"Кажется, я сломала твой плеер."

Translation:It seems I broke your player.

November 11, 2015

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Is this mostly for a small, portable music player? iPod, Walkman, etc.?


Can it also be used for a man who has a large amount of success with women?


Hmm. How, then, does he get broken?


He is succesful because of his money, now is broken


Нет, слово "плеер" не используется в таком значении.


All day today I was typing "seems that" on the other questions up to this point, and I was "wrong", so I consciously go out of my way to type "seems like" and ... I get it wrong.



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    In english we would not say just "player", would be specific, e.g.: "DVD player", "tape recorder", "CD Player," "MP3 player" etc.


    I think it should accept "music player"


    It's not specified. Could be a video player as well. Or cd player, dvd player...


    And before all you young folk were born, we had things called "record players." It was like the whole world was "retro."


    Yes, except I wonder if плеер is as broad as that. It seems to apply to small electronic devices.


    I agree that "player" by itself is unnatural. Unfortunately, "music player" was marked incorrect.


    I feel strange using the word player with inducaring what kind. It's always recird player, cd player, "music player" seems necessary, i agree.


    Is there a difference between я сломала and я разбила?


    Сломать is more general - you could have dumped water on it or dropped it or used a wrong power adapter. Разбить would mean specifically that you smashed it physically.


    isn't " looks like" sufficient ? is it really necessary to say " IT looks like..."


    Colloquially you can maybe exclude the subject sometimes in English like you're proposing, but it's far from grammatically correct and sounds a bit strange depending where you're from.

    I mean, did you really have to write the "it" in "is it really necessary", in your question?...


    yes, it is necessary in that sentence. But I hear a lot of people saying : looks like it's gonna rain today or stuff like that. Even in movies. which maybe are not the best way to learn how to speak good english. But what is GOOD english ? my english friend is from Coventry and his wife from London. Their pronunciation is quite different.. Which one is the best ? No idea. An then you have USA english, Canada english Australian, New Zealand, South Africa, Caribbean, India.......... So, I think the BBC english must be the best of all. That's what they told me when I was young and learning your language. Or ain't it so ?


    Do english speakers really just use the word "player" like this? I'm a native speaker, and I've never heard it used by itself, there's always a specification (e.g. mp3 player, record player, etc)


    I'm also a native speaker (in California, for what it's worth), and I've never heard "player" used by itself like this either.


    A player is a portable audio or video device.


    Where i live we never say player.


    First, my cat breaks an expensive computer and then, you break my player? I definitely need to take better care, whom I surround myself with!


    you better give me another one, pal


    Your player was already a piece of junk, pal. I'm not buying you another.


    You're welcome to buy me a better one but you're buying me something or Judge Judy is getting involved


    Could it be a model player ? As in Lego or Table Football ?


    Плеер = A cassette or disc player of some kind (if you want to specify it's a CD or DVD player you'd just add CD or DVD in front of it... DVD-плеер).

    For Lego you'd want to say something like Фигурка Лего (Lego figure) For Table Football the official word is "фигурка футболиста" (a figure of a football). The word Фигурка itself basically means anything from a figurine to action figure.


    For the people that are also studying Spanish плеер can be translated into Spanish as "reproductor"?


    Why "сломала" as opposed to "сломал" ? or are they interchangeable?

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      Depends on your gender. Or the other person's gender in this case, I guess.

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