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"Чем банан отличается от огурца?"

Translation:How is a banana different from a cucumber?

November 26, 2015



Ah, cucumbers at last! I studied from FSI's Modern Russian textbook years ago and I got the distinct impression that the Russian diet was mostly cucumbers, rounded out with herring, bread, and shchi. But I've never forgotten how to ask Oleg to slice the cucumbers...


well.... if we think this through... bananas are yellow and cucumbers are green .....I think....


Glad to be learning questions i will use in real life!


I'm just wondering if "banana" is the best translation for ванан. The picture they showed at the beginning of this lesson was definitely what I would call a pineapple. And in a previous lesson they showed little round fruits on a fruit plate that looked more like lemons than my idea of a banana. And yet, it is only reasonable to ask how a banana is different from a cucumber if they have something in common....like shape. So why can't DL get its hands on a picture of a cucumber-shaped banana?

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