some large part of the Russian vocabulary?
Of course! Didn't you see it before?? It's all about the English-Russian,Russian-English SUNBATHING dictionary!
Синонимы к слову ЗАГОРАТЬ: отдыхать, расслабляться, гулять, бездельничать, слоняться...
In general American that would sound more like his father was spanking him. "That kid broke my sunglasses, and I'm gonna tan his hide!"
Does anyone know how to get past the 25/26 level? I've stuck in the middle iver a minth ago and try to do a luttle bit of revision every day but I feel I still have a lit to learn.