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"Если они хотят, я пойду в лес с ними."

Translation:If they want, I will go into the forest with them.

November 17, 2015



'if they want, i'll go into the forest with them.'

Surely в лес means into the forest, right? If the intent is to go to the forest but not actually go in, then surely до леса or even к лесу would be more appropriate.


OK, I modified the main translation.


After further thought, the original is still correct too. 'Into' will apply if actually going in, while 'to' is to the general destination of the forest (no entry implied). Thanks!


I put "If they want me to, I will go to the forest with them." I suspect I got dinged with the addition of the words "me to," but it just sounds unnatural without them.


Be careful, Little Red Riding Hood!


If they want, I will go with them into the forest. This was rejected. The only thing that changed was the placement of the prepositional phrases.


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is there another word in Russian for WOODS ? instead of saying FOREST


Роща is the word for a wood or copse, that is to say a group of trees smaller than a forest. In my experience лес is by far the more common regardless of size.


Почему тут изпользуется "хотеть" вместе "захотеть"?? В уроке сказали что нужно использовать соверщенный глагол со словом "если"


'If they want to, I will go into a forest with them.' What is wrong with that?


I would also want to know if a forest is correct.


why is this not correct "if they want i can go to the forest with them" wen it means the same thing


This is, I’m afraid, simply because there’s no mention of ‘can’ in the russian. Пойду means I will go (on foot).


"I will go in the forest with them" should be fine as well, right?


Wouldn't the Russian be: "Если они захотят, я пойду в лес с ними?" This is what I would say, and Google translate agrees with me.


It's fine too, but don't trust Google translate too much. There's often more than one way to express the same thought.

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    I shall go - is the correct use of shall rather than will . First person singular and plural future is shall , second and third person singular and plural future is will. I will suggests a determination as does he/she shall

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