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"Рыцарь держит свой новый меч."

Translation:The knight is holding his new sword.

November 16, 2015

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

I'm 99.99% sure I've never encountered either рыцарь or меч before, very random but very cool vocab!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mosfet07

From German ritter


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

Well there's a word I'll know in German when I get to it, excellent!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

saves link thank you :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theron126

I've met both, but I read/watch on Youtube all sorts of random things.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

I haven't actually read anything in Russian, besides forum posts and the odd email, in ever such a long time. I should get into that habit, clearly it's the way to come across neat words...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeroen_Pelkman

Omg is that the new 989 version of the Monk Slayer? I'm so jealous!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HDeA11

Why 'his'? Can't a knight be a woman?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zombie499410

Well, knights don't really exist anymore, and back when they did, I think they were only men.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scian4

Knights do indeed still exist - HM Liz II makes new ones twice a year. Female ones are called Dames.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zombie499410

Does this word, меч, have anything to do with the word мечтать or is it just a coincidence that they are so similar?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanuszWoro3

The Russian words for sword, ball, and game seem very similar.

Do Russians have a problem getting them mixed up? Or is there a way not to get them confused?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alias.something

Well, they do sound slightly different, and if you're a Russian kid growing up surrounded by Russian speakers, you'll develop a pretty good hearing for those subtle differences. (Just like Chinese and their neighbours can hear the different tones)

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