Having translated the sentence correctly but it doesn't make any sense to me in English...I really don't understand what is "Tea stands far from juice" how come tea stands....?
Imagine a large table - at one end is a pot full of tea, "standing" there, and at the other end is some juice, far away from the tea. The tea stands far from the juice. Not something you'd say every day, but it's a perfectly well constructed English sentence.
I was thinking it was some figurative way of saying tea is far different from just regular juice
I got it right by picturing the samovar at a side table (where it usually is) and a caraff of juice on the dining table. Someone must rise to get tea, where they can just pass the juice.
"Standing" seems to be the way to express in Russian that an inanimate object is at rest at some location. In English, we sort of say the opposite... "the tea is sitting on the table" :)
Don't think about tea leaves, but about the glass, which is tall enough to stand, not lay. After all, if it would lay (think horizontal), then it would be a spill.
Looking up «стоит» on Forvo, I can hear it be pronounced both with an unstressed [ɐ] sound, but also a stressed [o̞] sound. Are both possible, i.e. does it vary regionally? Thank you.
Russian has 2 words written «стоит»: «стои́т» 'is placed, stands, is (at a place)' and «сто́ит» 'costs, is priced, has the price'. Usually you can tell then apart depending on a context.
Do native English speakers really say "long way away" in such cases? I think this expression is used to often in mobile app.
I'm a native English speaker, and in this context I agree that it's very strange. I think that "long way(s) away" is used more with longer distances, like many miles.
Because the preposition «от» requires genitive.
Even if this sentence can be translated to a perfectly cogent sentence in English, it still feels like something no sane person would ever feel the need to say...
That's because it is wrong, though it's close. We're not being told that there is tea, we're being told where it is. We are presumed in this case to know that there is tea.